The Arlington Committee of 100 fosters open and vigorous discussion of issues involving all facets of community life in Arlington. The Committee's monthly forums are open to all and provide a non-partisan setting in which issues of local, regional, and state interest are addressed by experts, with audience participation in lively Q&A sessions.

Next Program: December 11, 2019


Should the Virginia General Assembly Vote to Amend the Virginia Constitution and Pass Redistricting Reform?

Earlier this year, the Virginia General Assembly took the first step in passing a constitutional amendment to end partisan gerrymandering in the commonwealth. In order for the amendment to make to Virginia voters, the legislature must first pass an identical version in the 2020 session. While the amendment passed in 2019 with overwhelming bipartisan support, its chances of passage in the 2020 session are far from certain.

 

Join us to hear the pros and cons of a constitutional amendment. Our speakers are:

Brian Cannon, Executive Director, OneVirginia 2021

Delegate Mark Levine, D - 45th District: Counties of Arlington (part) and Fairfax (part); City of Alexandria (part)

Scott Bledso, PhD Candidate in Political Science, George Mason University

From left to right: Brian Cannon, Del. Mark Levine, Scott Bledso
From left to right: Brian Cannon, Del. Mark Levine, Scott Bledso

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Marymount University - Phelan Hall

2807 N. Glebe Road

(Directions here)

 

7:00pm - Meet and Greet

7:30pm - Dinner Begins (dinner purchase optional)

8:00 pm - Program Begins

Can't make it? Visit the YouTube channel for Arlington Independent Media to view a livestream at the program start time.

Recent Program: February 13, 2019


Countering Hate: Lessons from Intolerance in Arlington's History

Hard as it may be to believe, the White Nationalist movement post-WWII has roots in Arlington. Through the 1980s, Arlington was the home to the American Nazi Party headquarters. Join us to explore this history, understand the resurgence of White Nationalism in the United States, and discuss implications for today. We are pleased to host speakers Charlie Clark and Amaka Okechukwu.



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