We hope to see folks at our #metoo Panel Discussion tonight at the South Asheville Library at 6pm!
Tomorrow is our planning meeting! Be sure to come out and join us! 6pm at All Souls Church in Asheville, NC.
Upcoming Events -
In honor of Women's History Month, we are hosting a panel discussion on the #metoo movement and how it affects our everyday lives. Speakers will discuss the law, HR issues and sexual violence in our community. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and here about how the movement affects our community. Join us! March 21, 2018 South Buncombe Library 260 Overlook Rd, Asheville 6:00-7:30 pm
Below are excerpts from The News & Observer. The bill has since been ratified. You can read the full text here. There was bipartisan support for the education portions of the bill that include more funding for pre-kindergarten programs and phasing in the K-3 class-size changes that school districts said they couldn’t implement this fall. But with Gov. Roy Cooper and other Democrats balking about the non-education portions, Republican lawmakers questioned how anyone could vote against the class-size fix. [ 225 more words ]
Voters and politicians are leading in 22 states to make sure all eligible Americans have the freedom to vote. 144 bills for voting rights have been introduced in state legislatures!
“Kids or not, all have a stake in reducing class-size chaos.” Mary Kolek, Ph.D., and Willie Taylor are co-chairs of League of Women Voters of NC Public Educatio...n Action Team. Read their recent OpEd in The Herald-Sun and learn more about their leadership on our statewide Public Education Action Team: http://lwvnc.org/act/league-action-items/education/
From NPR News... By June, the U.S. Supreme Court is likely to decide three major redistricting cases — out of Wisconsin, Maryland and Texas — that will lay some of the foundation for what the maps will look like, not just this year, but after the 2020 census that could affect control of Congress for the next decade. The state of those legal cases and other key ones (that could affect 2018 and 2020) are below. Read the full article here
From NPR News... Top election officials from across the country grappled with a delicate question this weekend: How do you tackle the threat of election interference, and be transparent in doing so, without further eroding the public's trust in the voting process? "I'm always trying to straddle the line between sounding the alarm on this issue and being alarmist," said Steve Simon, Minnesota's Secretary of State. [ 55 more words ]
From NPR News... At latest count, 431 women were running for or were likely to run for the House nationwide — 339 Democrats and 92 Republicans. At this point in 2016, there were fewer than half that: 212. Likewise, 50 women are running for or likely to run for Senate, compared to 25 at this point in 2016. Many have not officially filed for office yet — filing deadlines have not occurred yet in many states. But thus far, this year is on track to break records. Read the full article here
On the 4th Wednesday of every month, the Asheville/Buncombe County League meets to have a board meeting. Public comment is open at the beginning of each meeting.
Join us in the CE room at 6:30pm!
The League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County, Pisgah Legal Services, and Children First CIS of Buncombe County have joined together to present Civics 101. This series provides an opportunity for any community to learn about the roles and decision-making processes of our local governments and how citizens can advocate and get their voice heard.
This 4 week program will take place Tuesdays in March at the Arthur Edington Center from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Come to one or all... sessions.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Asheville City Government
Jaime Matthews- Assistant to the City Manager
Dawa Hitch – Director of Communications and Public Engagement
Keith Young – Councilman of City of Asheville
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Buncombe County Government
Kathy Hughes – Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners
Al Whitesides – County Commissioner – District 1
Tuesday , March 20, 2018
Justice Resource Center & Family Justice Center
Tiffany Iheanacho – Justice Resource Center Coordinator
Julie Klipp-Nicholson – Family Justice Center Coordinator
Honorable Susan M. Dotson-Smith – District Court Judge
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Pisgah Legal Services
Light fare and refreshments will be provided. Spanish interpretation is available.
Please contact us by February 28th for childcare services.
Questions? Email: email@example.com or Call: 828-333-0393
The League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County, Pisgah Legal Services, and Children First/Communities in Schools have joined together to present Civics 101. This series provides an opportunity for any community to learn about the roles and decision-making processes of our local governments and how citizens can advocate and get their voice heard. This 4 week program will take place Tuesdays in March at the Arthur Edington Center from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Come to one or all sessions. Click here for more information.