The National Capital Area

The National Capital Area

The League of Women Voters of the National Capital Area [LWVNCA] is an Inter League Organization (ILO). It is comprised of the District of Columbia League and those Leagues in Maryland and Virginia surrounding the nation's capital. Once you join one of the local Leagues in the LWVNCA region, you become a member of the local and state Leagues and of the LWV of the United States.

We are a nonpartisan, political, membership organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. The League influences public policy through education and advocacy at all levels of government.

The purpose of LWVNCA is to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation in government, and to act on selected governmental issues of a metropolitan, regional or interjurisdictional nature such as energy, water and transportation.

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To access the websites and Facebook pages of LWVNCA Member Leagues, click here 

 COVID-19 UPDATE in D.C. region:  

As restrictions loosen, here’s what will be opening in the D.C. area on May 29

From The Washington Post, May 28, 2020:
Beginning Friday, communities across the Washington region will shake loose from some of the restrictions put in place to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. But the new action plans released by each government vary in what locations and businesses will be opened, a reflection of how the virus has landed differently across the region.
     Virginia, which started a limited reopening earlier in May, will extend the modified rules [Phase One] for businesses, churches, public recreation and other locations to the counties in suburban Washington, City of Richmond and the Eastern Shore of Virginia,  beginning Friday [May 29, 12AM].
     In Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has left many decisions to local communities.   As noted in the article: "Maryland’s jurisdictions still are developing their own plans for reopening based on the state government’s recommendations. Some hard-hit areas, such as Montgomery County, have said their communities are not ready to ease restrictions, although Prince George’s County, which has had the highest number of infections in the state, announced that it will be gradually reopening beginning June 1. Other jurisdictions are moving forward with limited aspects of the protocol."

Read article from The Washington Post Reporter, Kyle Swenson, May 28 at 1:00 PM  which includes a chart of rules for reopeniing in the region's jurisdictions.•

From The Washington Post, May 27, 2020 at 9:42 p.m. EDT:
"D.C. to join Northern Virginia in slight reopening Friday; Maryland suburbs not sure" reporters Fenit Nirappil, Emily Davies and Ovetta Wiggins, state: "The District will join Northern Virginia suburbs Friday [May 29] in taking tentative steps toward ending their prolonged economic shutdown, the start of a gradual reopening of the coronavirus-battered Washington region."  Read entire article here 
Previous posts:
  • On May 13, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said that the stay-at-home order originally put in place on March 30th to deal with the coronavirus pandemic would be changed to Phase One “safer-at-home” advisory, starting on May 15, although some jurisdictions such as Montgomery and Prince Georges counties [MD] are not ready to relax their restrictions on that date.  See complete article at https://wtop.com/coronavirus/2020/05/maryland-coronavirus-update-may-13/  .
  • On May 12, Virginia Governor Northam issued Executive Order Sixty-Two which allows the Northern Virginia localities to delay implementation of Phase One until midnight on Thursday, May 28, to allow those localities more time to meet the health metrics. Full press release can be read here  https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/may/headline-856741-en.html
  • On March 30, 2020, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser issued Stay at Home orders  for their respective jurisdictions. On March 31, they were joined by twenty-one chief local elected officials of suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia in a joint statement on the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Read the full statement from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government 

Check our Events Calendar for updates on scheduled events.  Also go to individual League websites [see above] for specific information.

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This page is dedicated to celebrations and events during 2019-20 tied to the 100th Anniversary of women getting the right to vote.  Links and resources are for everyone to use; read Commentary.

 

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Event Date: 
Jun 5 2020 - 10:30am
Event location: 

LWVUS Office, 10th Floor Conference Rm.

LWVNCA Board Meeting June 5 will be a teleconference meeting by Zoom.  Contact Nancy Soreng at  nancysoreng@lwvmd.org for instructions.

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Event Date: 
Jun 6 2020 - 9:00am
Event location: 

Virtual Council

LWVMD is holding a virtual Council on June 6, 2020, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Event Date: 
Jun 6 2020 - 9:00am
Event location: 

Zoom virtual meeting

LWV-VA 2020 Council will be Saturday, June 6, 2020

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

As a Zoom participatory meeting.

 

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Event Date: 
Jun 25 2020 - 8:30am to Jun 28 2020 - 12:00pm
Event location: 

Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill

2020 Convention   Will be virtual, click link for details