Making Democracy Work

League Action Teams

League Action Teams (formerly called Roundtables) are formed by groups of members interested in studying and working on issues in a particular policy area. Articles, news and links of interest may be posted here from time to time. All action teams are open to all members.

New link coming soon with a chart that summarizes current issues being studied or acted upon by our standing committees and action teams.

Education Action Team

CONGRATULATIONS:to the Education Roundtable for their work on presenting resolutions to both Brunswick and New Hanover Counties in support of public education. Here is the resolution as passed by Brunswick County Board of Education Brunswick and the New Hanover Resolution NHC

The LWV Lower Cape Fear has adopted a position in support of the Brunswick County Bond Referendum for the public schools.

Statement of Support - Brunswick County Bond Referendum (posted 9/13/2016)

UNC Report on New Hanover County Schools (posted 9/9/2016)

Contact Nancy McCoy-Fennell or Anne Eitelman for questions or current information.

Environment Action Team

We meet on second Tuesday of each month at 3:00 at the NC Coastal Federation Headquarters. Watch the LWVLCF web calendar for specific information All are welcome.

Our theme for the year is Water in the Lower Cape Fear. There are a host of issues, aquifers, storm water run off, non-point pollution, water quantity, and water quality.

Eagles Island development

Other topics we are monitoring:

New Hanover County Summary of Jennifer Rigby's (New Hanover County Strategy and Budget Office)

Planning 101 presentation in August, 2017 New Hanover County In addition, we are monitoring the Unified Development Ordinance of New Hanover County and will be prepared to take action when appropriate as it relates to the Special Use Permit position.

Brunswick County Navassa Super Fund Site

For further information Contact: Sue Ann Rush or Clarice Reber

Fair Elections Action Team

Goals:

1. Educate the public about Gerrymandering, Redistricting Reform and how an Independent Nonpartisan Commission can help solve the problems that gerrymandering causes.

2. Influence, where possible, support from the NC General Assembly members, for bills that would create a nonpartisan commission.

3. Help influence what makes up an Independent Nonpartisan Commission and how it works.

Here is some further information.

Save the Date: On Thursday, January 18 at 6:30 p.m., we will, with other co-sponsors, provide a presentation on the UNCW campus on Redistricting Reform. Our guest speaker will be Judge Tom Ross. Look for more information as we continue to plan this major event.

Video of Judge Tom Ross at the Piedmont Triad League's Redistricting Event

For more information on this FEAT effort, contact Gail Bromley at gailfbromley@gmail.com.

Immigration Action Team

This roundtable is not active at the present time although there are members interested in working in this area.

A new roundtable leader is needed; co-leaders would be welcome also. Please contact any member of the Board to express your interest in this very important topic.

Gun Violence Prevention Action Team

Our mission is to protect our children and our communities by reducing gun violence. We are researching the issue, organizing the data, and setting goals for gun legislation that works.

Contact Amy Moro for more information.

Women's Rights Action Team

Here is a link to an article examining what is happening to women in academia. (suggested by Amanda Boomershine)

http://qz.com/670647/academia-is-quietly-and-systematically-keeping-its-women-from-succeeding/

Contact Jana Albritton for current information about this action team.