Category: Public Education

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…

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…

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…

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…

Action and Advocacy Interest Groups Are Underway

Linda Rice, Action and Advocacy Coordinator You can join one (or more!) of these groups!  Become an interest group member to become more engaged with our League mission: Empowering Voters, Defending Democracy.   At its October 3 meeting, the LWV-WA board adopted a policy presented by Action and Advocacy Coordinator Linda Rice to guide interest…

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