Do you want to become more politically active but are unsure of how to get started or what to do?  This session is designed for you!

This program will include:

  • Know Your Rights During Marches or Protests - Irena Como (ACLU-NC Attorney)
  • Effectively Calling or Writing Your Elected Officials - Gailya Paliga (NC NOW President)
  • Meeting with Your Legislators - Paula Wolf (contract lobbyist for numerous nonprofits)
  • Writing Letters to the Editor - Dianna Wynn (LWV-Wake Communications Coordinator)

Event Sponsors (all nonpartisan nonprofit organizations):

[We gratefully acknowledge the following for underwriting the facility costs for this event: Kelly Thompson of Kelly Thompson Family Law and Sterling Fulton of Your Space to Thrive.]


The League of Women Voters of Wake County is a nonpartisan organization whose purposes are to encourage the active participation of all citizens in government, to work to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and to influence public policy through education and advocacy.

The League of Women Voters has two separate and distinct roles:

  • Voter Services/Citizen Education: We present unbiased non-partisan information about elections, the voting process, and issues.

  • Action/Advocacy: We are non-partisan, but, after study, we use our positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest.

We are guided by our principles as we carry out these roles.

The League of Women Voters never supports or opposes candidates for office, or political parties. Any use of the League of Women Voters’ name in campaign advertising or literature has not been authorized by the League.

Check our calendar for upcoming meetings and read more about us.

Lunch NEW

Friday, January 27, 2017 at Noon


Speaker: David McLennan, Visiting Professor of Political Science, Meredith College

Topic: “A New Political Landscape”

Venue: Fellowship Hall, Ridge Road Babtist Church, 2011 Ridge Road, Raleigh, 27607 · 919-787-4423

Sweets and savories will be provided along with beverages. Members and guests are welcome to bring their own bag lunches.

Questions? Email


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