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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. We influence public policy through education and advocacy.

Important Information

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Due to the snowstorm, we have delayed our General Meeting to Saturday, February 27, 2016

We are accepting new reservations for the luncheon. The new deadline is February 17.

Dr. Wylecia Wiggs Harris, Executive Director, League of Women Voters of U.S. will be the keynote speaker at our LWVFA General Meeting on Saturday, February 27th at Clyde's of Tysons. For more, information click here.

Our Annual Meeting will be Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Waterford at Fair Oaks

Click here for more.

2016 Presidential Primaries: Tuesday, March 1st.

Are you ready to vote? Find out more about the logistics here.

LWVFA Unit Meetings begin the second week of the month

LWV Fairfax units will be choosing their own programs for the February unit meetings. Click here for meeting locations.

To read the February newsletter, click here.

LWVFA is looking for ways to reach more potential voters. One of the approaches might be to seek local nonprofit social service agencies with whom to work to reach their clients. Nonprofit VOTE is a nationwide consortium of nonprofit organizations that has developed resources for agencies to learn how to encourage their clients to register to vote. This month's report is an introduction to the organization and its resources. To read the March newsletter, click here.

  • March 2016 Fairfax VOTER. (Program Topic: Encouraging voting and civic engagement; a look at NonProfit Vote).

    The League of Women VotersŪ of the Fairfax Area conducts monthly unit meetings where we hold discussions. Recent topics include:

    Check out the League of Women Voters of Virginia public service video "Voting in the Presidential Primaries in Virginia"

    Election Results: Check out the Election Results across Virginia

  • Who We Are & What We Do

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

    • We discuss & study issues of local, national, state & regional concern. We inform ourselves, legislators & the general public about the results of our research.
    • We lobby for passage of laws we support & for the defeat of those we oppose, based on League positions.
    • We monitor elections & government activities.
    • We sponsor candidate debates & community forums about vital issues.
    • We testify at legislative & administrative hearings to insure citizen input in policy making decisions.
    • We publish & distribute issue-oriented material.
    • We advocate, we occasionally go to court to help clarify & enforce laws in the public interest.
    • We produce & distribute Voters' Guides to help citizens to choose candidates & to be prepared to vote on ballot questions.
    • We get INVOLVED! Join us in lively conversations & interesting issues!

    The League of Women Voters never supports or opposes candidates for office, or political parties, and any use of the League of Women Voters name in campaign advertising or literature has not been authorized by the League.

    JOIN US!

    Membership in the League of Women Voters is open to anyone -- men and women -- age 18 and older. JOIN US - click here for an application form.