Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
7- 8 am
Starving Artists' Cafe
4408 Colley Ave,
Norfolk, VA 23508
Current public transit planning in Hampton Roads. Speakers: Planning Department of Hampton Roads Transit

  • Current services offered by HRT + paratransit services, buses, ferries, MAX express routes, commuter routes, park & ride lots, van pools
  • Overview of transit planning process + Transit Vision Plan, Origin-Destination Study, Military Study, etc.
  • Current planning -- Norfolk planning transit to Naval Base, ------Peninsula bus rapid transit plans
  • Overview of current HRT funding + sources, uses

    Free and open to the public.

Saturday, September 16, 2017
11 a.m. to noon
Lafayette Branch Library
1610 Cromwell Dr,
Norfolk, VA 23509
Local Candidate Forum.

Sheriff Candidates to speak.

Free and open to the public.

Friday, September 22, 2017
9-3
Hospitality House and Conference Center
2800 Plank Road,
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
LWV-VA Fall Workshops. Come spend a day in Fredericksburg and learn some new skills, compare notes, and trade ideas. The LWV-VA Fall Workshops provide you with the perfect opportunity to discover different ways of doing things, whether it is using a new technology, adding fun to your voter registration efforts, or encouraging the next generation of Leaguers. This year's Fall Workshops will focus on "League Basics"--how to keep your local Leagues happy, healthy, and, most importantly, active--and on our three major studies: Mental Health; Women's Rights and Virginia Law; and Preparing LWV-VA for Advocacy regarding School Choice Legislation. The Fall Workshops bring folks, from across the state, together to network and to GET INVOLVED! Watch for more information on this year's Fall Workshops on the LWV-VA website and in the September issue of the Virginia Voter. For more information: http://lwv-va.org/2017workshops.html
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
 
  National Voter Registration Day.

Please encourage all of your friends and neighbors to register to vote!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
7 am - 8 am
Starving Artists' Cafe
4408 Colley Ave,
Norfolk, VA 23508
Local Candidate Forum.

Candidates to be announced.

Free and open to the public.

Thursday, September 28, 2017
1 - 2 pm
Braise Restaurant,
3333 Virginia Beach Blvd.,
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Future Transit Funding and Legislative Preview.

Legislative priorities to improve public transit in HR Speaker: Brian Smith, HRT Organizational Advancement

  • Public transit and social justice (for citizens who earn $7.25/ hour, disabled persons, HRT employees, etc.)
  • Overview of current HRT funding + pie charts of sources, uses
  • Preview of 2018 General Assembly and transit legislation

Free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 5, 2017
5-7pm
Hampton Roads Transit,
509 E. 18th Street
Norfolk, VA 23504


Second-floor Board Room
Public Transit Advocacy for the 2018 General Assembly.

General Membership Meeting

Transformational Transit 2018

What legislation would really help improve public transit in Hampton Roads? What do legislators need to hear from citizens? What might be some of the objections of legislators?

Speakers: William E. Harrell, President and CEO of Hampton Roads Transit, and other HRT staff

Panel: Citizen transit advocates

Refreshments, special tour of the environmentally-friendly HRT building

Free and open to the public.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
11 a.m. to noon
Blyden Branch Library
879 E Princess Anne Rd,
Norfolk, VA 23504
Local Candidate Forum.

Candidates for Norfolk City Treasurer to speak.

Come and ask your questions!

Free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 26, 2017
1 - 2 pm
Braise Restaurant,
3333 Virginia Beach Blvd.,
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Local Candidate Forum.

Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
7 am - 8 am
Starving Artists' Cafe
4408 Colley Ave,
Norfolk, VA 23508
Delegates Candidate Forum.

Candidates to be announced.

Free and open to the public.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
1 - 2 pm
Braise Restaurant,
3333 Virginia Beach Blvd.,
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Report of Elections.

Free and open to the public.

Saturday, November 18, 2017
11 a.m. to noon
Mary D. Pretlow Library
111 W Ocean View Ave,
Norfolk, VA 23503
Report of Elections.

Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
7 am - 8 am
Starving Artists' Cafe
4408 Colley Ave,
Norfolk, VA 23508
Report of Elections.

Free and open to the public.

Saturday, January 20, 2018
11 a.m. to noon
Mary D. Pretlow Library
111 W Ocean View Ave,
Norfolk, VA 23503
Education Advocacy.

Free and open to the public.

Thursday, January 25, 2018
1 - 2 pm
Braise Restaurant,
3333 Virginia Beach Blvd.,
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Education Advocacy.

Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
7 am - 8 am
Starving Artists' Cafe
4408 Colley Ave,
Norfolk, VA 23508
Education Advocacy.

Free and open to the public.

Saturday, February 17, 2018
11 a.m. to noon
Mary D. Pretlow Library
111 W Ocean View Ave,
Norfolk, VA 23503
Behavioral Health Issues.

Free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 22, 2018
1 - 2 pm
Braise Restaurant,
3333 Virginia Beach Blvd.,
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Behavioral Health Issues.

Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
7 am - 8 am
Starving Artists' Cafe
4408 Colley Ave,
Norfolk, VA 23508
Behavioral Health Issues.

Free and open to the public.

Saturday, March 17, 2018
11 a.m. to noon
Mary D. Pretlow Library
111 W Ocean View Ave,
Norfolk, VA 23503
Women's Rights.

Free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 22, 2018
1 - 2 pm
Braise Restaurant,
3333 Virginia Beach Blvd.,
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Women's Rights.

Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
7 am - 8 am
Starving Artists' Cafe
4408 Colley Ave,
Norfolk, VA 23508
Women's Rights.

Free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 21, 2018
11 a.m. to noon
Mary D. Pretlow Library
111 W Ocean View Ave,
Norfolk, VA 23503
Environment: Adaptation and Resilience.

Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
7 am - 8 am
Starving Artists' Cafe
4408 Colley Ave,
Norfolk, VA 23508
Environment: Adaptation and Resilience.

Free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 26, 2018
1 - 2 pm
Braise Restaurant,
3333 Virginia Beach Blvd.,
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Environment: Adaptation and Resilience.

Free and open to the public.