Making Democracy Work

Past

Date & Time        Place        Description
April 2010-11/18
10am-4pm
Potomac High School
3401 Panther Pride Dr.
Dumfries, VA 22026
Voter Registration. Please contact Linda Larsen, lklebelarsen@comcast.net, if you'd like to volunteer.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
12-2:00pm
15351 Championship Drive
Haymarket, VA 20169
Firearm Safety & VA Legislation. Ruth Hoffman of the LWV-VA's Firearm Safety Task Force will be presenting at our General Meeting about the situation in Virginia regarding firearm safety and what the current VA legislation around this issue looks like. Please join us at the Regency Clubhouse in Dominion Valley for a buffet luncheon followed by Hoffman's presentation!

RSVP Please by January 16th to Jessie Barringer: msjwnb@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
8:30-2:00pm
Virginia State Capitol
1000 Bank Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Women's Legislative Roundtable. The first hour is a forum open to all Virginians & legislators, moderated by the League of Women Voters of Virginia, located in 4 East General Assembly Building. Become a more informed and effective citizen advocate for the issues that matter to you. Spend the rest of the day attending the General Assembly and talking to legislators or networking with those with a shared interest.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
12-2:00pm
Old Towne Sports Pub
8971 Center St
Manassas, VA 20110
Lunch & Book Discussion. Join us for lunch as we discuss Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's autobiography, "My Beloved World"!
Saturday, May 6, 2017
10am-11:45am & 12pm-1:30pm
Haymarket/Gainesville Community Library
14870 Lightner Road
Haymarket, VA 20169
"GerryRIGGED" Film Showing. Do you choose your legislators, or do legislators choose their constituents? Join us as we learn about gerrymandering court cases and the impact they have on our community and individual representation.

Refreshments will be served between the two showings. Please RSVP to cnogg@comcast.net

Saturday, May 20, 2017
10am; 1pm
15213 Brier Creek Drive
Haymarket, VA 20169
Member Orientation. Learn a brief history of the LWV, how to participate in voter registration, and discover the relevance of studies promoted by LWV. Learn how we reach consensus, how we advocate for the League, and how to become informed through the Round Table Sessions in Richmond.There will be questions, discussions, solutions and engagement. Choose the first session: 10:00-12:00 or the second session: 1:00-3:00 Light refreshments and beverages will be served.

Please RSVP to Carol Noggle by May 18th (cnogg@comcast.net)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
8:30am start time
Hylton Performing Arts Center
10960 George Mason Circle
Manassas, VA 20109
Voter Registration. LWV-PWA members will be helping to register new citizens to vote at the May Naturalization Ceremony. Please contact Carol Noggle at cnogg@comcast.net if interested in volunteering.
Saturday, June 10, 2017-Sunday, June 11, 2017
All Day
Clarion Hotel
1500 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
LWV-VA Convention.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
While Polls Are Open
  Primary Election for 2nd, 13th, 31st & 51st Delegate Seats. Dual primary will also include candidates for Governor and LT. Governor for both parties.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
TBA
City Tavern
9550 Center Street
Manassas, VA 20110
LWV-PWA Annual Meeting. Election of Officers, etc. Guest Speaker: Manassas Park Mayor & LWV Member Jeanette Rishell
Saturday, July 22, 2017
12:00-2:00pm
Old Towne Sports Pub
8971 Center Street
Manassas, VA 20110
Book Discussion: Hillbilly Elegy. Join the Prince William Area League for lunch & a book discussion on "Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance, the heartbreaking memoir about living a life in poverty and how divided the nation was during J.D. Vance's growing years.

The discussion will be led by Connie Gilman, former Director, Prince William Library System.

Lunch and beverages will be ordered from the menu; tax and gratuity are not included. Credit cards or cash accepted.

Please RSVP by July 20th to Linda Larsen at lklebelarsen@comcast.net

Saturday, August 5, 2017
 
  Voter Registration: A-A. Please contact us (via the Contact Us page) if you would like to volunteer.
Saturday, August 26, 2017
2-4pm
Gunston Hall
10709 Gunston Road
Lorton, VA 20079
EqualiTEA on Women's Equality Day. Please join The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association on Women's Equality Day, August 26, 2017, for an EqualiTEA. The event will include afternoon tea, a tour of the Mansion at Gunston Hall, a presentation about the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial, and a gift for each guest from the Preservation Society of Newport County.

Individual tickets $60/person

Sponsorships available

Secure your ticket at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/equalitea-tickets-36322865669

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
6:00pm
City Tavern
9550 Center Street
Manassas, VA 20110
Fall Kick-Off Dinner. Join the Prince William Area League as we kick-off the upcoming year! Meet our PWA officers and members and get to know what we'll be working on in the coming months.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
All Day
15000 Washington Street
Haymarket, VA 20169
Voter Registration: Haymarket Day. Please contact us (via the Contact Us page) if you'd like to volunteer.
Friday, September 22, 2017
 
Hospitality House
Hotel and Conference Center
2800 Plank Rd
Fredericksburg VA
Fredericksburg League VA Workshops. Registration deadline is September 14th!

To sign up and for details on the workshops, please visit the Virginia State League's website at http://www.lwv-va.org/2017workshops.html

Sunday, September 24, 2017
11:30am-6:00pm
Harris Pavilion
9201 Center Street
Manassas, VA 20110
Voter Registration: Manassas Latino Festival. Please contact us (via the Contact Us page) if you'd like to volunteer.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
4pm & 7pm
Lakeside Theater, NOVA Woodbridge Campus
2645 College Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22191
"Democracy for Sale". Join us and other local groups for a showing of "Democracy for Sale," a film that addresses the issues of money in politics as well as gerrymandering and voting rights.

Recommended by One Virginia 2021!

