Making Democracy Work

Past

Date & Time        Place        Description
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
4-5:30pm
Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland Street, Rm B LWV-WA Board Meeting.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
8:30am
Credit Union House of Virginia, 108 N 8th St., Richmond LWV-VA Pre-session lunch & info session.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
7 - 8:30pm
Historic Triangle Community Services Center, 312 Waller Mill Road, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185 Racial Gerrymandering in Virginia: A Public Mapping Event. With the 2020 Census on the near horizon, significant attention will be placed on redistricting in the coming years. This semester William & Mary law and undergraduate students teamed up to learn mapping software and the law of redistricting. They used this knowledge to redraw 11 Virginia House districts challenged in the 2017 Supreme Court case Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections. You are invited to a special event to learn about redistricting in Virginia and to see the unveiling of the student maps! The event is being held on international Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day.

The maps were the final project in a course offered for the first time titled "Legislative Redistricting with Geographic Information Systems." The course was taught by Professor Rebecca Green and Dr. Rob Rose. Professor Green is Professor of the Practice of Law, and Co-Director, Election Law Program, and Assistant Director, Center for Legal and Court Technology. Dr. Rose is Director of the William & Mary Center for Geospatial Analysis.

This event is free and open to the public with plenty of parking available. This event is co-sponsored by the William & Mary Center for Geospatial Analysis, the William & Mary Election Law Program, and the League of Women Voters--Williamsburg Area.

Monday, November 13, 2017
5-7pm
Williamsburg Regional Library, Schell Rm
515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, 23185
Activism for Busy People: Free Training offered by the Virginia Civic Engagement Table. This course is walks people through having the biggest impact both from an advocacy and electoral perspective. The focus is Virginia, but many of the tools discussed are equally effective at the federal level. The speaker will be Julie Emery, Executive Director of the Virginia Civic Engagement Table (VCET) This training will help League members and their partner organizations be more effective when visiting our legislators at the General Assembly.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
4-5:30pm
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room B LWV-WA Board Meeting.
Friday, October 20, 2017
3:30-5:30pm
Meet in front of the Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street W&M Homecoming Parade. What: LWV Entry in the Parade
When: Friday, October 20 at 3:30
Who: All LWV members who can walk about 1.5 miles in the parade
Why: Its a lot of fun and the message is really important--VOTE
Where: Meet in front of WRL (library); the parade ends at Kaplan Arena about 5:30pm
RSVP to League President Mary Schilling
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
6-8pm
Mary and Don Schilling's home
500 Frances Thacker, Kingsmill
The Board Greets New Members. RSVP to Membership Chairman Les Solomon