A Voice For Citizens, A Force For Change
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization
encouraging the informed and active participation in government.
It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
WLRT Pre-Session Registration Form Now Available
Plans continue to evolve for the 2016 Pre-Session event scheduled for December 7 in the Capitol's Senate Room 3. Ric Brown, Secretary of the Virginia Department of Finance and Molly Ward, Secretary of the Virginia Department of Natural Resources as well as representatives from 15 organizations we collaborate with are planning to participate.
Find out what is planned for the 2017 Legislative session and what areas of concern various organizations will be pushing.
To register for this important event, Click Here or paste the following URL into your browser http://www.lwv-va.org/files/wlrt_2016_10_20_registform.pdf
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Richmond, VA 23210
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Upcoming: State Consensus on Fracking
LWV-VA is preparing a fracking program for consensus that will culminate at LWV-VA's June Convention. Hydraulic fracturing (a.k.a. fracking or fracing) is a method to release natural gas and oil trapped inside bedrock that could not be economically retrieved with traditional methods. Fracking is a fiercely debated political and environmental issue. Advocates believe it is a safe and economical source of clean energy that provides jobs, assures energy independence, and boosts the economy. Critics claim it pollutes the air and drinking water, affects health, promotes seismic activity, contributes to the greenhouse gases, and will delay the development of renewable energy sources.
League of Women Voters of Virginia - Natural Resources website has been developed to provide members with a source of materials for League studies pertaining to natural resources.
Click Here to access information on fracking.
The League of Women Voters Is Changing
In its 96th year, the League of Women Voters (LWV or League) is committed to change. The clear message emanating from the recent LWVUS 52nd Convention in D.C. is that in order to meet the challenge of staying relevant in 21st century America, we must find ways to successfully engage today's fast-paced, technologically advanced, and more diverse electorate, even if that means changing the way we do things.
As newly elected LWVUS President Chris Carson said in the June 24 "League Update" about the 2016 Convention: "There were key themes of change, focus, engagement and urgency woven into each corner of the weekend." She further states: "We've invited you on a change journey to work with us in telling our collective story and creating our winning plan. That means accelerating the pace of change within the League and having a bias toward action, taking advantage of alternative engagement opportunities, focusing our agenda, and wrestling with the tough questions of whether our current structure and approaches reflect a 21st century organization." Click Here to go directly to the full article.
Keeping Up With the Times: Articles Worth Reading
Recommended reading for Leaguers desiring to stay abreast of current happenings of interest in the promotion of the advocacy and education of the Commonwealth's voters. Have a suggested article? Send the URL to email@example.com
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Franklin D. Roosevelt