League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area

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“Mobilizing for Advocacy” – LWV CVA Sunday Seminar, January 19, 2020, CitySpace Downtown Mall.

Dec 19, 2019

In this day and age, all of us must exercise our citizen duties and become engaged in the workings of our democracy! Join us on Sunday, January 19, at CitySpace on the Downtown Mall. Doors open at 1:30 pm for “Meet and Greet” and the Meeting will begin promptly by 2 pm.

January brings challenges to keep up with all the activities of our state legislative session—especially this 2020! Many of you have been working hard this past year advocating for the passage of meaningful legislation addressing our many concerns, in particular, the proposed Constitutional Amendment on redistricting; the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment; the passage of meaningful gun rights legislation; justice reform legislation; and environmental concerns. There is proposed legislation on the removal of monuments that will affect how Charlottesville and Albemarle County deal with this difficult issue.

Now is the time for all League members to learn how you as an individual can contact state legislators and let them know what bills you want them to support! Come to our “training session” on how you can do this! We will review and show you how to access the Legislative Information System (LIS) so that you can follow the passage of bills through the General Assembly. We will explain how our LWV CVA league will send you “Action Alerts” and what this means. You can be proactive sitting right at your home computer!

Want to meet with your legislators in person? Find out about the state League’s Women’s Legislative Roundtable (WLRT) which meets every Wednesday in Richmond for the months that the General Assembly is in session. For dates, times, and places go to the LWV-VA website and click on WLRT in the drop-down menus.

In this day and age, all of us must exercise our citizen duties and become engaged in the workings of our democracy! Join us on Sunday, January 19, at CitySpace on the Downtown Mall. Doors open at 1:30 pm for “Meet and Greet” and the Meeting will begin promptly by 2 pm. For more information about this meeting, contact Pat Cochran, 434-326-7873.

Calendar

Date/Time: Wed., January 8, 2020
Event: Virginia General Assembly opens 60-day session
Place: Richmond Capital Bldg
Contact: For further information, go to https://virginiageneralassembly.gov/
Date/Time: Thurs., Jan. 9, 1:00-2:30 pm
Event: LWV CVA Natural Resources Committee Meeting
Place: University Village (small committee room), 500 Crestwood Dr.
Contact: For further information, contact Sally Thomas, 434-295-1819
Date/Time: Wednesdays, January 15, 22, 29, 8:30 to 9:30 am
Event: Women's Legislative Round Table
Place: SunTrust Center, 919 E Main St., Richmond, Tidewater Room - 4th Floor
Contact: For further information, go to lwv-va.org and click on WLRT
Date/Time: Wed., January 15, 9:30 am
Event: LWV CVA International Relations/Federal Govt Committee Meeting
Place: Home of Marge Cox, 514 Rosemont Dr., 434-245-5228
Contact: For further information, contact Marge Cox, 245-5228
Date/Time: Wed., January 15, noon to 1:15 pm
Event: LWV CVA Firearm Safety Committee Meeting
Place: TBA
Contact: For further information, contact Maggie Hoover, 703-625-9219
Date/Time: Wed., Jan 15 - 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Event: LWV CVA Board of Directors Meeting
Place: TBA
Contact: For further information, contact Pat Cochran, 434-326-7873
Date/Time: Sun., Jan 19: doors open at 1:30 pm for Meet and Greet; program begins promptly by 2 pm
Event: LWV CVA Sunday Seminar: "Mobilizing for Advocacy"
Place: CitySpace, Downtown Mall
Contact: For further information, contact Pat Cochran, 434-326-7873
Date/Time: Mon., Jan. 20, bus to rally at noon
Event: MLK Day: Attend rally in Richmond and honor those Virginians killed by gun violence
Place: Free bus leaves from 2200 Angus Rd at noon--must make reservation
Contact: For further information or to make reservation, call Gay 434-409-3324
Date/Time: Sat., Jan. 25, 10 am to 2 pm
Event: LWV CVA Finance Drive "Party"
Place: Westminster-Canterbury, Pantops
Contact: For further information, contact Pat Cochran, 434-326-7873
Date/Time: Tues., January 28, 11 am to 12:30 pm
Event: LWV CVA Justice Reform Committee Meeting
Place: Center for Non-Profit Excellence, 1701-A Allied St., Charlottesville
Contact: For further information, contact Kit Murphy McNally, 414-405-3302

League of Women Voters
of the Charlottesville Area
Mailing Address:
PO Box 2786
Charlottesville, VA  22902
Email:  lwv@lwv-cva.org

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