Category: Advocacy

Learn about the upcoming General Assembly session

LWV-VA Women’s Legislative Pre-Session Wednesday, December 2Virtual & FREE in 2020 Every year in December, the League of Women Voters of Virginia sponsors a Pre-Session Women’s Legislative Roundtable before the next Virginia General Assembly Session. Directors and policy and advocacy experts from many nonprofit organizations speak about their priority issues and legislation, and give their predictions…

What does Virginia’s redistricting amendment change?

Printable version The Status Quo: Process Districts drawn by the General Assembly Zero requirements for transparency or public engagement Redistricting occurs the year following the Census, but the General Assembly can also choose to redistrict mid-decade Map drawing criteria SB717 & the current constitution: contiguous, compactness, equal population requirement, preservation of communities of interest, prohibits…

What’s on the Virginia ballot about redistricting

We believe that amending the constitution is the only way to clarify a partisan legislature’s role in redistricting. The current method for drawing new districts (which happens every ten years after a census) is outlined inArticle II, Section 6 of the current Virginia Constitution: “electoral districts (are) established by the General Assembly.” However, there are…

Get excited! There’s a Redistricting Amendment on the Virginia ballot November 3

Get excited – there’s a big change coming to Virginia politics, and you can be a part of it when you vote this fall. Along with all the famous people on the ballot this fall, there is a new Virginia constitutional amendment for the state’s voters to consider. Two consecutive General Assemblies (first with a…

Redistricting Update: We’re Not There Yet

by Phoebe Kent, Voter editor Quoted material below from Jackie Rivas, LWV Arlington (from October 2019 Virginia Voter) “Virginia has an historic opportunity that we can’t let slip away. In the 2019 General Assembly, our legislators passed House Joint Resolution No. 615. HJR 615 is a constitutional amendment to create a citizen-led redistricting commission to…

LWV-VA Pre-Session Women’s Legislative Roundtable

Prepare for the 2020 General Assembly Session Get Your Tickets Here Please join us at the LWV-VA Pre-Session on December 4 to prepare for advocacy and action in the 2020 General Assembly Session and network with Virginia advocacy groups! This is your opportunity to hear about our legislative priorities and those of our many partners…

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