Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Join us for civics, activism, voter education, and community! Open to Everyone!

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, May 29, 2017
10 am-2 pm
Near Park Ave. and Little Falls St.
Falls Church, VA
Falls Church Memorial Day Parade. One of the most anticipated events of the year in Falls Church! Join us as we help voters learn about the candidates on their ballot, where to vote, and what information they need to bring when they cast their ballot on June 13. Our friends Susan B. Anthony and Eleanor Roosevelt will be joining us in Making Democracy Work! Stop by to say hi, or jump in and lend a helping hand!

For the Falls Church City official details, click here.

Sunday, June 4, 2017
League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area
4026 Hummer Road
Packard Center, Annandale Community Park
Annandale, VA 22003
LWV-Fairfax presents Chat about Voting & Elections with a Registar. Here's your chance to ask all sorts of questions about how our elections are run -- about Voter ID, absentee ballots, the electronic equipment, the new iPads for polling and more! Cameron will offer an in-depth presentation on the specifics of how elections are administered. This will benefit our new and veteran members in gaining a significant amount of insight and Q&A; so that you are better prepared as you begin your new journey (or continue your journey) with the League. Join us for a discussion with our Fairfax County Registrar on Sunday, June 4th from 1 to 3 at the League Office.

This is your turn to find out how we help make Democracy Work... as we have been doing since 1920!

Saturday, June 10, 2017-Sunday, June 11, 2017
Clarion Hotel
1500 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
LWV-VA Convention.. LWV-VA State Board will be holding their biennial Convention hosted by the LWV of Loudoun County & LWV Prince William Area.

Join us for speakers, workshops, and organizational information. Everyone is welcome!

Sunday, June 11, 2017
Westwood Country Club, 800 Maple Ave. Vienna, VA. 22180 TURNING POINT TurningSUFFRAGIST MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION Presents... "The Quest for Equal Rights: Purple Sashes to Pink Hats". A benefit cocktail reception, dinner, silent auction and play reading!

Musical Entertainment: Capital Harmonia, northern Virginia's preeminent community women's chorus.

Theatrical Production: "Take Up the Song." Written by Dr. John Tepper Marlin, great nephew of Inez Milholland, dedicated and martyred leader of the suffrage movement.

Produced by StageCoach Theatre Company of New York Traces early years of suffrage movement through words of its leaders such as Susan B. Anthony and Sojourner Truth

Cast includes Supervisor Chairwomen Sharon Bulova (Fairfax County ) and Phyllis Randall (Loudoun County)

Historical Reflection: Dr. Elisabeth Griffith, Turning PointHonorary Board member, will tie the suffragist movement (purple sashes) to modern-day equal rights activities (pink hats).

Black tie/suffragist attire optional.

To register or become a sponsor, go to the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial webpage.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
  Joint Board Meeting (new and old boards).
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
6 am to 7 pm
Virginia Primary: Both Republicans and Democrats will hold a primary election. Polls open 6 am to 7 pm
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
7-9 p.m.
Victory Comics
586 S. Washington
Falls Church
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 is date with the League of Women Voters and Victory Comics.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
7:30-9:30 pm
Reston Community Center
1609 Washington Plaza North
Lake Anne
Reston, VA 20190
The LWV-Fairfax presents "Diversion First" with Supervisor John Cook. Come to learn more about Fairfax County's award-winning program, Diversion First. Supervisor John Cook of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will present.

Diversion First offers alternatives to incarceration for people with mental illness or developmental disabilities who come into contact with the criminal justice system for low level offenses. The goal of Diversion First is to intercede whenever possible to provide people with assessment, treatment or other needed supports. People needing diversion may also have a substance use disorder, which often co-occurs with mental illness.

For more information about this exciting opportunity to learn about Diversion First, check out the EventBrite event page.

Monday, October 9, 2017
7:00 p.m. + 8 p.m.
Richmond, VA

But aired on TV stations around the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Virginia Gubernatorial Debate.. This is your chance to see the Gubernatorial Candidates up close. Compare their policy priorities and learn about each leader before you cast your vote!

The People's Debate co-sponsored by League of Women Voters of Virginia, AARP Virginia and WTVR and WCVE TV stations.

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.