The League of Women Voters®
of the Fairfax Area (LWVFA)
Making Democracy Work
Serving the people of Fairfax County, including Fairfax City and the Towns of Clifton, Herndon and Vienna, Virginia
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.
Voters Guide, Fairfax County, Election 2016, Ballot, VA08, VA10, VA11, Herndon Town Council Elections, Virginia Constitutional Amendments
"Under the Gun" Screening and Expert Panel
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7 pm
McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Avenue
McLean, VA 22101
Co-sponsored by Leagues of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area and Falls Church and Fairfax County Council of PTAs
UNDER THE GUN, narrated by Katie Couric. America has failed to respond with meaningful action. What is keeping the two sides of this debate from finding common ground?
Matt has spent 16+ years in the gun violence prevention space. He served as an advisor to the Sandy Hook families after Newtown. Mr Bennett is widely recognized for his expertise on the politics and challenges within the gun debate.
Peter is a retired U.S. Air Force officer with a two-decade military career stationed both in the United States and overseas.
Peter Read's eldest daughter, Mary Karen Read, age 19, was killed on April 16, 2007, one of 32 students and faculty killed at Virginia Tech (VT). Since that time, Peter and his wife Cathy have worked on behalf of many causes in memory of Mary and her fellow Hokies.
LWVFA Co-President Peggy Knight Explains What's on the Ballot for 2016 in this PSA
It's important to vote, but for many, voting on election day is a hardship or even impossible. There are many valid reasons why many people can't vote on election day. Check them out to see if you can vote with an absentee ballot or with an "in person absentee" ballot. For more, click here.
LWV of the Fairfax Area's Action on the Meals Tax
On September 29th, the LWV of the Fairfax Area held a forum with panelists on pros and cons of the issues. We do support the Meals Tax in Fairfax County although we offered a forum to show both sides of the issue. For more about the Meals Tax and why we think you should support it, visit LWV Fairfax's Meals Tax Page.
Eighth District Candidate Forum
Watch LWV of Fairfax's 8th District Candidate Forum, filmed live at Fairfax Public Access.
Candidates competing for United States House of Representatives' 8th District:
Donald S. Beyer, Jr. (D) Charles A. Hernick (R) Julio Gracia (I)
Newsletters and Meetings
The League of Women VotersŪ of the Fairfax Area conducts monthly unit meetings where we hold discussions.
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Last revised: October 27, 2016 01:42 PDT.