The National Capital Area
The National Capital Area
The League of Women Voters of the National Capital Area [LWVNCA] is an Inter League Organization (ILO). It is comprised of the District of Columbia League and those Leagues in Maryland and Virginia surrounding the nation's capital. Once you join one of the local Leagues in the LWVNCA region, you become a member of the local and state Leagues and of the LWV of the United States.
We are a nonpartisan, political, membership organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. The League influences public policy through education and advocacy at all levels of government.
The purpose of LWVNCA is to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation in government, and to act on selected governmental issues of a metropolitan, regional or interjurisdictional nature such as energy, water and transportation.
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To access the websites and Facebook pages of LWVNCA Member Leagues, click here
COVID-19 UPDATE in D.C. region:
As restrictions loosen, here’s what will be opening in the D.C. area on May 29
Read article from The Washington Post Reporter, Kyle Swenson, May 28 at 1:00 PM which includes a chart of rules for reopeniing in the region's jurisdictions.•
- On May 13, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said that the stay-at-home order originally put in place on March 30th to deal with the coronavirus pandemic would be changed to Phase One “safer-at-home” advisory, starting on May 15, although some jurisdictions such as Montgomery and Prince Georges counties [MD] are not ready to relax their restrictions on that date. See complete article at https://wtop.com/coronavirus/2020/05/maryland-coronavirus-update-may-13/ .
- On May 12, Virginia Governor Northam issued Executive Order Sixty-Two which allows the Northern Virginia localities to delay implementation of Phase One until midnight on Thursday, May 28, to allow those localities more time to meet the health metrics. Full press release can be read here https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/may/headline-856741-en.html
- On March 30, 2020, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser issued Stay at Home orders for their respective jurisdictions. On March 31, they were joined by twenty-one chief local elected officials of suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia in a joint statement on the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read the full statement from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government
Check our Events Calendar for updates on scheduled events. Also go to individual League websites [see above] for specific information.