League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear Records
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- League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear (Organization)
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The Lower Cape Fear local league in Southeast North Carolina was initially founded in 1962 and afforded offical status in 1964. It would go on to close, however, in 1967, due to both internal factors--such as leadership burn-out and limited member time available for community projects--and external factors--involving the closure of the railroad headquarters in Wilmington and tensions from the Civil Rights movement.
The local league reorganized in 1972 and was again afforded official status in 1974. Formerly known as the New Hanover County League of Women Voters, the league eventually expanded to encompass Brunswick County, New Hanover County, and Pender County. It officially changed its name to the League of Women Voters of Lower Cape Fear in 2004. In the Lower Cape Fear region, issues advocated for by the league have included community development, coastal and environmental concerns, rape victim advocacy, drinking water testing, election rights, and green-space planning.
1.46 Linear Feet (Contains 4 document boxes and 1 oversize folder)
All of the newsletters in Box 4, Folders 1-4 have been digitized and are available in the League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear Digital Newsletter Collection.
- League of Women Voters of Lower Cape Fear Records
- Nicole Yatsonsky
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