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


2020 LWV Convention Logo
Event Date: 
Jun 25 2020 - 8:30am
Event location: 

Hyatt Regency & Liaison Hotel

First Call: 2020 Convention 

JUNE 25 - JUNE 28, 2020

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.


Turning Point Suffrage Memorial Header
Blog Post


Groundbreaking for Turning Point Suffragist Memorial

Dedication planned for Suffrage Centennial on August 26, 2020

Action Alerts

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

Click "Read More" to learn about our priorities and what to do.

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

LWVUS Office, 10th Floor Conference Rm.

LWVNCA Board Meeting

Event Date: 
Jan 8 2020 (All day)
Event location: 

Annapolis, MD & Richmond, VA

2020 Sessions of the State of Maryland and Commonwealth of Virginia General Assemblies convene in the Capitols of Annanapolis and Richmond.

Event Date: 
Jan 15 2020 - 8:30am
Event location: 

Suntrust Building

The Women's Legislative Roundtable (WLRT) moderated by the LWV of Virginia, begins its Wednesday weekly meeting at 8:30 a.m. on January 15, in the Suntrust Building (corner of 10th and Main Streets). 

LWV She Is Me Campaign 2019 picture of diverse women

History of the suffrage movement in America did not always give the WHOLE STORY; it either minimized or left out entirely the efforts of African American and other women of color who were involved. The League's story left out some people too.

LWV Maryland logo
Event Date: 
Jan 25 2020 - 9:30am
Event location: 

The Wilde Lake Interfaith Center

LWVMD Winter Workshop

Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 09:30 AM 

The Wilde Lake Interfaith Center in Columbia, MD