“Great teachers love kids and and love learning. For those teachers, teaching is a labor of love. However, love alone will not pay the bills nor allow them to be the parents they wish to be.”
“We agree that government can’t fix all society’s ills. We also agree that a change of character is needed for societal and cultural change. We disagree that marchers are leftists, that protest is their religion and that they have no hope in God.”
"The upcoming primary election on May 8 is proving to be very confusing, even for longtime Wake County voters. The League of Women Voters of Wake County has been fielding many questions from confused voters recently."
"Several riders – college students, a mother and child and a Starbucks worker among them — have scooched to make room for the newly boarded bunch from the League of Women Voters of Wake County. The 14 women are on a field trip of sorts, their goal being to learn how to use transit by meeting at Mission Valley Shopping Center and taking the Route 11 bus downtown for lunch."
" . . .why should the customers be charged an additional rate hike to help pay for this cleanup, which should be the responsibility of Duke Energy and its shareholders and was mandated by the General Assembly as Duke Energy’s problem to fix?"
" . . . leadership of the U.S. Congress has decided not to take up either reducing gun violence or immigration reform for the near term. . . . Is it possible our priorities need adjusting?"
The League of Women Voters of North Carolina and four individual LWV-Wake members are plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging NC House districts.
"As an African American woman, I am concerned with what seems to be a desire by some law makers to turn the clock back to a time when those who looked like me experienced egregious civil inequality by the legal justice system."
" . . . there was a comment made by Sen. Ralph Hise in which he characterized public comments as little more than cut-and-paste astroturf emanating from certain organizations. I found this kind of attitude disrespectful to those of us who take the time to be informed, to attend hearings and to offer our concerns and comments."
Dianna Wynn, representing the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan organization, was only slightly less blunt in her statement before the House Judicial Redistricting Committee on September 27. Wynn called for the initiation of an in-depth study of judicial redistricting that would take into account “impartial data” such as population size and density, the nature and size of caseloads, and any applicable requirements of the Voting Rights Act.
“We believe that partisan data, such as previous election results or voters’ party affiliations, is irrelevant to any process aimed at maintaining an independent judiciary,” Wynn told the Commission. “Judicial maps should never be motivated by partisan politics, unnecessarily rushed, or largely drawn behind closed doors.”