Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Defenders of Democracy meet here! Everyone welcome.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, March 15, 2018
7 p.m.
The Falls Church American Legion Hall
400 North Oak Street
Falls Church, VA
More Choices in Retail Shopping in the Little City: A Moderated Forum. Back by popular demand . . .

Mr. Edward Saltzberg, member of Falls Church Economic Development Authority since 1981 and former chairman, is going to reprise his November presentation as the featured speaker at the VPIS Fall Membership meeting.

His topic is the continuing challenge of attracting retail development in Falls Church, the Little City's advantages and disadvantages with an historical perspective and an eye toward the future. Mr. Saltzberg's 15 minute presentation will be followed by a moderated, audience generated question & answer period. Please join us.

For questions contact Sally Ekfelt at This event is co-sponsored by Citizens for a Better City, The Falls Church City Chamber of Commerce , The Falls Church American Legion Post 130 and the Tinner Hill Association.

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Alexandria, Virginia
Women's History Month Celebration. Join the NAACP, the League of Women Voters, Turning Point Memorial and other organizations in this 'phenomenal' celebration of women--past, present and future

Hear from women in the arts, politics, activism and science Enjoy reenactments of the women's suffrage movement and other celebrated women in history. Featuring exhibitors--including artists, authors and photographers.

Light refreshments will be served Doors open at 1:30pm with exhibitors and reception; Program begins at 2:30pm

#NOVAPhenomenalWomen #NOVAReclaimingOurTime

RSVP here Interested in taking part in this celebration?

We are seeking poets, musicians, and actresses to perform during the event.

Host organizations include: Fairfax County NAACP Fairfax County Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Fairfax County Council of PTAs League of Women Voters-Fairfax NCNW-Reston-Dulles Section Omicron Theta Zeta Chapter Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

Sunday, March 18, 2018
4-6 p.m.
Falls Church Community Center
Falls Church, 22046
Falls Church's 2nd Women's History Walk. This community event is open to all, and will be a lovely mix of history, wellness, community and education, hosted by the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation's Nikki Graves Henderson, and the elected women of Falls Church - Treasurer Jody Acosta, City Council members Letty Hardi & Marybeth Connelly, School Board members Erin Gill, Shannon Litton and Shawna Russell.

We will start at the Community Center at 4:00 p.m. (following a Town Hall meeting) and walk to the Tinner Hill Arch. Along the way we will commemorate women who have made a difference in the history of Falls Church.

Saturday, March 24, 2018
12 p.m.
Saturday, March 24, 12:00 PM
Pennsylvania Ave NW and 3rd Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
March For Our Lives in D.C.. Everything you need to know can be found on the organizer's website here. Including how to sign-up and where to meet fellow Americans who want to see an end to gun violence.
Sunday, March 25, 2018
4-5:30 p.m.
Falls Church Community Center
223 Little Falls St
Falls Church, VA 22046
Voter Registration Training. Registering to vote is the critical step that activates a person's right to participate in representative democracy. League of Women Voters of Falls Church is proud to sponsor the mandatory training necessary for a voter registration drive prior to the June 12 Primary Election.

Whether you are a parent and you are preparing your student for the democratic process before they head off to college, or you are part of a new grassroots group registering new voters, We are here to help you!!!

All are welcome! Please join us for a training on how to do voter registration. And learn about what makes a successful voter registration event.

To get your paper certificate at the training, please RSVP by March 20! Email: or RSVP on Facebook

Monday, March 26, 2018
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Metro Stage
1201 N Royal St
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
It's My Party! A Playwright Reading.. What happens when two different factions ignite political change using wildly different tactics? "It's My Party!" reveals the competing strategies, daring stunts, shaky alliances, and bitter rivalries that propelled the suffragists' march toward the 19th Amendment.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
U.S. Supreme Court
1 1st Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
SCOTUS-Rally for Redistricting Reform. Tame the Gerrymander is rallying in support of the fight against partisan gerrymandering in the 6th Congressional district of Maryland (Benisek v. Lamone) AND BEYOND!

We will be joined by special guests affected by gerrymandering in MD - THE DISTRICTS THEMSELVES! They will share with you their troubles in ensuring all of their district residents have an equal say in government, and let you know what you can do to help fix this problem!

We will have 8 people dressed as the 8 Congressional districts of Maryland - and you could be one of them!


We will provide you with some facts about your district to share with our grassroots supporters, and if you have any personal experience to share regarding how you feel about the gerrymandering in your district, we encourage you to do so! Please sign up below, before your district is gone!

We'll also be hearing from Michael Kimberly, the attorney on the Benisek v. Lamone case, and other key actors in the fight for redistricting reform in Maryland.

OneVA 2021 will also be there to talk about how the fight for reform in Virginia is going, and the push to ensure fair maps in 2021.

Even if you can't make it to DC, you can support us where you are by going live on Facebook on the day of the event, or just sharing posts and tweets with us all day on March 28th and tagging @TametheGerrymander (FB) OR @TameGerrymander (Twitter).

Saturday, April 7, 2018
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Northern Virginia Community Campus - Loudoun Campus
21200 Campus Dr.
Sterling, VA
Virginia Democracy Summit. Join Virginians for the 2nd Annual Virginia Democracy Summit with keynote speaker Jason Kander, former US Senate candidate and founder of Let America Vote. You will learn what you can do to help change voting laws to make voting more accessible, reduce the influence of money in politics, increase Government transparency and encourage redistricting reform.

Click here to register. Please share the Facebook event page with those in your network.

Visit the Facebook Event page for more information.

Saturday, April 21, 2018
9:30 a.m.
Waterford at Fair Oaks
12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
Fairfax, VA 22033
LWV of Fairfax Area 2018 Annual Meeting. Keynote Speaker and Book Signing: Tom Gjelten, NPR Correspondent and Author of "A Nation of Nations."

Members: $40 each, includes coffee, luncheon, and speaker, available now through April 15

General Public: $50 each, includes coffee, luncheon, and speaker, available March 1 through April 15

Meeting only: includes coffee or tea and speaker: $10 (limited availability; non-members can register March 1st and later -- subject to availability)

Registration Deadline: April 15

RSVP your spot to hear this amazing speaker

Sunday, April 22, 2018
3:30-5 p.m.
Falls Church Community Center
223 Little Falls Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
What is Ranked Choice Voting? Is it possible in Falls Church?. Ranked Choice Voting? What is it and is it a better way of doing elections? We're going to find out at this forum hosted by LWV of Falls Church and presented by

After the forum, let's get a team together to study this election process more deeply to see if it will work in Falls Church.

Open to everyone! Bring friends, family and neighbors! Forums like this are like college without the tuition heartburn!

Sunday, April 29, 2018
Sfizi Cafe
800 W. Broad Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
LWV Falls Church Annual Meeting. It's that time a year! It's time to celebrate the work of our volunteers who tirelessly work to empower voters and defend democracy! Join us for as we review our mission work, plan for our collective future, learn from an interesting and thoughtful keynote speaker (more info coming! but a sneak peak: ACLU), and network with fellow advocates. Join us and invite others to learn about the League and our vision: we envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate in democracy.

More information coming, so stay tuned!

Monday, May 28, 2018
1 p.m.
Somewhere in Falls Church
exact location TBA
Join the League's walking group at the Falls Church Memorial Day Parade. 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! Wear a red, white, or blue shirt (or buy one from here to show your LWV pride! (supplies last only until March 20!)

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!!

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

Meeting location To Be Announced.

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 for updates and additional information after October 2017. Click Here for flyer.