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
ANNUAL MEETING AND BREAKFAST Sat., May 20, 2017 9:30AM - Noon Details to follow
PREPARE FOR 2017 ELECTIONS
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
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.
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.
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
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.
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
TOOLS for the ACTIVE ARLINGTON CITIZEN
Find TOOLS for CONTACTING YOUR REPRESENTATIVES
Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen to you at INDIVISIBLE
ADVOCATING FOR DEMOCRACY
DOWNLOAD: "COUNTABLE" AppStore | Google Play
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.
DOWNLOAD MY ARLINGTON APP: App Store | Google Play
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.
The POWER of ACTING LOCALLY
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.
Mary Hynes, Marj Signer, Judy Helein, and Anna Leonard
Here's What We've Been Doing
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Closing the Coverage Gap: Medicaid
Pictures from our Medicaid forum