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Moderator: Mary Kimm, the award-winning journalist and editor of the Connection Newspapers.
Panelists in opposition to the meals tax: Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) and Jon Norton from Great American Restaurants
Panelists in support of the meals tax: Pat Hynes, FCPS School Board member, and Phil Niedzielski-Eichner, management consultant
For more on the Meals Tax forum, click here.
UNDER THE GUN, narrated by Katie Couric. America has failed to respond with meaningful action. What is keeping the two sides of this debate from finding common ground?
Matt Bennett Matt is one of the original founders of "Third Way" (a DC based centrist think tank). Matt has spent 16+ years in the gun violence prevention space following the Columbine mass shooting. He served as an advisor to the Sandy Hook families after Newtown. Mr Bennett is widely recognized for his expertise on the politics and challenges within the gun debate.
Peter Read Peter is a retired U.S. Air Force officer with a two-decade military career stationed both in the United States and overseas. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and the Naval Postgraduate School, with degrees in International Affairs and National Security Affairs.
Peter Read's eldest daughter, Mary Karen Read, age 19, was killed on April 16, 2007, one of 32 students and faculty killed at Virginia Tech (VT). Since that time, Peter and his wife Cathy have worked on behalf of many causes in memory of Mary and her fellow Hokies.
LWVFA Discussion Groups meet during the second week of the month to analyze a monthly topic.
Our October meetings will focus on "Electing a President." Read the October Fairfax VOTER Newsletter (Program Topic: Electing a President)
Click here to see the schedule.
Read more about the ballot in depth here.
Voting and registering to vote can present college students with questions that don't ordinarily come up. Here are some answers that may resolve some questions for students.
To download College Student Voting Guidelines for Registration, Voting, and Absentee Ballots,<+files/2016_College_Student_Voting_Guidelines.pdf> click "here."
For more information about College Voting in Virginia, <+http://www.lwv-fairfax.org/CollegeVoters.html>
Read the October Fairfax VOTER Newsletter (Program Topic: Electing a President)
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