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.
The 2015 Annual Meeting is Almost Here!
Please register now.
Saturday, May 16, 9:30 am - Noon
Sheraton Pentagon City, 900 S. Orme St.
Deadline to register is May 2. Pre-meeting materials will be emailed to members during the week of April 6 and will be included in the April Bulletin.
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:
Let us know if you would like to join us in planning events or doing policy advocacy.
The Arlington County Board is considering recommendations from a major new study of affordable housing. Among the findings: Affordable housing is fast disappearing in our community.
The League held a forum on why that might matter for our economy, our quality of life, and our values.
Thanks to Emily and the staff of the Arlington Mill Residences for serving as our hosts.
And huge thanks to our insightful panel:
- Yvonne Aiken - Mom, resident, member of the board of the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing
- Catherine Bucknam, Director of Community Relations, AHC Inc.
- David Cristeal, Director, Arlington Department of Housing
- Russell Danao-Schroeder, Senior Housing Planner, Arlington County
- Harry Godfrey - Young professional, lifetime resident, commentator on affordable housing and the Millennial generation
- Nina Janopaul, President, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing
- Pat McGrady, Senior resident, longtime affordable housing activist
- Walter Tejada, Arlington County Board Member
The conversation was moderated by the Hon. Mary Margaret Whipple, former state Senator and former Arlington County Board member.
Missed the event? Speaker highlights are here
Shyam Kannan, WMATA Director of Planning
Ross Capon, Railroads expert
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
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.
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.
Read about our work in our September Bulletin
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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.