Further details and RSVP information coming soon.

Friday, October 6, 2017
7pm
George M. Hampton Middle School
14800 Darbydale Ave.
Woodbridge, VA 22193
Debate Forum for 31st & 51st District Candidates. Three local groups, the Prince William NAACP, the League of Women Voters of the Prince William Area, and the Prince William Committee of 100, are collaborating to provide a forum on Friday, October 6th of five candidates who are on the November 7th ballot. These candidates, as they appear on the ballot, have agreed to participate:

31st House District: Elizabeth R. Guzman (D), L. Scott Lingamfelter (R), Nathan D.Larson (I)

51st House District: Hala S. Ayala (D), Richard L. Anderson (R)

Please register to attend here. You can submit a question for the candidates here.

Saturday, October 7, 2017
10:00am-5:00pm
Historic Downtown Manassas Voter Registration: Manassas Jubilee. Please contact us (via the Contact Us page) if you'd like to volunteer.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
11:30am-1:00pm
Not Your Average Joe's Restaurant
15101 Potomac Town Pl #150
Woodbridge, VA 22191
Book Discussion, "Ratf**cked". Book Discussion meets at 11:30 at Not Your Average Joe's in Woodbridge for lunch (choose from the menu and pay individually) and a discussion of Ratf**ed by David Daley. The topic is the ever important subject of Gerrymandering. Contact Linda Larsen: lklebelarsen@comcast.net.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
6pm-8pm
9211 Center Street
Manassas, VA 20110
Dinner & Movie. Dinner (Dutch Treat) and movie, Iron Jawed Angels at Olde Towne Sports Pub in Manassas from 6:00-8:00. Join us to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the actions taken by Suffragettes that lead to the right to vote for women!

RSVP to Linda Larsen, at lklebelarsen@comcast.net.

Saturday, December 2, 2017
 
Chinn Park Library
13065 Chinn Park Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22192
New (& Old!) Member Orientation. Carol Proven, our Chapter President, will give her talk on her vision for LWV PWA on Saturday, December 2, at a local library. The program also is an orientation for new and returning members. Learn what new activities are developing within your local League. Members and guests are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to lklebelarsen@comcast.net.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
9:00am-12:30pm
Credit Union House of Virginia
108 N 8th Street
Richmond, VA 23219-2306
Pre-Session Legislative Roundtable. In preparation for the Roundtables, the LWV-VA holds an annual Pre-Session Roundtable early in December, preceding the following year's General Assembly Session, to provide a look ahead at the anticipated issues that will arise. Networking with activists and many advocacy groups is one of the top reasons given for attending. A full morning of five-minute power speeches from issue experts who have been on the front lines during General Assembly sessions will preview, predict, and prepare League members and others for action in January.

Additional details & registration (required) at LWV-VA Site, http://lwv-va.org/pre-session-december-6-2017/

Thursday, January 18, 2018
5:30-7:00pm
Prince William Skill Source Center
13370 Minnieville Road
Woodbridge, VA
Re-Entry Council Family Orientation. For families preparing for the release from detention of family members.
Saturday, January 20, 2018
12:00-2:30pm
15351 Championship Drive
Haymarket, VA 20169
Winter Luncheon: Kim Hosen, Prince William Conservation Alliance. All are welcome to join League of Women Voters at Regency Club in Haymarket for a buffet lunch and a talk by Kim Hosen of the Prince William Conservation Alliance, as she discusses the State of the Environment, in Prince William County. Members and guests are encouraged to attend this meeting and use the networking time to engage with others who participate in LWV as well as other local organizations, such as the Conservation Alliance, Committee of 100, etc. Please RSVP to Linda Larsen, lklebelarsen@comcast.net. Ticket price TBD.
Monday, January 22, 2018
7:00pm
Central Library
8601 Mathis Ave
Manassas, VA 20110
School Choice Task Force Public Meeting. An update on the school choice task force on the past year's work.

Are public schools in danger? Since the first taxpayer-supported public school was established in 1639, free education has been a bulwark of American democracy and progress. Now the funding for public schools is being challenged by various choices. Please join the Prince William Area League to learn how these choices affect the future of education in Virginia. This is a free, non-partisan program and all are welcome.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
 
General Assembly Building
201 N 9th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Lobbying Day at the General Assembly. Lobbying for OneVirginia2021, a grassroots organization working for redistricting reform.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
See Link in Descpription
Colgan High School
13833 Dumfries Road
Manassas, VA 20112
Courageous Four | Theater. (Feb. 15-17) The Courageous Four is an original script that uncovers the story of the first four African-American teachers--Zella Brown, Maxine Coleman, Fannie W. Fitzgerald and Mary G. Porter -- selected to integrate the Prince William County Public Schools faculties by being re-assigned to all-white elementary schools. Colgan Senior High School students and staff, working in partnership with CAPAC, Inc., have collaborated since February 2017 to develop and bring this historical theatrical production to the stage.

To complement The Courageous Four, students will also perform Freedom Riders, a one-act play set in 1961, as two female Harvard students debate joining the Freedom Rides.

