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Call to LWVNCA 2019 Annual Convention


The 2019 LWVNCA Annual Convention will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 10 AM to 1:30 PM


Maggiano's Little Italy, 5333 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20015. (Near Friendship Heights Metro Station)

Click Calendar for link to address. More information on 2019 Convention Page.

Reception for LWVUS Board & Senior Staff, January 25, 2019

You are invited to LWVNCA's Reception for the new LWVUS Board and Senior Staff

Friday, January 25 2019, from 6pm - 8pm at the

The Beacon Hotel Bar & Grill, 1615 Rhode Island Avenue, Northwest Washington, DC 20036

(see Calendar page for link to directions)

Members of local Leagues have a special opportunity to attend a reception to meet the leaders of the National League and staff. The informal reception provides an opportune time to share your ideas and learn more about what is happening nationally.

We hope you will join us for lovely evening of League conversations with hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

Cost is $40 per person. Print and Mail attached flyer to Treasurer Bill Thomas at the mailing address on flyer. . NOTE: Bill's email address on flyer is secondary and not monitored often; use to contact him.

Or Register Online at Eventbrite

Deadline for receipt of form and check(s) is January 11, 2019

Women & the Vote - Opposition to Women's Equality, from Suffrage to the ERA, December 6, 2018

Thursday, December 6, 7-8:30 pm at the National Archives William G. McGowan Theater

In partnership with the National Archives, the Equal Rights Coalition, and the 2020 Women's Vote Centennial Initiative, the National Woman's Party presents a panel discussion on the powerful forces that have come together to work against the equal protection of women under the law since the 1900s.

Panelists include Elaine Weiss, author of The Woman's Hour (slated to become a TV series produced by Hillary Clinton and Steven Spielberg), Marjorie J. Spruill, author of Divided We Stand, and Carol Robles-Roman, CEO and Co-President of the ERA Coalition.


See flyer for more information.

National Voter Registration Day - September 25

Pictures from National Voter Registration Day at National's Stadium

The LWVNCA team registered voters and passed out VOTE411 Information on September 25th at the Nationals vs Marlins baseball game. And then they enjoyed the game! Thanks to LWVDC for organizing this fun event!

Here are some pictures:

At stadium entrance
Voter Registration Day Frame
Leaguers in the stands
Registration table inside hall
Registration Day Sign


LWVNCA WORKSHOP, AUGUST 11, 2018, 9:30 AM- 2:30 PM

CREATING STRONGER LEAGUES: A Leadership-Membership Workshop

Workshop was held at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center -2nd floor, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814. See Calendar page for link to address and more information.

WORKSHOP deemed a success! Much sharing of knowledge among the League members occurred. Topics included: Skill Building for All; Get Out the Vote Strategies!; LWVUS Transformational Journey; Is Social Media Reaching our Targets? See below for links to presentations.

  • PROOF THAT DATA IS NOT A FOUR LETTER WORD--An Innovative Method To Capture Key Data, by Alice Keck and Meredith Gross, Montgomery County [MD] LWV. View or download the presentation by clicking here. Contact Alice Keck with questions at .

  • SOCIAL MEDIA SLIDE SHOW, Graphic Support for Getting Out the Vote, by Alexandra Dickson, LWVDC. Click here to view the slide show. Contact Alex at with questions.

LWVUS 53rd National Convention, June 28 - July 1, 2018

Thursday, June 28 - Sun., July 1, 2018 at Hilton Chicago - 720 S. Michigan Ave.


Link to Daily Briefings from 2018 Convention

View the new League Video Creating a More Perfect Democracy

  • Click HERE to view complete Convention News & Information, including Proposed Program 2018-2020, Slate of Nominees, Proposed Budget, etc.

  • CONVENTION 2018 WEBINAR The April 26 webinar was recorded and can be viewed here after filling in your name. This webinar covered convention logistics and highlighted the various programs and activities.

  • THE TRANSFORMATIONAL JOURNEY will be discussed at Convention. Following is information from President Chris Carson's letter in the May 24, 2018 LEAGUE UPDATE, with links to the documents:

As we prepare for Convention, we are talking more about our organization-wide transformation. The goals of this process are to strengthen the organization at every level, position our brand as a current and future-looking organization, as well as increase the League's visibility and mission impact.

This process has engaged league Leaders at every level of the organization over the past year and a half and has resulted in our Transformation Roadmap. This document outlines key initiatives and activities that will position the League toward our above goals. You can download and read the full report here or download an executive summary that covers the highlights of the report.

We welcome your feedback on the Transformation Roadmap and you can share your thoughts with us here as we all work to engage new and future activists throughout the League. Chris


Roslyn Retreat Center, 8727 River Rd, Henrico, VA 23229

For more details, go to:

LWV MARYLAND COUNCIL, JUNE 9, 2018, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Rd, Bel Air, MD 21015

For details, go to:

LWVUS Lobby Corp needs YOU!

The LWVUS Lobby Corps needs volunteers to carry the League message to Congress. Training,talking points are provided and members are assigned legislators to visit. If you are interested read the attached Lobby Corp brochure. If interested fill out this application and return to the LWVUS office.

Turning Point Suffragist Memorial

The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association (TPSM), is a group working to fund a suffrage memorial at Lorton, VA where some of the suffragist were incarcerated in 1917.