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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.
Our February Program focus is on Improving Firearm Safety in Virginia. "For the third year in a row, more Virginians died due to firearms than traffic accidents. While no law can prevent every firearm death, there are key areas in which Virginia's laws could be improved to help significantly lower the risk of death by firearm." Thus begins the third in a series of LWVFA studies on gun safety. This time it is a call to action, spelling out with precision exactly what changes in Virginia law would make Virginians safer. Its focus is on protecting victims of domestic violence from firearms and strengthening child access prevention laws, an area where Virginia's laws are among the weakest in the country. The previous two articles focus firearms safety - specifically on the incidence of suicide and homicides at the national, state and local level and the progress being made in Fairfax County. Both of these articles can be accessed at The Virginia Voter. Read the latest study in the February Fairfax Voter.

The 2015 Facts for Voters, the League's Directory of Public Officials and Government Offices, is here! Facts for Voters is your one stop shop of who's who of elected and appointed government officials, agencies and services and their contact information.

Join The League of Women Voters of Arlington and of Falls Church join with the American association of University Women of Falls Church at the HUMAN TRAFFICKING Forum and Discussion of Human Trafficking in Northern Virginia: HERE AND NOW on Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 3:00 to 4:30 P.M. in Falls Church. Speakers include Detective Bill Woolf, Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force, Lee Hopkins, Tahirih Justice Center, and a representative from Courtney's House For details, click here.

Let your voice be heard! The League of Women Voters of Virginia's League Lobby Day on February 4th at the State Capitol in Virginia Legislators join the group and talk about their priorities for the session. For more, visit the LWVVA website.

Are you interested in legislation the General Assembly considers? Then come to the Women's Legislative Roundtable Sessions, sponsored and moderated by the League of Women Voters of Virginia. WLRT meetings are held at 8:30 AM every Wednesday during the Virginia General Assembly Session, starting the Wednesday after the General Assembly convenes in January. To learn more about the roundtable, read LWV-VA's brochure.

It's time to Take Action! Tell the FEC what to do about Citizens United!

LWVFA in the News: League of Women Voters of Fairfax Presses for Reforms in Voting, Pay, and Redistricting

House of Delegates District 34th Early Special Election Results on January 6th, 2015

Kathleen J. Murphy defeated Craig A. Parisot in the the Special election held on January 6, 2015. Senator Murphy will replace Republican Del. Barbara Comstock who was elected to the U.S. Congress. The 34th District runs along the Potomac River and is comprised of parts of Fairfax and Loudoun counties. Click here to view the full election results.

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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.
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  • We sponsor candidate debates & community forums about vital issues.
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