To purchase tickets, visit http://www.capacweb.org. View flier

  • Please note: the League is not sponsoring this production, but it is an important lesson in the history of Virginia which is still being dealt with today.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
9:30-11:00am
Manassas City Hall
9027 Center St.
Manassas, VA 20110
LWV-PWA Board Meeting. Always open to all members! We urge you to come and see how the business of the League is managed. No RSVP needed, just come along.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
10:00-12:00pm
The Marque (Dominion Valley)
15351 Championship Dr.
Haymarket, VA 20169
Film Showing | Chasing the Dragon. This documentary is a direct, authentic, emotional, gut-wrenching address to the opioid epidemic. Filmed in PWC, it features a series of interviews of middle class addicts and parents and the effects that opioid abuse has on those who become addicted under varying circumstances. The documentary also shares stunning statistics about recovery. Please RSVP to lklebelarsen@comcast.net.
Thursday, March 8, 2018
7-9:00pm
Rust Library
380 Old Waterford Rd.
NW, Leesburg
Empowering Voters to Take Action | Panel Discussion. The League of Women Voters of Loudoun Country invites you to a panel discussion aimed at helping voters find their voice and making things happen. Panel experts will include:
  • Jennifer Beckley, Outreach Coordinator, Loudoun County Elections & Voter Registration
  • Brenda Sheridan, Vice Chairman, LCPS School Board
  • Gem Bingol, Field Representative, Land Use, Piedmont Environmental Council
  • Carol Noggle, former LWV-VA Legislative Coordinator

Ask the experts and join the discussion! For more info, please visit http://www.loudoun.va.lwvnet.org
Friday, April 6, 2018
8-11:30pm
Old Bust Head Brewery
7134 Farm Station Road
Warrenton, VA 20187
Views & Brews: A CD01 Democratic Debate. Organized by Indivisible NovaWest. For more information, please visit their Facebook event.
Saturday, April 7, 2018
8am-4pm
NOVA Community College, Loudoun Campus
21200 Campus Drive
Sterling, VA 20164
2nd Annual Virginia Democracy Summit. Come to VCET's 2nd Annual Virginia Democracy Summit. Hear keynote speaker, Jason Kander, former US Senate candidate and founder of Let America Vote talk about how we change voting laws to make voting more accessible. Find out what you can do on redistricting reform, reducing the influence of money on politics and getting more transparency in Government. This is a summit that's for those who want to learn and then act! We can change Virginia's government and make it one that works for the next 200 years! Please visit their MeetUp page to register.
Sunday, April 8, 2018
10am-4pm
Merrimac Farm
15014 Deepwood Lane
Nokesville, VA
Bluebell Festival. LWV-PWA members and guests are invited to attend the Bluebell Festival! Join us at Merrimac Farm and explore nature at its best in Prince William County! No RSVP, no charge for the Festival. There is a food truck on site where lunch and beverages can be purchased LWV-PWA will have a table with other vendors at the Festival. We'll be selling t-shirts, registering voters, and handing out materials. If you have an hour to volunteer at the table, contact Linda Larsen at lklebelarsen@comcast.net.
Saturday, April 14, 2018
11:30am
River Creek Club
43800 Olympic Boulevard
Leesburg, VA 20176
Annual Meeting & Luncheon | League of Women Voters of Loudoun County. Annual Meeting and Luncheon, 11:30, Patricia Fishback will be speaking about the importance of passing the ERA. Cost involved. See link at calendar on website: http://www.loudoun.va.lwvnet.org/calendar.html
Monday, April 16, 2018
6:00-8:00pm
Montclair Library
5049 Waterway Dr.
Montclair, VA 22025
Public Funds for Public Schools | School Choice Task Force Update. We'll be having a series of meetings in April to explain the research that has been done on education positions that will be presented to the League State Council. Discussion and feedback is requested. Please attend one of the three meetings (April 16, April 19, April 27). See subsequent entries for meeting locations for each date. For more information, contact Carol Noggle, cnogg@comcast.net.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
9:30am
Manassas City Hall
9027 Center St.
Manassas, VA 20110
LWV-PWA Board Meeting. All members are welcome!
Thursday, April 19, 2018
 
