Making Democracy Work

Publications

LWV-VA provides many resources for both members and non-members to use to learn about issues and how to engage governemt to work for issues you care about.

The Virginia Voter Newsletters

After a brief lapse in publication, The Virginia Voter is back. It will be published 4 times per year as it has been in the past. The Voter Express will continue also and will be published 1 time per month for those months where The Virginia Voter is not published.

Action Alerts and Event notes may be mentioned in those publications, but those items will be sent out via email as separate items.

The Virginia Voter and Voter Express will contain important League news and highlight League activities and members across the state.

LWV-VA Membership Handbook +April 2017 Edition

Especially designed for new members, the document provides the basic tools for understanding how the league operates towards achieving its mission. Click Here for the handbook.

LWV-VA LEGISLATIVE DIRECTORY FOR 2016

This directory is prepared annually by the League as a useful tool for contacting members of the General Assembly. View Here.

LWV-VA GLOSSARY OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY LINGO

This brochure defines all the terms need to understand who the players are and what is going on in the General Assembly. Read Here.

Glossary of League Lingo

This document provides a glossary of LWV-VA specific terminology that should be used ensure that league members use the same terms when communicating.

2017 League of Women Voters of Virginia Positioned for Action

  • Full page abridged version (8 1/2" x 11") here
  • Fold-able abridged version (11" x 17") here - Directions for printing and folding here
  • Full version with history here 

LWV-VA WOMEN'S LEGISLATIVE ROUNDTABLE (WLRT)

This brochure provides an overview of the WLRT, what they do, why they do it, and how they do it, its history and rules. The Roundtable convenes Wednesdays when the General Assembly is in session afrom 8:30 + 9:30 a.m. Read Here.

LWV-VA CONSENSUS: WHAT IT IS AND HOW IT IS DETERMINED

This document covers the entire consensus process from "how it is developed" through "it is time for action." Read Here.

VIRGINIA RESULTS OF THE LWVUS SERVICE STUDY FOR THE 2016 GENERAL ELECTION

Last summer the League of Women Voters of the U.S. asked Leagues around the country to collect data on the efforts they made to carry out the League's mission through the November 2016 Election. All thirteen of the Leagues in Virginia participated in this effort to varying degrees. Total voters registered to vote reached 2,100 due to the 2,300 volunteer hours put in at 155 events. All the usual methods and materials were utilized in the effort. Read Here.

WORKING THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - THE LEAGUE IN ACTION

This publication reviews the process used by Leaguers to approach members of the 2017 General Assembly in an effort to make our positions clear on various bills up for consideration. Read Here.

The League of Women Voters - Trusted Community Leadership since 1920

This presentation takes the viewer through the development of the League through the for organizing of the League of Women Voters of the Fredericksburg in 2016. Organized by Elaine Diepenbrock, this presentation may be modified and used without permission providing the author is credited.

Click Here for the presentation.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS OF NOTE

The American Voting Experience: Report and Recommendations of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration; January 2014 Click Here.

LWVUS Impact on Issues: The 2012-2014 edition of the guide to the League's public policy postions Read Here. [Link http://lwv.org/content/impact-issues-online-edition]

LWVNCA Positions: Position of the LWV of the National Capital Area can be found on their website. Read Here.

2013 HAV (Healthcare for All Virginians) Factsheet: Virginia Should Expand Medicaid! It Pays f or Itself and Supports 30,000 Jobs! Read Here.

The Economic Impact of the Medicaid Expansion on Virginia's Economy: Chmura Economics & Analytics, 12/7/2012. Read Here.