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, air and water quality, and responsible development. We encourage clean energy action by our local governments and the state. We support increased use of renewables by Duke Energy. Key water and air quality issues include PFAS and factory farm animal waste. We support environmentally responsible, resilient local development. Environmental justice helps inform our advocacy.
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 2022-2023 include collaboration with the NHC Resilience Task Force and other community organizations to address mental health and resilience needs in the schools; support of teachers and school staff by adopting a school without a PTA (Johnson PreK) for teacher appreciation activities; advocacy for increased funding and access to quality early childhood education; and support of state and local advocacy groups working towards the provision of 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 2022-2023 include gender equality and health equity. We continue to work with organizations throughout the state to advocate for Medicaid Expansion passage and for women’s reproductive rights. We continue to advocate for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in North Carolina as well as in the US Senate through SJR6. 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 monitor and respond to local and regional women’s issues as they arise.
Contact Bridget Tarrant