Making Democracy Work

Speakers' Corner

Members of the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area are often invited to speak at community events and participate in panels across Fairfax. We feature a few of the speakers here.

Speakers' Corner

Sherry Zachry (LWVFA Speaker Bureau's Chair) and Sue Worden (LWV-VA Voter Services Director) spoke at the AAUW of Mt. Vernon Branch about upcoming elections, candidate events (Meet & Greets, LWV-VA Senatorial Debate) and provided information on photo id.

LWV Speakers Bureau

Peggy Knight (LWVFA Meet&Greet Coordinator) and Sidney Johnson (LWVFA Voter Services Coordinator) spoke to a group of women at the Alternative House in Fairfax. The discussed a variety of topics, including how they could find out what the candidate s views are. Peggy and Sidney gave them links to the candidate websites and to the League of Women Voters' website. They explained how to register to vote and left some voter registration applications.

Sidney Johnson (LWVFA Voter Services Coordinator) met with members of the Omicron Zeta Theta chapter of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, a graduate business women's sorority. They discussed the 10th District Meet & Greet at the Herndon Fortnightly Library that they sponsored with LWVFA. Sidney also shared information about other League interests and activities. She also thanked them in person for their financial support for the videographer at the Meet & Greet.

Therese Martin (Action Monitor LWV-VA) participated in a discussion on how to advocate with elected officials on funding and other issues relating to the Fairfax County Public Library system at the Friends of the Library Forum at Tysons-Pimmit Library.

Sidney Johnson (LWVFA Voter Services Coordinator) and LWVFA member JoAnn Hersh of our Mount Vernon Evening Unit met with social service counselors at the United Community Ministries (UCM) in the Mount Vernon Area. They set up displays of Fairfax Elections and League literature at the UCM offices. UCM serves the population in the Route 1 corridor, an area of low-income persons. At the meeting, the counselors said that they would be happy to mention voter registration and free photo ID opportunities to their clients and encourage them to vote. They would like to continue working with LWVFA.

Interested in a Speaker from LWVFA?

Are you interested in someone from LWVFA speaking at or participating in a panel at your community event? If so, please contact Sherry Zachry, our Speakers' Bureau Chair, at