Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Defenders of Democracy meet here! Everyone welcome.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, May 24, 2018
6-9pm
8000 Towers Crescent Drive
#Suite 1700
Vienna, VA 22182
Putting Women Back into History featuring a presentation by nationally renowned journalists/authors Cokie Roberts and Rebecca Boggs Roberts. To benefit the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association

Sponsored by the Women 2 Women Committee of The Tower Club

There will also be an opportunity to purchase books by the Roberts and have them signed, and an auction of a variety of items, including Luke Bryan tickets.

Each ticket includes two drink tickets and heavy hors d'oeuvres, additional libations are available at a cash bar. A limited number of VIP tickets are available, and will provide an opportunity to join Cokie and Rebecca at a private reception.

The theme of the event - Putting Women Back Into History - is, of course, exactly what we will be doing with the national Turning Point Suffragist Memorial. The memorial will honor the 5 million suffragists who fought more than seven decades to win enfranchisement for American women. They engineered the greatest expansion of democracy the world had ever seen with the stroke of a pen ratifying the 19th Amendment to the Constitution and yet they and this incredible accomplishment cannot be found in our history text books! The memorial will be a visual symbol and educational tool to elevate these women and their achievement to their proper place in history.

Reserve your tickets to the event Putting Women Back into History.

Thursday, May 24, 2018
7:30-9:30pm
Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School Library
7130 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043
ESC Panel Discussion: WFC EDP Opportunities for Sustainable Stormwater and Energy Infrastructure. To inform discussion of the RFDP for the West Falls Church Economic Development project, the ESC will host a panel discussion on "Opportunities for Sustainable Stormwater and Energy Infrastructure", addressing two important environmental opportunities for the site:
  • Stormwater capture: how can we integrate trees, rain gardens and sustainable landscaping practices into the site to capture stormwater and provide beautiful green spaces for our community?
  • Energy infrastructure: how can this site be designed to maximize energy efficiency, use renewable energy sources and ensure the resilience of energy supply?

This event is a follow-up to the ESC's February panel discussion on sustainable, climate-resilient development. More information is available here.
Monday, May 28, 2018
All Day Booth; 1:20pm Memorial Day Parade walkers
Community Center Parking lot for Booth

N. West Street (near Park Ave.) for Memorial Day Parade walking group
Join the Memorial Day Fun! Booth, walkers and marchers!. It's a party! It's about celebrating service! And it's a great opportunity to elevate democracy and voting! Join the League of Women Voters at the Memorial Day Parade and festival! Wear a red, white, or blue shirt. Bring out the ribbons, bells, and patriotic umbrellas!

Bring friends and get ready to have a lot of fun! We want you to join our walking crew! Share, share, share! We want everyone to know that it's time to get registered to vote, and we'll show our excitement in the parade!!

To stand at the booth and walk through the festival as an official voter ambassador, sign up here.

To join our walking group in the parade, sign up here.

Parade meeting location is N. West Street (near Park Ave.). Our group is #23 in the line-up. Look for red, white, and blue and kazoos!

Bring kids!!! Go big with red, white, and blue!!

Walkers meet us at N. West Street!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
10:30 a.m.
Cafe Kindred
450 N. Washington St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
Sips & Civility: Write postcards to voters. You love voting! Write notes to other Virginians about how great it is to be heard at the ballot box. RSVP here.
Sunday, June 3, 2018
3:30-5pm
Episcopal Church
Falls Church, VA 22046
League Membership 101. There's a lot to this 98 year old organization! Come join us for "League Membership 101." This event is for new and seasoned members. We'll discuss our local positions, why we have them, and how we can use them. Join us for networking and thoughtful conversation. Come learn how this legacy organization works to empower voters and defend democracy.

RSVP here.

Saturday, June 16, 2018
9am-4pm
Roslyn Retreat & Conference Center
8727 River Road
Richmond, VA 23229
League of Women Voters of Virginia Council: Taking Action to Make Democracy Work. More information about Council on the LWV-VA website.

Special Guest Speaker: Rachel Bitecofer, political scientist at Christopher Newport University

Rachel Bitecofer is Assistant Director of the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University where she teaches classes on political behavior, campaigns, elections, and political analysis. In her position with the Wason Center she conducts survey research on public policy issues and election campaigns. Her research has been featured in many media outlets including national outlets such as the Washington Post, Huffington Post, and NPR and she is a regular contributor on CBC Radio.

Rachel Bitecofer's book: The Unprecedented 2016 Presidential Election

  • Special Note: Since there are likely to be some Concurrence voting during the Council, please take some time to review the process for Concurrence here: http://bit.ly/2pt4su5
Sunday, June 24, 2018
2:30-5:40 pm
Falls Church Community Center
Art Room
300 Park Ave.
Falls Church, VA 22046
Plan the Democracy Agenda!. Grab the sharpie markers and post-it notes! It's time to think democracy agenda and strategy. Join this meet up to see how you can get involved and what committees need your help!

RSVP here.

Thursday, June 28, 2018-Sunday, July 1, 2018
All Day
Hilton Chicago
720 S, Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
LWVUS Convention.. Meet other activists from around the country. Learn about policies other League members are working on--redistricting, voter rights, money in politics, health care reform, and environmental priorities. Vote for officers. Vote on positions (we do advocacy on these!). Vote our priorities as an organization. Learn how to be an effective activists! Learn how to make democracy work!

Registration required. Check forum.lwv.org for updates and additional information after October 2017. Click Here for more information.

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.