3 June Edition We are kicking 2020 voter registration events into high gear with a planning meeting of the Voter Access Committee on June 8 at 7:00 PM. Please join us – it is all hands-on deck for November – and it starts now.
20 May Edition Thanks to all who came to our first virtual annual meeting. While it was difficult not to see you “for real,” virtual world does make it possible for people who have a hard time getting to meetings to participate. Our brainstorming session yielded many great ideas on how to conduct voter registration/GOTV during Covid ,as well as how we can witness ballots for July 7. The Election Integrity and Voter Access Committees will be working on plans to turn these great ideas into action.
6 May Edition Despite Covid we are holding our annual meeting. We will have a Zoom meeting on May 16 at 10:00 AM. Our speaker will be Chairman of the Virginia Board of Elections, Bob Brink. I am sure he will have much to say about “elections during Covid.” Join us!
15 April Edition If you want to help people in underserved communities, join the NAACP and Reclaim Our Vote to reach African Americans who are being removed from the voting registers in Texas, North Carolina, etc.
1 April Edition It may be April Fool’s Day but there is nothing funny about the Covid 19 pandemic. However, our work continues and has never been more important. As soon as the final ballot for June 9 is established (around April 6) we will be reaching out to condominium and apartment managers and civic associations with information sheets on how to get absentee ballots.
18 March Edition Responding to Emerging Urgent Community Needs :We are in new territory as COVID-19 comes to Arlington, and community needs related to housing and food security are surfacing. We ask our membership to be aware of community appeals in this newsletter.
4 March Edition Our Voter Access Chair, Pam Berg, testified before the Senate Privileges and Elections Committee on behalf of LWV Virginia on the National Popular Vote.
19 February Edition Join us as we march from Monroe Park to the Virginia State Capitol to celebrate Virginia making history for equal rights! This year, Virginia became the 38th and final state needed to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
5 February Edition Huge congratulations to Arlington League leaders Seema Kakad Jain and Nancy Tate! They will be featured in an exhibit, “Women’s Work: Then and Now,” showcasing exemplary female leaders over more than a century of Arlington history. Please join us in celebrating Seema, Nancy, and the other honorees on Thursday, March 5, at the Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. The reception is at 6:30, followed by a talk by Liza Mundy about her book Code Girls.
22 January Edition Mark your calendar for a very special and fun anniversary celebration here in Arlington – Our Centennial Soiree on Tuesday, February 18 from 6 – 9 PM at Mrs. Peacock’s Champagne Lounge! We will be toasting to the 100 years of activism of the League of Women Voters and the passage of the 19th Amendment. We will also be celebrating the many woman and men who fought for the right to vote for all women through games.
8 January Edition What a year it will be - its time for voter registration!. We have three elections in Virginia this year, Super Tuesday is on March 8, the Federal and local primary day is June 9 and the General Election on November 3. Find out how you can help!