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  • rsvped for Hancock's Resolution Field Trip 2022-09-23 22:29:57 -0400

    2-in-1 Field Trip to Hancock's Resolution


    Hancock's Resolution Doorstep Garden. Photo courtesy of AACo Recreation and Parks.

    Join LWVAAC on October 12 for a fall field trip to Historic Hancock's Resolution Park. Experience the park's natural beauty during a private tour of the farmhouse and gardens, which sit on 26 acres of protected area. The gardens and fields are farmed by volunteers using methods of yesteryear, without chemicals or machinery. Learn about the challenges of soil and plant growth, then and now. An award-winning site listed on the National Register of Historic Places and on the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, Hancocks Resolution is part of the Anne Arundel County park system


    Book cover (photo by K. Larrabee)

    Following the tour, stay for a League book discussion and a brown bag lunch (bring your own) in the Visitor Center. Engage in a casual discussion of Let the People Pick the President: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College by Jesse Wegman. Wegman, a member of the New York Times Editorial Board and Supreme Court journalist, draws on the history of the founding era, as well as information gleaned from recent presidential campaigns, to propound election of the U.S. President by popular vote. Share your views while sharing a meal with LWVAAC colleagues. Copies of the book are available through the Anne Arundel County Public Library system.

    Hancock's Resolution offers ample parking and admission is free. (Donations to the park are gratefully accepted.)

    October 12, 2022 at 10:30am
    Hancock's Resolution
    2795 Bayside Beach Rd
    Pasadena, MD 21122
    United States
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  • published Gun Safety: LWV and the Law in Take Action 2022-09-17 19:25:01 -0400

    Gun Safety: LWV and the Law

    By Susan Cochran, Director and Action Co-Chair

    Activist David Basil supports stronger gun control laws at the recent March for our Lives rally in Annapolis. (Photo by K. Larrabee)As the nation is reeling from a recent string of mass shootings stretching from New York to Texas to Oklahoma, and gun violence continues, many of us are asking what can be done about gun violence. The League of Women Voters has been working for sensible gun safety laws for over 30 years. LWVUS CEO, Virginia Case Solomon, decried the Uvalde tragedy and declared, “We will not be silent.” The League’s position on gun ownership is clear:

    The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that the proliferation of handguns and semi-automatic assault weapons in the United States is a major health and safety threat to its citizens. The League supports strong federal measures to limit the accessibility and regulate the ownership of these weapons by private citizens.

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  • published Paca House Ceremony in Voter Info 2022-07-23 13:15:38 -0400

    Paca House Ceremony

    Participants at the Paca House Citizen Naturalization ceremony

    LWVAAC has a robust Voter Services program. On July 4th League volunteers traditionally celebrate independence and democracy by registering newly naturalized U.S. citizens to vote. In a patriotic ceremony on the grounds of the historic William Paca house in Annapolis, ceremony participants take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America, administered by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service, Baltimore, and witnessed by family, friends, and the public of all ages. The new citizens on this July 4th came to the USA from 12 countries, including  El Salvador, Finland, Israel, Jamaica, Nigeria, the Philippines, and United Kingdom. The event, held in a tent fitting the occasion and overlooking the Paca House formal gardens, is orchestrated by Historic Annapolis. (photos by: K. Larrabee)

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  • published Voter Info in Voter Toolkit 2022-07-23 13:05:21 -0400

    Voter Info

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  • published Voter Registration Opportunities in Voter Toolkit 2022-06-10 20:31:07 -0400

  • published VOTE411 is Live in Voter Info 2022-06-06 18:45:34 -0400

    VOTE411 is Live!

    Text: Be informed. Vote informed. Hand holding up a sign with text Voting is People Power

    Don’t go into the 2022 Election unprepared! VOTE411.org has everything you need, from registration deadlines to personalized election information! Get ready for your Election Day at VOTE411.org

    “Who’s on my ballot?” “Where is my polling place?” “What should I bring with me?” “Can I vote early?” Don’t worry, VOTE411.org has you covered! 

    Prefer a different format? LWVAAC offers that too! Click on the image below.

