Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Defenders of Democracy meet here! Everyone welcome.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, April 21, 2018
9:30 a.m.
Waterford at Fair Oaks
12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
Fairfax, VA 22033
LWV of Fairfax Area 2018 Annual Meeting. Keynote Speaker and Book Signing: Tom Gjelten, NPR Correspondent and Author of "A Nation of Nations."

Members: $40 each, includes coffee, luncheon, and speaker, available now through April 15

General Public: $50 each, includes coffee, luncheon, and speaker, available March 1 through April 15

Meeting only: includes coffee or tea and speaker: $10 (limited availability; non-members can register March 1st and later -- subject to availability)

Registration Deadline: April 15

RSVP your spot to hear this amazing speaker

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Sleepy Hollow Elementary School Cafeteria
3333 Sleepy Hollow Rd.
Falls Church, VA 22044
Town Hall with Senator Saslaw and Delegate Kory. Get a review of what happened in the General Assembly! Ask questions and start building a relationship with the people who represent you!
Sunday, April 22, 2018
3:30-5 p.m.
Falls Church Community Center
223 Little Falls Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
What is Ranked Choice Voting? Is it possible in Falls Church?. Ranked Choice Voting? What is it and is it a better way of doing elections? We're going to find out at this forum hosted by LWV of Falls Church and presented by

After the forum, let's get a team together to study this election process more deeply to see if it will work in Falls Church.

Open to everyone! Bring friends, family and neighbors! Forums like this are like college without the tuition heartburn!

Sunday, April 29, 2018
2-4:30 p.m.
Sfizi Cafe
800 W. Broad Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
LWV Falls Church Annual Meeting. It's that time a year! It's time to celebrate the work of our volunteers who tirelessly work to empower voters and defend democracy! Join us for as we review our mission work, plan for our collective future, learn from an interesting and thoughtful keynote speaker (more info coming! but a sneak peak: ACLU), and network with fellow advocates. Join us and invite others to learn about the League and our vision: we envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate in democracy.

Price for lunch is $25 (buffet salad, bread, pasta, and other sides).

Make lunch a breeze! Pay online!

Lunch Reservations
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Checks and cash accepted at the door, too.

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Clyde's (Gallery Place Restaurant, in the Piedmont Room upstairs)
707 7th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
League of Women Voters of the National Capital Area Annual Convention. Mark your calendars and join us for a business meeting, reflection of the past year's work (think: Metro funding,, and other topics). We'll also have a segment at our meeting devoted to learning more about preventing gun violence in the National Capital Area and what we can do to advocate for our community.

Registration is due Friday, April 29th. Click Here for Registration Form.

For Metro and Parking Information, Click here.

'Call to Convention Letter' from President Kathy McGuire can be read or downloaded here.

Our business meeting will include approval of the Proposed LWVNCA Budget for FY2018-19, approval of Proposed LWVNCA Bylaws Amendments, and election of Officers and Directors for 2018-20 and Nominating Committee for 2018-19.

The Keynote speaker is Ruth Hoffman, LWV-VA Gun Safety Task Force Co-Chair, who will be talking about Gun Violence Prevention. Read her biography here to see the considerable expertise she brings to this topic.

Monday, May 28, 2018
1 p.m.
Somewhere in Falls Church
exact location TBA
Join the League's walking group at the Falls Church Memorial Day Parade. It's a party! It's about celebrating service! And it's a great opportunity to elevate democracy and voting! Join the League of Women Voters at the Memorial Day Parade! Wear a red, white, or blue shirt. Bring out the ribbons, bells, and patriotic umbrellas!

Bring friends and get ready to have a lot of fun! We want you to join our walking crew! Share, share, share! We want everyone to know that it's time to get registered to vote, and we'll show our excitement in the parade!!

Meeting location to be announced.

Bring kids!!! Go big with red, white, and blue!!

Buy a shirt to stand out in the crowd and that does double duty with vote411!

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Roslyn Retreat & Conference Center
8727 River Road
Richmond, VA 23229
League of Women Voters of Virginia Council: Taking Action to Make Democracy Work. More information coming. Check back at LWV-VA website as details come.
Thursday, June 28, 2018-Sunday, July 1, 2018
All Day
Hilton Chicago
720 S, Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
LWVUS Convention.. Meet other activists from around the country. Learn about policies other League members are working on--redistricting, voter rights, money in politics, health care reform, and environmental priorities. Vote for officers. Vote on positions (we do advocacy on these!). Vote our priorities as an organization. Learn how to be an effective activists! Learn how to make democracy work!

Registration required. Check for updates and additional information after October 2017. Click Here for flyer.