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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.
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Join The League of Women VotersŪ of the Fairfax Area for our monthly unit meetings across the county. June's meetings will focus on Affordable Housing. For meeting locations, go to June Unit Meetings.
Forum on WHY REDISTRICTING MATTERS
Featuring Brian Cannon, OneVirginia2021 & Sara Fitzgerald, League of Women Voters
Thursday, June 4 at 6:30 pm
George Mason's Arlington Campus
Free. Seating is limited.
Registration and details here.
LWVFA May's meetings focused on a land use study: "Where is the Growth Going to Go in Fairfax County?" For details, see your May Fairfax Voter.
League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area Co-President Helen Kelly discusses the results of the on LWVFA's Firearms in Fairfax County study with Cesar del Aguila on Inside Scoop.
League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area Leaders Sidney Johnson and Ruth Hoffman discuss the results of the on Firearms in Fairfax County study with Virginia Delegate Ken Plum on his weekly show, the Virginia Report
Virginia Report April 2015 from Comcast Channel 28 on Vimeo.
LWVFA in the news:
Firearms Increase Domestic Abuse Lethality in Fairfax County article in the Fairfax Times
League of Women Voters Hosts Forum on Firearms, Domestic Violence and Suicide in Burke in the Connection
Democratic Party Primary: June 9, 2015
Please note that there will be no Republican Party Primary Elections held in Fairfax County. The Republicans will hold 'firehouse elections' for seven supervisor seats.
For more, visit our Elections' Page.
The LWV National Capital Area (LWVNCA) Crossing Boundaries Forum Presentations are online.
Meet and Greet 2015 Learn More
- We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members. The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area (LWVFA), the American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Virginia, the Zeta Phi Beta (ZPB), Sorority Inc., the Fairfax County Council of PTAs (FCCPTA) and the Fairfax County District Councils will be sponsoring a number of public Meet and Greet Candidates Nights during the campaign season.
There will be two television events, one for state-level candidates and one for county-level candidates, as well as in-person Meet and Greet Candidates Events in each of the Fairfax County magisterial districts. There will be an additional event for candidates for Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and At-Large School Board, which the Fairfax County Council of PTAs (FCCPTA) and the LWVFA will sponsor.
MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT EVENTS
One event will take place in each magisterial district for county-level offices. Candidates for District Supervisor and District School Board member will be invited to speak at their own district's events. The other candidates for county-level offices (Clerk of the Court, Commonwealth Attorney, Sheriff, and Director of the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District) will also be invited to attend these events, but not to speak. They will be able to distribute their literature and to meet the public during an informal period at the end of the event. Sully will also hold an event for its State-level candidates.
All of these events outside the studio will also be videotaped and uploaded to YouTube by Jim Southworth of the Fairfax Public Access program, Inside Scoop. To see the fair and even-handed approach of Mr. Southworth's video work, you can view his videos of the 2014 Meet and Greet Candidates Nights at http://www.lwv-fairfax.org/2014MeetandGreet.html
We have tried to give candidates enough time to present their positions fully. These events will provide unique non-partisan opportunities to engage the public. We hope that all of the candidates will see the potential for getting their messages out through the media and will plan to participate.
These events will be heavily advertised during the spring and summer. We will send further information about publicity and the venues. Please contact me with any questions.
Sidney Johnson (Ms.)
League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area
Voter Services Coordinator
Facts For Voters Learn More
- The League's annual brochure of government officials, agencies and services with contact information
2014 Meet and Greet Events Learn More
- 2014 Meet and Greet
Join the League Learn More
- Why and how can you join our grassroots organization?
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.
Membership in the League of Women Voters is open to anyone -- men and women -- age 18 and older. JOIN US - click here
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