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Charniele Herring, 46th District Virginia State Delegate and House of Delegates Minority Whip, was our guest speaker at a June 23rd event held in Leesburg. Del. Herring spoke on "Women's Issues and the Virginia General Assembly".
The LWV of Loudoun County organized a "Meet The Press" style candidate forum on October 25th for all three ballot-qualified candidates for Congress for the 10th District. Four members of the press asked questions, followed by audience questions. Olga Hernandez, President of LWV-VA, moderated. Click here to read the bios of the candidates, moderator, and participating members of the press. LWVLC would like to thank Robert Pierce for the photos posted below.
The LWV of Loudoun County organized a free public forum on water issues in the County. It was held October 6, 2010, at the Senior Activity Center in Leesburg. More than 60 people attended the program, titled, Water: Quantity, Quality, a discussion on the quantity and quality of water in Loudoun County. Panelists and their speaking topics included:
LWVLC would like to thank Robert Pierce for the photos posted below.
Shining Star Award:
The LWV of Loudoun County selected a Dominion High School student as the recipient of its 2010 Shining Star Award for excellence. The student's submission in the 14th Annual Loudoun County Public Schools Social Science Fair was recognized by the League for its detailed analysis of the impact of one person, Amelia Earhart, on society's restrictions on women. We congratulate our Shining Star winner!
Women's History Month Tea:
The 2010 Women's History Month Tea featured Lynne Garvey-Hodge portraying the Suffragist Mrs. Robert Walker in a moving, historically accurate, and sometimes humorous tale about her activities in the movement to obtain voting rights for women. By the end of her portrayal, League members were shouting in unison, "How long must women wait for liberty?"
Wanda Alexander, Horizons Consulting, was named LWV of Loudoun County's Woman of the Year in our first presentation of this award. Ms. Alexander was cited for her mentoring of women in Loudoun County and the surrounding Metropolitan area; as a strong advocated of women-owned businesses and entrepreneurship; and for her continued philanthropic support of women's organizations and woman-owned businesses.
The League of Women Voters of Loudoun County sponsored a Candidate Forum at Park View High School on Tuesday, October 13, 2009. The debate was between incumbent Delegate Tom Rust and his opponent, Loudoun County Supervisor Stevens Miller. They are competing for the House of Delegates 86th District seat.
"Meet Your Legislator" Night:
The League of Women Voters of Loudoun County held its annual "Meet Your Legislator" Night at Potomac Falls High School on Thursday, April 3, 2008. 250 students from 6 of the County's high schools were on hand to meet 5 of their 7 State Representatives. The legislators enjoyed talking with the students. The questions covered transportation issues, immigration, gay marriage, Metro to Dulles, smoking ban, death penalty, 529 College Savings Plans, and the housing crisis. Here are some pictures from the event.