Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Defenders of Democracy meet here! Everyone welcome.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, July 12, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Arlington Mill Community Center
909 S Dinwiddie St.
Arlington, VA 22204.
Gerrymandering & the Future of Popular Sovereignty. Hosted by our friends in the LWV of Arlington. Professor Michael Latner, a Voting Rights Fellow at the Union of Concerned Scientists, will speak on Gerrymandering and the Future of Popular Sovereignty.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
6-8pm
Clare & Don's Beach Shack
Falls Church, VA 22046
Happy un-Birthday to Elbridge Gerry. Gerrymandering Sucks! But we don't have to be doom and gloom. Advocates unite! Turn Elbridge Gerry's legacy into the un-Birthday Party! We'll have fun activities and short clips to share. We'll also have ACTION items for you to #EndGerrymandering and bring #FairMaps to Virginia.

Happy un-Birthday to old Elbridge Gerry, the originial gerrymanderer.

Learn more about gerrymandering with:

1VA2021 --> https://www.onevirginia2021.org/

League of Women Voters --> https://www.lwv.org/voting-rights/redistricting

RSVP here. Cost to attend is $20. All profit will be divided between LWV-VA and 1VA2021.

Saturday, August 11, 2018-Sunday, August 12, 2018
TBD
Richmond
More TBA
Virginia Civic Engagement Table Annual Advocacy Training. Save the date! Learn the skills to be a confident and effective advocate!

Contact Laura Polk at laura@engageva.org if you are interested in being part of the planning team for this event.

Saturday, August 11, 2018
9:30am-2:30pm
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center (2nd floor)
4805 Edgemoor Lane
Bethesda, MD
Creating Strong Leagues: A Leadership-Membership Workshop. Skill Building for all.

Get Out the Vote Strategies

LWVUS Transformational Journey

Is Social Media Reaching our Targets?

Join us in sharing our collective knowledge with this great opportunity for area Leagues! It is open to all interested League members and a great way for new members to learn about the League.

There is no charge and lunch is on your own in nearby eateries.

Registration at EventBrite here.

More information at information at http://www.LWVNCA.org.

Sunday, September 16, 2018
2-4pm
Stacy C. SherwoodCommunity Center,
3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030
U.S. Congressional Candidate Forum: District 11. Know before you vote on November 6th! Candidates running for U.S. District Congressional District 11 want you to know what they prioritize. Come learn about the people who want to represent you at this candidate forum moderated by the League of Women Voters.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
7-9 p.m.
Grace PresbyterianChurch,
7434 Bath Street,
Springfield, VA 22150
U.S. Congressional Candidate Forum: District 8. Know before you vote on November 6th! Candidates running for U.S. District Congressional District 8 (Falls Church is in this district!) want you to know what they prioritize. Come learn about the people who want to represent you at this candidate forum moderated by the League of Women Voters.

Help with the District 8 Candidate forum. Sign up here.

Directions to the venue: The church is located on the corner of Bath and Grace Streets in Springfield. There is a large parking lot on the south side of the church, and a smaller lot on the north side of the church. There is an elevator on the ground level, if needed, to get to the main level.

When close to the church, take Floyd Street from Amherst to Bath Street. Grace Street is not a through road. For directions and a map, please go to http://www.gracepresby.org/location/

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
7:30-9:30pm
Sully District Government Center,
4900 Stonecroft Blvd.,
Chantilly, VA 20151
U.S. Congressional Candidate Forum: District 10. Know before you vote on November 6th! Candidates running for U.S. District Congressional District 11 want you to know what they prioritize. Come learn about the people who want to represent you at this candidate forum moderated by the League of Women Voters.

To help with the District 10 Candidate Forum, sign up here.