Is it still possible to have a civil conversation about politically touchy issues? YES, we at the Arlington League of Women Voters say it is always possible to find some common ground even in these divided times.
Come to Osteria da Nino Cucina and help us bridge the divide as we learn how to discuss everything with everybody!
Join us for a fun, casual and informative evening and explore with us how to have "those" conversations on issues such as gun control, health care, LGBTQ issues, climate change - or bring your own issue!
The event is open to everyone. Bring a friend, bring a neighbor - just please let us know who is coming. Admission is free but we encourage you to support our host restaurant by purchasing some food and drink!
The club resumes its regular meeting schedule to discuss Catherine Drinker Bowen's "Miracle At Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention May - September 1787".
Click on the graphic to link to a book study.
The 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative (WVCI) is an information sharing collaborative of organizations and individuals dedicated to commemorating the centennial of the 72 year fight for women to win the vote and the relevance of that struggle to issues of today. Co-chaired by Nancy Tate, of the League of Women Voters, and Jennifer Krafchik, of the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, WVCI is proud to join the National Archives in sponsoring a program that focuses on the role and sources of money in the women’s suffrage fight – both in support of and in opposition to the suffrage amendment - as well as for women in politics today.
Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW
Please join us as we discuss actions we can take to ensure no other parent has to experience this kind of trauma.
- Fred Guttenberg, a father in Parkland, Florida, who lost his 14-year daughter Jaime in the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School shooting
- Students from Alexandria City Public Schools
- U.S. House of Representative, Ted Deutch (Florida)
- U.S. House of Representative, Don Beyer (Virginia)
Join the Arlington League of Women Voters in our first in a series of Sips and Civility Programs: a Virginia General Assembly Trivia Night. Sips and Civility are nonpartisan evenings of food, beverages, and civil discourse offered by the League of Women Voters.
As the old saying goes, “All politics is local.” So let’s have some fun with our local politics! This is a great way to brush up on your knowledge, meet new friends, and win some prizes.
Bistro 360 1800 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Virginia
*** PARKING ***
FREE parking after 6:00PM on street or find a lot at 1550/1560 Wilson Blvd.
Although the senator can't be there in person, this is a terrific opportunity to get personalized and undivided attention from his staff. Please make an individual appointment by emailing Gaston_Araoz-Riveros@kaine.senate.gov. Walk in visitors will be accommodated upon staff availability.
20 Feb - 2 Mar VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to register eligible voters in all of the Arlington high schools.
Building on last two year’s success, the League is again partnering with Arlington Public Schools and Inspire Virginia to register Arlington high school students who will be old enough to vote by Nov 6, 2018.
We expect to visit 40+ classrooms to lead a short presentation/discussion on the importance of voting and register eligible voters during this period. We need to have sufficient volunteers to provide 2 people per classroom visit. Each class period lasts about 45 minutes, but recommend budgeting at least an hour per class to cover pre and post class administrative tasks.
Last year over 35 volunteers participated, successfully registering over 280 voters. We need at least that many volunteers this year.
Dr. T. Lindsay Moore* will lead a discussion on the formation of the Electoral College by getting to the roots of this very American and quite complicated system as presented in “Federalist Papers 10 and 68”.
Please review the “Federalist Papers” here:
*Adjunct Professor. United States Military Academy (International Relations) *Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University (National Security Studies)*Adjunct Professor, National Defense Intelligence College (Law and Intelligence)
The membership is invited to communicate their preferred positions for the league's 2018 Program. This input will guide the Board as they prepare the focus of the 2018 agenda at the following Board Meeting later that evening at Glebe School .
This annual kick-off to the Legislative Session provides an opportunity for those with various interests to come together and talk about what they think will be important during the upcoming Legislative Session. It is a great way to network and find new ways to share resources as well.
The Arlington League has the budget to pay for two people to spend one night in Richmond – FIRST COME / FIRST SERVED. If you are interested in a hotel stay please contact our Treasurer Don Gurney firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reservations and Agenda here
HONORING: Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, A-SPAN, and the
Westover Village Civic Association
6:30-8:30 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22204.
Know before you vote.
The League of Women Voters of Arlington invite you to meet and question the candidates running for the Virginia House of Delegates, 49th District on November 7th:
NOTE CHANGES in venue and time:
Arlington Mill Community Center,
909 S. Dinwiddie St., 22204, Room 525, 7-8:30 PM
"Voices Out of Chaos" at Yorktown HS October 27 &; 28 at 7:00pm – FREE!
The Yorktown Theatre III &; IV classes are performing Voices out of Chaos, an original play developed by the students in response to current events. The show follows a young girl’s journey as she attempts to make sense of the chaos created by the barrage of daily headlines.
Free performances will take place on October 27th and 28th , in the Yorktown H.S. auditorium, at 7:00 pm, followed by a Q&A session. The Theatre classes will also be taking this show to the Virginia High School League competition on January 20, 2018.
Let's gather 4:30-7:PM @ our local Uncle Julio's where we will be writing non partisan get out the vote postcards to newly registered Virginians! Let's ensure all qualified voters VOTE Nov 7th! Remember your pen and enjoy a margarita while you bring out the vote.
Uncle Julio's - Ballston4301 Fairfax Drive #100 Make your party reservation
Join us 7:PM September 27th, to view "Democracy for Sale" presented by LWV Arlington in partnership with Virginia Civic Engagement Table. A border and barbecue aren’t the only things Virginia and North Carolina have in common. The two states also have some of the most gerrymandered districts in the country. The screening event will be followed by a Q&A and discussion with local leaders. Reservations here
Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse
2903 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204
The 17th is the 3rd Sunday of the month and you're invited to join us for the discussion of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s
Between the World and Me
3:PM At Joan Porte’s House
5800 N 23 Street
Arlington, VA 22205