Upcoming Events to Watch For!


September 1 — October 9

Exhibition: Agents of Change: Female Activism in Virginia from Women’s Suffrage to Today

Fredericksburg Branch, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline Street 

This traveling exhibition explores the legacy of women’s suffrage in Virginia from 1920 to 2020 through a diverse selection of female changemakers—women who worked to change their communities, the Commonwealth, and the country. Their stories underscore the importance of civic engagement in a democracy, as well as the power of individuals to create a better world. 


September 22 and October 26

UMW Candidate Debates: State Delegate Districts 28 and 88

Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 7:00 p.m., Incumbent Joshua Cole will debate opponent Tara Durant (R) for District 28

Tuesday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m., Kecia Evans (D) will face off against Phillip Scott (R) and Timothy Lewis (L) for the open seat in District 88

The moderator will be Stephen Farnsworth, UMW professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies.  The debates will be live via Zoom, with a simulcast on YouTube.

Links will be provided to League members as soon as available.  If you submit your questions to by September 19, they will be considered for the League’s list of questions to be asked of the candidates.  If you choose to pose a question individually, submit via an online form at  Questions must be received no later than 11:00 a.m. on Sept. 22.

The event is co-sponsored by the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, The Free Lance-Star and the League of Women Voters of the Fredericksburg Area.  It’s hosted by the University’s College Republicans, Young Democrats, and Legislative Action Committee of the Student Government Association.

NOTE: This is the third year that the League has been a co-sponsor of the Debate and we will submit a list of questions that we hope the candidates will answer.  If you have questions that you’d like considered for the League list, please submit them to

Candidate Forum — Fredericksburg City Council Candidates

October 9, 2021. 2:00 p.m.

VFW Post 3103, 2701 Princess Anne St., (corner of Rt. 1), Fredericksburg

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Fredericksburg Area, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the NAACP Fredericksburg Branch.

City Council candidates from Wards 2, 3, and 4 (seats that are contested this year) will answer questions from members of the three sponsoring organizations and if time is available, from Forum attendees. The moderator is Barbara Hollingworth, editorial page editor of the Free-Lance Star.

Attendees will be required to wear masks per CDC recommendations.  Seating will be socially distanced.