The Dillon Rule: The Good, the Bad…What the Heck is it Anyway?
Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

The Dillon Rule: The Good, the Bad…What the Heck is it Anyway?

In a nutshell, Dillon says local governments can only wield power given them by the state government.

Join us for an evening of good food and good discussion as Delegates Alfonso Lopez and Patrick Hope and County Board members Erik Gutshall and Matt Di Ferranti talk about the Dillon Rule. This little known 1868 ruling greatly restricts the power of local governments.

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Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

Tour ERA and 100th Anniversary Suffrage Exhibits in Washington, D.C.

  • Belmont-Paul Women's Equality Monument (map)
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The day will begin just before 11 AM at the Second St. entrance to the Belmont Paul Women's Equality Monument with a National Park Service guided tour of the historic headquarters of the National Women's Party. The Monument is the period brick house at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 2nd St NE.

From there the group will take Metro to Circa Restaurant for lunch followed by visits to two nearby exhibits, "Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence" at the National Portrait Gallery, and "Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote" at the National Archives. The Archives Exhibit includes the 19th Amendment document, as well as documents from the

League of Women Voters, and honors the efforts of African American women who fought for suffrage. The tour is expected to conclude by 4:45 PM .

Some walking is involved. Attendees are invited to come for all or any portion of the day. To join the tour at either the Portrait Gallery or National Archives please email Julia Tanner, jktanner1@gmail.com.

11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Belmont-Paul Women's Equality Monument
144 Constitution Ave NE (Group meets at Second Street entrance) Washington, DC 20002
Nearby Metro stops are Capitol South Station or Union Station.

Tickets - $10 donation for LWV ERA programs

Each person is responsible for their own costs of lunch and transportation.

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Sep
28
1:00 PM13:00

Interactive Workshop: The History of Racism in Housing in Arlington

  • Wakefield High School - Room A -134 (map)
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The League of Women Voters of Arlington (LWVA) is partnering with Challenging Racism, an Arlington nonprofit, and Virginia Humanities, to present an interactive program on the Federal Housing Administration’s mid-20th century use of redlining to prevent loans to Black people in selected areas.

Using local maps and stories, Challenging Racism will show how these practices affected Arlington by locking in segregated housing and influencing housing patterns today. Attendees will have opportunities for questions, discussion and reflection. Resources for follow-up reading and discussion will be provided.

The LWVA offers an opportunity to learn about this topic and advocate the issues that remain. You can help us change the trajectory of housing policy in Arlington.

This event is co-sponsored by the NAACP and the Alliance for Housing Solutions.

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Sep
15
6:00 PM18:00

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS of ARLINGTON MEET & GREET

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We’re marching into election season! 75 years old and still marching strong!

Want to find out more and learn how to get involved? Drop by our casual “meet & greet” gathering to mingle with League members, hear about our plans for the months ahead, explore volunteer opportunities -- and learn how YOU can join the march!

All are welcome, and light refreshments will be provided. Bring a friend!

The League of Women Voters of Arlington just celebrated its 75th anniversary… and we’re still at it!

In the past year, we…

• Held events on topics including election security, affordable housing, nonpartisan redistricting, and restoration of voting rights, in addition to standing-room-only candidate forums for state and local offices.

• Won second place in a statewide League of Women Voters advocacy competition (missing first place by just ONE point… but we'll do better next time).

• Registered over 400 voters and sent over 5,000 get-out-the-vote postcards.

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Jul
17
6:30 PM18:30

The Un-Birthday Party for Elbridge Gerry Father of the Gerrymander

  • Ireland' 4 Courts - James Joyce Room (map)
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Elbridge would have turned 275 on July 17th but his legacy, the scourge of gerrymandering lives on. 

Join us for games, trivia, action steps, education and fun.

We want to slay the gerrymander.  Find out how you can, too - win prizes - eat cake!

