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.
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June 2019 Primary
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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.
Facts for Voters is available in English and Spanish!
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.
Hayfield Secondary School Wins 2019 FCPS High School Voter Registration Challenge Trophy
Hayfield Secondary School won the trophy for the highest percentage of registered eligible seniors for the second year in a row.
Hayfield registered over 85 percent of the eligible members of their senior class to vote!
How is it possible to be so successful? It all has to do with the Hayfield Social Studies Team and the government teachers, including Mr. Busch, Ms. Feilen, Ms. Johnson, and Ms. Kimak, led by the Social Studies Department Chair, Mr Zywiol. Mr. Zywiol brought enthusiasm, energy and zest to all aspects of voter registration and education. Congratulations to Hayfield
The FCPS School Board passed our FCPS High School Voter Registration Resolution unanimously. Read the resolution. All the schools that register 50 percent of their senior class will be honored at the School Board meeting on Thursday, May 23rd at 7 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School.
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.
Co-President Nancy Roodberg
Secretary Lois Page
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
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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.
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.
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.