Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Join us for civics, activism, voter education, and community! Open to Everyone!

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Clare & Don's Beach Shack
130 N. Washington St.
Falls Church
Sips & Civility: Game Night!. Join people from NoVA and beyond to talk about issues that matter. We are intentional about civil discourse and its importance in a healthy democracy.

This month let's make time for us. These past weeks we are going strong with our advocacy calls, postcards, letters, and petition signatures, so lets celebrate our vigilance and determination in making democracy work in VA and beyond. Let's have our first Game Night! If you have a game that is civics themed, bring it.

We'll be playing (just a few options to choose from):

American Trivia

Timeline--Diversity, Americana, and/or American History

Loaded Questions Political Party (yes this is nonpartisan) :)

Join us for an old school board game night that will be both fun and civil. You'll feel like you're doing school work and creating new networks. All while making democracy work for all!

Facebook Event

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
8:30 a.m.
General Assemble Building
Richmond, VA
LWV-VA Women's Legislative Roundtable (WLRT). The WLRT Meets every Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. while the General Assembly is in session

Wednesday, January 18th and 25th, and February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 2017.

To learn more about WLRT, click here.

Thursday, February 23, 2017
7 p.m.
Fairfax Cinema Arts Theatre Gerrymandered Film. Join our sisters in the the Fairfax League for a film night! Starting at 7 p.m. they will show GerryRIGGED, a documentary about redistricting. After the documentary, there will be a panel discussion with a guest speaker from OneVirginia2021.

This is a FREE event!

The film: "GerryRIGGED." To view the trailer, click here.

Sunday, February 26, 2017
4 p.m.
Smart Home Demonstration Center
111 Pennsylvania Avenue
Falls Church
New Member Meet & Greet. Join us for a fun and friendly meet-up that celebrates You, our new members!! We want to know what drew you to the League and what you'd like to do to help make democracy work in Falls Church, Virginia, and beyond. Bring friends and family! This event, like all League events, is open to everyone! Wine and nibbles!

Welcome to League!

  • *Please enter the Park Avenue Entrance 2 hour street parking available
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
5:30 - 7 p.m.
Viget Corporation Conference Room
105 West Broad Street, 5th Floor
Falls Church, VA 22046
Fracking Consensus Meeting. Learn about Fracking. Help our local League participate and have our voices heard in a larger state-wide conversation about this important issues. The consensus that comes out of this meeting and others around Virginia will help set policy and the League's position for advocacy.

To read the consensus questions before the meeting, check out the For Members section on our website.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
5:30 - 7 pm
Viget Corporation Conference Room
105 West Broad Street, 4th Floor
Falls Church, VA 22046
Board Meeting.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
2:30 pm
George Mason High School Auditorium
7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043
 Documentary & Discussion: Pay 2 Play. Democracy's High Stakes

Join us for a documentary and discussion about the corrupting influence of money in politics--and what voters can do to take their power back.

Doors Open at 2:30 p.m. Film Screening at 3:00 p.m. Discussion at 4 p.m. Stay for the Refreshments afterwards!

Tickets: Adults: $35 ($25 is tax-deductible), Students: $10, & $40 at the door.

Tickets

Pay 2 Play follows film maker John Ennis's quest to find a way out from under the Pay 2 Play System, defined by Ennis as the cycle through which politicians reward their donors with even larger sums from the federal treasury--through contracts, jobs, tax cuts and deregulation. Ennis has recognized that by Election Day, so much has already happened to decide which candidates are on the ballot, the result is surprisingly undemocratic. The film features interviews with Robert Reich, Lawrence Lessig, Marianne Williamson, Jack Abramoff, Bob Edgar and many more.

To learn more about the film, check out their website

Saturday, April 8, 2017
9:30-11:30 am
National Rural Electric Cooperative
4301 Wilson Blvd Ste 803
Arlington, Virginia 22203
A Place to Call Home: Affordable Housing Forum. What are the Challenges? How are They Being Addressed? What Can We Do to Help?

To RSVP, please go to the EventBrite link.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
5:30 - 7 p.m.
Viget Corporation Conference Room
105 West Broad Street - 4th Floor
Falls Church, VA 22046
Board Meeting.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Falls Church Community Center
223 Little Falls Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
Community Forum on Transportation.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
TBD
TBD Annual Meeting and Brunch.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
 
  Joint Board Meeting (new and old boards).
Thursday, June 8, 2017
 
  Joint Board Meeting (New and Old Boards).