The Effective Community Engagement award will reward innovative democracy-building programs that prioritized successful recruitment and engagement of strategic partners and/or new volunteers, particularly those focused on better serving key underrepresented groups such as young voters and new citizens. Anyone can vote and the polls will close on May 31.
Our 2016 Youth Voter Registration Program has registered over 4,000 young voters so far! Early data from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement show that young people are voting in primaries at levels we have not seen for some time.
This year, League volunteers will be out in force in over 25 communities across 15 states as part of our Youth Voter Registration program, with the goal of holding voter registration events in more than 200 high schools and community/vocational schools.
The League of Women Voters North Carolina and Democracy North Carolina worked together to conduct interviews across the state with local board of elections officials to get an on-the-ground view of voting administration resources and procedures in order to ensure smooth and efficient voting processes and procedures and better serve voters.
Arguments began on a lawsuit that will determine if the North Carolina legislature discriminated in passing the country's most restrictive voting law, and if the changes to voter registration and early voting violate the Constitution or the Voting Rights Act.
As a pediatric nurse practitioner, I know first-hand the impact rural hospitals can have on a community. To bring attention to the support rural hospitals need, I decided to join a 283-mile annual walk from North Carolina to Washington, D.C.
"What an exciting endeavor! The League has allowed me to participate in events such as networking at the state level, meeting local officials in our community, participating in candidates forums and many more activities."