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League of Women Voters of the Prince William Area: Helping New Voters

League of Women Voters of the Prince William Area

By Ashley Claire Simpson It wasn’t until 1920–less than 100 years ago–that women in the United States finally gained the right to vote. As exciting as it was to be an American woman at this time, the fact remains that women didn’t have this basic right until more than 130 years after the country deemed itself the land of the free, home of the brave. …

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Improving Diversity and Inclusion In Prince William County

Provided by Kevin Williams As a trusted voice and servant in the community, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., Prince William County Chapter, Inc., and Delegate Dr. Luke E. Torian would like to invite you to be part of a series of forums focused on collectively working together with political leaders, clergy, and the community-at-large to address the challenges …

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Fiscal 2019 Proposed Budget Presented to the Board

Provided by Prince William County Prince William County Executive Chris Martino presented the Proposed FY2019 Budget to the Board of County Supervisors on Tuesday, Feb. 22. The proposed $1.6 billion all funds budget addresses the board’s strategic goals of maintaining a robust economy, keeping a safe and secure community, enhancing mobility throughout the county, assuring the wellbeing of the most …

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Keeping Your Mental Health in Mind

By Peter Lineberry It’s been said that not every disability is visible, and this can often be true when it comes to mental health. Some illnesses are readily diagnosed and treated with therapy and medication; others can be vaguer in the minds of those affected and often remain unknown to a person’s loved ones. Anxiety and depression can take many forms, and while sometimes triggered by …

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How the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Serves the Community

By Ashley Claire Simpson According to textbooks, the American Civil Rights Movement began in 1954 and ended in 1968. Those not familiar with this time period may think this moment was a simple victory. By the end of this revolutionary crusade, the U.S. Constitution—the law of the land—outlawed every form of racial segregation. Unfortunately, changes in legislation and legal precedent could not establish the much-needed …

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With or Without Wittman, Citizens of District 1 to Hold a Congressional Town Hall

Provided by Roger Marcy Citizens of District 1 will hold a Congressional town hall on Tuesday, April 18, from 7:00-8:30 p. m. at Patriot High School in Nokesville, to discuss Republican Congressman Rob Wittman’s (VA-1) voting record.  More than 300 constituents from across District 1 are expected to attend. Rep. Wittman has yet to host a town hall in the western …

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David Johns, Former Director, White House Initiatives

Provided by Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Feb. 28, 2017, 6:30 p .m. Colgan Theater Room 240 David Johns, Former Director, White House Initiatives Discusses the importance of supporting the education of African American students from “cradle to career.” Register at: bit.ly/DJblackhistory   All Events are FREE and open to public. Event parking in Rea Lot – B4 All events are …

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Retiring Dale City School Teacher Honored

Provided by Rebecca Barnes A routine staff meeting at Dale City Elementary School recently turned into a surprise event at which retiring teacher Ellen Mackinnon was honored for her lifetime of service in public education. On that morning, Del. Richard L. (Rich) Anderson (R-51st) arrived at the school to recognize Mrs. Mackinnon on behalf of the Virginia General Assembly. Anderson …

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Northern Virginia Community Rallies for Innovation

Provided by Community Foundation for Northern Virginia The Northern Virginia community is well on its way to having a committed pool of funds investing in innovative programs that will help diversify the local economy, give local students a leg up as they navigate their education and future careers, and support complex social issues in new, creative ways.   The Community …

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