Virginia General Assembly Building
201 N 9th St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Reconvened Session of the VA General Assembly.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
3-4:30pm
Montclair Library
5049 Waterway Dr.
Montclair, VA 22025
Public Funds for Public Schools | School Choice Task Force Update. We'll be having a series of meetings in April to explain the research that has been done on education positions that will be presented to the League State Council. Discussion and feedback is requested. Please attend one of the three meetings (April 16, April 19, April 27). See subsequent entries for meeting locations for each date. For more information, contact Carol Noggle, cnogg@comcast.net.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
3:30-5pm
Falls Church Community Center
223 Little Falls Church St.
Falls Church
Ranked Choice Voting Forum | League of Women Voters of Falls Church. LWV-Falls Church will explain and discuss ranked choice voting. Free, no need to RSVP.
Monday, April 23, 2018
8am-3pm
NOVA Manassas Breezeway
6901 Sudley Road
Manassas, VA 20109
Community College Voter Registration. Register community college students to vote before the end of the semester. We'll have a table and posters in the Breezeway. If you can come for an hour or two, that would be great! Multiple volunteers needed each day. Please contact Judy Hingle at jkhingle@gmail.com to sign up.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
8am-3pm
NOVA Manassas Breezeway
6901 Sudley Road
Manassas, VA 20109
Community College Voter Registration. Register community college students to vote before the end of the semester. We'll have a table and posters in the Breezeway. If you can come for an hour or two, that would be great! Multiple volunteers needed each day. Please contact Judy Hingle at jkhingle@gmail.com to sign up.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
5:30pm-7pm
NOVA Woodbridge
2645 College Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22191
Community College Voter Registration. Register community college students to vote before the end of the semester. We'll have a table and posters in the Student Activity area. Two volunteers needed. Please contact Judy Hingle at jkhingle@gmail.com to sign up.
Friday, April 27, 2018
2-7:00pm
TBA Public Funds for Public Schools | School Choice Task Force Update. There will be a series of meetings in April to explain the research that has been done on education positions that will be presented to the League State Council. Discussion will be held and feedback is requested. Please attend one of the meetings (April 16, April 17, April 27). See subsequent event entries for meeting locations for each date. For more information, please contact Carol Noggle, cnogg@comcast.net.
Thursday, May 3, 2018
10:30am-1:45pm
NOVA Woodbridge
2645 College Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22191
Community College Voter Registration. Register community college students to vote before the end of the semester. We'll have a table and posters in the Student Activity area. Two volunteers needed. Contact Judy Hingle at jkhingle@gmail.com to sign up.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
8am-3pm
NOVA Manassas Breezeway
6901 Sudley Road
Manassas, VA 20109
Community College Voter Registration. Register community college students to vote. This is the start of the new semester and is the last chance to register before the May 21 deadline for the June 6 Primary. We'll have a table and posters in the Breezeway. If you can come for an hour or two, that would be great! Multiple volunteers needed. Please contact Judy Hingle at jkhingle@gmail.com.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
10:30am-12:30pm
Battlefield High School
15000 Graduation Drive
Haymarket, VA 20169
High School Voter Registration. Volunteer one ​or both days to register high school students to vote. We'll have a table and posters in the cafeteria during lunch periods. There is no presentation with this high school event, it is for registration only. Two volunteers needed. Please contact jkhingle@gmail.com to sign up.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
8am-3pm
NOVA Manassas Breezeway
6901 Sudley Road
Manassas, VA 20109
Community College Voter Registration. Register community college students to vote. This is the start of the new semester and is the last chance to register before the May 21 deadline for the June 6 Primary. We'll have a table and posters in the Breezeway. If you can come for an hour or two, that would be great! Multiple volunteers needed. Please contact Judy Hingle at jkhingle@gmail.com.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
10:30am-12:30pm
Battlefield High School
15000 Graduation Drive
Haymarket, VA 20169
High School Voter Registration. Volunteer one ​or both days to register high school students to vote. We'll have a table and posters in the cafeteria during lunch periods. There is no presentation with this high school event, it is for registration only. Two volunteers needed. Please contact jkhingle@gmail.com to sign up.
Friday, May 18, 2018
8am-3pm
NOVA Manassas Breezeway
6901 Sudley Road
Manassas, VA 20109
Community College Voter Registration. Register community college students to vote. This is the start of the new semester and is the last chance to register before the May 21 deadline for the June 6 Primary. We'll have a table and posters in the Breezeway. If you can come for an hour or two, that would be great! Multiple volunteers needed. Please contact Judy Hingle at jkhingle@gmail.com.
Monday, May 21, 2018
10:30am-1:45pm
NOVA Woodbridge
2645 College Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22191
Community College Voter Registration. Register community college students to vote before the end of the semester. We'll have a table and posters in the Student Activity area. Two volunteers needed. Please contact Judy Hingle at jkhingle@gmail.com to sign up.
Saturday, June 23, 2018
 
Manassas Park Community Center
99 Adams Street
Manassas Park, VA 20111
Annual Meeting & Luncheon. We are having a Picnic in the "Park"! Leaders from the League, including the President of the Virginia League, Sue Lewis, and Linda Garvelink, 1st Vice President, will be attending. Our guest speaker is Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy. For more information, click on the invitation here. RSVP to our Treasurer, Grace White, gfwhite@mindspring.com
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Morning until 2pm
Dale Blvd
Dale City, VA 22193
Voter Registration on the 4th!. We'll be doing voter registration at the Dale City Fourth of July Parade. "Thousands are expected to line Dale Boulevard on Saturday morning for the 47th annual Dale City Independence Day parade. The annual tradition in Dale City showcases scouting troops, churches, politicians, performing arts groups and other groups from throughout the area. The Family Fun Day festivities, including vendors, games and entertainment runs until 2 p.m."
Thursday, August 2, 2018
7:00pm
Conference Room
Chinn Park Regional Library
13065 Chinn Park Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Women in Power | Book Discussion. Our book for the summer is "Women in Power" by M. Beard. Join us for a discussion on August 2nd.
Saturday, August 4, 2018
11am-6pm
Metz Middle School
9950 Wellington Road
Manassas, VA 20110
Voter Registration at the African American Heritage Festival. We'll be doing voter registration from 11am to 6pm. "The African American Foundation of Prince William County is proud to present a family friendly celebration of African American arts and culture at Metz Middle School. Over the years the festival has grown to include more than 125 exhibitors, including arts and crafts dealers, retailers of African Wares, youth groups, colleges and school exhibits, Health Fair, Business and Job Expos, Classic Car Show and great food vendors."
Monday, September 10, 2018
6:30-8pm
City Tavern
9550 Center Street
Manassas, VA 20110
Sips & Civility. Come and meet our members in an informal setting.Learn what is going on in our chapter and community, and add your voice and concerns to our League. RSVP for seating, the "sips" are on you! RSVP to Connie Gilman: conniewg51@gmail.com
Sunday, September 23, 2018
12pm-5:30pm
Harris Pavilion
9201 Center Street
Manassas, VA 20110, USA
Voter Registration at the Manassas Latino Festival!. We'll be doing voter registration all day! Join us for a fun afternoon at the Harris Pavilion celebrating Latino heritage. Please visit our "Volunteer" page to sign up.
Sunday, September 23, 2018
12:30-3:30pm
Marsh Mansion
Heritage Hunt Golf & Country Club
6901 Arthur Hills Drive
Gainesville, VA 20155
Kick-Off Brunch. Join us as we get back into the swing of things for the fall! We're delighted to have our guest speakers: Patricia Fishback, a passionate advocate or the Equal Rights Amendment, Jennifer Carroll Foy, VA General Assembly Delegate, 2nd District, and Hala Ayala, VA General Assembly Delegate, 51st District. Both delegates are patrons of HJ #579, which supports ratification of the ERA.

