Category: Public Education

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,…

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…

What did the League do? (2018-2019)

The League pursued 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 a formal letter to Virginia Elections Commissioner Chris Piper in June 2018, regarding League’s concern about mapping errors…

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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