Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, September 10, 2015
7-9 pm
Arlington County Dept of Human Services
2100 Washington Blvd., Sequoia Plaza
Arlington, VA
Medicaid Expansion: Who Benefits?. What do you really know about Medicaid expansion? Today, many Virginians do not have health coverage. Either their workplace does not provide it, they do not qualify for Medicaid, or they do not earn enough to afford insurance. The cost of caring for them is spread among health professionals, hospitals, local government and taxpayers. Hear the full story about Medicaid expansion in this informative forum.
Jeffrey Connor-Naylor, Program Director for the Northern Virginia office of the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis
Senator Mary Margaret Whipple, Regional Director for Community and Member Outreach for the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association
Dr. Jennifer Lee, Deputy Secretary for the Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
Jody Steiner-Kelly, Director of Clinical Administration, Arlington Free Clinic
Joe Vidulich, Vice President, Government Relations, Fairfax Chamber of Commerce
State Senator Barbara Favola, 31st District
Free event. Register by emailing: : Cosponsors: LWV of Falls Church; Northern VA chapter, Interfaith Center for Public Policy
Thursday, June 4, 2015
6:30 pm check-in; 7 pm program
George Mason Arlington Campus
3301 Fairfax Drive
Hazel Hall Room 120
Why Redistricting Matters. Featuring Brian Cannon, OneVirginia2021 & Sara Fitzgerald, League of Women Voters
This year, federal courts, state courts, and state legislatures are considering redistricting issues. These decisions, and how they are addressed, will affect every Virginian. The term "gerrymandering" is the manipulation of legislative district boundaries and Virginia has been ranked as one of the most gerrymandered states in the nation. Lines are redrawn in the Commonwealth after every 10-year census -- and in 2021 the Virginia General Assembly will sign state and Congressional maps into law.
Come learn more about the potential impact of the redistricting process in Virginia and across the nation at this special public forum hosted by George Mason University's School of Policy, Government International Affairs with OneVirginia2012, The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Arlington, The LWV of Falls Church, and the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
9:30 am - 12 pm
Sheraton Pentagon City
900 S. Orme St.
LWV-Arlington Annual Meeting.