League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area

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International Relations/Federal Government Committee

2020 Co-Chairs: Marge Cox and Molly O’Brien

The LWV CVA International Relations/Federal Government Committeee covers the world including the United States, as our title implies. Previous to the Covid-19 pandemic, our twice monthly meetings were very well attended, thanks to our gracious hosts (we met in members’ homes), informative reports and stimulating conversation. Just a sampling of the topics we discussed over the past years includes: the Brexit Vote, Solar Power, Feminism in Scandinavia, The Supreme Court, Redistricting and Gerrymandering, Firearms Safety, Study Abroad, the Rise of the New Right in Germany, the Mexican Border Situation, Robotics, Right to Work, Immigration, US Diplomacy, The Ukraine, Turkey, Trade Agreements, and Cross Cultural Studies.

Starting in September 2020, the IR/FG committee will meet by Zoom with our first meeting on Wednesday, September 16. New members will be introduced and a report on Cuba will be given by Elizabeth Franks. For more information about this committee and how to attend meetings, contact Marge Cox, 434-245-5228, or email: margevfcox@gmail.com.

Calendar for October

LWV CVA October Voter Registration Drives:
Oct 5 (Wed) - University Village, 3 pm until 5 pm
Oct 7 (Fri) - Brown's Market. 9 - 11 am.
Oct 13 (Thurs) - The Center, 10 to noon in the Atrium.
Oct 15 (Sat) - La Flor Michoacana Ice Cream Shop on Cherry Ave. across from Tonsler Park from 5 to 7 pm.
For more information, please contact Susan D. Roberts, email: susanrofva@aol.com
LWV CVA Community Dialogue - "Meet the League!"
Date/Time - Sunday, Oct 16, 2 - 4 pm
Place: Central Library - Market St Charlottesville. Bring a friend. Please contact Meg Heubeck for more info. email: mfheubeck@virginia.edu
LWV CVA Natural Resources Committee Meeting - Virtual.
Date/Time - Tues Oct 18, 1 pm
LWV CVA International Relations/Federal Govt Committee Mtg
Date/Time - Wed. Oct 19, 9:30 to noon.
Place: Home of Molly O'Brien, 250 West Main St (#602). For directions, contact Molly at 434-245-9806 or Rice Wagner (386-527-5392).
LWV CVA Board of Directors Mtg
Date/Time - Wed. Oct 19 - 1 to 3 pm
Zoom link will be sent. Please contact Meg Heubeck for more info. email: mfheubeck@virginia.edu

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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