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What We Do and

Have Achieved

Our top priorities for 2018-2019, as chosen at our Annual Membership Meeting , are:

Voter Registration

Voter Protection

Affordable Housing

Redistricting

Check for our future Events. View what we've achieved so far in 2018 at our Gallery

The League was founded in 1920 just 6 months before the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, which gave women the right to vote.  The League began as a “mighty political experiment” designed to help 20 million women carry out their new responsibilities as voters and to participate in shaping public policy. From the beginning, the League has been non-partisan, neither supporting nor opposing a candidate or political party. But it does believe in an active and informed citizenry. To that end, Leagues undertake voter registration efforts, advocate when necessary, and provide straightforward information on important issues so that voters can make their own decisions.

The Arlington League, established in 1944, is a nonpartisan organization that conducts public forums on a wide array of issues of concern to the Arlington community. We also advocate for policy on positions established through internal study and democratic consensus. We do not take positions on candidates or political parties.

An Overview of 2018

June 2018

  • Arlington League members attended the LWV National Convention in Chicago.
  • Joined UUAC for a Sips and Civility Event: Experiencing the Lives of DACA and Dreamer Kids of Arlington featuring Robert Remes, the attorney for the Dream Project.
  • Affordable Housing Monthly Committee Meeting

  • Promoted and attended: Confronting Diversity: Housing Policies for a Truly Inclusive Community - Featuring: Senator Kaine
  • Joined AGLA and UUAC to present: “LGBTQ Rights in Virginia: Where We Are Now?”
  • Joined Falls Church League presenting a workshop: 'League Membership 101'

May 2018

  • Held a voter registration event at the Arlington Mill Farmer's Market

  • Convened Arlington League's Annual Meeting and Breakfast

  • Book Club met to discuss: "Miracle At Philadelphia"

  • Promoted and attended: "Putting Women Back into History", a benefit for the Suffragist Association

APRIL 2018

  • Affordable Housing Committee Meeting

  • Promoted and attended: A-SPAN's 5th Annual "Coming Home Breakfast" fundraiser

  • Hosted a Roundtable: Our state Delegates and Senators Reporting on the 2018 VA General Assembly.

  • Hosted a Social: Sips and Civility - Let's Talk! --- Even About Touchy Issues

  • Hosted An Expert Who presented: “Gerrymandering and the Supreme Court”.

MARCH 2018

  • Continued  High School voter registrations

  • Hosted: appointments with Senator Kaine's Staff

  • Hosted: Sips and Civility Social: Virginia General Assembly Trivia Night!

  • Promoted: Gun Safety & the Safety of American Schools: a Conversation with Congressman Beyer

  • Promoted The 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative: Women’s Suffrage and the Vote: Funding Feminism

  • Book Club hosted: a Presentation on the NATIONAL ARCHIVES

FEBRUARY 2018

  • Held Committee Meeting: Fair Redistricting in 2021

  • Hosted:  Social at Cassatt's to Plan 2018 Activities

  • Monthly Book Club - Henry David Thoreau's – “Civil Disobedience”

  • Presented: Voter Registration Training

  • Organized and Held: High School Voter Registration 20 Feb - 2 Mar

January 2018

  • LWV Arlington Redistrcting Committee Meeting

  • LWV Women's Legislative Roundtable/Lobbying

  • Membership invited to Position Review/Program Planning with membership pre board meeting

  • Book Club: A discussion on the formation of the Electoral College with Dr. T. Lindsay Moore


View these videos to learn more about the League's history and our call to action.

 

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