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Information about LWVPT action, speeches, and events, non-League or other League events and news or history shared with us.

Women and the Right to Vote

Short video about women and the right to vote.

Women's Suffrage Rose 1920-2020 Women Voting - America Changing

Watch this space for other videos and events as we learn of them.


This Esquire magazine article includes an interview with Allison Riggs, the SCSJ attorney who represented the LWVNC in the Supreme Court case on gerrymandering:

Read or listen to oral arguments from the March Supreme Court hearing on Rucho v Common Cause.

Jennifer Bremer has shared the following link to a speech that President Reagan gave to the Republican Governor's Club in October, 1987 in which he lays out the argument against gerrymandering in no uncertain terms. The relevant portion of the video from President Reagan begins at 4:48 and goes for two minutes.

LWVPT President Speeches

The president of the LWVPT is frequently asked to speak at major events in the area. Here is the text for some of those speeches.

March for Science, 2018
Triad Women's March 2018

Norm Ornstein Presentation

The Sally Austin Citizen Education Project sponsored a visit and talk by Dr. Norm Ornstein on April 12, 2018. If you missed him or if you want to hear all or part of his talk again it is available on youtube. Feel free to share with your family and friends who may have missed the event on April 12.

Handouts from September, 2017 Lunch with the League

The September, 2017 Lunch with the League is completed. For anyone who needs the contact information for our federal representatives or the Community Foundation information for the new funds, just click and read or download. Please note that the URL as printed did not work and it has been corrected in the document referenced in the pdf file: FundsCF.pdf.

The Case for Nonpartisan Redistricting

Restoring Democracy in NC: The Case for Nonpartisan Redistricting This event was held on January 26, 2017. The video is on YouTube so you may view it or share the link so others may. Redistricting.

Dr. Dana Dunn, Provost of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro introduces the video. The program reported on a Successful Nonpartisan Redistricting Simulation by a Volunteer Panel of 10 Retired NC Supreme Court Justices and Senior Appellate Court Judges.

The video features Tom Ross, Former UNC President, current President of the Volcker Alliance, and Terry Sanford Distinguished Fellow at the Sanford School of Public Policy of Duke University


Justice Rhoda Billings (R) & Justice Henry Frye (D), Retired Chief Justices of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

The program was presented by the League of Women Voters of the Piedmont Triad in memory of Sally Austin.

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David P. Haxton

In memory of David P. Haxton David P. Haxton died August 1, He belonged to the LWVPT . was a member of the Board of Directors, and was one of the first chairs of the LWL lunch programs. He worked for UNICEF and he, his wife, and six children lived all over the world. In his memory we have posted an article, Doing Good in Bad Times, he wrote for Voter Impact.

LWV of North Carolina

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