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The Untold Story of Women of Color in the League of Women Voters

Join us online!Thursday, October 15 4:30pm Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkinsthe 15th President of LWV-US from 1998 to 2002 Please register in advance for this meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtd-6gqTsvHtUHk3v4b4TorOaojEpF8_3U After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. She will speak to us live from her home to your homes via Zoom.Her latest book is The…

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…

Candidate Forums – what was said?

If you missed the League candidate forums on Wednesday and Thursday this week, you can read up on the coverage from the Gazette. The article text is also included below. Local candidates pitch their experience and vision to voters By Jack Jacobs Staff writer James City County — Incumbents touted accomplishments and argued their experience…

Chris Piper to speak at the annual meeting today!

LWV-Williamsburg Area Fall Reception is today, September 19 at 4:30 p.m. at Legacy Hall in New Town. Speaker: Chris Piper, Virginia Department of Elections Commissioner. Hear the latest on election integrity in Virginia. Our program BEGINS promptly at 4:30 p.m., so please arrive a bit early. Wine & Cheese Reception will follow. No cost. New…

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…

The April 2019 newsletter is here, & we’ve been busy!

Mary Schilling, President Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy. While it’s easy to get discouraged these days, there have been some positive signs of responsible engagement in the challenging issues of the day. Our League consistently was well represented at the weekly Women’s Legislative Roundtables during General Assembly. Each week also included opportunities to meet with our…

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