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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.
The LWVFA Voters Guide is here! If you want to be an informed voter, then learn more about the Congressional and Senatorial Candidates and their positions in the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area Voters' Guide, published in the Fairfax Times.

Interested in learning more about the upcoming elections? We have held Meet and Greets for the 8th, 10th and 11th Congressional Districts throughout the county. Click here to view more of our videos of our Fall 2014 Meet and Greets for the 8th, 10th and 11th Congressional Districts!

The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area is seeking volunteers from our members for the following community events: our Metro and Park-and-Ride Voter Education Week and two Community Elections to count ballots. Click here for more.

Are you a high school student seeking community service hours or a government teacher whose students need them? If so, you've come to the right place! We welcome your help with our non-partisan activities. Click here for more.

Are you interested in current events and topics? LWVFA members and visitors meet across the county to discuss our monthly program, which is published in the monthly newsletter, the Fairfax VOTER. Think of it like a book club where the topic is fascinating, but the book is only eight pages long (but with great footnotes!). Our October Program Topic is Fracking Pros and Cons: Is There a Way to Satisfy Both Sides? To read it, click here. We meet in different locations throughout the County. Some units meet during the day; others in the evening. For specific information on this month's meetings, please click here: or go to This Month's Meetings button in Index at left. Questions? Contact league@lwv-fairfax.org for more.

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.