Category: Advocacy

August 16, 2022 – Williamsburg-James City County School Board – Observer Corps Report

The regular August 16 School Board was short. The Board voted to approve numerous changes to school policies that had been read and discussed in previous sessions. The only vote that elicited questions and comments was the increase in school lunch prices. The higher price is required to cover increased costs. For the previous two…

August 2022 – Colonial Behavioral Health – Observer Corps Report

Colonial Behavioral Health (CBH) – Board of Directors Meeting August 2, 2022 LWV-WA Observer Report from Patricia Black-Evers Abbreviations CAN – Community Access Network https://www.communityaccessnetwork.org/ CBH – Colonial Behavioral Health https://www.colonialbh.org/ DBHDS – Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services https://dbhds.virginia.gov/ WHF –  Williamsburg Health Foundation https://williamsburghealthfoundation.org/ CBH Crisis Services CBH would like to…

LWV-WA $1000 Scholarship

Scholarship was awarded to Jamestown High School senior, Rebecca Delbos, on Sunday, May 22. LWV-WA members approved a 2021-2022 local League budget that included Our first $1000 scholarship (administered through Williamsburg Community Foundation’s Scholarship Fund) to a student graduating from Jamestown, Lafayette or Warhill High School who plans to pursue studies in civics, government, politics,…

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, presented “JUNETEENTH:…

A Quick 60 (minutes) on Immigration

Guest speaker: Professor Stacy Kern-Scheerer W&M Law Professor & Immigration Clinic Founding Director Held on May 27, 2021 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 College.She is…

State League Issues Groups

Do you know how the League of Women Voters works to shape and direct state law and policy? Issues Groups are the basis for League lobbying. Groups lobby from a position on an issue and stay on top of changes in the issue of interest. Are you interested in any of these issues? Join a…

Jasper Johns. Flag. 1954-1955

Civics 101: The FIGHT for VOTING RIGHTS IN AMERICA: Past, Present & Future

CIVICS 101 webinar #2Held on Tuesday, July 21 at 4 p.m. A good way to catch up on the context for Virginia’s changes to election laws and rules coming for the November election. How did voting rights in our Constitution evolve since 1787? What did our Founding Fathers envision about voting? What is the history…

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