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
Focus issues for 2018 include a study of NC PreK programs, advocacy for quality early childhood education, completion of a study on private school vouchers, advocating for equal opportunity for a quality education for all children as the NHC School District begins their planning on redistricting, and the monitoring of legislation affecting education at the State and National levels.
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 Gail Bromley.
Women's Issues Action Team
This team is new and plans to focus on women's and children's affordable, accessible health care. We are working with the local Planned Parenthood to learn about what areas need our attention and advocacy.
We are also planning celebration events for the centennial of the women's right to vote in 2020. So far, we plan to participate in the Azalea Festival parade, and create story boards telling the history of the vote and of the League of Women Voters. We will display the boards around the NHC, BC areas.
Contact Linda Kurta