Year: 2019

What does the League do?

We thought about what we’ve been up to the past year and wanted to share it with you. The League pursues non-partisan political work that educates voters and supports our community. Voter Service The League’s Voter Registration team attended a June 14, 2018, Flag Day Naturalization Ceremony, registering new citizens as voters. The President wrote…

Monday’s Gun Violence Prevention Talk

Thanks to our speaker, Lori Haas, the Virginia State Director for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, for a thorough and heartfelt rundown of her organization’s common-sense goals for General Assembly legislation for the next sessions. Key goals include reintroducing the one-handgun-a-month purchase limit to address handgun trafficking, achieving universal background checks, and achieving Extreme…

General Assembly Results and Observations

Excerpted from a Voter Express article by Carol Noggle, Voter Protection Officer, State League of Virginia Yes, it was a “wild” General Assembly session, as one newspaper headline stated. All sorts of unanticipated drama involving constitutional officers, but the legislative process continued with the LWV-VA and others in attendance. Observers could see during floor sessions…

The April 2019 newsletter is here, & we’ve been busy!

Mary Schilling, President Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy. While it’s easy to get discouraged these days, there have been some positive signs of responsible engagement in the challenging issues of the day. Our League consistently was well represented at the weekly Women’s Legislative Roundtables during General Assembly. Each week also included opportunities to meet with our…

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