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. Any given study, whether it be National, State, or Local, is thorough in its pursuit of facts and details presented in an unbiased manner. The purpose of having a League position is to use that position to influence public policy All League positions result from thorough research on a selected topic that is presented to the members in an unbiased manner. Members are asked to give feedback on questions about the topic through a process called consensus (or concurrence) where, if there is enough member agreement on answers to the questions, a series of statements can be formulated about that topic. Those statements about the topic are called a "position." Once a League board approves the wording of the position, it can be used by that League for advocacy and action. Without a position on the issue, action/advocacy cannot be taken.
Click here for the positions of the LWVFA, LWV-VA, LWVNCA and LWVUS.
Click here for updated edition of Here We Stand - Complete (Full statement of Fairfax Area League positions along with other League positions).
Although we in the League approve of the Advertised Real Estate Tax rate, we also continue to support revenue diversification in Fairfax County. We urge you to adopt a meals tax and to impose or increase fees to provide property tax relief.
In the FY 2017 Advertised Budget, we saw many things we liked, but urge you to fully fund these particular items:
The League of Women Voters applauds the Board of Supervisors' efforts to provide basic services in our challenging economy. But you also play a key role in giving Virginians the tools they need to succeed and to prosper. That's why we urge you to support through funding or legislation:
Testimony to the Fairfax Delegation of the General Assembly, January 10, 2015 requesting full funding for
LWVFA members interviewed on show "On the Go with AAUW" Helen Kelly and Peggy Knight were interviewed by Cathleen Myers on the show On the Go with AAUW. The show will air on Fairfax Public Access, Channel 10, on Monday September 8, 12:30 a.m., Thursday September 11, 9:30 p.m., Sunday September 14, 4 p.m. Helen and Peggy did a great job providing information about the League's roots in the Women Suffrage Movement and our current activities especially educating the public. They were able to share information about voter registration, voter id laws, and the Meet and Greet events.
Sunshine Week Letter to the Editor published in the Fairfax Times and The Connection newspapers, March 2014
- the WRT be a forum for the exchange of information;
- the WRT be inclusive of every interested woman in the state;
- the WRT not advocate specific action on any issue, but alert participants to the facts of pending legislation affecting women with information on the possible impact;
- the WRT involve as many Virginia Delegate and Senators as possible; and
- a sitting Senator or Delegate sponsor the WRT so that we may reserve a room in the General Assembly building and be listed on the day's calendar.
To read more about the Women's Legislative Roundtable click here.
Turning Point Plaza (TPP) was originally created by NVRPA and LWVFA to serve as a memorial to the suffragists who were arrested, incarcerated and physically abused at the [then-nearby] Occoquan Workhouse, as well as at the D.C. jail, for picketing President Wilson's White House in 1917 for the right to vote. (The Workhouse was part of the DC jail system and across Route 123 from where Lorton Prison was later built. Today, Fairfax Water Authority's Griffith Water Treatment Plant sits on the land where the Workhouse was located.)
Click here to learn about the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial (TPSM) today.