LWV Events

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Function Coworking Community in Baltimore, MD

    How People Powered Redistricting Got California Fair Maps

    FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


    To reduce political influence over legislative and Congressional lines, a growing number of states are taking up bipartisan reforms such as Independent Redistricting Commissions to ensure that districts promote the will of voters, not politicians. Maryland, as one of the most gerrymandered states in the nation, must join this movement.

    Join Common Cause Maryland and the League of Women Voters of Maryland in Baltimore City to learn about California's Citizens Redistricting Commission and how we can adopt a similar model here in Maryland that will help Tame the Gerrymander!

    We'll be joined by California Commissioner, M. Andre Parvenu - a geographer, urban planner, community outreach specialist, and a former Zoning Analyst with the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

    As we prepare to re-draw our district boundaries in 2021, come learn how to join efforts this upcoming session to create a process that will lead to fair maps.

  • Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Laurel Library in Laurel, MD

    Census 2020, Redistricting 2021


    Every ten years, the United States conducts a “Decennial Census” with the goal of determining the distribution of resources and political representation by counting every person in the country.

    In Maryland we are working to ensure an accurate 2020 Census Count to understand our communities' needs and secure the essential resources for our everyday lives e.g. transportation needs, education, healthcare. This data will be also critical the process of redrawing our election maps in 2021, and ensuring our state is able to harness the full political power of every person.

    Join Common Cause Maryland and the League of Women Voters of Maryland to learn how we can help get out the count and create a redistricting process that that empowers people over politics!

    Date: Thursday, Nov. 21st | 6pm-8pm
    Admission: Free and open to the public

    Guest Speakers:

    Prince George's County 2020 Census Outreach Coordinator, Jordan Baucum Colbert - leads community activities within the County and acts as a liaison between the Committee Chair, Elizabeth M. Hewlett and various Subcommittee members.

    California Commissioner, M. Andre Parvenu - a geographer, urban planner, community outreach specialist, and a former Zoning Analyst with the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

    As we prepare to re-draw our district boundaries in 2021, come learn how to join efforts this upcoming session to create a process that will lead to fair maps.

  • Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 09:30 AM
    Nonprofit Village in Rockville, MD

    Citizen Activism Training


    The 2020 General Assembly session is upon us – and we want to give you the tools to help make change in Annapolis. LWVMD will be joining Common Cause MD and other organizational trainers to get you ready for the legislative session!

    The "Citizen Activism: Making an Impact in Maryland” day-long training will teach you how Maryland governance works and how you can influence the legislative process. The training will cover every aspect of the General Assembly session, and will give you the tools to follow the issues you care about and make a real impact on Maryland politics.

    Training sessions throughout the day

    • How Bill Becomes Law, Dates to Watch, First Weeks of Session
    • Bill Drafting to First Reader, Building Your Case
    • Committees in Action
    • Crossover Looms, Countdown to Sine Die
    • Sine Die and Beyond

    A few of our partners have been invited to help lead the sessions. Stay tuned for updates on our special guest trainers.

    RSVP for FREE below to reserve your space!