What We Do and
Our top priorities for 2018-2019, as chosen at our Annual Membership Meeting , are:
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
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'
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
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”.
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
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
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