Tickets: $22 (thru PayPal button above, check or cash) RSVP to carol.proven01@gmail.com

Saturday, October 6, 2018
10am-5pm
Historic Downtown Manassas
9431 West Street
Manassas, VA 20110
Voter Registration at Manassas Fall Jubilee!. We'll be doing voter registration all day. Please visit our "Volunteer" page to sign up. "The Annual Fall Jubilee, in Historic Downtown Manassas will be held on October 6, 2018 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. This year's Jubilee will include an assortment of fun for both kids and adults with over 100 crafter and community booths, live music and entertainment, and more! The Fall Jubilee is free to the public. Bring your family out for a day of fun + play games, shop at unique crafter booths, and so much more!"
Saturday, October 20, 2018
 
Washington Street
Haymarket, VA 20169
Voter Registration at Haymarket Day!.

POSTPONED from September 15 to October 20

We'll be doing voter registration throughout the day. Please visit our "Volunteer" page to sign up. "Haymarket's biggest event of the year! Attended by over 35,000 spectators and 270 vendors. Enjoy a hometown street festival including: a parade featuring local schools, performers, and law enforcement, led by the year's Town Marshal, as well as dozens of vendors, entertainers, and culinary options."

Saturday, November 3, 2018
10am-12pm
Chinn Park Regional Library
13065 Chinn Park Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Book Discussion: The Sea Around Us. Our book for this quarter's discussion will be The Sea Around Us, by Rachel Carson. A monumental figure in the modern environmental movement, Rachel Carson played a pivotal role in the movement to ban DDT. Join us for our discussion this quarter, all are welcome!
Monday, November 12, 2018
6:30-8pm
City Tavern
9550 Center Street
Manassas, VA 20110
Sips & Civility. Join us to discuss what will be on everyone's mind - the outcome of the election, along with any other topics. Please RSVP for seating, the "sips" are on you!
Saturday, November 17, 2018
9:30am-3:30pm
Manassas Park Community Center
99 Adams Street
Manassas Park, VA 20111
The Opioid Epidemic: What is It? What Can You Do About It?. Join the League of Women Voters of Prince William Area, Prince William County Community Services, and the Lifelong Learning-Institute of Manassas as we learn about the opioid epidemic, its affect in our community and what we can do about it.

Session 1. The Opioid Epidemic: What Is It? Viewing of "Chasing the Dragon" and discussion with Chrissy Fauls and Heather Martinsen on the epidemic in Prince William County/Manassas.

Session 2. Laws and Their Impact. How laws and policy can be used to counter the epidemic.

Session 3. The Opioid Epidemic: What Can You Do About It? How we can help our community combat this epidemic and support those suffering.

Box lunches available for $12. For further information, contact Dr. Judith Smith, jjsmith64@earthlink.net.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
9am-2pm
John Marshall Ballrooms
101 N. 5th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Pre-Session Legislative Roundtable. Charge your Advocacy & Action Batteries!

Morning Session (registration not required):

Power presentations from a long list of issues experts, learn about key issues and bills for the 2019 legislative session, and get prepared for advocacy discussions with your Delegate and Senator. All welcome!

Join us for a lunch buffet (registration required):

Presentations and Q&A with Administration officials, and network with League members and other activists.
Register for lunch at: https://lwv-va.org/2018/11/01/register-for-pre-session-luncheon-now/

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
6:00pm-8:30pm
The Barn
Lord Fairfax Community College
6480 College St,
Warrenton, VA 20187
Film Screening and Q&A: Equal Means Equal. Join us for a special screening of the award winning documentary "Equal Means Equal,"a film discussing the equal rights amendment. The Virginia Equal Rights Coalition will host a Q&A after the movie.
Friday, December 14, 2018
10:30am-12:30pm
6012 Wheeler Lane
Broad Run, VA 20137
Member Orientation.
  • Please sign up using the SignUp Genius button at the top of this page.

This year we are having two orientation sessions in December to help you learn more about LWV-PWA and plan your participation for the new year. These sessions are open to anyone who would like to brush up on their understanding of the League, and those who would like to join the League, but would like to learn more about it.

We will have snacks and drinks to sustain you during this introduction to LWV-PWA. You'll meet other members, learn about League events, volunteer opportunities and more!

Don't be shy! Come on out and learn what the League is all about! Please contact Carol Proven, LWV-PWA President at carol.proven01@gmail.com with topics or questions that interest you.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
9:30am
Manassas City Hall
9027 Center St.
Manassas, VA 20110
Board Meeting. Monthly board meeting.
Saturday, January 5, 2019
1pm
Board of County Supervisors Office
1 County Complex Ct.
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Community Comment Session. Join us at a community comment session with our Senators and Delegates.
Sunday, January 20, 2019
1pm-3pm
7016 Infantry Ridge Road
Manassas, VA 20109
Gerrymandering: The Politics of Redistricting & Reform. Voters should pick their representatives...Not the other way around!

View Flyer Here!

Join with other concerned citizens in the community to gain an understanding of gerrymandering, the issues surrounding the politics of drawing voting districts and the need for reform. Time for audience Q & A.

This event is free and open to the public! Refreshments provided. Doors open 12:30 p.m.

Moderator: Robert Siegel, former co-host of NPR's "All Things Considered."

Panelists:

Brian Cannon: Executive Director, OneVirginia2021, non-profit corporation organized to initiate a comprehensive effort to remove gerrymandering from the redistricting process in Virginia.

J. Gerald Hebert: Executive Director and Senior Director, Voting Rights and Redistricting at the Campaign Legal Center in Washington, DC. Co-counsel in Wisconsin's partisan gerrymandering case, "Whitford v. Gill".

Rebecca Green: Co-director of the William and Mary Law School's Election Law Program; member of the committee that drafted the proposed Constitutional Amendment to establish an independent redistricting commission in Virginia.