$10 - covers the cost of heavy appetizers at Ireland’s Four Courts - and our work to SLAY THE GERRYMANDER

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Jul
13
2:00 PM14:00

Voter Registration Training: State Certification

Get your Virginia certification to conduct voter registration drives for 2019 - 2020. This program will be conducted by Mr. Ellis of the Virginia Election Commission. Completion of this course will allow you to conduct third party voter registration events in Virginia for the upcoming year.

YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR THIS CLASS. THERE IS NO ADMITTANCE AT THE DOOR!

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Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Condominium Voter Registration - Planning Session

We are planning a major effort to reach the management teams of condomiums and apartments in Arlington. Come to learn about our plans and how you can lend a hand. We need people to put packets together, make phone calls, track responses and make visits. Don't think you can't help just because you don't have the time to knock on doors.

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Join us to learn about this exciting project!

We are also looking for people to communicate with area human resources managers in office buildings. Let's give them to tools to register people when they move here for a new job!

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Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

Joining Tax Preparation & Voter Registration To Increase Registration

  • Arlington Mill Community Center- Room 525 (map)
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Brookings Senior Fellow Vanessa Williamson will present the findings from her innovative research that linked voter registration to tax preparation for low and middle income through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) in Ohio and Texas. The results were surprising and positive! The Filer Voter program doubled the likelihood of unregistered tax filers registering to vote.

Speaker: Vanessa Williamson, Senior Fellow Brookings Governance Studies and Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy, Harvard University. Author, "Read My Lips: Why Americans are Proud to Pay Taxes."

Location: Arlington Mill Community Center. Parking in underground/garage.

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Jun
1
12:00 PM12:00

2019 Annual Meeting & 75th Anniversary Celebration

  • Hilton Garden Inn Arlington/Courthouse Plaza (map)
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You are invited to join the celebration by attending our annual member meeting on June 1, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn Arlington/Courthouse. The meeting will feature an anniversary luncheon featuring Elaine Weiss author of “The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote”, followed by the annual League business meeting.

All attendees will receive a 75th Anniversary Commemorative Booklet honoring some of the many accomplishments of LWV Arlington. If you cannot attend our celebration, you can still purchase a copy of the Booklet at checkout. Attendees may order additional copies.

The meeting will begin at 12:00 noon with a reception and book signing with Ms Weiss on the patio. You may purchase the paperback now or at the meeting (LWV Arlington receives a portion of the proceeds.) These make great holiday gifts! LWV Arlington members who want to read the book before the meeting please contact Joan for pick up information.

Celebration Reservations here

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May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Women and the Vote

  • National Archives William G. McGowan Theater (map)
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What methods did suffragists use to communicate their message, and how did public representations of women shape the battle for the 19th Amendment? Moderated by Tamara Keith, NPR White House Correspondent and co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast, panelists Rebecca Boggs Roberts, author of Suffragists in Washington, DC; Elisabeth Griffith, author of In Her Own Right; and Linda Lumsden, professor of journalism, University of Arizona, will discuss the unparalleled communications machine of the suffrage movement and how that struggle in the early 1900s continues to shape the women’s movement today.

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May
5
1:30 PM13:30

Election 2019 Debate - Theo Stamos & Parisa Dehghani-Taft - Commonwealth Attorney.

The League of Women Voters of Arlington in conjunction with the Nu Xi Zeta Chapter, Alexandria and the AAUW Arlington Branch invite you to a candidate debate between Parisa Dehghani-Taft and Theo Stamos for Commonwealth Attorney.

Attendees will have be able to ask questions of both candidates and meet with them as time allows.

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Apr
27
2:30 PM14:30

Elections 2019 Debate - Alfonso Lopez and Julius Spain, Sr. for Gen. Assembly Dist. 49.

  • Columbia Pike Library - Westmont Room (map)
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The League of Women Voters of Arlington in conjunction with the Nu Xi Zeta Chapter, Alexandria and the AAUW Arlington Branch invite you to a candidate debate between Julius Spain, Sr. and Alfonso Lopez for the General Assembly District 49.

Attendees will have be able to ask questions of both candidates and meet with them as time allows.

