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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.
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
NEWS ARTICLE ON TRANSPARENCY VIRGINIA PRESS CONFERENCE
Transparency Virginia (TV) held its inaugural press conference on January 11. Anne Sterling represents the League of Women Voters of Virginia, one of the charter organizations of TV. The Richmond Times Dispatch has filed its report on the Transparency Coalition press conference. Read More.
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