Making Democracy Work

Making Democracy Work

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

A BOOK CLUB Focusing on US History and the United States Constitution

There will be an organizational meeting of the Arlington League's HISTORY BOOK CLUB on Sunday, April 30 at 2:PM at Joan Porte's house, 5800 North 23rd Street, Arlington.

The monthly book club will focus on US History and subsequent issues surrounding the United States Constitution. Our goal is to promote the education and discussion of this vital document and our roots.

This group is not limited to League members so please invite any interested friends.

Possible books for discussion
picture of constitution

ANNUAL MEETING AND BREAKFAST Sat., May 20, 2017 9:30AM - Noon Details to follow



May 11 - 13 - Democratic caucus for County Board and School Board (Arlington only)

May 22 - voter registration deadline for June 13 primary

June 13 - Primary for all state races

Sept 22 - absentee voting for Gov. starts

Oct 16 - voter registration deadline for general election

Nov 7 - general election including GOVERNOR.

'I know my vote will count' poster

Know Your Rights PALM CARD

We ALL need to understand and exercise our civil rights.This "Palm Card", created by the ACLU, is useful for all citizens. Please share it with advocacy groups and especially immigrants. Well informed is well prepared.

Your card is here

Arlington League in Action

April 2nd LWV-Arlington volunteer, Nancy Tate, lead a discussion with County Manager Mark Schwartz on how the changes in Washington will impact the citizens of Arlington County. Arlington County Manager addessing group

LWV-Arlington partnered up with Inspire Virginia in February and March to register hundreds of Arlington Public High School Students.

LWV-Arlington volunteers, Suzanne Dunn, Sharon Simkin at H-B Woodlawn
league members lead discussion about students' voices matter students in goverment class
students vote in government class students vote in government class

Arlington LWV members Marj Signer and Mary Voulgaris attended the Women's Legislative Round Tables and were invited by Delegate Alfonso Lopez to view House of Delegates from the House floor.

Arlington Reps on the floor of Virginia House of Delegates

Advocacy 2017: National, State and County Contact Information

Keep this information by your computer and phone. Contact my Arlington representatives DAILY

State-wide Virginia General Assembly members' contact information

Virginia State 2017 Legislative Session-Track the Bills


Find TOOLS for CONTACTING YOUR REPRESENTATIVES Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen to you at INDIVISIBLE


DOWNLOAD: "COUNTABLE" AppStore | Google PlayCountable logo

Be up to date on laws that are coming up to be voted upon by congress and just current events such as appointments to the new administration. Countable


Stay on top of the County's events and news, provided alerts to traffic and Metro delays,real-time traffic data, voting maps and info, an easy-to-use County staff directory and more. Today's My Arlington app has a fresh, new design, starting with the home screen. A tiled, customizable layout offers easier navigation.


Sunday, December 11, a group of neighbors attended the forum on Local Advocacy, at Texas Jack's BB. We were encouraged to become dedicated advocates for the cause most important to us by the organizer Anna Leonard and the presenters Mary Hynes, Marj Signer, and Judy Helein.
Advocacy Forum Presenters Mary Hynes, Marj Signer, Judy Helein, and Anna Leonard

Advocacy Forum Attendees

Advocacy Forum Attendees

Here's What We've Been Doing

Here are our recent Bulletins:

February-March 2017

January 2017

November-December 2016.

October 2016.

September 2016.

Summer 2016.

April 2016.

March 2016.

February 2016.

January 2016.

Let us know if you would like to join us in planning events or doing policy advocacy.

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Women can vote. Why are we still here? Because our democracy needs care and attention. Because we are fearless and relentless.

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Closing the Coverage Gap: Medicaid

Pictures from our Medicaid forum