The VIRGINIA VOTER is back. It will be produced 4 times per year and will run about 16 pages in length. The VOTER EXPRESS will continue to be published but only for the 8 months that the VIRGINIA VOTER is not published and length will vary depending on what important things are happening. You will find the most recent issues here. League members will receive an email announcement that includes the newsletter announcements as well as other important League information.

June 2018 LWV-VA
Voter Express
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The Voter Express – June 2018

In this issue: (I give up apologizing for the length…it’s gonna be as long as it needs to be to cover important information. Carol.L)

  • From the President
  • LWVNCA Liaison Report
  • Medicaid Expansion Update
  • Redistricting Update
  • 2018 LWV-VA Council
  • 2018 LWVUS Convention
  • In Lieu of Any Official Legislative Report
  • Metro Recap
  • Upcoming Events
  • Important Reminders


May 2018 LWV-VA
Voter Express
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The Voter Express – May 2018

Looks like we are going to continue the “a bit longer than usual” scenario for a while. Sorry, but we can not help that there are so many exciting things happening and so many great opportunities for empowering ourselves and citizens.

  • LWV-VA 2018 Council is almost here! Information about Council and Registration are here with links to detailed documents for Delegates to cast a vote.
  • From the President, letter from Sue Lewis
  • Important Information From LWVUS: Constitutional Convention Webinar
  • And For Every Other Day: VISIBILITY
    • General Information
    • Using Images (some tips to make your images special)
    • Now about that text stuff (some tricks and tips on making your text as reader-friendly as possible and helping to make good use of social media)
  • Note to Local League Leadership on what is needed to update the State Directory
  • Stay Informed on Major Issues (Facebook Groups for League Members)
  • Other Important Facebook Group Resources
  • Important Dates (& some not so important ones)
April 2018 LWV-VA Voter Express

April 2018 LWV-VA Voter Express

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The Voter Express – April 2018

This issue is a bit larger than usual (8pp) because there was so much important information about the recent Legislative Session and underway.

  • From WV-VA President, Sue Lewis
  • General Assembly Wrap-Up for 2018 Valarie Fillgrove, Legislative Coordinator
  • 2018 Virginia General Assembly Session Highlights, Carol Noggle
  • Redistricting Update
  • Gun Safety Update, Ruth Hoffman
  • Notes on P&E Subcommittee Meetings, Mary Crutchfield
  • Status of our Studies, Anne Smith, Program Director
  • School Choice Task Force Update; Did 2018 Legislation Send Public Funds to K-12 Private Schools?, School Choice Task Force
  • The League at the United Nations, Jill Follows, UN Observer LWVUS
March 2018 LWV-VA Voter Express

March 2018 LWV-VA Voter Express

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 The Voter Express – March 2018

  • From the President
  • Women’s History Month
  • U.N Observer Corp Update
  • A Waiting Game, VA Metro
  • LWVNCA Metro-Funding
  • Restoration of Civil Rights for Persons with Felony Convictions
  • Happy Birthday LWV: Surprise!
  • Member Raises $876.00 for LWV-VA


(A bit longer than usual at 3 pages, but a lot of important information. Some of the articles are truncated with links going to the full article as published on our blog.)

February 2018 The Virginia Voter

February 2018 The Virginia Voter

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 The Virginia Voter – February 2018

  • From the President
  • LWV-VA’s Official Membership Count
  • Advocacy Vs Lobbying. What is the Difference
  • Study and Taskforce Updates
    • Behavioral Health Study
    • Women’s Rights Task Force
    • School Choice Task Force
  • Metro Task Force Update (NCA)
  • Membership &Leadership Development Tools
  • Report from LWV South Hampton Roads
  • LWV Fairfax Book Review: A Nation of Nations
  • Redistricting Rally
  • 2018 Legislative Priorities
  • Meghan Dorsett, Defender of Democracy

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The Voter Express – January 2018

Special Program Planning Issue.

  • Program Planning: Message from LWVUS President, Chris Carson
  • Program Planning: The basics of Program Planning adapted from Sherry Zachry’s article in the LWV Fairfax newsletter. Used with permission.
  • Letter from the President

The Virginia Voter, Dec. 2017

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The Virginia Voter – December 2017

  • Updated information on the Women’s Legislative Roundtable Pre-Session and Luncheon. Find out who some of the speakers will be in the morning session and learn about our luncheon speaker, Megan Rhyne, Exec. Director of the Virginia Coalition for Open Government/Transparency VA and author of “The Virginia General Assembly: The Case for Improved Transparency“.
  • Letter from the President:
  • LWV-VA Facebook Groups:
  • Study Updates from the LWV-VA Program Director:
  • Virginia General Assembly 101:
  • Tracking Legislation at the General Assembly:
  • Election Watch: Virginia is now a Bluer Shade of Purple:
  • Transportation Updates:
    • Importance of the Metro
    • Tolls on I-66 Inside Beltway
  • The Innovative League: Registering High School Seniors in Pajamas

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The Virginia Voter Express – November 2017

● From the President, Sue Lewis
● Task Force & Studies Update
● Pre-Session Women’s Legislative Roundtable – Announcement
● Pre-Session Women’s Legislative Roundtable – Printable Registration Form

2017 Oct. Virginia Voter Cover

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The Virginia Voter Express – October 2017 

● From the President, Sue Lewis
● News from “Around the Leagues”
● “Successful LWV-VA 2017 Fall Workshops”, 1st VP, Linda Garvelink
● Reminders about important election dates, promoting, and getting ready for Pre-Session

2017 Sept. Virginia Voter Cover

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The Virginia Voter – September 2017

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● From 1st VP, Linda Garvelink, Enhancing League Engagement: a lot of good details on what to expect at the 2017 LWV-VA Workshops! Some great things will be happening. Hope to see you there!
● Letter from President Sue Lewis with a response to events in Charlottesville.
● Fall Workshops: Agenda and 2017-2019 Study and Task Force Updates. Registration Form is on page 15.
● Local Leagues: Hands on in Their Communities. What some Local Leagues are doing to increase visibility and engagement with their communities.
● Local League News: Local League news and events.
● Integrity & Politics: A good review of where we are and where we need to continue working. This article is by Marian Currinder, Policy Director for Coalition for Integrity.
● International Affairs: League UN Observer Corps. From LWVFA member and LWVUS UN Observer, Jill Follows, here is information on what the UN Observer Corps is and what it does!
● The Innovative League: Sips & Civility. A do it yourself guide for Local Leagues.
● The Tech Corner: Managing Emails to make sure you get the information you need from LWV of Virginia.

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The Virginia Voter Express – August 2017

● Announcement for our Fall Workshops: Brushing Up Your League Skills which will be held in Fredericksburg on Sept. 22nd.
● Around the League will provide you with information on some of the activities of our local leagues.
● A letter “From the President” (Sue Lewis) will fill you in on what the Board has been doing and the status of current activities such as the WLRT and The People’s Debate.
● Why is it that people choose not to register to vote? Unearth some of the mysteries in this summary of a Pew Charitable Trusts article. The summary is titled: Understanding the Unregistered Voter.


For earlier editions of The Virginia Voter and The Voter Express see our The Virginia Voter/VoterExpress Archives Page
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