    Voter's Guide. Other Text: Early Voting Oct 27-Nov 3, 7 AM to 8 PM, Election day voting: Nov 8, 7 AM to 8 PM, Voting by Mail: Return by 8 PM, Nov 8


  • published LWVUS in About Us 2022-06-06 11:14:23 -0400

  • published LWV of Maryland in About Us 2022-06-06 11:11:46 -0400

  • published About the Action Committee in Take Action 2022-05-06 11:35:06 -0400

    Action Committee

    LWVAAC's Action Committee organizes events that promote the League’s position on an issue to government officials and the public. Such actions may include media campaigns, lobbying or advocating for a cause, and educating the public for support.

    Email [email protected] for more information.

    Program Committee

    LWVAAC's Program Committee addresses local issues of compelling interest, often building relationships in the community and alliances with other organizations. At the local League level, the word “program” is used to describe a variety of events, including, but not limited to, speakers, panel discussions, candidate debates, and other educational activities for members and the public.

    Email [email protected] for more information


  • published Affordable Housing in LWVAAC Positions 2022-05-06 11:18:30 -0400

    Affordable Housing

    Action to secure affordable housing for low and very low income residents and special populations in Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis. ⓘ 

    Support for:

    1. rehabilitation of the existing housing supply to maintain the stock of affordable housing;
    2. meeting the housing and human service needs of special populations including, but not limited to
      the homeless;
    3. increasing opportunities for people of low or moderate income;
    4. ensuring an adequate stock of subsidized housing, and rental assistance and services to low and
      very low income persons.

    Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County

    The Commission is dedicated to strengthening communities and improving the lives of Anne Arundel County citizens focusing on the ownership, management, sustainability and preservation of affordable housing. 

    AAC Subdivision Activity and Commercial Site Plan Viewer

  • published Board of Education in LWVAAC Positions 2022-05-06 11:17:31 -0400

    Board of Education

    Support for election of Board of Education members in nonpartisan elections held at the same time as partisan elections. 


    Anne Arundel Board of Education

    The Board of Education of Anne Arundel County consists of seven adult members and one student member. The adult members are elected in presidential election years and represent districts whose boundaries mirror those of County Council districts. The student member is elected by county students, appointed by the Governor, and serves a one-year term. The student member is the only student on a local school board in the nation who has full voting rights.


  • published County Charter in LWVAAC Positions 2022-05-06 11:16:23 -0400

    County Charter

    Support for a charter that is clear, concise and confined to fundamentals. 


    Anne Arundel Charter

    We, the People of Anne Arundel County, State of Maryland, in order to form a more orderly County government, establish separate legislative and executive branches, insure responsibility of and accountability for public funds, promote the general welfare and secure the benefits of home rule, do, in accordance with the Constitution and the laws of the State of Maryland, adopt, ordain and establish as our Charter and form of government this CHARTER OF ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MARYLAND.

    Charter Revision Commission

    The Charter Revision Commission, created by Sec. 1203 in the County Charter, is responsible for conducting a comprehensive study of the County government and recommending revisions to the Charter as necessary, including the matter of the revision of the Councilmanic districts of the County.

    Commission-Following release of U.S. Census data, the County Council appointed a Charter Revision Commission which has been working since October and should release a report at the end of March.

  • published Waste Management in LWVAAC Positions 2022-05-06 11:15:14 -0400

    Waste Management

    Hazardous  Support the efforts of County government to control problems of hazardous waste. Support establishment of central collections points for disposal of hazardous wastes from households and other small generators. Urge the County to provide adequate information on how to report suspected hazardous wastes and on ways to reduce the use of hazardous products in the household.

    Solid ⓘ Support a program of solid waste management that protects public health and the environment through promotions of source reduction, recycling, and adoption of a conservation ethic among individuals, businesses, and government. We believe every individual must take responsibility for his or her waste and must change disposal habits. A solid waste plan should emphasize source reduction, waste materials recovery, recycling, and composting. Incineration (waste to energy) and other alternatives should be considered only after health, environmental, and economic effects have been studied. Includes City of Annapolis.

    • The Recycle Coach App for mobile devices helps you keep track of what goes where and alerts you to ACC waste management events like Hazardous Waste Collection days. Download it from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android)

    Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works

    The Department of Public Works provides services to ensure safe drinking water; to enhance wastewater treatment; to efficiently recycle, collect trash, and dispose of waste; to maintain, manage, and operate the County's road and bridge network; to design and construct County infrastructure; and to provide innovative environmental restoration projects that maintain a high quality of life for residents and visitors of Anne Arundel County.

