League of Women Voters - Fairfax Area

League of Women Voters - Fairfax Area Serving the people of Fairfax County and Fairfax City, Virginia The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area works to educate citizens and advocate for our positions, which we develop after careful study.
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We hold citizen forums, publish the yearly Fairfax County Facts for Voters, and register voters. We encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government, work to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influence public policy through education and advocacy.

We hold citizen forums, publish the yearly Fairfax County Facts for Voters, and register voters. We encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government, work to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influence public policy through education and advocacy.

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We were honored to have Dr. Deborah Turner, LWVUS president, join our voter registration drive at the Capital Area Food ...
08/28/2021

We were honored to have Dr. Deborah Turner, LWVUS president, join our voter registration drive at the Capital Area Food Bank event at Rising Hope UMC in the Mt. Vernon Area. The League is assisting citizens to register to vote in many venues. Voter registration is one of our core missions.

Today is Women's Equality DayAugust 26th is the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Consti...
08/26/2021
Women's Equality Day

Today is Women's Equality Day

August 26th is the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. August 26th is celebrated every year as Women's Equality Day. Learn more about the history of the the fight to achieve women's suffrage by going to the website of the National Women's History Museum: https://www.womenshistory.org/articles/womens-equality-day

Since 1971, Women’s Equality Day has been celebrated annually on August 26. The celebration falls on the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment which granted women the right to vote.

08/24/2021

Today, more than 200 voting rights activists and volunteers rallied and protested at the White House, demanding the Biden administration take swift action to ensure the passage of voting rights legislation. The League of Women Voters of the U.S. and People For the American Way led the rally — billed ‘No More Excuses: Voting Rights Now!’

Read statements from our partners, Black Voters Matter, Declaration for American Democracy, Common Cause, Democracy Initiative
https://www.lwv.org/newsroom/press-releases/voting-rights-activists-demand-white-house-take-action

No More Excuses: Voting Rights Now!
08/20/2021
No More Excuses: Voting Rights Now!

No More Excuses: Voting Rights Now!

The League of Women Voters and People For the American Way will host a call to action to demand that the President take bold action to support the freedom to...

Virginia has the highest rate of sea level rise along the Eastern Seaboard, putting private property and public infrastr...
08/16/2021
Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources - Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Plan

Virginia has the highest rate of sea level rise along the Eastern Seaboard, putting private property and public infrastructure at risk. Click the link to learn more. Provide input by clicking on the General Public Survey by Friday, August 20, 2021

https://www.naturalresources.virginia.gov/initiatives/coastal-resilience-master-plan-progress/

Matthew J. Strickler, Natural and Historic Resources, Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources, governor, virginia, va, commonwealth

08/15/2021
Share your thoughts with the Fairfax County Redistricting Advisory Committee before they draw proposed new electoral map...
08/15/2021
Fairfax County Redistricting Advisory Committee Seeks Public Input on Aug. 17 | News Center

Share your thoughts with the Fairfax County Redistricting Advisory Committee before they draw proposed new electoral maps. Provide your input on the redistricting process at a public input session on Aug. 17.

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/fairfax-county-redistricting-advisory-committee-seeks-public-input-aug-17#sthash.f7g3jvSZ.dpbs

Fairfax County’s Redistricting Advisory Committee seeks the public’s input at a meeting on Aug. 17, at 6 p.m. This two-hour meeting is solely focused on hearing from residents and organizations — and it will be held at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Conf...

After admissions changes, Thomas Jefferson High will welcome most diverse class in recent history, officials sayhttps://...
06/30/2021
After admissions changes, Thomas Jefferson High will welcome most diverse class in recent history, officials say

After admissions changes, Thomas Jefferson High will welcome most diverse class in recent history, officials say

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/thomas-jefferson-high-diversity-admissions/2021/06/23/26bb7960-d44b-11eb-ae54-515e2f63d37d_story.html

The school system extended admissions offers to more Black, Hispanic, female and economically disadvantaged students.

Virginia’s 1971 Constitution moved the commonwealth out of the era of Jim Crow and Massive Resistance. 50 Years On, Virg...
06/28/2021

Virginia’s 1971 Constitution moved the commonwealth out of the era of Jim Crow and Massive Resistance. 50 Years On, Virginia’s Constitution Faces New Tests #Virginia #JimCrow #50Years @LWVVA

https://vpm.org/news/articles/23133/50-years-on-virginias-constitution-faces-new-tests

Virginia’s 1971 Constitution moved the commonwealth out of the era of Jim Crow and Massive Resistance. 50 Years On, Virginia’s Constitution Faces New Tests #Virginia #JimCrow #50Years @LWVVA

https://vpm.org/news/articles/23133/50-years-on-virginias-constitution-faces-new-tests

A look at the new laws going into effect on July 1, including voting rights, the elimination of the death penalty, and g...
06/26/2021

A look at the new laws going into effect on July 1, including voting rights, the elimination of the death penalty, and guns. #Virginia #Voting #CivilRights
http://ow.ly/2hxX50FiZAX

