Women: do you want to learn more about how to get involved in politics and government?

This Saturday, March 11, the League of Women Voters is holding a seminar from 9 am to 1 pm at Extraordinary Ventures on Elliott Road. It’s called “Women in Government: How to Get Involved, Volunteer, Become or Support a Candidate.”

There’s a long list of high-profile speakers – including State Senator Valerie Foushee, State Rep. Verla Insko, Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle, and Durham County Commissioner Brenda Howerton.

Pam Oxendine is the president of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham, and Chatham Counties. She spoke with WCHL’s Aaron Keck.


The seminar commemorates the 97th anniversary of the League of Women Voters – formed after the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, which guaranteed the right to vote for women nationwide.

The seminar is open to everyone (and lunch is included), but pre-registration is required. The cost is $20 for LWV members and $30 for non-members.

Get more info and register at this link.