Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Defenders of Democracy meet here! Everyone welcome.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, September 22, 2017
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fredericksburg Hospitality House and Conference Center
2801 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
League Fall Workshops. Don't miss League of Women Voters of Virginia's Fall Workshops: Enhancing League Engagement! Panel speakers will lead discussions on ways for new and long-time members to enhance their League experience with increased engagement in: Voter Services, Advocacy, Observer Corps, Program planning, Funds raising, and Communications.

Forty-five dollar registration fee includes breakfast and buffet lunch."

DEADLINE: HOTEL REGISTRATION SEPT. 10th in order to get the special rate! Reserve your room here.

DEADLINE: WORKSHOP REGISTRATION SEPT. 14TH. Reserve your spot at the training!

Monday, September 25, 2017
6-8:30 p.m.
301 West Broad St.
Falls Church, VA 22046

West Broad Apartment Lobby
Celebrate National Voter Registration Day on Broad St.!. Are you registered to vote? Have you moved since the last election? The League of Women Voters is joining West Broad Apartment to registered eligible voters. Come with your election questions and voter needs. The League will be armed with information and stickers! We'll get you all set for the November 7th Election.

If you would like to help register eligible voters, contact us--amy.hjerstedt@gmail.com No experience required.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
All Day
Various Locations--
Including Apartment Buildings in Falls Church
National Voter Registration Day 2017. National Voter Registration Days is a holiday supporting our democracy! People all over the country get involved and help register fellow citizens. This year the Falls Church League is hitting the streets and apartment buildings to make sure our fellow residents are ready to vote in November (a very Big election for Virginians!).

To learn more about National Voter Registration, visit the website.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
7 p.m.
The Woman's Club of Arlington
700 S. Buchanan Street
Arlington, VA
"Celebrating the Power of Women" with former Senator Whipple. Join former Virginia state senator Mary Margaret Whipple and community leader Krysta Jones for a conversation on Senator Whipples's leadership journey, the important role of women in history and the Women's Monument of Virginia. Light refreshments will be served.

To learn more and to register and purchase tickets, click here

To learn more about the Women's monument, click here

Saturday, October 7, 2017
9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
4301 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22203
METRO: Fund it! Fix it! A Call to Action.. Join with others from Virginia, DC, and Maryland at a WMATA forum hosted by League of Women Voters National Capital Area and the Coalition for Smarter Growth on Saturday, October 7. Hear from regional transportation experts and concerned citizens; learn and strategize about how to fund and fix WMATA so it becomes the safe, efficient and reliable transportation system that this region depends on for its quality of life, economy and the environment. Find out how you can be part of the solution!

Lunch will be available, however, we will collect $10 (cash or check) at the event if you request a free lunch ticket when you register.

Reserve your spot here!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
7-8:45 p.m.
Victory Comics
586 S. Washington
Falls Church, VA 22046
LWV Civics Game Night!. Geography, pop culture, politics, historical figures, and history! Join us for a fun night that makes democracy fun! Bring your friends and make it a date with the League of Women Voters and Victory Comics.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
11:30am-1pm
Cafe Kindred
450 N. Washington St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
GOTV Lunchtime Postcard Writing Party. Did you hear there's an election coming up? You're following the League, so of course you already know. But many in Virginia thought 2016 was the last of the election craziness for awhile. So we need to remind our fellow Virginians that we need their voices in many important state and local decisions.

Join us for a lunchtime postcard writing party. Whether you have 15 minutes or the full hour and a half, we need your writing hand! Help us write GOTV postcards; each one unique, sincere, and a gentle reminder to vote. And of course every postcard will be nonpartisan.

Share with friends! Every volunteer matters. Every vote counts.

Friday, October 13, 2017
7-8:30 p.m.
FC City Council Chambers
300 Park Ave.
Falls Church, VA 22046
City Council Candidate Forum. Learn about the people who want to represent you in our Little City: City Council candidates. Bring questions, brind friends, and get ready for a forum about our city's future leaders.

Bring the kids and encourage them to ask questions to the candidates! Show them how every voice counts and kids' opinions matter, too.

  • *We are still working out the times and location, but please put the date in your calendar.
Monday, October 16, 2017
7-9 p.m.
Plaka Grill
513 W. Broad St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
GOTV Postcard Writing Party. Did you hear there's an election coming up? You're following the League, so of course you already know. But many in Virginia thought 2016 was the last of the election craziness for awhile. So we need to remind our fellow Virginians that we need their voices in many important state and local decisions.

Join us for a postcard writing party at Plaka Grill in Falls Church. Whether you have 15 minutes or the full hour and a half, we need your writing hand! Help us write GOTV postcards; each one unique, sincere, and a gentle reminder to vote. And of course every postcard will be nonpartisan.

  • *This is the last day to register to vote, so make sure you're registed!

Share with friends! Every volunteer matters. Every vote counts.
Friday, October 20, 2017
7-8:30 p.m.
FC City Council Chambers
300 Park Ave.
Falls Church, VA 22046
School Board Candidate Forum. Learn about the people who want to represent you in our Little City schools: School Board candidates. Bring questions, brind friends, and get ready for a forum about our city's future leaders.

Encourage students to come and ask questions, too! Show them how government works and how they can get involved at the local level.

  • *We are still working out the times and location, but please put the date in your calendar.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
10 am-12 pm
Irelands Four Provinces
105 W. Broad St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
GOTV Brunch Postcard Writing Party. Join us for bruch and postcards at the 4 Ps in Falls Church. Whether you have 15 minutes or the full hour and a half, we need your writing hand! Help us write GOTV postcards; each one unique, sincere, and a gentle reminder to vote. And of course every postcard will be nonpartisan.

Share with friends! Every volunteer matters. Every vote counts.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
6 am to 7 pm
Virginia Virginia General Election. Election for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General and House of Delegates statewide.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
7-8:45 p.m.
Victory Comics
586 S. Washington
Falls Church, VA 22046
LWV Civics Game Night!. Geography, pop culture, politics, historical figures, and history! Join us for a fun night that makes democracy fun! Bring your friends and make it a date with the League of Women Voters and Victory Comics.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
TBD
Richmond LWV-VA Pre-Session luncheon and information session.. Get the skinny on what will happen in Richmond during the General Assembly's 60 day sprint.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
7-8:45 p.m.
Victory Comics
586 S. Washington
Falls Church, VA 22046
LWV Civics Game Night!. Geography, pop culture, politics, historical figures, and history! Join us for a fun night that makes democracy fun! Bring your friends and make it a date with the League of Women Voters and Victory Comics.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
 
Richmond, VA Virginia General Assembly Convenes.. The race begins! Stay tuned. Stay engaged. Make calls and visits to your delegates and senators.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
TBD
TBD League Lobby Day & Legislative Roundtable. Listen to the delegates priorities and their bills. Learn about the progress of legislation as it winds through the various committees. Ask questions, meet delegates and senators, and make democracy work in VA!
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 flyer.