Building a More Perfect Union: Staying Civically Engaged All Year Round

The Presidential Election is Over—Now What?: The Practical Path to Utilizing Your Political Power

Monday, March 8, 2021
5:30 – 7 p.m.

Join local and state level leaders to explore how to continue civic and community engagement in the year ahead. Discussion topics will range from municipal elections, serving on advisory boards, and volunteering in your community. 

Panelists: Damon Circosta, NC Board of Elections Chair; Zion Lemelle, Charlotte Organizing Director, You Can Vote: Rob Zapple, New Hanover County Commissioner; Marian Lewin, President of League of Women Voters NC

Pre-Register for Session 1

Support Fair Elections: Redistricting and Voter Equity

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
5:30 – 7 p.m.

Building and protecting equity and inclusion into the democratic process ensures everyone has a voice. Discussion topics include redistricting reform, voter enfranchisement, and policy. 

Panelists: Dr. Jennifer Bremer, Fair Elections Chair, League of Women Voters NC; Caitlin Metzger, Deputy Director, You Can Vote; Velva Jenkins, CEO, YWCA of the Lower Cape Fear

Pre-Register for Session 2 

Look Back to Move Forward: Women and the Vote

Thursday, March 11, 2021
5:30 – 7 p.m.

March is Women’s History Month. Join a look back at the 2020 centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment and milestones since then. Discussion topics include an overview of the complicated history of “women and the vote” and ongoing work in the advancement of women’s representation and rights.

Panelists: Marian Lewin, President, League of Women Voters NC; Lori Bunton, Co-President, ERA-NC Alliance; Mary Williams Stover, NC Council of Women

Pre-Register for Session 3


This series is a collaboration between the UNCW School of Social Work, You Can Vote, and the League of Women Voters.