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Virginia Governor Candidates 2021

November 2: Virginia Governor Election

Check out your local ballot for Virginia’s governor, General Assembly, and local elections. Everyone in the state votes for the governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general. After that, there’s a huge amount of variety depending on where you live. Voters in James City County, City of Williamsburg, and York County get to vote in the…

FALL GENERAL MEETING

Save the date! This meeting will be on Zoom – register hereAfter registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Guest speaker: James City County police chief Eric A. Peterson  Read up on Williamsburg’s plan to add a civilian advisory committee to the police, and consider applying. Chief Eric A. Peterson…

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 book cover: Democracy in One Book or Less

Book Club !

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 at 4:30 pm Our local League Book Club goal will hold quarterly book club meetings, eventually hopefully in-person. Our next meeting will now be on Zoom. The Washington Post says that DEMOCRACY IN ONE BOOK OR LESS by David Litt “brings Dave Barry-style humor to an illuminating book on what is wrong…

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…

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