LWV-VA COALITION PARTNER ACTION ALERT Medicaid Expansion set for Senate Committee on Education and Health Senate Committee on Education and Health Chairman: Stephen D. Newman Committee Members: Newman (Chairman), Saslaw, Lucas, Howell, Locke, Barker, Black, Carrico, Petersen, Cosgrove, Lewis, Dunnavant, Chase, Suetterlein, Peake Date of Meeting: January 25, 2018 Time and Place: … Continue reading →
Oppose: Education Improvement Scholarship Tax Credit Programs (EISTC) that send donations to private schools Ask you legislators to Oppose these bills that expand EISTC: HB395, HB221, HB1165, SB172, SB553, SB869 Tuition Tax Credit Programs undermine public education funding and compromise the Principles of public schools. Tuition Tax Credits reduce revenue … Continue reading →
LWV-VA Action Alert Support NO EXCUSE ABSENTEE VOTING (NEAV) These bills support 100% NEAV, in-person and absentee: HB1072 (Heretick), SB114 (Sen. Locke and Del. Kory) (There are several others that just partial NEAV.) Legislators need to get a high volume of calls and emails — just to ask for … Continue reading →
Way back on February 27, 2017, Patrick Wilson with the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that the majority of Virginia lawmakers wanted videos of the committee hearings. (READ HERE) Now, on January 5, 2017, Patrick Wilson with the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports “Virginia to broadcast and archive General Assembly committee hearings for the … Continue reading →
LWV-VA Announces “Advocacy Tracking Contest” for 2018 Virginia Legislative Session (Contest is for League Members Only! Your designated “tracker” person will use this for tracking your contacts Spread-Sheet for Tracking Legislative Contacts-1) Last year, LWV-VA received a very healthy grant, which we used to encourage members to advocate for “automatic voter … Continue reading →
All League roster updates are due by January 31st, 2018. Start the new year off by getting your updates in early! Let’s celebrate the growth the League has seen in 2017 by ensuring that all new members are counted. LWVUS staff can provide assistance to walk you through the updating … Continue reading →
The Program Planning Leaders’ Guide is now available with an introductory letter from LWVUS President Chris Carson. Responses from local and state Leagues and ILOs are due by March 1, 2018. Program planning will culminate with adoption of a program of education and action at Convention 2018 in Chicago, IL. … Continue reading →
A huge “THANK YOU” to Carolyn Rude, President LWV Montgomery County VA for taking notes during the WLRT Pre-Session and sharing them with us! Wonderful speakers discussed many important issues that are likely to come up in the form of bills before the Legislature.
Another huge “THANK YOU” must go to the team that put this event together: Event Coordinator Lynn Johnston and the Legislative team of Valarie Fillgrove and Mary Chruchfield.
Click the image below to open the file and see the many topics covered during this annual “kick-off” to the 2018 Virginia Legislative Session!
LWV-VA WLRT Pre-Session 2017 Notes by Carolyn Rude-2
A collection of talking points on the ERA have now been added to the Women’s Issues page on LWV-VA.org. You’ll find the page link under the main menu item Action & Advocacy in a drop down menu. Or, click here: http://lwv-va.org/womens-issues/ … Continue reading →
Oct. 5, 2017 Statement from LWV-VA on Las Vegas Shooting Once again, Americans are faced with the news of another horrific mass shooting, this time in Las Vegas. At this writing, a lone gunman killed at least 58 and injured more than 400 others, many critically. In the coming days, we … Continue reading →