South Hampton Roads

South Hampton Roads

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active citizen participation in government and works to increase understanding of major public policy issues through education and advocacy.

Your vote counts - 2

Nervous about voting? Here’s how to make sure your ballot is counted.
Great resource for all of the Hampton Roads cities from the Virginia Pilot. How to register, how to request an absentee ballot, how to track your ballot, and early voting satellite locations for each city. Early Voting starts Sep 18, 2020

Chesapeake Requiem:
Event Date: 
Sep 29 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

In Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island, Earl Swift takes us to a community facing a 21st century crisis with 19th century beliefs and values. He interviewed islanders, accompanied watermen as they worked, and sat in on community ceremonies and informal conversations. Research into the island’s history and the Bay’s ecology are woven into his narrative.
RSVP to SHRLeague [at] gmail.com with "Chesapeake" as the subject.

Sharon Taylor McGlone

The League of Women Voters of South Hampton Roads had the honor to host “The Girls Who Brought the Walls Down….and the Walls that remain” on August 15, 2020. League member, Sharon McGlone, shared her experiences when she and six other African-American girls integrated the Spotsylvania County School district in 1963.

Sharon, married, a mother of four, retired educator and new LWVSHR board member, reflects on her experience 57 years ago as well as the impact on her life. Sharon reflects on this period of her life: “Remembering that period in my life always resurrects feelings of loss, unrealistic expectations and rejection. I remind my nine-year old self that it’s OK to be me. I also accept that I am the change I want to see in this world.”

We are proud to present the video of this presentation.

Fair Maps
Event Date: 
Oct 8 2020 - 7:00pm

Join us on October 8 for a powerful discussion on the role systemic racism plays in silencing voters of color and what's at stake in this year's election.
*This is a FREE, live event broadcast on LWVUS's Facebook Page.*