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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.

Upcoming Events

LWV of the Fairfax Area Unit Meetings

We meet at areas around the county to discuss a monthly topic. In December, we will discuss program planning.

All members and prospective members are welcome to attend any meeting.

The first meeting is the LWVFA Briefing and At-Large Meeting. December Program Topic: Program Planning Contact: Sherry 703-730-8118 Saturday, December 3, 2016 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

League Conference Room Packard Center (inside Annandale Community Park) 4026 Hummer Road Annandale, VA 22003

The other unit meetings will take place across the county from December 8th to December 14th. To see a full list, click here.

LWV of Virginia's Women's Legislative Round Table Pre-Session and Luncheon

Wednesday, December 7th

Registration is now open for LWV-VA's annual WLRT Pre-session at the Capitol in Richmond. Various advocacy groups will make presentations on their agen­das for the upcoming legislation session in an attempt to find areas of mutual concern.

Wendy Fox-Grage, LWVFA Co-President, is coordinating carpools to Richmond. Please email her if you have questions: president@lwv-fairfax.org.

The deadline to register for the luncheon is November 30th.

For details about WLRT, including the luncheon, click here.

Newsletters and Meetings

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

Our December Fairfax VOTER Newsletter features Program Planning for LWV-VA and LWVNCA for 2017-19: What's Your Opinion?, a Voter Services Report about LWVFA's work in 2016, fracking, and our December Unit calendar.

It's time to think about what you would like the Leagues of Women Voters of Virginia (LWV-VA) and the National Capital Area (LWVNCA) to pursue in their 2017-19 biennium. This year we are returning to the tradition of having this discussion at our December unit meetings, rather than at a General Meeting. We ask the units to combine this discussion with any special meeting plans they may have for December.

December Program Planning Article, LWVNCA Program Planning for 2017-19, and LWV-VA Program Planning for 2017-19

For a calendar of meetings, click here.

2016 Facts for Voters

Click here for the 2016 Facts for Voters.

What Issues does the League of Women Voters of Fairfax support?

The League of Women Voters takes action on an issue or advocates for a cause when there is an existing League position that supports the issue or speaks to the cause. Positions result from a process of study and member agreement.

Click here to learn more about LWVFA's action.

JOIN US!

Membership in the League of Women Voters is open to anyone -- men and women -- age 16 and older. For more, click here.

Voice of America news story features LWV of Fairfax

The Voice of America Pakistan featured LWVFA in an interview with our co-presidents and executive director at an event. This news segment will be shown in Pakistan about U.S. women voting. The League fights for your right to vote. Your vote is your voice. Watch here.

LWVFA Thanks Chairman Bulova for "reaffirming Fairfax County's core values of respect, safety and acceptance."

The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area would like to thank Chairman Bulova for her statement in the McLean Patch about diversity and "reaffirming Fairfax County's core values of respect, safety and acceptance." We thank Chairman Bulova for her continuing efforts for all Fairfax County residents.

Here is the link to the complete article: Fairfax County 'Committed to Celebrating Diversity Under New Administration'

"Under the Gun" Forum Held at McLean Community Center

'Under the Gun' Presented in McLean: League of Women Voters holds documentary screening and expert panel at McLean Community Center. By Steve Hibbard of "The Connection"

The film, narrated by Katie Couric, examined gun violence prevention in America by focusing on several of the gun tragedies in the U.S.

Moderated by Ruth Hoffman, co-chair of the League of Women Voters' Firearms Safety Task Force, the panel discussion after the film included speakers Matt Bennett, one of the original founders of Third Way, a D.C.-based centrist think tank and advisor to the Sandy Hook families; and Peter Read, retired U.S. Air Force officer whose daughter Mary Karen Read, age 19, was killed during the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007. "You hear that this issue is a difficult political issue, but that shouldn't be an excuse for inaction," said Hoffman. "We cannot be complacent...I hope everyone will walk away from this conversation wanting to be part of the conversation. I know there's some middle ground."

Read the rest of the article: "LWVFA's Under the Gun Forum Makes Cover of "The Connection in McLean

Virginia Election Results Published

Election Results: Check out the Election Results across Virginia

Volunteers

Never fear! We have plenty of opportunities for volunteers.

For community elections, click here. Due to our insurance, one must be at least 18 and a member of the League in order to volunteer for the community elections.