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What is Juneteenth?

Why did neither slavery nor the Civil War end at Appomattox Courthouse? Why did Lincoln’s hand shake as he signed the Emancipation Proclamation? What is Juneteenth and how has it evolved? Who celebrates it and will it become a national holiday? The Williamsburg Area League of Women Voters, in partnership with Williamsburg Regional Library, invites the…

Williamsburg Annual Meeting

4 PM: Meet Our Commonwealth AttorneyAfterwards, stay for some annual local League business.Click here for the link to register.  The annual meeting allows members to collectively consider and adopt an annual budget and to elect local organization officers and directors. Members may also give direction to the Board. You will need to register in advance for…

Book Club !

The May book club choice is One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson (2018), available in paperback and ebook. “In One Person, No Vote, New York Times bestselling author Carol Anderson lays bare the insidious truths about voter suppression” (from the book jacket). This book was published before the…

A Quick 60 (minutes) on Immigration

Guest speaker: Professor Stacy Kern-Scheerer W&M Law Professor & Immigration Clinic Founding Director Save the date: May 27, 4 PM Professor Kern-Scheerer, a magna cum laude graduate of Boston University School of Law, earned her Master of Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health and her B.A., magna cum laude, in Sociology and French from Beloit…

Virginia Governor Candidates: three photos of Glenn Youngkin (R), Terry McAuliffe (D), and Princess Blanding (I)

Virginia’s 2021 Governor Race

UPDATE June 25: Check out information about the Republican convention, Democratic primary, and independent governor candidate Princess Blanding at the Virginia Public Access Project. Virginia will be electing a new governor this fall (our governors aren’t allowed to run for re-election right after their term) and here’s what’s happening so far: Republicans will be holding…

Making Your Vote Count in 2021

Watch the recording: Dianna Moorman, Director of Elections and General Registrar for James City County, will cover absentee voting, registration requirements and an update on the redistricting process. Pam Berg, LWV-Virginia Voter Access Committee Chair, will give an overview of election-related legislation taken up by the recent General Assembly. LWV President, Sudie Watkins, says, “It…

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