Making Democracy Work

Making Democracy Work

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Vote For Arlington!

We're up for a national award and we need your help to achieve victory! This past winter we visited every high school in Arlington County and partnered with InspireVA, a student-led voter registration group, to register as many eligible voters as possible. With the help of 20 League volunteers and friends and InspireVA students, we registered 320 students and visited 40 classrooms.

Now we need your help to get some much deserved recognition. Vote for us, vote often, and tell your friends to vote for LWV-Arlington. Click here to help us win this national award.

What Is the League?

Women can vote. Why are we still here? Because our democracy needs care and attention. Because we are fearless and relentless.

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We're doing a lot of important things for our community and we'd like you to help us get fellow residents registered to vote and voting with an informed voice. Join us. The League is open to men and women!

Why Vote?

Because you get what you don't vote for. When you don't vote, other people make decisions for you and your tax dollars. Presidential elections get all the attention, but elected officials at the local and state levels make most of the policy decisions that affect you. Every election counts! When you vote, you are making decisions about:
  • Public school policy
  • Job training
  • Pay equity and fairness in hiring
  • Workplace safety
  • Minimum wage
  • Healthcare
  • Budgets
  • Taxes + sales, real estate, and personal property
  • Environmental issues + water and air quality, energy, climate change
  • Crime prevention and prison reform + probation and capital punishment
  • Foreign policy + war and peace
  • Affordable housing
  • Traffic patterns and transportation
  • Parks, recreation, and libraries
  • Potholes and trash collection
  • Social Security and Medicare
  • Higher education costs and student loan policies
  • Transportation
  • Voting restrictions

Your vote sends a message. Elected officials know who votes, and they pay attention to those citizens. Let your voice be heard in every election.

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Are You Ready to Vote?

Virginia Voting Law - requires everyone to bring an official photo ID to the polls. Most Virginians know very little about this new law.

Below is what everyone needs to know - please link to this page and help spread the word.

Here's a short (English language) summary of the new Photo ID law.

Here's a short (Spanish language) summary of the new Photo ID law.

Questions? Call the Arlington Voter Registrar - 703 228 3456.

2016 Election Dates in Arlington

May 23 Deadline to vote in, or update your address for, the June Primary

June 14 Democratic Primary & Arlington County Board

October 17 Deadline to vote in, or update your address for, the November election

November 8 General Election: President, US Congress, County Board, School Board

Are You Registered to Vote? Need to Vote Absentee? Want to find your polling place? Go to http://vote.arlingtonva.us/

Want to know who's running? Curious about their positions on issues? Go to http://www.vote411.org

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Check out our YouTube channel. See our past forums and learn about the League from your mobile device or computer. Enjoy!

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Closing the Coverage Gap: Medicaid

Pictures from our Medicaid forum

Here's What We've Been Doing

Here are our recent Bulletins:

April 2016.

March 2016.

February 2016.

January 2016.

November/December 2015.

October 2015.

September 2015.

Summer 2015.

April 2015.

March 2015.

February 2015.

January 2015.

Let us know if you would like to join us in planning events or doing policy advocacy.