WLRT (Women’s Legislative Roundtable
January 15, 8:30 am-9:30 am Tidewater Room, 4th floor of the SunTrust Center 919 East Main Street, Richmond.
At the first WLRT, members of the LWV-VA Legislative Team will present the basics on how to advocate, how to follow bills on LIS (Legislative Information System) and how to find your way in the Pocahontas Building and the Capitol.
Registration is not required, but if you sign up on Eventbrite, we’ll be sure to have enough material and resources available for everyone.
Welcome to The Virginia Voter. The official newsletter of the League of Women Voters® of Virginia. CLICK HERE TO READ Contents Include: Remember Why You Joined the League? (Deb Wake, President LWV-VA ) WLRT Pre-Session: All In for All Issues …Continue reading →
Martha Rollins, LWVSHR LWV-VA President Deb Wake quickly summarized the overall message of our day of legislative issues for the upcoming General Assembly: “Public Education!” With great resolve she added, “We must get this information out.” A record-breaking number of …Continue reading →
Perspective by: Jill Follows, LWVFA and UN Observer LWVUS One year ago, a U.S. Presidential Proclamation declared January to be National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The Proclamation called on all of us to raise awareness of the need …Continue reading →
Alice Tousignant, LWV-VA Housing Study Chair People who wait on you at restaurants and care for seniors and people with disabilities earn about $9.50 per hour, while those who clean stores and offices pull in $11.50 and those who assist …Continue reading →
Chris DeRosa Co-chair LWV-VA Redistricting Committee In the next 3 months, the Virginia General Assembly will have the opportunity to take a huge step towards ending gerrymandering in the Commonwealth. We are very close! Gerrymandering rigs the system. It robs …Continue reading →
Christine Payne, LWV-Williamsburg We have a gun violence problem in the Commonwealth. Since the tragic mass shooting at Virginia Tech in 2007, the General Assembly has demonstrated a woeful lack of political will to enact any meaningful legislation to address …Continue reading →
Lisa Koteen Gerchick, member of Arlington League and co-chair of the LWV-VA voting andelections position study group, was appointed to the State Board of Elections Advisory Review Workgroup on December 18, 2019. The workgroup is composed of representatives of local government agencies involved in the electoral process and of private citizens from the election community.