South Hampton Roads

South Hampton Roads

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active citizen participation in government and works to increase understanding of major public policy issues through education and advocacy.

Sharon Taylor McGlone

The League of Women Voters of South Hampton Roads had the honor to host “The Girls Who Brought the Walls Down….and the Walls that remain” on August 15, 2020. League member, Sharon McGlone, shared her experiences when she and six other African-American girls integrated the Spotsylvania County School district in 1963.

Sharon, married, a mother of four, retired educator and new LWVSHR board member, reflects on her experience 57 years ago as well as the impact on her life. Sharon reflects on this period of her life: “Remembering that period in my life always resurrects feelings of loss, unrealistic expectations and rejection. I remind my nine-year old self that it’s OK to be me. I also accept that I am the change I want to see in this world.”

We are proud to present the video of this presentation.

Your vote counts - 2

Nervous about voting? Here’s how to make sure your ballot is counted.
Great resource for all of the Hampton Roads cities from the Virginia Pilot. How to register, how to request an absentee ballot, how to track your ballot, and early voting satellite locations for each city. Early Voting starts Sep 18, 2020

Event Date: 
Sep 24 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

2nd of three sessions to prepare for achieving consensus on Election Law.
A study has been done on Election Law for the State of Virginia. Discussion among members is needed to come to a league consensus to report to the State League for reporting. This will be a continuation of September's meeting and the consensus should be close to completed by this time.

social justice
Event Date: 
Sep 27 2020 - 2:30pm to 5:30pm

This action-focused, ONLINE, educational briefing is FREE and the public is welcome, so tell your friends! Learn how to talk to your legislators about these issues: Keynote: Senator Mamie Locke.
Sign in 2:30pm, Program 3:00-5:00pm, Networking till 5:30pm
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