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
Join us on Feb 4 at Heavy Seas Ale House, 1501 Wilson Blvd at 7 PM to test your knowledge of woman’s accomplishments and milestones throughout history. We will also be celebrating the 99th birthday of the League! Did you know that we were born on Feb. 14?
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!
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:
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!
Calling all LWV Arlington Members!
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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!