Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

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

Date & Time        Place        Description
Sunday, April 23, 2017
All week
Virginia VA High School Week Registration.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Falls Church Community Center
223 Little Falls Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
Policy Forum: Your Transportation Needs. Falls Church citizens pay taxes that are intended to fund regional transportation projects and developments. So you want to know where those dollars go and how they are spent. Join us for a policy forum and come ask tough questions!

David Snyder, former Mayor and Vice Mayor and current Member, Falls Church City Council, and long-time City representative on regional transportation commissions and boards, all of which he has chaired, will moderate a panel discussion with:

Kate Mattice, Executive Director of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC)

Monica Backmon, Executive Director of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA).

Saturday, April 29, 2017
10 am
Victory Comics
Falls Church, VA
Voter Registration. It's a big day at the Comic Book store, Victory Comics! International Tabling Day meets Voter Registration! Join us as we Make Democracy Work registering eligible voters on this very cool day.
Sunday, April 30, 2017
7-8:30 p.m.
Ireland's Four Provinces
105 W. Broad St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
LWV Sips & Civility: Gun Money. "Eighty percent of success is showing up." Woody Allen

Showing up IS the hardest part. Let's make it easy by meeting to talk about something we all know and care about: Improving politics & governance in VA, specifically the money issue!

This is a welcoming and friendly space to talk about reactions to politics. We'll share what we know, learn from others, and try to understand what we can do to improve the democracy we live in. And, we'll do it with the thoughtfulness and experience of the League of Women Voters, a 97 year old organization that never supports/opposes candidates/parties.

If you want to DO something about...
-Gerrymandered districts
-Low Voter Turnout
-Voter misinformation
-Money in Politics
-Removing the Burdens for everyday people to running for elected office
-Making sure we all have an Equal Voice
-Out of Balance of Power
-Empowering Women to get Involved politically, Then join us!

This month we'll focus our conversation on Money in Politics, specifically the Gun Money.

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Clyde's of Gallery Place
707 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
LWVNCA Annual Convention. LWVNCA Annual Convention will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 starting at 9:30 am to approximately 1:00 pm. Clyde's of Gallery Place Restaurant in the Piedmont Room upstairs 707 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

The meal will be a buffet brunch.

Registration is due Friday, April 28th.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Victory Comics
589 S. Washington St.
Falls Church
Civics Game Night!. Travel back through time to the days of high school civics. We'll dive into history, geography, political science, and pop culture. Get a refresher in civics in the safe space of the League of Women Voters (LWV) and Victory Comics! Everyone is welcome!
Saturday, May 20, 2017
9:30 am - noon
Pizzeria Orzo
400 S. Maple
Falls Church, VA 22046
Annual Meeting and Brunch. Join us for brunch, election of officers, and a celebration of what we accomplished together this past year! Everyone is welcome.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Virginia Deadline to be registered to vote in the June 13 Primary.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
  Joint Board Meeting (new and old boards).
Thursday, June 8, 2017
  Joint Board Meeting (New and Old Boards).
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!

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
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.. 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.