Making Democracy Work

Making Democracy Work!

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

Important Information

Do you know What's on the Ballot in November?

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution to put a proposed meals' tax on the November ballot. Read more about the proposed meals' tax here.

LWV-VA wrote Pros and Cons of the two Constitutional Amendments on every Virginia ballot:

Tax Relief Proposed Constitutional Ballot: Pros and Cons

Right to Work Proposed Constitutional Amendment: Pros and Cons

Are you registered to vote?

Click here to register to vote online.

Voter Registration Drives

Are you interested in registering people to vote? For more, click here.

Are you a college student looking to register to vote?

Click here to find out more and learn what every college student needs!

Do you know who is running for office? Do you know their positions? Find your personalized ballot at vote411.org , the non-partisan League of Women Voters of the U.S. voter tool. Remember: local and state elections directly affect you!

Upcoming Events

8th District Candidate Forum Virginia's 8th District Candidate Forum will be televised live at the Fairfax Public Access TV station on Inside Scoop, Monday, Sept. 19, 7 to 8 p.m.

LWV of Fairfax Monthly Unit Meetings LWVFA Unit Meetings begin the second week of the month. Our next meetings will be in September where the topic will be "The League is Changing: Where We've Been, Where We Are Going & LWVFA's Role." Click here to see the schedule.

Read the September Fairfax VOTER Newsletter (Program Topic: The League is Changing: Where We've Been, Where We Are Going & LWVFA's Role.)

For LWVUS Convention Reports and Videos, click here.

In July, the LWVFA Board adopted the new membership changes that the LWVUS Convention adopted at their biennial convention. The changes are reflected in the 2016 LWVFA (General Fund) Bylaws.

2016 Facts for Voters

Click here for the 2016 Facts for Voters.

What's on the Ballot?

Click "here" for the 2016 What's on the Ballot?

LWVFA Domestic Violence Article Do you know that boys and girls generally respond differently to exposure to domestic violence? LWVFA Domestic Violence Committee Chair Barbara Nunes and Adarsh Trehan, a Committee Member, explain here.

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

Election Results: Check out the Election Results across Virginia

LWVFA Calendar

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 of citizens 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. 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 16 and older. JOIN US - click here for an application form.