Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, August 19, 2017
11 a.m. to noon
Lafayette Branch Library
1610 Cromwell Dr,
Norfolk, VA 23509
Public Transit Overview of Planning and Funding. Speaker: The Executive Director of HR Transportation Planning Organization, Robert A. Crum, Jr

  • Review of past problems & solutions
  • Recent funding solutions 2013-2017 + how they helped, how they fell short
  • Special state committee currently working on funding possibilities for DRPT
  • 2018 General Assembly + approach and priorities
Thursday, August 24, 2017
1 - 2 pm
Braise Restaurant,
3333 Virginia Beach Blvd.,
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Gerrymandering Book Discussion. David Daley's book, "Ratf**cked," will be discussed.

Julian E. Zelizer of the Washington Post states, "Daley's book provides a blow-by-blow account of how redistricting happened. He draws on investigative reports, interviews and court documents to give readers an eye-opening tour of a process that many Americans never see....What Daley makes clear is that ruthless partisan gerrymandering is not good for democracy."

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
Friday, September 22, 2017
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:
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Hampton Roads Transit,
509 E. 18th Street
Norfolk, VA 23504
Prepare for Public Transit Advocacy. General Membership Meeting

Preparing for public transit advocacy during the 2018 Virginia General Assembly.

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

Respondents: A panel of community members