A look at the new laws going into effect on July 1, including voting rights, the elimination of the death penalty, and guns. #Virginia #Voting #CivilRights
http://ow.ly/2hxX50FiZAX

We are happy once again to have representation on the Fairfax County Government Redistricting Committee.  Anne Kanter wi...
06/24/2021

We are happy once again to have representation on the Fairfax County Government Redistricting Committee. Anne Kanter will represent us. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/redistricting/2021-redistricting-advisory-committee #redistricting #FairfaxCounty #Virginia

We are happy once again to have representation on the Fairfax County Government Redistricting Committee. Anne Kanter will represent us. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/redistricting/2021-redistricting-advisory-committee #redistricting #FairfaxCounty #Virginia

SR 1 is the answer for free and fair elections. The filibuster is maddening.
06/23/2021

SR 1 is the answer for free and fair elections. The filibuster is maddening.

“The League of Women Voters supports legislation that strengthens our elections and increases voter participation so that every voice is heard in our democracy. We call on the Senate to work together to pass the For the People Act and find a solution for the American people.” - LWVUS CEO @KaseVirginia
https://bit.ly/3d4AXrZ

Celebrating the 26th Amendment:Young Women and the Vote TodayTuesday, June 22 at 5:00pm (ET)In commemoration of the 50th...
06/22/2021

Celebrating the 26th Amendment:
Young Women and the Vote Today

Tuesday, June 22 at 5:00pm (ET)
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 26th Amendment, join the National Archives Foundation for a virtual program exploring the history of civic engagement among youth, the impact that young people had in the most recent election, and a discussion of what the future of civic engagement looks like for young women today. The program will highlight the work of organizations like The Girl Scouts, Girl Up, and Made By Us in helping to develop informed and engaged young women that seek to have a positive impact within their communities.
https://www.archivesfoundation.org/event/26th-amendment-young-women-and-the-vote-today/

Celebrating the 26th Amendment:
Young Women and the Vote Today

Tuesday, June 22 at 5:00pm (ET)
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 26th Amendment, join the National Archives Foundation for a virtual program exploring the history of civic engagement among youth, the impact that young people had in the most recent election, and a discussion of what the future of civic engagement looks like for young women today. The program will highlight the work of organizations like The Girl Scouts, Girl Up, and Made By Us in helping to develop informed and engaged young women that seek to have a positive impact within their communities.
https://www.archivesfoundation.org/event/26th-amendment-young-women-and-the-vote-today/

High School Voter Registration Drives: Good news!We have given virtual presentations in 90 sessions to over 2,765 studen...
05/08/2021

High School Voter Registration Drives: Good news!

We have given virtual presentations in 90 sessions to over 2,765 students at the following schools this year:

•Annandale
•Hayfield
•Herndon
•Langley
•Marshall
•Madison
•Mount Vernon
•FCPS Online Campus
•Westfield
•West Springfield

Many thanks to Alice Reilly and Pat Fege who have been working with the teachers on scheduling and curriculum and who have given so many presentations.

Kristen Farrand, Dayna Hutchings, Camille Milks, Ingrid Oxaal, Sara Shoob, Nancy Roodberg, and Beth Tudan all participated in giving presentations and working the chat room. We have given 68 presentations over the past five weeks alone!

Not registered yet? Visit www.LWV-fairfax.org/HSVR for more.
See www.LWV-fairfax.org/resources for the curriculum.

Annandale High School, we will be registering Annandale seniors to vote tomorrow, 4/22 and Fri., 4/23. If you will be 18...
04/21/2021

Annandale High School, we will be registering Annandale seniors to vote tomorrow, 4/22 and Fri., 4/23. If you will be 18 by Nov. 2, 2021, have your Social Security Number and your DMV ID ready to #register2vote! Or use the QR Code below to get started now! #FCPSVotes #RegisterToVote
lwv-fairfax.org/hsvr

Annandale High School, we will be registering Annandale seniors to vote tomorrow, 4/22 and Fri., 4/23. If you will be 18 by Nov. 2, 2021, have your Social Security Number and your DMV ID ready to #register2vote! Or use the QR Code below to get started now! #FCPSVotes #RegisterToVote
lwv-fairfax.org/hsvr

Annandale High School, we will be registering Annandale seniors to vote on Thurs., 4/22 and Fri., 4/23. If you will be 1...
04/20/2021

Annandale High School, we will be registering Annandale seniors to vote on Thurs., 4/22 and Fri., 4/23. If you will be 18 by Nov. 2, 2021, have your Social Security Number and your DMV ID ready to #register2vote! #FCPSVotes #RegisterToVote lwv-fairfax.org/hsvr

Annandale High School, we will be registering Annandale seniors to vote on Thurs., 4/22 and Fri., 4/23. If you will be 18 by Nov. 2, 2021, have your Social Security Number and your DMV ID ready to #register2vote! #FCPSVotes #RegisterToVote lwv-fairfax.org/hsvr