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Apr
13
1:45 PM13:45

Post 2019 State General Assembly Legislative Forum @ Arlington Independent Media

Please join Delegates Patrick Hope, Alfonso Lopez and Mark Levine and State Senators Barbara Favola and Janet Howell for a review of the past session of the General Assembly.

Learn the fates of important legislation and prospects for future passage.

This will be live streamed from the AIM studios.

1:45 - Networking & refreshments

2:15 - 3:45 - Discussion w/Q&A

NOTE that we will start promptly at 2:15 because we're live-streaming; come early to get seated in the studio beforehand; late arrivals may have to be seated in the overflow room.

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Mar
26
7:00 PM19:00

“Power of Black Women Voters” Program

Recent elections have brought attention to both the value and disregard of the Black women's vote. As we move toward the celebration of the centennial of the 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote, we take a look at the role of Black women as suffragists, activists, voters, and political leaders.

Join Gloria Browne-Marshall, JD, MA, Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, along with moderator Krysta Jones, founder and CEO of Vote Lead Impact, Inc., as they discusses the power of Black women voters and how we can leverage all voters to create better public policy for all.

This event is co hosted by Arlington County Libraries, Women's Vote Centennial Initiative, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.***, Nu Xi Zeta chapter, League of Women Voters of Arlington, and Virginia's List.

*** Zeta Phi Beta Sorority is celebrating its Centennial in 2020 !!!

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Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

Workshop: How to Assure Voting Rights In VA with the ACLU of Virginia

Virginia has a long way to go to remove restrictions to voting including the arduous process for restoring rights.

The ACLU and LWV worked together during this past legislative session to support an amendment to the Virginia Constitution. Unfortunately, the legislation did not pass.

The process to amend the Constitution is long requiring the passage of the amendment by two sessions of the General Assembly before it goes to the voters. Therefore, we have much work to do!

Join ACLU Virginia Executive Director Claire Guthrie Gastañaga, for a conversation on what we have to do to make this a reality!

Proposed wording of amendment:

Every person 18 or over, is a citizen, a Virginia resident and who registers shall have the fundamental right to vote in the commonwealth, and such right shall not be abridged by law.

Register to participate

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Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

Can Women Save Democracy? Special Event @ GMU Founders Hall Arlington Campus

  • George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government Founder's Hall (map)
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Women Political Leaders in the Time of Trump and #MeToo. 

Join the Schar School of Policy and Government for the first annual Martha V. Pennino Panel on Gender Equity and Inclusion. For this discussion we will consider how women come to power, the nature of their accomplishments, and the significance of closing the gender gap during this historical juncture. Join us for a reception after the discussion in the art gallery of Founders Hall. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. (Reception to follow)
Founders Hall at George Mason University's Arlington Campus. Featuring: 

Representative Jennifer Wexton (VA 10)

Anne Holton, former Virginia Secretary of Education, Visiting Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government

Virginia House Democratic Leader Eileen Filler-Corn (House District 41)

Virginia House Democratic Caucus Chair Charniele Herring (HD 46)

Delegate Ken Plum (House District 36)

Moderated and Organized by Dr. Bonnie Stabile and Dr. Toni-Michell Travis, Directors, Gender and Policy (GAP) Initiative

This is the first in a planned annual series named for Martha Pennino, one of the longest serving members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, whose tenure began in 1967 after having served on the Vienna Town Council and as Vice Mayor.

 

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Feb
23
1:00 PM13:00

A discussion: “Bipartisan Options to Address the Growing Influence of Money in Politics”

  • George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School (map)
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Bipartisan Options to Address the Growing Influence of Money in Politics …

How can we resolve the problem of money in politics in a bipartisan fashion?

After a viewing of "Should we amend the Constitution to Authorize Political Spending Limits" we will have a discussion on bi-partisan ways to control money in poitics.

Our speakers will be former Republican Congressman Tom Davis and former DOJ prosecutor Gene Rossi.

There will be time for questions.

We may take photos to use on social media - let us know if you do not want your photo taken.

Co Sponsored by American Promise.

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

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