Dr. Michael Latner: Associate Professor at CalPoly, San Luis Obispo; Kendall Voting Rights fellow at the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists; co-author of "Gerrymandering in America".

For more information contact Linda Lawrence at 301-918-8832 or llawrence@ibewlocal26.org. Please RSVP attendance to llawrence@ibewlocal26.org.

Monday, January 21, 2019
11am-2pm
Hylton Memorial Chapel
14640 Potomac Mills Road
Woodbridge, VA
MLK Oratorical Contest. Delta Sigma Thetas host the 29th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Program and Youth Oratorical Contest at the Hylton Memorial Chapel, 14640 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge. Our League will be there offering memberships, and donating books to winners of the contest. All are invited.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
9:30am
Juke Box Diner
Manassas, VA
Board Meeting. Monthly board meeting.
Sunday, January 27, 2019
2pm-4pm
Chinn Park Regional Library
13065 Chinn Park Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Book Discussion: American Political Parties. Our first discussion of the New Year will be on American Political Parties, by L. Maisel. Maisel provides an "insider account" of the American political and election system, arguing that it contains the paradoxical potential to undermine democratic goals.
Sunday, February 3, 2019
1:30-3:30pm
McCoart Building
1 County Complex Ct
Woodbridge, VA 22192
General Meeting. Where are we going and what are we doing? Review of Issues before the GA, program development for our League, advocacy training and more. Board Chambers, McCoart Building, PWC Admin Offices
Saturday, February 23, 2019
10am-2pm
Central Community Library
8601 Mathis Ave.
Manassas, VA 20110
Non-Profit Resource Fair. Members will be sharing information and membership details about the League with fair participants.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
7pm
Wyndham Hotel
10800 Vandor Lane
Manassas, VA 20109
Ratifying the ERA. Forum hosted by the Prince William Committe of 100. Panelists include Senator George Barker, Bob Marshall, Kelley McGinn, anti-abortion activist, and League President Carol Proven. All are invited. Come for dinner ($30-35) or only the forum (no charge).
Sunday, March 10, 2019
1:30pm-3:30pm
McCoart Building
1 County Complex Ct
Woodbridge, VA 22192
General Meeting (Rescheduled). Review of Issues handled by the General Assembly, program development for our League, advocacy training and more. Meet in Powell's Creek Rooms A & B. Refreshments provided.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
9:30am
Manassas City Hall
9027 Center St.
Manassas, VA 20110
Board Meeting. All members invited to attend.
Thursday, March 28, 2019
7pm
Haymarket-Gainesville Community Library
14870 Lightner Rd
Haymarket, VA 20169
History of the League | Women's History Month. "Empowering voters. Defending democracy." In 1920, the League of Women Voters was founded to support women's participation in public life after having won the right to vote. Today, over 99 years later, the LWV is a non-partisan group that works to protect voters' rights as well as supporting legislation protecting the common good. Please join us for an evening learning the history of the LWV. Carol Proven (President, LWV PWA) and Carol Noggle (President Emeritus) will dis- cuss how the group's past and how its important work continues to this day. Click here to view a flier. No reservations required.
Monday, May 6, 2019
6pm-8pm
City Tavern
9550 Center Street
Manassas, VA 20110
Sips & Civility. Sips and Civility is an informal opportunity for current and prospective LWVPWA members to spend a relaxed evening together. The only agenda at this polular event is getting to know more about each other and the various opportunities to participate in LWV-PWA.

Invite a friend! Membership is not required for this Sign Up.

Registration is encouraged, but not required.

The City Tavern Menu will be available. The choice to order anything from a beverage to a snack to a meal is yours. Individual checks are provided for your convenience when paying for your order.

Thursday, May 16, 2019
6pm-8:30pm
Chinn Park Library
13065 Chinn Park Drive
Prince William, VA 22192-5073
Voter Registration. LWV-PWA will be providing voter registration services and education materials at two non-partisan events in May.

  • Please use the SignUp Genius link above to view and sign up for time slots!*
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
6pm-8:30pm
Bull Run Library
8051 Ashton Avenue
Manassas, VA 20109-2892
Voter Registration. LWV-PWA will be providing voter registration services and education materials at two non-partisan events in May.

  • Please use the SignUp Genius link above to view and sign up for time slots!*
Saturday, June 8, 2019
11:30am-1pm
Manassas Park Community Center
99 Adams Street
Manassas Park, VA 20111
Annual Meeting & Luncheon. We'll be celebrating our wonderful members and all that you have accomplished this year!

We will also begin the 2020 celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment - Women's Right to Vote

We will be celebrating the 19th Amendment with special events. The first one will be our annual meeting, a luncheon, a silent auction with a theme of 1920, and a special speaker, Pat Wirth, Executive Director of the Turning Point Memorial Association. suffragistmemorial.org

Bring a friend or two, spouse or child - all will enjoy this introduction into the world pre-1920, and enjoy how far we have come.

Please RSVP through the SignUp Genius link above. $20/person.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
7:45am-3pm
Hylton Performing Arts Center
10960 George Mason Circle
Manassas, VA 20109
Naturalization Ceremony at Hylton Center.
  • Please use the SignUp Genius link above to sign up for a time slot!*

The Prince William County Office of Elections was recently notified of an additional Naturalization Ceremony at the Hylton Center on Tuesday, June 11. That is the same day as the 2019 Virginia Primary Election, which means the Election Officers are not avialable. The office has asked LWV-PWA to ensure that new citizens will have the opportunity to register as part of their celebration, and we have accepted the challenge.

Your participation is needed to turn our promise into reality. Recent first time naturalization ceremony volunteers declared that this was the best experience they had experienced as a volunteer in any venue!