We are so excited to be returning to Hayfield (virtually, natch!) to register seniors to vote on Tues., 4/13 and Wed., 4...
04/12/2021

We are so excited to be returning to Hayfield (virtually, natch!) to register seniors to vote on Tues., 4/13 and Wed., 4/14/2021. If you will be 18 by Nov. 2, 2021, have your SSN and your DMV ID ready to #register2vote! http://lwv-fairfax.org/hsvr #FCPSVotes #RegisterToVote @FCPSHayfieldSS Doug Zywiol
@FCPSNews

We are so excited to be returning to Hayfield (virtually, natch!) to register seniors to vote on Tues., 4/13 and Wed., 4/14/2021. If you will be 18 by Nov. 2, 2021, have your SSN and your DMV ID ready to #register2vote! http://lwv-fairfax.org/hsvr #FCPSVotes #RegisterToVote @FCPSHayfieldSS Doug Zywiol
@FCPSNews

We will be registering Mount Vernon seniors to vote on Tues., 4/13/2021. If you will be 18 by Nov. 2, 2021, have your SS...
04/12/2021

We will be registering Mount Vernon seniors to vote on Tues., 4/13/2021. If you will be 18 by Nov. 2, 2021, have your SSN and your DMV ID ready to #register2vote! http://lwv-fairfax.org/hsvr
No DMV ID? Print your paper form in advance!

We will be registering Mount Vernon seniors to vote on Tues., 4/13/2021. If you will be 18 by Nov. 2, 2021, have your SSN and your DMV ID ready to #register2vote! http://lwv-fairfax.org/hsvr
No DMV ID? Print your paper form in advance!

We will be registering Langley seniors to vote on Tues., 4/6/2021. Seniors who will be 18 by Nov. 2, 2021 and are US cit...
04/05/2021

We will be registering Langley seniors to vote on Tues., 4/6/2021. Seniors who will be 18 by Nov. 2, 2021 and are US citizens, have your SSN and your DMV ID ready to #register2vote! www.lwv-fairfax.org/hsvr
No DMV ID? Print your paper form in advance! www.lwv-fairfax.org/hsvr #FCPSVotes #RegisterToVote #FairfaxCounty @FcpsSocial @FCPSNews

We will be registering Langley seniors to vote on Tues., 4/6/2021. Seniors who will be 18 by Nov. 2, 2021 and are US citizens, have your SSN and your DMV ID ready to #register2vote! www.lwv-fairfax.org/hsvr
No DMV ID? Print your paper form in advance! www.lwv-fairfax.org/hsvr #FCPSVotes #RegisterToVote #FairfaxCounty @FcpsSocial @FCPSNews

Election and poll workers are now included as part of Phase1B in Fairfax County.  So are people serving on Fairfax Count...
04/01/2021
Vaccine Eligibility | Health

Election and poll workers are now included as part of Phase1B in Fairfax County. So are people serving on Fairfax County Boards, Committees, and Commissions. It's part of the Continuity of Government. It's wonderful to see public service rewarded.
We look forward to when all will be eligible for the vaccine.
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/novel-coronavirus/vaccine/eligibility

Fairfax County, Virginia - Find out who is eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in Fairfax County.

HR1 is one of the League's key priorities.  Watch this live stream from Brookings now. Panel 1: The prospects for federa...
03/24/2021
Voting rights and wrongs: Democracy legislation in the Senate

HR1 is one of the League's key priorities. Watch this live stream from Brookings now.

Panel 1: The prospects for federal voting rights reform

The Hon. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), U.S. Senate | @SenAmyKlobuchar
The Hon. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), U.S. Senate | @SenJeffMerkley
Moderator: Norman Eisen, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings | @NormEisen

Panel 2: The fate of the filibuster

Norman Ornstein, Emeritus Scholar, American Enterprise Institute | @NormOrnstein
Rashawn Ray, David M. Rubenstein Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings | @SociologistRay
Molly E. Reynolds, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings | @MollyEReynolds
Moderator: Norman Eisen, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings | @NormEisen

https://youtu.be/uU1APdz-qvU

Governance Studies at Brookings will host U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and experts on democracy and Senate procedure as pa...

GOP reforms: Only immediate family could help pick up and deliver ballots; but what if there's no family close by? | Flo...
03/13/2021
GOP reforms: Only immediate family could help pick up and deliver ballots; but what if there's no family close by? | Florida Phoenix

GOP reforms: Only immediate family could help pick up and deliver ballots; but what if there's no family close by? | Florida Phoenix

In Florida’s capital city this week, Alan Hays appeared before state senators to talk about his mother. Hays is a former state lawmaker and Lake County’s supervisor of elections. How did his elderly mother figure into a hot debate in the Florida Legislature? The answer involves voters who want o...

International Women's Day 2021 | League of Women Voters
03/08/2021
International Women's Day 2021 | League of Women Voters

International Women's Day 2021 | League of Women Voters

As the world continues to face the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations celebrates the power of women and highlights the ongoing need for equality with International Women’s Day.

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