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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

FIRST CALL FOR THE 37TH LWV-VA CONVENTION - MAY 29-31

Final planning is well underway for the LWV-FA Biennial Convention in Charlottesville, Virginia. This year's theme is Tool Kit for Redistricting Reform: What it is, why it is needed, and how you can help. This will provide guidance for League activities over the next three years. As details are finalized, they will be made available on this website. To read the First Call, click here.

STERLING URGES GOVERNOR TO VETO HB1318

In a letter to Governor Terry McAuliffe to veto HB1318 that requires citizens who apply for absentee ballots to include a photocopy of their valid photo ID. Read More.

TRANSPARENCY VIRGINIA MAKES PRESENCE KNOWN IN RICHMOND

Sunshine Week arrived early this year in Richmond. On the eve of the 2015 session of the General Assembly, a new coalition joined the action. At a news conference, Transparency Virginia signaled its presence to the commonwealth. Its mission? Working with legislators to ensure fair procedure is followed in legislative committees. Click Here to read Anne Sterling's Op-Ed article in Richmond Times Dispatch.

WOMEN'S LEGISLATIVE ROUNDTABLE NOTES FOR FEBRUARY 11 NOW AVAILABLE

Each week after the Wednesday WLRT session the notes on the items discussed will be posted our WLRT page usually on Friday. There will not be any further announcements on this feature. To read these notes click here

LEAGUE ISSUES PAPER ON "VOTING BEFORE ELECTION DAY"

Just in time for the opening of the 2015 General Assembly session, the LWV-VA issued a policy paper on the benefits and challenges of expanded early voting in Virginia. This paper, supported by the League of Women Voters Education Fund through a Public Advocacy for Voter Protection grant, was commissioned by the LWV-VA and prepared by the Election Law Program of the College of William & Mary Law School. It is designed to be used as background information by Virginia's legislators, election officials, civic organizations and citizens. The paper does not advocate any specific changes in law or practice and does not support or oppose any specific bill or regulation. For a copy of the paper, Click Here.




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