We need just one more state to ratify the ERA - so let's make it Virginia.
Please join the League of Women Voters of Arlington, Falls Church, Fairfax and Loudoun counties to write postcards in support of the ERA in advance of the next session of the Virginia General Assembly. We will also have information on other ways you can support the ERA!
It will be a fun and informative afternoon. Enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow League members and any beverages and wonderful Uncle Julio’s Mexican food you wish to purchase.
Calling a new constitutional convention under Article V of the U.S. Constitution is a threat to every American’s constitutional rights and civil liberties.
Article V convention proponents and wealthy special interest groups are dangerously close to forcing the calling of a constitutional convention to enact a federal balanced budget amendment (BBA). This would be the first constitutional convention since the original convention in 1787!
Thomas Wolf of the Brennan Center for Justice will help us understand what a nonpartisan redistricting panel should look like. How do we constitute a group of people who can render fair districts assuring our votes do count.
We need you to take action to be sure that we get the chance to have a panel in Virginia!
The Arlington League of Woman Voters presents Citizenship 101!
Join Delegate Patrick Hope (D. 47), County Board Chair Katie Christol and William Sands of the Arlington Registrar's Office for a discussion on Citizenship benefits and responsibilities in Arlington County. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn what programs are on the horizon for next year.
Space is limited as we are making this available to clients of the Arlington Street People's Assistance Network who have recently moved into their own homes!
Come to the Arlington League's second Get Out the Vote Postcard writing party. Enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow League members - and any adult beverages and wonderful Mexican food you wish to purchase - as we write postcards reminding our fellow Arlingtonians to vote.
Say hello to your fellow League members at our fall social! This is great for new members learning about what we do and veterans who want to catch up.
Join us in an informal and relaxed setting to find out what the League is doing this year! There will be light refreshments and lots of opportunity for discussion and mingling!
RSVP to follow soon ...
Four top election security experts will explain the threats to our electoral process and what election officials are—or should be—doing to protect and make sure your vote is counted as you intend.
Lynn Garland, an unaffiliated authority on election security, is co-executive editor of “Principles and Best Practices of Post-Election Audits.” She has worked on evaluating optical scan systems for Maryland’s State Board of Elections and currently serves on the federal Voluntary Voting Systems Guidelines cybersecurity working group to help establish standards for future voting systems. Ms. Garland was previously a manager in manufacturing operations for a Fortune 100 electronics company.
Jeremy Epstein, a cybersecurity researcher for over 30 years, now with the National Science Foundation, leads a portfolio of 20 research programs, including cybersecurity, privacy, and networking. He also serves on the advisory committee of Verified Voting Foundation and is vice chair of the Association for Computing Machinery US Technology Policy Council. In addition, Mr. Epstein is chief elections officer for precinct #841 in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Liz Howard is Counsel for the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University, focusing on cybersecurity and elections. She was formerly Deputy Commissioner of Elections for the Virginia Department of Elections. In that role, Ms. Howard coordinated several election modernization efforts, including decertification of all paperless voting systems, implementation of the electronic Motor Voter program, and adoption of online, paperless absentee ballot applications. Previously, she served as General Counsel for Rock the Vote.
Audrey Malagon is a Batten Associate Professor of Mathematics at Virginia Wesleyan University. Working with Virginia legislators and election officials, she has been active in promoting election security. As a member of the inaugural Verified Voting Audit Roadshow, Dr. Malagon has widely advocated risk-limiting audits. Her writing on a range of election security topics has appeared in newspapers in Virginia and West Virginia.
The Arlington League of Women Voters and the Alexandria Association of University Women are sponsoring a debate for Alexandria City School Board candidates.
District A Debate- 1:00 - 2:00 PM
District B Debate - 2:00 - 3:00 PM
District C Debate - 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Join us to question your candidate and learn their positions on important issues! This is Democracy in action!
Hear from One Virginia 2021 director Brian Cannon on what you can do now to help get urgent legislation passed through the General Assembly this winter to end partisan gerrymandering in Virginia.
If we don't act now, we are doomed to at least another decade of being the most gerrymandered state in the country! It is all hands on deck!
The Arlington League of Woman Voters presents another Sips and Civility Program!
Our focus this time is the restoration of ex-felon rights in Virginia. Unfortunately, our Commonwealth has one of the most difficult systems for those who have paid their dues to society to become voters again. We will learn about this process and how you can help change it from Elizabeth Jones Valderrama, a Director [scroll to bottom of the page] of Offender Aid and Restoration OAR.
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Learn what you can do to remedy this situation! You will leave better informed and have the chance to write postcards to County Board members.
The ERA needs one more state to vote yes in order to be ratified - and we can do it in Virginia. Join us and Chair, Julie Tanner, for our inaugural meeting on September 12 @ 7 PM - Pres. Joan Porte's home - 5800 23 Street North - Arlington.
Connie Wesley, LWV a member of the Wilmette, Illinois chapter, will be in town and will share their Powerpoint Presentation on this issue. Ann Sharp has graciously agreed to host her and any other LWV Arlington member interested in learning more about dissolving the Electoral College.
Contact Ann if you can come or can't make it but want more information. email@example.com.
All organizations requesting more than 25 voter registration forms must have trained people at voter registration events - this is a great opportunity to prepare yourself and your group for the 2018 election cycle.
The Arlington League of Woman Voters in conjunction with VOICE (Virginians Organized for Interfaith Civic Engagement) is offering an in-person voter registration training. Mr. Garry Ellis of the Virginia Election Commission will conduct the class.
This is a much more comprehensive program that the on-line class and Mr. Ellis will be available to answer your voter registration questions.
To attend the event and earn your certificate RSVP here
Please join the Arlington League of Woman Voters and Professor Michael Latner as he discusses the effect of gerrymandering on the will of the people. Professor Latner is the Kendall Voting Rights Fellow at the Union of Concerned Scientist and co-author of ”Gerrymandering in America: The House of Representatives, the Supreme Court and the Future of Popular Sovereignty.”
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Robert Remes, the attorney for the Dream Project*', will update us on the increased danger these dreamers face in the current environment and what you can do to help them either through the project's scholarship or mentoring programs.
Food provided by Cafe Sazon.
*The Dream Project empowers students whose immigration status creates barriers to education by working with them to access and succeed in college through scholarships, mentoring, family engagement, and advocacy.
Cost $20 per person to cover the cost of food and room rental. Any profit will be donated to the Dream Project. Pay by credit card on the "HERE link" above or cash at the door.