Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, June 17, 2017
11 a.m. to noon
Pretlow Library
111 W Ocean View Ave,
Norfolk, VA 23503
Dillion's Rule. Learn about the Dillion's Rule and how it affects you.

Vivian Paige will discuss the Dillion's Rule for Virginia localities. Paige is a 2017 YWCA Woman of Distinction, writes for the Virginian Pilot, and writes a blog, "All Politics is Local." Some of her posts on Dillion's Rule:,

"Studying Dillon's Rule is very valuable for several reasons. Virginia is a Dillon's Rule state and as such there are very real limitations placed upon local government's power and authority. Understanding state control on local governments in Virginia as a result of Dillon's Rule is fundamental to understanding the government that affects people the most." Quentin Kidd, Ph.D., Christopher Newport University,

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
12 - 2 pm
Braise Restaurant
3333 Virginia Beach Blvd,
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Redistricting in Virginia. Vivian Paige will discuss redistricting. We have a room reserved. Please RSVP to Marty Rollins. She will let you know when we reach capacity!
Sunday, July 16, 2017
2-4 pm
ODU Library
4427 Hampton Blvd,
Norfolk, VA 23508
Redistricting Book Discussion. Ari Berman's "Give Us the Ballot."

"There have been countless books written about the civil rights movement, but far less attention has been paid to what happened after the dramatic passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 and the turbulent forces it unleashed. Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America tells this story for the first time."

First floor, Conference Room 1310, go past reception desk. (Parking at Garage B on 43rd Street on the west side of the Library, no charge on Sunday but avoid Reserved spaces). Note: The Library website says GPS will recognize the library address as 4427 Hampton Blvd. In reality, pedestrians will recognize that the Library is the 3rd building west of Hampton Blvd on 43rd Street.