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.


VOTE411.org is your source for information on registering to vote, voting, what is on your ballot, and information candidates have provided about their positions on issues.

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Latest News Highlights!

2019 Spring High School Voter Registration Drives

We will post the new ones when we schedule them in 2019.

For high school venues, contact: Beth Tudan, our Executive Director, at league@lwv-fairfax.org or Nancy Roodberg, at HSVols@lwv-fairfax.orgFor more about the High School Voter Registration Challenge, click here.

We hosting several drives this spring. Please click on the link to volunteer belo

Fairfax High School, April 29th

Centreville High School, May 9th and 10th

To see a list of all the high schools, click here. Notice the tab across the top.

Questions? Write to Nancy Roodberg, HSVolunteers@lwv-fairfax.org

New League Publication: Restoration of Voting Rights: A guide for Citizens with Prior Felonies

Elections Matter: New LWVFA 2019-20 Officers and Board

Congratulations to our new officers who will begin to serve two-year terms beginning July 1, 2019. They were elected at the 2019 Annual Meeting.

Officers:

               Co-President                                                                                 Nancy Roodberg

               Secretary                                                                                        Lois Page

Directors:

               At-Large                                                                                         Jessica Storrs

               Public Relations                                                                          Katharina Gollner-Sweet

               Voter Service Coordinator*                                                   Cindy Kalkwarf

               Voter Service – Voter Registration Coordinator*           Bob Meredith

               Volunteer Outreach                                                                   Judy Helein

               Membership                                                                                 Carol Bursik

 *Serves on the LWVFA General Fund Board without portfolio

STATEMENT: LEAGUE CELEBRATES FIRST IMPORTANT STEP TOWARD A REDISTRICTING COMMISSION

Fairfax County, VA: February 24, 2019 Good news! The Virginia General Assembly voted for a Redistricting Commission.

We want to thank the General Assembly, our partner OneVirginia 2021, and our local and state League members. The League has been working on redistricting reform for decades, and this new legislation will end partisan gerrymandering in our state This year alone, our League has sent e-alerts, attended Lobby Days and rallies in Richmond, met with our legislators, held redistricting forums and gerrymandering movie viewings, and dropped off leaflets. Redistricting is our #1 priority, and we celebrate this critical reform. Read more.

2019 Facts for Voters

The 2019 Facts for Voters is here! Download yours now and share it with others as well. Facts for Voters, A Directory of Public Officials and Government Offices is a compact reference guide which lists elected and appointed government officials, agencies and services along with contact information. It's your one stop shop to learning about who's who of your government representatives.


MaY Newsletter & Unit / Discussion Meetings on Transportation

The May unit meetings concern transportation. Click here to find the meeting nearest to you.

Did you know that members and guests of LWVFA meet in twelve discussion groups most months from September through June?  Click here to find one near you. 

Students Seeking Service Hours?

Please write Beth Tudan at director@lwv-fairfax.org or Nancy Roodberg at hsvolunteers@lwv-fairfax.org.

HIGH SCHOOL VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVES and Challenge

For more about the High School Voter Registration Challenge, click here. Fairfax County 2018-19 High School Voter Registration Challenge: Let's do it again!  Approximately 5,000 seniors registered during 2017-18!  





What We Do

Action & Advocacy

We take action on an issue or advocate for a cause when there is an existing League position that supports the issue or speaks to the cause.

Voter Education

We make voting easier by preparing and distributing useful publications. Publications are made available to the public in our libraries, community centers and many other sites. Check out VOTE411 our easy to use online 1-stop shop voters' guide.

Forums

We organize Candidate Forums prior to elections to give voters opportunities to learn more about the candidates. We also organize issue forums to dive into complex issues like redistricting and voting rights for fact-based discussions and be better informed citizens in our democracy.


 

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