Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

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

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
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!
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
6-9 p.m.
The Byron Board Orientation. Calling all new and seasoned Board members for an orientation to board roles and assignments. A state board member from League of Women Voters Virginia will lead the training and help members understand responsibilities and expectations.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
7:15 p.m.
Pizzaria Orso
400 S. Maple Ave.
Falls Church, VA
Sips & Civility: Education in America. Sips & Civility is an casual meet-up that brings people together to talk about issues that matter. Every person has a story and a unique perspective and this event is about bringing those experiences to the table so that we can all be better citizens and more open to new ways of thinking and problem solving.

This next Sips & Civility meet-up is on EDUCATION. If you haven't seen any documentaries about education, please do. There are many many books, podcasts, films, and articles about education (public, private, and charter). Join us and bring your unique perspective.

To learn more about great films to prepare you for our meet-up, check out this PBS guide.

Saturday, August 5, 2017
 
Fairfax County Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration info.. Special Election for Fairfax County School Board open at large seat.
Saturday, August 5, 2017
9:30-1pm
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
4301 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22203
League Workshops. Board Management in 2017.

Fundraising 101.

Collecting & Using Data.

Using Social Media.

ABC's of a Streamlined League & More!

Click Here for details.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
7-8:45 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 a date with the League of Women Voters and Victory Comics.
Friday, August 18, 2017
TBD
TBD LWV-Fairfax Area: Candidate Forum..
Saturday, August 26, 2017
All Day
  Women's Equality Day..
Monday, September 11, 2017
 
Eastern District
Televised Candidate Forum.
Fairfax Public Access TV Station
LWV-Fairfax Area: Eastern District House of Delegates Candidate Forum..
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
7-8:45 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 a date with the League of Women Voters and Victory Comics.
Friday, September 22, 2017
 
Fredericksburg Hospitality House and Conference Center
2801 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
League Fall Workshops. Workshops for League members. RSVP needed. More information to come.
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.

Saturday, October 7, 2017
TBD
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
4301 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22203
Metro Funding Forum..
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.
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.
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.