Newsletters and News Releases

Welcome to the new Arlington League of Woman Voters newsletter, The Arlington League in Action, archived here and filled with information on events and volunteer needs and news alerts! It will be another place to go to find out how you can become involved, meet and mingle with fellow League members, or find an educational event.

2018 Newsletters and News Releases may be found here.

2019 in the News

1 October See LWVA’s own Joan Porte & Carol Brook discuss the Amazon Effect on Affordable Housing with local WSUA9

2019 Newsletters

16 October Edition Welcomes the Centennial Corner, a new feature of the League in Action enewsletter to celebrate three centennial anniversaries in 2020: the passage of the 19th Amendment, the creation of the League of Women Voters, and the creation of our county as Arlington County.

2 October Edition announces our continued push for voter registration ahead of Super Tuesday 2020! We need your help so check it out to see how you can get involved! Check out our upcoming events such as the Candidate forum and see pictures & report outs from our late summer activities!

18 September Edition reports the autumn activities - the LWV Virginia Fall Workshop, our ‘Meet and Greet’, high school registrations, volunteer opportunities, and the 21 September AAUW meeting.

4 September Edition Announces committee meetings, ‘Meet and Greet’ on Sept. 15, and numerous event celebrating the Centennial of Women’s suffrage.

27 August Edition has information on our 15 September “Meet and Greet” at 6-8:PM at Central Library and news about our Voter Registration Campaigns.

19 August Edition has information on League of Women Voters of Virginia Fall Workshop, September 14, a tour of Suffrage Museum Exhibits for Women's Equality Day, and a call for volunteers to join the registration campaign.

17 July Edition focuses on Voter Registration Events and a call for volunteers.

19 June Edition has information on committee meetings, mandatory voter registration training, gun safety activities, and Centennial Celebrations in our area.

15 May Edition refers you to the the proposed bylaw and policy changes that were in the May 1 newsletter which will be voted on in the Annual Meeting Business session.

1 May Edition presents the business items for the Annual Meeting.

17 April Edition announces the creation of LWV-Arl’s radio program, a reminder of the 1 May Annual Meeting and 75th Anniversary Celebration, and the 2019 Election Debates Schedule.

3 April Edition calls for volunteers for summer voter Registrations. as we expand to Fairs, Farmers Markets and announces our new Condominium Outreach Program. It also reports information on our 3 Candidate Debates and the LWV Nations Capital Annual convention 4 May… and much more.

20 Mar Edition: Registration links for “The Power of Black Women Voters” presentation, the April and May candidate debates, and committee meetings are included in this edition.

6 Mar Edition: publishes the speaker for our Annual Membership Meeting 1 June, asks for volunteers to plan candidate forums, and dates for several state-wide and Washington D. C. area meetings.

20 Feb Edition: reminds us of the “Money in Politics “ discussion this Saturday, need for volunteers for the High School Registration Campaign, and a list of up-coming committee meetings.

6 Feb Edition: alerts us to our 75th Anniversary Celebration on 1 June and the 100th Anniversary of the creation of the League and passage of the 19th Amendment; the call for volunteers to join the High School Voter Registration Campaign; and 23 February presentation, “Money in Politics” featuring former Republican Congressman Tom Davis and former DOJ prosecutor Gene Rossi.

16 Jan Edition: calls for Day of Action write letters, sign petitions, and make our voices heard at Central Library on 19 Jan and in Richmond on 6 Feb, the day set aside for us to lobby our General Assembly Senators and Delegates.

2 Jan Edition: invites us to begin advocacy immediately by attending the League’s Pre-legislation Meeting with our state delegates and sends an invitation to 16-26 year-olds to join the League; and a call for each of us to join one of the chapter’s standing committees.


Press Releases

15 October - Thursday, November 7 the LWV of Arlington will host the Planning Meeting - Leave No Stone Unturned for the 2020 Election! Please join us for an organizing meeting for election 2020 where we'll brainstorm ideas for ensuring that 100% of Arlington and Alexandria City residents who can vote, DO vote in the November 2020 election! Come prepared to strategize and work! Light dinner provided. Thursday, November 7, 2019, 6:30 PM Auditorium, Central Library.

12 September - Arlington and Alexandria City Candidate Forum on Sunday, October 6 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT) Walter Reed Community Center

10 September - September 28 LWV Arlington sponsors The Color of Housing: The History of Racism in Housing in Arlington - An Interactive Workshop and a tour of voting rights exhibits and lunch in Washington, D. C. on 29 September.

9 July- The League of Women Voters of Virginia urges the General Assembly to reach across the aisle to pass sensible common sense policies to curb gun violence.

2 July - On July 17th the Arlington chapter will celebrate the 275th birthday of the Father of Gerrymandering by hosting an Un-Birthday Party for Elbridge Gerry.

18 July - The League of Women Voters of Arlington will observe National Disability Voter Registration Week 2019 by conducting voter registration in conjunction with the American Association of Disabled Persons REV UP Campaign and Spread the Vote on July 18 at the Endependence Center of Northern Virginia.

14 May - Announces: an ‘Expert Up-date [on how] Joining Tax Preparation and Voter Registration Increase [Voter] Registration’ at Arlington Mill Community Center 7-9:PM.

10 April - Announcing the Candidate Debate for the Office of Commonwealth Attorney and the Candidate Debate for the Office of Senator State District 51

5 April - Announcing the Post Legislative Forum: an analysis of the 2019 session of the Virginia General Assembly with Arlington delegates and state senators and a link to reserve a seat.

28 February - The League of Women Voters of Virginia Applauds the General Assembly’s Bipartisan Redistricting Commission Framework.

6 February - Announcing the High School Voter Registration

16 January - Announcing our 75th Anniversary as a nonpartisan political organization.

2 January - A call by the Arlington County Board for our Virginia State legislators to pass the ERA.