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 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.
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
The history of the League's Observer Corps began in the 1960's: the Freedom of Information Act passed in 1966, followed by the Sunshine Act of 1976, followed by Sunshine Laws in individual states. These sunshine laws refer to openness in government in two distinct areas: citizen access to public records and access to public meetings. The premise behind these laws is that everyday people have the right to know what actions their government agencies are taking, to attend public meetings and have access to public documents. The League actively supports the citizens' right to know about its government and advocates for government transparency. Being an observer gives you the opportunity to represent the League in the community.
- Observers learn about the issues in the community and monitors how they are being addressed by the government.
- Observers' notes are reported back to our League, so membership can learn from them.
- Observers keep elected officials on notice, let them know someone is a witness to the decisions being made, and form relationships with officials that can be beneficial.
- Observers attend the meetings to gain information. They do not make statements at the meeting.
- A simple form is used to facilitate the notes being taken, so they can be shared with our League.