Share in the energy and excitement of welcoming these new voters whose first act as citizens will be voter registration - sign up today!

Saturday, June 22, 2019
10am-1pm
Prince William County Ferlazzo Building
15941 Donald Curtis Dr.
Woodbridge, VA 22191
In-Person Voter Registration Certification. Be ready for upcoming voter registration events by taking advantage of this opportunity for local, in person, voter registration drive certification! You'll benefit from the opportunity for detailed information and the opportunity to ask questions of a Virginia Department of Elections staffer - and avoid having to go through the process online after July 1, 2019. Information about the Restoration of Voting Rights process will also be included.

LWV-PWA will be presenting updates on how to approach voter registration and education at varying venues, absentee voting and a demo of high school voter registration.

This event is offered in partnership with our local chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. Thanks to LWV-PWA member Bonita Sherman for creating this opportunity!

Monday, July 8, 2019
6pm-7:30pm
City Tavern
9550 Center Street
Manassas, VA 20110
Sips & Civility. Sips and Civility is an informal opportunity for current and prospective LWVPWA members to spend a relaxed evening together. The only agenda is getting to know more about each other and the various opportunities to participate in the organization.

Invite a friend! Membership is not required for this Sign Up.

Registration is encouraged, but not required.

The City Tavern Menu will be available. The choice to order anything from a beverage to a snack to a meal is yours. Individual checks are provided for your convenience when paying for your order.

Sunday, August 25, 2019
10-4 pm
National Archives Museum
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.
Washington, DC 20408-0001
Women's Equality Day Tour. National Archives Museum Host Turning Point "Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote" and National Portrait Gallery "Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence" with Lunch at Panera Bread/Kogod Courtyard. For more information on Suffragists Centennial Action Plan, download this document: http://www.princewilliamlwv.org/files/LWV-PWA-Suffragists-Centennial-Committee-Action-Plan.docx Tickets $75
Saturday, September 14, 2019
 
  League of Women Voters of Virginia Fall Workshop. Get ready to fill your LWV toolkit with information and action items at the League of Women Voters of Virginia Fall Workshop, September 14!

These are just a few of the learning opportunities we have in store:

-Discover the exciting Virginia-specific Get Out The Vote programs from LWVUS;

-Learn more about the new VOTE411.org site;

-Find out how your League can assist with a full count for the 2020 Census;

-Understand how to mitigate the affordable housing problems throughout Virginia;

- Get ready for the 2019- 2020 General Assembly.

See a complete agenda HERE: https://lwv-va.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/LWV-VA-2019-Workshop-Agenda-Final.pdf

Continental breakfast and plated lunch included.

If you are staying overnight, on Sept 13, please contact Joan Porte events@lwv-va.org for lodging information. Rooms at the LWV rate of $109/night are limited so please contact her by August 23rd! We do have some rooms reserved for Sept 14 as well if you want to make a weekend of it and explore the historic sites of Fredericksburg!

Be sure to join the board for an informal meal at BJ's Brewhouse Friday night at 6:30 pm!

To join your fellow Leaguers for this fun and informational program, register here: https://lwv-va.org/2019-lwv-va-workshops/. The rate is $95 per person. Scholarships are available; email Linda Garvelink treasurer@lwv-va.org for more information.

Join us for this kick-off for fall and kick-off for action for 2020!

I look forward to seeing you in Fredericksburg!

Deb Wake President, LWV-VA

To register: https://lwv-va.org/2019-lwv-va-workshops/

Saturday, September 21, 2019
11:30-1:30pm
City Tavern
9550 Center St, Manassas, VA 20110
General Meeting Kick Off: Affordable Housing. The general meeting series for 2019 -2021 will kickoff with a luncheon and discussion of Affordable Housing in Prince William County at City Tavern in Manassas on Saturday, September 21

Luncheon details will follow. You can sign up NOW or wait for details on the arrangements.

October 2019
 
  Voter Registration Opportunities. See the Signup Genius page at the PWA League website. https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=c.SignUpSearch&eid=00C2CEDEFDCCF6&cs=09C3BADD8FB88B107B7B64745BC0&sortby=l.title&view=l
Friday, October 4, 2019
5:30-9:00pm
Historic Main Street, Warrenton Warrenton First Friday. Registrations and voter info.
Friday, October 4, 2019
5:30-9:00pm
Historic Main Street, Warrenton Warrenton First Friday. Registrations and voter info.
Sunday, October 6, 2019
2-4:00 pm
Chinn Park Regional Library
13065 Chinn Park Dr.
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Author AND Book Signing Event. Suffragists in Washington, D.C.: The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote. Author: Rebecca Boggs Roberts. For more information on Suffragists Centennial Action Plan, download this document: http://www.princewilliamlwv.org/files/LWV-PWA-Suffragists-Centennial-Committee-Action-Plan.docx
Thursday, October 17, 2019
7-9:00pm
Freedom High School
15201 Neabsco Mills Road
Woodbridge, VA 22191
Prince William County Justice Forum. You are invited to the Justice Forum hosted by the Prince William County local chapters of the NAACP, League of Women Voters and the National Pan-Hellenic Council along with the ACLU and the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy. Get to know the candidates running to be your next Commonwealth's Attorney and Sheriff for Prince William County.

tinyurl.com/pwcjustice2019

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
7-9pm
Dumfries Community and Cultural Arts Center
17757 Main Street
Candidate Forum. Candidates for 2nd House District: Jennifer Carroll Foy, Heather Mitchell

Candidates for 52nd House District: Maria Martin, Luke Torian

Moderator: Uriah Kiser

Contact: League of Women Voters; Carol Noggle

cnogg@comcast.net 703-743-1831

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
7-9pm
Red Rose Event Center
9705 Liberia Ave #101, Manassas, VA 20110
Forum. County Supervisor District candidates for the Brentsville, Coles and Gainesville Districts followed by the 13th and 50th House candidates.
Saturday, October 26, 2019
10-12 noon
Jirani Coffeehouse
9425 West Street
Manassas, VA 20110
Book Discussion: Cane River. Cane River, written by Lalita Taedemy, was a New York Times bestseller and an Oprah Book Club pick. League members and guests will enjoy discussing this unique and deeply moving saga of four generations of African-American women whose journey from slavery to freedom begins on a Creole plantation in Louisiana.

