Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Defenders of Democracy meet here! Everyone welcome.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, October 16, 2017
7-9 p.m.
Plaka Grill
513 W. Broad St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
GOTV Postcard Writing Party. Did you hear there's an election coming up? You're following the League, so of course you already know. But many in Virginia thought 2016 was the last of the election craziness for awhile. So we need to remind our fellow Virginians that we need their voices in many important state and local decisions.

Join us for a postcard writing party at Plaka Grill in Falls Church. Whether you have 15 minutes or the full hour and a half, we need your writing hand! Help us write GOTV postcards; each one unique, sincere, and a gentle reminder to vote. And of course every postcard will be nonpartisan.

  • *This is the last day to register to vote, so make sure you're registed!

Share with friends! Every volunteer matters. Every vote counts.
Friday, October 20, 2017
7-8:30 p.m.
FC City Council Chambers
300 Park Ave.
Falls Church, VA 22046
School Board Candidate Forum. Learn about the people who want to represent you in our Little City schools: School Board candidates. Bring questions, brind friends, and get ready for a forum about our city's future leaders.

Encourage students to come and ask questions, too! Show them how government works and how they can get involved at the local level.

Monday, October 30, 2017
7 p.m.
One More Page Books
2200 Westmoreland St.
Arlington, VA 22213
GOTV Postcard Writing Party!. Monday, Oct 30 @7PM + One More Page Books Postcard Writing Evening - Get out the Vote!

With Virginia's elections fast approaching, join the League of Women Voters to remind people to VOTE on Tues, Nov 7! We will be electing a new governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general as well as local and statewide representation. This is a non-partisan event.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
All Day
Polling Places:
Oakwood
TJ
FC Community Center
Election Day: Help your fellow voter!. LEAGUE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ON ELECTION DAY!

We need your help to make Election Day a huge success and to empower every voter to feel confident about their vote. On election day volunteers are present in front of each of the Falls Church City's three polling places throughout Election Day, handing out our Voter's Guide and thanking people for coming out to vote. It's amazing how many people thank us for doing the Voters' Guide, tell us they've looked at our VOTE411 website, and say they've watched candidate and issue forums during the fall.

The League is only present at the polls if volunteers sign up, and we need a lot of volunteers to cover three sites (Oakwood, TJ and the Community Center) from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. So please contact us if you are willing to give an hour or two of your time on Tuesday, November 7 + and let us know which hours you can volunteer and which of the three voting sites you want to cover.

Click here to send our voter education volunteer an email about how you want to help.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
7-8:45 p.m.
Victory Comics
586 S. Washington
Falls Church, VA 22046
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.
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.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
7-8:45 p.m.
Victory Comics
586 S. Washington
Falls Church, VA 22046
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.
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.