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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.

Call for the Biennial Council Meeting of LWV-VA

When? Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call to Council

Where? At the beautiful Virginia Diocesan Center at Roslyn, 8727 River Road, Richmond, VA. 23229

Who? Two members from each local League (preferably the president and another officer) plus the State Board will be voting members at the Council business meeting from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Who else? Every Leaguer is urged to come as your state board is planning a very useful program

What program? Tentative plans call for a panel of Millennials who will give us insights into how we might reach and involve them (11:00-12:30), some updated information about expanded voter service initiatives, (during lunch from 12:30 to 2:00) and a series of League related workshops. (2:00 -2:45).

Food? Registrants at 9:00 will find coffee and snacks on hand, a cookie break will occur midmorning and the lunch is guaranteed to be delicious.

Overnight? Accommodations are available to persons wishing to stay overnight. More information to come.

In conclusion? Mark your calendars for June 4.

Click Here for schedule and the registration form.

Accessing the 2016 Presidential Voters' Guide for Virginia

This guide was prepared for you by the LWV of Maryland and the LWV Education Fund (LWVEF). All candidates meeting the LWVEF's criteria were invited to participate in creating this guide. Each candidate has the opportunity to add their information. To access the guide for Virginia, Click on the VOTE411 flag image on the right to go directly to the Presidential Primary Voters Guide.

To directly access the LWVUS page that discusses how to "Compare the Presidential Candidates with our Voter Guide click here.

Keeping Up With the Times: Articles Worth Reading


The 2016 Women's Legislative Roundtable kicked off on January 20. Sessions will continue to be held each Wednesday morning and a summary report will be posted on the website on the following Friday. To read these reports click here


The 2016 LWV-VA Legislative Directory is now available on line. Click here, download the file to your computer and use the + button to enlarge the document to a readable size. Print the sections needed and make your needed contacts.

Your Vote Counts. "Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting." Franklin D. Roosevelt