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.

Join us in creating a more perfect democracy!

        To  access the websites and Facebook pages of LWVNCA Member Leagues, click here 


 COVID-19 UPDATE in D.C. Region:  

The Washington D.C. region continues to reopen in June and July, and although health officials warned that the coronavirus pandemic is far from over, Maryland, Northern Virginia and D. C. are letting more businesses resume after months of closures, moving fully into Phase II and later into Phase III.  See the links below for the latest information.

Virginia will move into Phase III on July 1.   (Read the June 23, 2020 article from InsideNoVA) . Link to Commonwealth of Virginia's coronavirus status: 

Maryland:  June 25 update from Governor Hogan on COVID-19: “We Must All Continue To Remain Vigilant” as Maryland continues to fully open into Phase II.  Link to Governor's Covid-19 Updates and Press releases:
The District of Columbia entered into Phase II on June 22nd. Click here to read the latest from Mayor Muriel Bowser on the status of D.C.'s reopening:

Previous posts about Covid-19 in the region:  Click here

Check our Events Calendar for updates on scheduled events.  Also go to individual League websites [see above] for specific information.

Women Picket the White House in 1917


This page is dedicated to celebrations and events during 2019-20 tied to the 100th Anniversary of women getting the right to vote.  Links and resources are for everyone to use; new posts in Commentary.

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Dr. Deborah Ann Turner elected President of LWVUS for 2020-2022

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Standing in Solidarity with the Black Community

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Action Alerts

Get involved! There are many ways to have your voice heard by elected officials and policy makers.  

Take Action on League priorities today.

Event Date: 
Aug 26 2020 (All day)
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100th Anniversary of Ratification of the 19th Amendment, Granting Women in America the VOTE!


 Look for events on Centennial Page:

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Event Date: 
Sep 22 2020 (All day)
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Across the Country

Check for local League events around the country.

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Event Date: 
Sep 26 2020 - 9:00am
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Zoom Virtual Meeting


Saturday, September 26, 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

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Event Date: 
Oct 2 2020 - 10:00am
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LWVNCA Board Meeting October 2, will be a Zoom teleconference meeting. Note new start time 10 AM!