Bring a friend! This is an open event - League membership is not required.

Judy Shelly will lead participants at Jirani Coffee House in Old Town Manassas. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack, or not - the choice and the check are yours.

Please use SignUp Genius above to register for the program.

Saturday, October 26, 2019
10 am-12 pm
Jiriani Coffee House
9425 West St, Manassas, VA 20110
Book Discussion, October 26 Cane River. Cane River, written by Lalita Teademy, was a New York Times bestseller and Oprah Book Club pick. League members and guests will enjoy discussing this unique and deeply moving saga of four generations of African-American women whose journey from slavery to freedom begins on a Creole plantation in Louisiana. Judy Shelly will lead participants in a discussion of this riveting book at Jiriani Coffee House in Old Town Manassas, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. until noon. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack, or not--the choice is yours.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
7-3pm
Prince William-Manassas Regional ADC
9320 Lee Ave. Manassas, VA 20110
Prince William Manassas Regional ADC Community Resource Fair. We would like to first of all thank you for your continued support of the Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center's programs and re-entry services, as well as extend an invitation to this year's Community Resource Fair. 

The ADC's goal is to be proactive with their approach to help inmates with transitional needs. We believe that setting ex-offenders up with resources prior to their release will aide in a productive life in the community; rather than a return to crime. Released offenders often have difficulty finding jobs, affordable housing opportunities, as well as access to community resources. We are fortunate to have so many great agencies attending the Resource Fairs and helping the ADC inmates connect with various community resources; thus giving them hope for continued recovery.

Some of the participating agencies are Federal, State and Local government, while others are faith-based, private or volunteer organizations.  We cover a very broad area of needs for the inmates to have a successful re-entry back into the community.  I am excited about meeting you and joining in the enthusiasm for this ever-growing program. 

Itinerary:
-7:15AM + Entrance into the Central Lobby to begin setup (Coffee/pastries will be available)
-8:00AM - The Resource Fair begins
-11:00AM - 12:00PM - Lunch (The ADC will be providing lunch for the volunteers)
-12:00PM - 3:00PM + Continuation of the Resource Fair

If you have special or unique displays, please email me for approval. You may give the inmates pamphlets or sheets of papers with printed information. Please, no pens, pencils, magnets or any type of giveaways. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact via phone or email. **Purses and cell phones are not permissible inside the jail**

Please RSVP by October 18, 2019. If you're interested in volunteering, email: cnogg@comcast.net.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
6-8pm
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
7501 Broken Branch Ln
Manassas, VA 20109
Sips and Civility. Sips and Civility is an informal opportunity for current and prospective LWVPWA members to spend a relaxed evening together. The only agenda is getting to know more about each other and the various opportunities to participate in the organization.

Invite a friend! Membership is not required for this Sign Up.

Registration is encouraged, but not required.

The choice to order anything from a beverage to a snack to a meal is yours. Individual checks are provided for your convenience when paying for your order.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
9am-3pm
John Marshall Ballrooms
101 North 5th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
League Legislative Pre-Session. Join the League of Women Voters of Virginia at our 2020 legislative Pre-session. This is your opportunity to hear about our legislative priorities and those of our many partners around Commonwealth. Come to Pre-session and be prepared to make Virginia history this year.

Agenda and registration located here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pre-session-tickets-77142534397

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
9am-3pm
John Marshall Ballrooms
101 North 5th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
League Legislative Pre-Session. Join the League of Women Voters of Virginia at our 2020 legislative Pre-session. This is your opportunity to hear about our legislative priorities and those of our many partners around Commonwealth. Come to Pre-session and be prepared to make Virginia history this year.

Agenda and registration located here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pre-session-tickets-77142534397

Sunday, December 8, 2019
2-4pm
Bull Run Library
8051 Ashton Ave
Manassas, VA 20109
General Meeting, ERA and 1VA2021. Meet with Julia Tanner of the LWVVA to review the Equal Rights Amendment efforts that will be taken in the General Assembly this session, and learn how we can help with the pasage of the ERA, both in the VA GA and the US Congress. Brian Cannon will be with us to explain the redistricting position and the steps we can take to help 1VA2021 to end gerrymandering in VA. 2-4 p.m., Bull Run Library, Manassas

Register with Sign Up Genius on http://www.princewilliamlwv.org

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
2-4pm
5 County Complex Court, Room 107A-B
Prince William, VA 22192
The PWC Census Update Meeting. The Census will soon be upon us, and our League will be involved. Contact Carol Noggle for more information. mailto:cnogg@comcast.net.
Friday, December 13, 2019
9am-3pm
The Omni Richmond Hotel
100 South 12th Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Commonwealth Institute Policy Summit. Join leading policy experts, community partners, non-profit leaders, grassroots organizers, and other advocates from around the state for The Commonwealth Institute's 6th annual Policy Summit. TCI's policy summit is a great opportunity to network and learn from others, including expert speakers who will address important issues facing Virginia.

Agenda and registration can be found here: https://www.thecommonwealthinstitute.org/2019-policy-summit/

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
9:30am
Manassas City Hall
9027 Center St
Manassas, VA 20110
Board Meeting, Manassas City Hall, 9:30.