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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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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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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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

Register HERE

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Feb
10
6:30 PM18:30

Training for 2019 High School Voter Registration Campaign

For the fourth year LWV Arlington and our partner Inspire Virginia will visit all of the Arlington High School government classes to register new voters.

For all who are interested in volunteering to work on this project, please join us on Feb 10 for training and information on this year’s effort.

Register for training HERE

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Jan
19
1:30 PM13:30

Action Day Activities @ Central Library Auditorium

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If you are going to the Women's March - stop by on your way back - the library is near the metro! Come and bring your friends and family to our day of action – postcard and email event!

Whether you are interested in supporting: the ERA, election security, nonpartisan redistricting, restoration of voting rights, no excuse early voting or want to support a fair 2020 Census – come to our Day of Action. You can write a postcard, (or email if you bring your I-pad or phone). We will also have information on how you can write letters to the editor and take other actions!

This is your chance to catch up on the legislation moving through the General Assembly and to make an impact!

Please register

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Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

Arlington Chapter Policy Review

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This is the time of year we review our policies at our monthly board meeting @ Glebe School 1770 N Glebe Road – Meeting Room is on the first floor – first right.


Click here https://lwv-arlingtonva.org/nonpartisanship-policy-bylaws/
and move down to local issues, policies, and by laws and additional policies. If you have an ideas about updating these or adding new policies come to this meeting and share your ideas.

You can also take a look at state policies:

https://lwv-va.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/LWV-VA-Pos-In-Brief-2018-pg-size-ABradstreet.pdf

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Jan
13
3:00 PM15:00

Alexandria Membership Event

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Please come to a special meeting for our chapter members from Alexandria City. We want to learn what issues are important to you as a new legislative session and year begin.

Feel free to invite a friend who might be interested in joining the League - and advertise on your local social media outlets.

See you there!

RSVP


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Jan
12
12:45 PM12:45

Arlington Chapter LWV Membership Event @ Westover Library #3

Calling all LWV Arlington Members!

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Come to our quarterly membership meeting. Topics of discussion will include Amazon’s arrival in Arlington-Alexandria and a new sexual harassment study being proposed by the LWV of Virginia. This is a great opportunity to meet your fellow members and exchange ideas! Share your interests and help us focus on what matters to you!

Prospective members welcome! RSVP

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Jan
8
to Jan 9

Richmond ERA Trip 8-9 Jan 2019

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Join Virginians from across the state as we gather in Richmond on the opening day of the legislative session, January 9, 2019, to promote passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.  Help us create a strong presence on the first day of the session. 

People wanting to share rooms and transportation can indicate their interest  HERE

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Jan
3
7:00 PM19:00

Meet with Your Representatvies pre VA Gen Assembly

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This is your chance to tell Arlington's Delegates to the General Assembly about the issues important to you. The Virginia General Assembly starts on January 9 - send your delegate off with your recommendations for action and legislation.

You will have two minutes to tell your delegates of your legislative priorities. Sign up is first come, first serve.

RSVP

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Dec
18
7:00 PM19:00

Advanced Screening: "On the Basis of Sex"

YOUR CHANCE TO SEE THIS GROUNDBREAKING FILM BEFORE IT HITS THEATERS!

Presented in Partnership
National Woman’s Party | 2020 One Woman One Vote Festival | National Museum of Women in the Arts | League of Women Voters DC | National Portrait Gallery

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The film is an inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination. The feature premieres in 2018 in line with Justice Ginsburg’s 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court.

Reserve a seat

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Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Panel: Women and the Vote / Opposition to Women's Equality, from Suffrage to the ERA

  • National Archives William G. McGowan Theater (map)
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In partnership with the National Archives, the Equal Rights Coalition, and the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative, the National Woman’s Party presents a panel discussion on the powerful forces that have come together to work against the equal protection of women under the law since the 1900s.

Register Here

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Nov
11
2:00 PM14:00

Help Make Virginia the State that Puts the ERA in the Constitution

  • Uncle Julio's Mexican Food from Scratch (map)
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We need just one more state to ratify the ERA - so let's make it Virginia.

As founder of the National Women's Party, Alice Paul first introduced the Equal Rights Amendment to Congress in 1923.


As founder of the National Women's Party, Alice Paul first introduced the Equal Rights Amendment to Congress in 1923.

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.

REGISTER

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Nov
3
1:00 PM13:00

Learn How to Stop the Secret Movement to Destroy the Constitution

  • George Mason University Law School (map)
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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!

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