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.

Share Your Priorities With Our State Lawmakers

The League is pleased to host the annual PRE-SESSION PUBLIC HEARING for our state Delegates and state Senators. This event is an opportunity for constituents to share your priorities with them: What issues should they be working on when the 2015 Legislative Session starts next month?

Thurs, December 18, 2014, 7-9 pm

County Board Room, Room 307; 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington (Courthouse Metro)

Refreshments will be served.

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Celebrating Our Members

Congratulations to League member Pat McGrady for being named an Arlington Housing (S)Hero for her promotion of affordable accommodations in the County.

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.


What's next for Columbia Pike? Read coverage of the League's Nov 19 community forum here.

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).

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.

Read about our work in our September Bulletin

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Are You Ready to Vote?

Virginia has a NEW VOTING LAW - requiring us 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 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.

The People's Debate, Candidates for US Senator, October 13

The League of Women Voters of Virginia and AARP Virginia sponsored The People's Debate between U.S. Senator Mark Warner and challenger Ed Gillespie.

Watch it here.

Thanks to our media partners, WCVE-TV (PBS) and WTVR-TV CBS 6.

National Voter Registration Day

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped with National Voter Registration Day!

The League registered dozens of students (and a few teachers and staff members!) at H-B Woodlawn, Wakefield, Washington-Lee, and Yorktown.

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