7 March ended the bulk of the Spring ‘19 High School Voter Registration Campaign with the total at 365 students. Many thanks and a tip of the hat to all who participated in the highly successful class room presentations and worked through all of the delays and rescheduled classes. The teachers uniformity expressed their appreciation for our voter registration campaign.
2 March Arlington County Board members Erik Gutshall and Matt de Ferranti held a conversation with League members on the impact of Amazon's proposed move to Arlington. LWV-Arl President, Joan Porte, began the conversation in which the league's Housing Committee emphasized the needs for affordable and 'the missing middle' housing in Arlington.
23 February the League and American Promise [which is working to pass the 28th Amendment that would empower Congress and the States to regulate and set reasonable limits on raising and spending money by candidates and others to influence elections] together sponsored the program “Bipartisan Options to Address the Growing Influence of Money in Politics” at George Mason Antonin Scalia Law School. Former Congressman Tom Davis and former Department of Justice prosecutor Gene Rossi were the guest speakers and LWV Arlington member Nancy Morgan moderated the discussion.
20 February High School registrations inauspiciously ‘started’ at Wakefield High School by being canceled due to snow. Yorktown and W and L have accounted for a total of 250 registered students. Cancellations and delays will be made-up by 7 March and the total will increase in time for the spring Primaries.
13 February the Election Security Committee met in the Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads parlor where the committee review the process of “Risk-limiting audits”, an update on election security in Arlington, and a report on the League’s presentation by Judy Collins at the County Board meeting.
Spring High School Registration Campaign
13 February the ‘bags' were packed and ready to go when school visitations begin the 20th @ Wakefield.
YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE REGISTER !
10 February the High School Voter Registration campaign commenced as volunteers met to prepare their presentations.
23 January Several League members joined Lisa Koteen Gerchick, Marian Klymkowsky, and Betty Cabrera at the Women's Legislative Roundtable in Richmond.
22 January Pam Berg and Debbie Churchman traveled to Richmond on January 22nd to help One Virginia 2021 with important redistricting legislation. They and members of One Virginia 2021 met with Senator Adam Ebbin and Delegate Mark Levine . They shared their impressions and made it clear they are ready to go back. Read their first-hand report here.
19 January the chapter held a “Day of Action” at Central Library. Attendees signed petitions and wrote postcards addressing ERA [HJ579 and SJ284], Redistricting [SJ274], election security, automatic voter registration, and restoration of felons’ voting rights.
12 January the membership met at the Westover Library and broke into interest groups to plan actions and activities for 2019.
4 January the chapter sponsored the Pre-Legislation Forum in the County Board Room. The League members and other Arlington community activist presented our recommendations for action and legislation. A record crowd attended and addressed our delegation.