Our Democracy: Do We Need the Power of Citizen Initiatives?
The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties (LWVODC) invites the community to learn about citizen initiatives, a powerful tool of direct democracy that can enable voters to collect signatures and put a law, or even a constitutional amendment, on the ballot for citizens to vote up or down. Citizen initiatives have been critical in other states’ success in ending gerrymandering and strengthening voters’ voices.
“Our Democracy: Do We Need the Power of Citizen Initiatives?” is the next in LWVODC’s State of our Democracy lecture series. The virtual program will be held Thursday May 4, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. Registration is required.
Our featured speaker is Asher Hildebrand, Associate Professor of the Practice, at Duke University’s Sanford School for Public Policy. This online presentation is free and open to the public.
Mr. Hildebrand will discuss:
- What is citizen initiative;
- Which states already have it and why the South does not;
- Key questions to consider in designing a citizen initiative;
- Risks and benefits of citizen initiative for NC; and
- How we might proceed to get it adopted.
Please register here to join us on Thursday May 4,
Or register via our online calendar: https://my.lwv.org/north-carolina/orange-durham-and-chatham-counties-inc/calendar