Category: State Government

Advocacy Challenge 2021!

The new Advocacy Challenge is out, and your Local League could win! The challenge starts now. This friendly competition measures advocacy, proportionate to the size of your Local League. Winners will be notified at Convention in 2021. The Virginia General Assembly is already filing bills for the Jan 13, 2021 General Session. Here is how you can…

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…

Williamsburg City Council Election Candidates

RESULTS of the May 19, 2020 City Council election: City Council results: two newcomers joined the Williamsburg City Council and will be starting their terms on July 1, 2020. Caleb T. Rogers and Pat Dent received the first and second largest numbers of votes, respectively. Incumbent Barbara Ramsey was re-elected to the council, but incumbent…

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