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Delores Johnson Hurt resides in Charlotte, North Carolina and is presently the second African American president of the League of Women Voters Charlotte-Mecklenburg, a local chapter of the venerable nonpartisan civic and voter advocacy organization, and in 1964 Delores Johnson Hurt enrolled at Winthrop University as one of its first African American students. Since her election as LWV president in May 2016, she’s tried to raise the group’s public profile and counter the increasing barriers to voting, such as North Carolina’s voter ID law, gerrymandered districts, and the old nemesis of voter apathy. The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership is open to men and women of all ages. With over 750 affiliates across the county, the League is one of the nation’s most trusted organizations.

We were glad to the Charlotte Magazine article in October 2017 said, “We are always going full force with our voter registration efforts—every week, twice a week, we’re at the U.S. (Immigration and) Naturalization Service registering new citizens, and we average probably 50 new voters a week. “

Background about The League of Women Voters

The organization turns 100 years old on Friday, February 14, 2020.  To celebrate, local and state Leagues around the country are taking to the streets for a nationwide day of action called “Women Power the Vote.”  The League was founded by suffrage leaders 100 years ago to help American women exercise their new right to vote,” says Delores Johnson Hurt, Charlotte Mecklenburg League President. “So we’re joining Leagues across the country in demonstrating the power of women to achieve a more perfect democracy.”

A press conference will be held at 11 am, February 14, in front of the League Office at the Midwood International & Cultural Center, 1817 Central Avenue, Charlotte 28205. League members dressed in suffrage costumes will discuss the importance of the day and how for 100 years, Leagues have registered voters, informed their communities on the issues, advocated in their legislatures, and helped shape their communities and this country.” 

You’re also invited out to the Gala Celebration on February 29, 2020, at the Le Meridien Hotel located at 555 S. McDowell Street in Charlotte North Carolina 28204.

For further information contact Delores Johnson Hurt, at president@goleaguego.org 

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