The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Special thanks to all of you who worked hard to make this happen. It couldn't have been done without all your work - Registrations, Community Connections, Focus Groups, County meeting attendance, and word of mouth.
Tell your friends - tell your enemies - bring friends to our meetings as we move forward to make our voices heard in Planning District 16 (Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George and Caroline).
As part of its study of the local issues surrounding the need for - and the availability of - affordable housing for local income seniors in our region, the next regular League of Women Voters meeting will feature a panel presentation on that subject. The League Study Committee on Affordable Housing for Low-Income Seniors has arranged for 4 local experts to outline current programs and activities, as well as the barriers that exist to meeting the needs of our aging residents. Speakers include:
All LWV-FRA members are invited to participate in the Study Committee. This is a complex topic with many players (e.g., HUD; federal, state, county, and local governments; local civic organizations, etc. ) and many potential issues. Currently, waiting lists for getting into affordable housing for low-income seniors exceed the number of existing units and all studies suggest that the number of seniors in our communities will continue to rise significantly over the next decade.
This is a great opportunity to learn more about the issue and to help contribute to possible solutions. To accommodate members who prefer evening or day meetings, the schedule has been set to include both options. All meetings are listed in our calendar.
Hope you can join us!
Membership Director, Linda Garvelink has announced the addition of two new tools now available on our website. A revised edition of the League's Membership Handbook that each local League can download, add local information, and have on hand for new members. Click Here for the Handbook
The second addition is a presentation of the history of the Virginia League. Elaine Diepenbrock, member of LWV of Fredericksburg Area, prepared this excellent PPT of the history of the League using LWVUS information as her background. The last part of the presentation is the specific to LWVFRA but that could be easily edited by any local League that wants to use it. Many thanks to Elaine for putting this presentation together. Click Here. for the presentation.
Click http://lwv-va.org/ to review all action alerts. The League website has information on all of the bills we are supporting or opposing, and how to respond to them. Let your legislator know what you think.