This is an important election year in Virginia–Get involved!
The nation’s attention is focused on Virginia this year even more than ever,as we hold one of two Gubernatorial elections–New Jersey is the other–in the year following a Presidential election. Unfortunately, voting percentages drop off, even in politically savvy Arlington.
So, be sure to look at the video Carol Dabbs sent, from the Arlington County Civic Federation of their candidates’ forum on Sep. 5. Attend any other such gatherings at Civic Associations and other places, and ask questions about issues important to AAUW such as public schools, enforcing Title IV, paid sick and family leave and equal pay and opportunities for women.
Also–note that on October 15, the local League of Women Voters is sponsoring a forum for Arlington School and County Board candidates. We have often worked on such events with the LWV in the past. So, if you are interested in helping with this event, let me know, and I’ll put you in touch with the right person.
On October 30, there will be a District 49 debate at Arlington Mill Community Center, also sponsored by LWV.
Arlington County Civic Federation – FUTURE MEETINGS and EVENTS
- GENERAL MEETING: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 7.00p: Candidates’ Forum, part 2, Federation incorporation, by-laws revisions, D&O and Commercial Liability insurance
Meetings are held at the Hazel Auditorium, Virginia Hospital Center, 1701 North George Mason Drive.
On nights of the Civic Federation meeting, the gates of the GOLD Parking lot, which is located under the 1635 Medical Offices off 16th Street North, will be open and there is no charge for parking. If you use another lot, you will have to pay the regular rate to exit.
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