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Did you know that members of LWVFA meet in eleven discussion groups most months from September through June? Guests are welcome! Please join us at one of the locations below.
LWVFA OCTOBER 2017 MEETINGS
Topic of the Month: "Elections Have Consequences, Part II"
Our October Fairfax VOTER Newsletter features 'Elections Have Consequences - Part II." In this two-part series on Elections Have Consequences, we delve into the some of the causes and effects of voter turnout, both nationally and locally, concentrating on Virginia’s elections—in order to explain how important it is to vote in local and statewide elections. “All politics is local” has more meaning than you might realize. September’s Part I covered voter turnout and Virginia elections.
In October (Part II), we explore how a relative handful of votes can alter policies in our state and communities and will discuss the ultimate fate of some specific legislation from the 2017 General Assembly that LWV-VA followed.
Read the background material in the October Fairfax VOTER. Additional information contained in the Appendices, posted here:
- Appendix A – LWV-VA & LWVUS Positions
- Appendix B – LWV-VA Legislative Priorities for 2017 General Assembly
- Appendix C – Background on gun safety legislation in Virginia by Ruth Hoffman
- For a copy of the October Discussion Questions and Report Form, click here.
Then join the discussion at any of the following times and places. If you have any questions, contact LWVFA Program Director Sherry Zachry at email@example.com.
We hope this two-part series and discussion help explain some the issues of League concern and the importance of voting in ALL elections- especially the upcoming November 5 General Election.
For September’s Part I of Elections Have Consequences, click here. Our September Fairfax VOTER Newsletter featured Elections Have Consequences – Part I.
Our unit meetings will meet across Fairfax City and Fairfax County from October 7th through the 12th. The At-Large Discussion and Briefing will be Saturday, October 7, 10AM at the LWVFA office, 4026-B Hummer Road, Annandale VA 22003-2403 (inside Annandale Community Park).
October Unit Meetings:
Saturday, October 7th
10:00 am. At-Large Unit and Briefing
LWVFA Conference Room, Packard Center (inside Annandale Community Park)
4026-B Hummer Road
Annandale, VA 22003
Contact: Sherry 703-730-8118
Monday, October 9th
(note change of time and location for October only)
NOON. Greenspring (GSP)
Village Square Card Room
7430 Spring Village Drive
Springfield, VA, 22150
For details: Contact: Edith (703) 644-3970 or Gloria (703) 852-5113
Tuesday, October 10th
7:45 p.m. Mount Vernon Evening (MVE)
Paul Spring Retirement Community
Mt. Vernon Room
7116 Fort Hunt Road
Contact: Jane, 703-960-6820
Wednesday, October 11th
9:30 a.m. McLean Day (McL)
1445 Laughlin Ave.
McLean, VA 22101
Contact: Anjali (703) 509-5518 or Sheena, 703-481-0933
9:45 a.m. Mt. Vernon Day (MVD)
Mt. Vernon District Government Center
2511 Parkers Lane
Alexandria, VA 22306
Contact: Gail (703) 360-6561 or Diana (703) 704-5325
10 a.m. Fairfax Station (FXS)
8739 Cuttermill Place
Contact: Kathleen, (703) 644-1555 or Sherry, (703) 730-8118
7:15 p.m. Fairfax City Evening (FCE)
The Green Acres Center, Room 112
4401 Sideburn Road
Fairfax VA 22030
Contact: Ellen and Amy, FairfaxCityUnit@lwv-fairfax.org
7:30 p.m. Reston Evening (RE)
Hunter Mill District Community Room
North County Government Center
1801 Cameron Glen Drive
Reston, VA 20190
Contact: Rona, (703) 282-2262 or Rachel, (831) 240-6611
Thursday, October 12th
11:45 a.m. Reston Day (RD)
11908 Paradise Lane
Contact: Charleen, 703-620-3593
9:30 a.m. Springfield (SPF)
LWVFA Conference Room, Packard Center
4026-B Hummer Road
Annandale, VA 22003
Contact: Marge, 703-451-0589
10:00 a.m. Centreville-Chantilly (CCD)
Sully District Government Center
4900 Stonecroft Blvd.
Chantilly, VA 20151
Contact: Leslie, 571-213-6384
1 p.m. Fairfax/Vienna (FX-V)
Oakton Room 1
10304 Lynnhaven Pl.
Contact: Bob by phone (563-299-5316) or at VoterRegistration@lwv-fairfax.org