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.
Thanks to Sen. Barbara Favola, Sen. Adam Ebbin, Del. Alfonso Lopez, and Del. Patrick Hope for a fascinating insider account of how they got good legislation through - and how they blocked some bad bills!
The post-session forum was sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Arlington and the Arlington Branch of the American Association of University Women.
Shyam Kannan, WMATA Director of Planning
Ross Capon, Railroads expert
Emily Badger, Washington Post
Tom Fairchild, Technology & mobility expert
Stewart Schwartz, Coalition for Smarter Growth
Dan Reed, Planning consultant, Nelson Nygaard
Garritt Knapp, Center for Smart Growth, UofMD
Rich Kuzmyak, Renaissance Planning Group
Aldea Douglas, AARP
Presentations and Discussions
10:00 Morning Panel
12:00 lunch on your own in Ballston
1:00 Afternoon Panel
Free Event Registration:
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Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the National Capital Area
1) Support a vigorous advocacy effort by the American Association of University Women by signing the group's petition here. The deadline is JANUARY 30, 2015.
3) Call or email your state Delegate to say you support this bill:
We need to learn, then act. Please join us for a community conversation with:
Detective Bill Woolf, Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force
Representative, Courtney's House
Lee Hopkins, Tahirih Justice Center
When? Sunday, January, 25, 2015, 3-4:30 pm
Where? Falls Church Community Center Art Room, 223 Little Falls Street Falls Church, VA
For information: 703 228 7096
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Arlington, the League of Women Voters of Falls Church, and the American Association of University Women of Falls Church. Co-sponsors are the Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Zeta Chi Omega Chapter®; Fairfax County Commission for Women; Northern Virginia Urban League Young Professionals Network; the Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc.®; and the Northern Virginia Urban League.
Free and open to the public.
Thurs, December 18, 2014, 7-9 pm
County Board Room, Room 307; 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington (Courthouse Metro)
Refreshments will be served.
Please spread the word!
The Alliance for Housing Solutions will honor Pat and other civic leaders at the Ellen Bozman Affordable Housing Award Celebration on Sunday, December 7, at 6:30 pm. Click the link to register to attend.
And thanks to all our new members for attending the lovely reception on December 4. Welcome to the League of Women Voters! We are excited to have so many talented newcomers to our ranks.
Read more about our work in our Nov-Dec 2014 Bulletin.
Thanks to our fantastic panel: Takis Karantonis (Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization), Monique O'Grady (education activist and APS parent), Mary Rouleau (Alliance for Housing Solutions), and Lloyd Wolf (award-winning photographer).
Because our democracy needs care and attention. Because we are fearless and relentless.
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Below is what everyone needs to know - please link to this page and help spread the word.
Here's a quick summary of what you need to do to vote in Virginia on November 4.
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.
Watch it here.
Thanks to our media partners, WCVE-TV (PBS) and WTVR-TV CBS 6.
The League registered dozens of students (and a few teachers and staff members!) at H-B Woodlawn, Wakefield, Washington-Lee, and Yorktown.