Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Defenders of Democracy meet here! Everyone welcome.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, February 15, 2018
7-9 p.m.
Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School Library
7130 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043
West Falls Church Economic Development Project: Learning from Regional Experience. The City of Falls Church Environmental Sustainability Council (ESC) invites you to a panel discussion!

The purpose of this event is to engage City decision-makers and the broader community in a discussion of how the City can integrate environmental and economic sustainability principles into the West Falls Church Economic Development Project, driving resilient development, maximizing environmental benefit, creating place and reducing financial risk.

We will hear practical insights from professionals who have undertaken successful sustainable neighborhood scale projects in our region. Our distinguished panel will explore the following issues:

What do we mean by "resilient" development, and how can we apply insights from Washington DC's Climate Ready DC plan?

What are relevant frameworks and standards for resilient, sustainable development at the neighborhood scale, i.e. going beyond the building?

What can we learn from developers like Federal Realty Investment Trust and Urban Atlantic who are already developing and financing sustainable communities in the Washington DC area?

Why should we consider the site's energy infrastructure upfront?

What can we learn from Washington DC's Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District in terms of how sustainable development contributes to economic development?

Panelists will present for approximately one hour, after which we will have a Q&A session.

Saturday, February 17, 2018
10:30 am-12 pm
Falls Church
Community Center
Town Hall with Delegate Simon. Join Delegate Simon for a town hall discussion about the progress of his bill, big legislative news (Dominion, ERA, and the budget just to name a few), and ask questions to learn more about the what will happen in "Crossover" (when the two houses trade and amend bills).
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Sherwood Community Center
3740 Old Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22030
Redistricting Forum with OneVirginia2021 and LWV-Fairfax. Register for the event, click here.

Speakers include:

> Delegate Plum

> Professor Green, Co-Director of Election Law Program at William & Mary Law School

> Brian Cannon, Executive Director, OneVirginia2021

> Olga Hernandez, Redistricting Expert, League of Women Voters of Fairfax Area

> Students from William & Mary Law School (with their redistricting maps)

Sunday, March 4, 2018
Richmond, exact location TBA March to End Gerrymandering. OneVirginia2021's March Forth Campaign is a ten-month plan to educate, organize and advocate in order to build momentum in support of a Virginia constitutional amendment to reform redistricting.

This campaign will kick off on March 4, 2018 for an afternoon of action in downtown Richmond, complete with comprehensive training sessions, dynamic rally speakers, networking and entertainment.

This event will be the beginning of the most critical ten months in the history of the organization as we lead up to the 2019 General Assembly session where we begin the process of amending Virginia's constitution to end gerrymandering.

Click on this website to register for the march.

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Alexandria, Virginia
Women's History Month Celebration. Join the NAACP, the League of Women Voters, Turning Point Memorial and other organizations in this 'phenomenal' celebration of women--past, present and future

Hear from women in the arts, politics, activism and science Enjoy reenactments of the women's suffrage movement and other celebrated women in history. Featuring exhibitors--including artists, authors and photographers.

Light refreshments will be served Doors open at 1:30pm with exhibitors and reception; Program begins at 2:30pm

#NOVAPhenomenalWomen #NOVAReclaimingOurTime

RSVP here Interested in taking part in this celebration?

We are seeking poets, musicians, and actresses to perform during the event.

Host organizations include: Fairfax County NAACP Fairfax County Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Fairfax County Council of PTAs League of Women Voters-Fairfax NCNW-Reston-Dulles Section Omicron Theta Zeta Chapter Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

Saturday, April 7, 2018
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
TBD Virginia Democracy Summit. Join Virginians for the 2nd Annual Virginia Democracy Summit with keynote speaker Jason Kander, former US Senate candidate and founder of Let America Vote. You will learn what you can do to help change voting laws to make voting more accessible, reduce the influence of money in politics, increase Government transparency and encourage redistricting reform. This event will take place on April 7th from 8 AM - 4 PM in Northern Virginia. The event location is TBD and will be announced as soon as it is determined. Click here to register. Please share the Facebook event page with those in your network.
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

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.