League Action Teams are formed by groups of members interested in studying and working on issues in a particular area. All action teams are open to all members.
Environmental Action Team
Our primary areas of focus in 2020-21 include climate change and water quality. We are interested in clean energy action by our local governments and the state, including steps to implement the 2019 NC Clean Energy Plan. Water quality issues we are following include offshore seismic testing and oil drilling, GenX and PFAS in the Cape Fear River, and factory farm animal waste. In addition, we respond to local and regional environmental issues as they arise and partner with local environmental organizations on education and advocacy.
Contact Beth Hansen
Education Action Team
The purpose of the Education Action Team is to monitor education policy and issues at various levels of government and then take relevant action. We seek opportunities to educate ourselves and others on issues of importance to our team, and then we conduct research or plan advocacy activities aligned with our State and National League positions.
Focus issues for 2021-2022 include advocacy for increased funding and access to quality early childhood education through sharing our research and report on NC Pre-K with legislators, organizations, local leaders and the public; advocacy for increased mental health support for children to combat toxic stress and increase resiliency; and advocating for equal opportunities for a quality education for all children.
Contact Barbara Carbonaro or Anne Eitelman.
Fair Elections Action Team
Educate the public about Gerrymandering, Redistricting Reform and how an Independent Nonpartisan Commission can help solve the problems that gerrymandering causes.
Influence, where possible, support from the NC General Assembly members, for bills that would create a nonpartisan commission.
Help influence what makes up an Independent Nonpartisan Commission and how it works.
Contact Sue Marsh.
Women's Issues Action Team
Our primary areas of focus in 2020-2021 include passage of the Equal Rights Amendment
in North Carolina as well as in the US Senate through SJR6 and affordable, accessible
healthcare for North Carolinians, particularly women and children. We are collaborating
with multiple organizations through Vote Equality, https://voteequality.us/ to promote
candidates that support equality for all Americans and to raise awareness of the need for
this amendment to our US Constitution.
We are preparing to work with multiple organizations to advocate for Medicaid Expansion
passage with our new slate of General Assembly members. And we are continuing to raise
awareness of LWV’s Centennial and Ratification of the 19th Amendment through December
2020. The Lower Cape Fear League will be celebrating its centennial in 2021, events are
currently in the planning stages.
Contact Bridget Tarrant