    AAC Bureau of Waste Management Services

    The Bureau is responsible for collecting recycling, yard waste and trash from over 168,000 curbside customers. The Bureau also is responsible for the operation of the Millersville Landfill and the County's Recycling centers.


  • published Planning and Zoning in LWVAAC Positions 2022-05-06 11:14:32 -0400

    Planning and Zoning

    Endorsement of the concept of controlled growth and encouragement of strong enforcement of existing land use controls (zoning, and storm water and sediment controls) and adoption of new regulations to support the concept. 

    The League supports the following goals in accordance with this position.

    1. Promote and pursue balanced development in appropriate target areas that will have minimum impact on the environment and maximum long-term benefit to employment and the tax base including provision of opportunity for affordable housing and a variety of commercial activities in established commercial areas and discouragement of strip development.
    2. Enforce the County implementation of the critical area laws and ensure their adequacy.
    3. Enforce more strongly the adequate public facilities ordinances, including those regarding water and sewer systems, waste water treatment plants, roads, and public transportation.
    4. Reduce air, water, and noise pollution.
    5. Expand and strengthen watershed management with storm water and sediment controls, using stronger enforcement of regulations and citizen participation, e.g. as monitors.
    6. Maintain the integrity of rural residential and established farming areas by expanding the agricultural preservation program.
    7. Expand programs that support carpools, vanpools, and all forms of public transportation.

    Office of Planning and Zoning

    Our mission is to plan the overall physical development and growth of the County, update and enforce the zoning code, and administer the subdivision and development regulations.

    AAC Land Use Information

    Explore County data related to land use.

    Zoning and Land Use Viewer

    Explore County data related to planning and zoning.


  • published Transportation in LWVAAC Positions 2022-05-06 11:14:02 -0400


    ⓘ Support development and improvement of public transportation in Anne Arundel County, and encourage the county government to have thorough, professional studies made of the transportation needs of various sectors of the population, to develop proposals for meeting the needs, and to find ways to implement appropriate proposals. The LWVAA should evaluate proposals using relevant criteria regarding:

    Users’ concerns–needs of various population groups and geographical areas, affordability of fares, travel time reliability and comfort, and safety;

    Economics–capital costs (rights of way, construction and equipment), capital funding, operating costs, potential ridership and fare, operating revenues;

    Physical matters–availability of rights of way, relation to other systems existing and planned, adaptability to future growth, and fuel type and consumption;

    Environmental impact–pollution, and degradation of natural resources.


    Learn more about transportation in AAC

    Anne Arundel Department of Transportation

    Vision Zero

    A strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all.

    Stresses “four Es”: Engineering, Enforcement, Education, and Emergency Medical Services.

    Walk and Roll Anne Arundel

    A vision for walking, bicycling, and rolling (using a wheelchair, roller skates, a scooter, or any other active transportation device) in the County.

    Anne Arundel Open Data: Transportation Data 

    Includes data maps for Rail Lines, Rail Stations, and Transportation Stops

  • published LWVAAC Positions in Take Action 2022-05-06 11:09:10 -0400

    LWVAAC Positions

    The positions summarized below are the result of studies conducted by the League of Women Voters of Anne Arundel County over many years. The studies enable the League to articulate its public policy positions and, after they are subscribed to by members, they are used to take action to impact decisions made by various county and city level policy bodies.

    Select a position to view links to local information and resources.

  • published Know Your Gov't 2022-04-08 14:22:03 -0400

    Know Your Government

    LWVAAC encourages all Anne Arundel County residents to be active and informed participants in their government.

  • published Your Elected Officials in Know Your Gov't 2022-04-08 14:21:37 -0400

  • published United States in Know Your Gov't 2022-04-08 14:21:13 -0400

    United States

    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

  • published Anne Arundel County in Know Your Gov't 2022-04-08 14:20:51 -0400

    Anne Arundel County


    Restore trust in government, create economic opportunity for all, implement smart growth policies, and promote health and wellness. These are the principles that guide us as we govern and work to make Anne Arundel County The Best Place - For All.

Amanda SubbaRao

Amanda SubbaRao