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:  Joint Statement from Chief Elected Officials of the National Capital Region on the COVID-19 Pandemic.    March 31, 2020. Posted at 12:50 p.m.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser issued Stay at Home orders yesterday for their respective jurisdictions. Today, chief local elected officials of suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia released the following joint statement on the COVID-19 Pandemic:

As the chief elected officials of 21 local governments in the National Capital Region, we are joining in one voice to implore each of the more than five and a half million individuals in our region to stay home unless you are performing an essential activity as permitted by authorities. This is the most important thing each of us can do to stop the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the threat to our most vulnerable neighbors, including older individuals and those with chronic health conditions. We pledge to continue our region’s long tradition of collaboration through the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and private and non-profit sector partners to keep area residents regularly informed about the pandemic; share best practices among our health, public safety, and public information experts; advocate for additional support on testing, personal protective equipment, and economic stabilization; and join forces on response and recovery efforts.

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.

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Event Date: 
Jun 25 2020 - 8:30am to Jun 28 2020 - 12:00pm
Event location: 

Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill

2020 Convention  Check this link for latest status

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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; read Commentary.


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

Click on links to learn about our priorities and what you can do.

Event Date: 
Apr 3 2020 - 10:30am
Event location: 

LWVUS Office, 10th Floor Conference Rm.

LWVNCA Board Meeting will be conducted by teleconference, due to Covid-19 outbreak.  Email Nancy Soreng at for details.

Event Date: 
Apr 22 2020 - 5:30pm

Celebration of LWVDC's founding on April 22, 1920    Event has been postponed until September details at

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Event Date: 
May 2 2020 - 10:00am
Event location: 

Video Conference by Zoom

LWVNCA's Annual Convention on May 2, 2020 Will be a Video Conference

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Event Date: 
May 14 2020 - 10:00am
Event location: 

Capitol Hill

JOIN US for Our Day On Capital Hill

Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 10am - 3:30pm