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
The purpose of the Environment Action Team is to monitor local, regional, and state environmental issues and act when needed. We educate our members and others on key issues and coordinate advocacy. We partner with local and state environmental organizations to share their expertise with our members and to identify issues needing advocacy.
Our current focus areas are climate change and air and water quality. We encourage clean energy action by our local governments and the state, including steps to implement the 2019 NC Clean Energy Plan. We support increased use of renewables by Duke Energy. Water and air quality issues we follow closely include GenX and PFAS in the Cape Fear River, offshore seismic testing and oil drilling, factory farm animal waste, and methyl bromide emissions. Environmental justice is an important component of our advocacy. We respond to a variety of local and regional environmental issues as they arise.
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 2021-2022 include passage of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)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 to raise awareness of the need for ERA ratification in NC and its publication to our US Constitution.
We are working with organizations throughout the state to advocate for Medicaid Expansion passage and for women’s reproductive rights. We monitor and respond to local and regional women’s issues as they arise.
Contact Bridget Tarrant