Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Defenders of Democracy meet here! Everyone welcome.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, January 20, 2018
10am-12pm
Falls Church Community Center Town Hall with VA Senator Saslaw and Delegate Simon. You've got questions. They have answers! Come for a town hall meeting at Falls Church Community Center. VA Senator Saslaw and VA Delegate will talk about bills in the General Assembly, their priorities for the Common Wealth, and they will answer all of your burning questions. Think: money in politics(!) and campaign finance reform, #EndGerrymandering, Voter protection and voter access (ID laws, precinct issues, gun law in polling places, etc.). You ask. They'll answer.

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To find your representative in VA, visit who's my legislator.
Saturday, January 27, 2018
10 am-12pm
Goodwin House
3440 S Jefferson St,
Bailey's Crossroads, VA 22041
Town Hall with Senator Saslaw and Delegate Alfonzo Lopez. Join the community for a town hall with Senator Saslaw and Delegate Lopez. Ask questions about redistricting reform, campaign finance/money in politics, voting rights in VA and voter access. This is your chance to meet the people who represent you! Bring a crowd and get your questions answered.
Sunday, January 28, 2018
3pm
Falls Church Community Center
223 Little Falls St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
Member Discussion: Reviewing our Positions. Every year we come together to review our local, state and/or national positions. This year we're adding something new to our annual conversation; we're dreaming big and bold and we're planning our future as an organization. Join us in this thoughtful conversation about our impact work and the meaningful direction we're headed.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
7 p.m.
Mad Fox Brewing Company
444 W. Broad St., Suite I,
Falls Church, VA 22046
Sips & Civility: Keeping the Heat and Staying Engaged!. The General Assembly is in session for its 60-day sprint and we don't want to let up on the heat! We're bringing the postcards, the contact info, pens, and the bill #s. We want to make our voices heard in Richmond on #EndGerrymandering, reducing the influence of money in politics, and stopping voter suppression laws. Join us in our fight for a more transparent, fair government!

We need a volunteer to hand deliver our postcards to Richmond. Will you be our 'defender of democracy'? Let Amy know: amy.hjerstedt@gmail.com

This event is open to everyone. Bring a friend and help us make a bigger impact.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
8:30am
Richmond, VA 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! Learn more about state-level advocacy meetings and what you can do to make an impact.
Saturday, February 10, 2018
2-4pm
Arlington Mills Community Center
909 S Dinwiddie St
Arlington, VA 22204
Arlington's first Redistricting Local Action Group meet-up. The Arlington League of Women Voters is partnering with One Virginia 2021 as they work to bring non-partisan and fair redistricting to Virginia. OneVirginia needs a stronger presence in Arlington to help spread the word about the importance of this issue. This includes but is not limited to collecting signatures at the polls and holding local educational events to inform the public about the need for redistricting reform. This is a great opportunity for you to work for change on a very grass roots level! 

Come to our planning meeting where One Virginia Associate Director Brian Cannon will tell us how we can each make a vital difference in Virginia politics!
Sunday, February 25, 2018
1-5p.m.
Sherwood Community Center
3740 Old Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22030
Redistricting Forum with OneVirginia2021 and LWV-Fairfax. Register for the event, click here.

Speakers include:

> Delegate Plum

> Professor Green, Co-Director of Election Law Program at William & Mary Law School

> Brian Cannon, Executive Director, OneVirginia2021

> Olga Hernandez, Redistricting Expert, League of Women Voters of Fairfax Area

> Students from William & Mary Law School (with their redistricting maps)

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.