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LWV Of Williamsburg

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Susan Bivins, Co-President
Susan Bivins, Co-President
Laura Tripp, Vice President

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Stories from Around the State

LWV Press Secretary Shannon Augustus shares her experience registering high school voters with Virginia League members.

Almost 1 million immigrants became naturalized citizens in 2022, expanding the electorate significantly. During that time, 31 League volunteer teams across the country reported attending close to 800 naturalization ceremonies and registering over 37,000 New Americans to participate in our democracy — this represents just a small portion of our 750+ Leagues’ impact. 

This story was originally published by Augusta Free Press.

Two voting-rights groups are urging an end to the baseless rhetoric from the right about election fraud that has targeted poll workers across the country, including in Virginia, where the entire registrar’s office in Buckingham County quit in the face of unfounded allegations from local Republicans.

This profile was originally published in the Mount Vernon Gazette.

Love was in the air last week on Valentine’s Day. For the League of Women Voters (LWV), love is always in the air, the love of voting. Feb. 14 was the 103rd anniversary of the national League of Women Voters and this year marks the 75th anniversary of the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area.

Registering voters is the heart and soul of the organization.

LWV of South Hampton Roads, LWV of Virginia, and LWV of the United States issued a statement on the mass shooting in a Walmart in Chesapeake, VA.

This letter to the editor was originally published by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

The Richmond City Council recently made the short-sighted decision to reject a proposal to adopt Ranked Choice Voting for the upcoming council elections in 2024. The co-signers of this letter know that adopting a new voting system would not be an easy task, but we are still disappointed in the council’s decision for two overarching reasons.