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 Unit / Discussion Meetings are “Do YOur Own Thing”
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.
Volunteer for Voter Registration Training and Get Out the Vote
Volunteer for Celebrate Fairfax! on June 8th and 9th
Facts for Voters is available in English and Spanish!
FCPS Resolution on the High School Voter Registration Challenge
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.
2019 Spring High School Voter Registration Drives
We hosting several drives this spring. Please click on the link to volunteer below:
To see a list of all the high schools, click here. Notice the tab across the top.
For high school venues, contact: Beth Tudan, our Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nancy Roodberg, at HSVols@lwv-fairfax.org. For more about the High School Voter Registration Challenge, click here.
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
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.
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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.