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Investigate affordable housing

The Virginia State League is using the 2019-2020 year to study affordable housing and formulate a position that will be used for lobbying at the state and local level. Investigate the background information and form your own informed position on fairly priced housing for working class people in your community. Check out the work James…

A new Voter is here! Read the President’s Column

Mary Schilling, President Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy. See the entire Voter here. Again this year we are excited to offer to the greater Williamsburg community our signature lecture series Great Decisions, sponsored nationally by the Foreign Affairs Association and locally by the League partnering with the Williamsburg Regional Library. The program series, which runs Tuesday…

LWVUS 2018 National Convention: Creating a More Perfect Democracy

by Mary Schilling, President and LWVUS Convention Delegate More than 1,000 League of Women Voters members from across the country, representing some 762 local leagues, gathered in Chicago for the Biennial LWVUS 2018 Convention. Speakers were inspiring, sessions informative, and camaraderie intense. Most importantly, the body in plenary sessions considered numerous proposals for inclusion in the…

June State Council Report

by Anne Bradstreet Smith, LWV-VA Program Vice President The Williamsburg League was well represented at the LWV-VA Council meeting in Henrico on June 16. Thirty-eight delegates representing all local leagues were among the approximately 60 people attending. The proposed state budget was presented, and attendees heard Dr. Rachel Bitecofer, Assistant Director of the Wason Center…

Candidate Forum Cancelled

by Rubyjean Gould, Voter Services Co-chair Once again it has been necessary to cancel our League’s attempts to offer citizens an opportunity to hear from and ask questions of the candidates running for office in November. Immediately after the June primary election, I contacted all the candidates for Congressional Districts 1 and 2 offering several…

Important Research from the Commonwealth Institute

The Commonwealth Institute in Richmond provides nonpartisan policy research and analysis to advance the well-being of Virginia communities, and improve the economic security and social opportunities of all Virginians. Their values include: Independence Fairness and Equity Integrity Empowerment Here are a few of their most recent easy-to-understand half sheets: The rural urban divide is visible in Virginia’s…

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