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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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LWV of Fairfax serves residents of Fairfax County, including its towns and cities -- Clifton, Fairfax City, Herndon, and Vienna. Anyone can join -- men or women -- ages 16 and up. We hold both county-wdie events and small unit meetings across Fairfax County.

We support issues, not candidates. We hold Candidate Forums, Forums on Issues, and write studies about FCPS, Fairfax County, Virginia and more. Teachers, professors use our studies for balanced, non-partisan research. Click here to read the LWV positions on issues.

We are holding New Member Orientations for new members and are writing to each new member as he or she joins. Questions? Please write Judy Helein: or Beth Tudan at

Film Screening of "GerryRIGGED" and Redistricting Panel.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm

Cinema Arts Theater Located inside the shopping center: Fair City Mall Address: Fair City Mall 9650 Main Street Fairfax, VA 22031


Brian Cannon, Executive Director of OneVirginia2021 and Olga Hernandez, LWV of Virginia, Past President

Due to popular demand, we have added a 4:30 pm showing, but it now has a waitlist, too. We are considering adding more shows. Please join the waitlist, so that we can add your name for a future showing. Please click here to add your name to the waitlist for a future showing.

We currently have a waitlist for the 7 pm showing, but we may be able to open more seats. Click here to reserve your spot on the waitlist now for the 7 pm showing.

Volunteers for the GerryRIGGED film and panel, please sign up here.

Have a question you'd like to ask the panel? Submit them in advance by clicking here.

Click here for the Press Release for the 'GerryRIGGED' events.

Download the flyer for the GerryRIGGED film and redistricting panel.

Want to know more about LWV of Fairfax?

Catherine Read talks with Olga Hernandez, past President of the League of Women Voters of Virginia about non-partisan redistricting and OneVirginia2021.

Newsletters and Meetings

The League of Women VotersŪ of the Fairfax Area conducts monthly unit meetings where we hold discussions. (See above)

Our March Fairfax VOTER Newsletter focuses on the OPIOID EPIDEMIC - The United States, Virginia and Fairfax County

Our February Fairfax VOTER Newsletter contains Part II of the Fracking in Virginia Study. Click here to view Part II in color.

Our January Fairfax VOTER Newsletter contains Part I of the Fracking in Virginia Study. Click here for the color version of the January VOTER where Study illustrations and graphics are presented in color.

For a calendar of all meetings, click here.

2017 Facts for Voters

Click here for the 2016 Facts for Voters.

LWV of the Fairfax Area Unit Discussion Meetings

We meet at areas around the county to discuss a monthly topic, in addition to the At-Large Meeting on the first Saturday of the month. In February, we will discuss Part II of the "Fracking In Virginia" Study and conduct consensus.(See Below)

All members and prospective members are welcome to attend any meeting --all meetings are public.

LWVFA AT-LARGE MEETING & BRIEFING, Saturday, March 4, 2017, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the LWVFA Conference Room, Packard Center (located in Annandale Community Park), 4026 Hummer Road, Annandale, VA 22033.

March Program Topic:

Our March Fairfax VOTER Newsletter focuses on the OPIOID EPIDEMIC - The United States, Virginia and Fairfax County

Ten other unit group discussion meetings will take place across the county from February 8th to 14th.

  • Wednesday, March 8: McLean Day, 9:30 am
  • Wednesday, March 8: Mt. Vernon Day, 9:45 am
  • Wednesday, March 8: Fairfax Station, 10 am
  • Wednesday, March 8: Reston Evening, 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 9: Reston Day, 9 am
  • Thursday, March 9: Springfield (in Annandale at our office), 9:30 am
  • Thursday, March 9: Centreville / Chantilly, 10 am
  • Thursday, March 9: Fairfax / Vienna, 1:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 9: Mount Vernon Evening, 7:45 pm
  • Monday, March 13: Greenspring in Springfield, 1:30 pm

    To see the full list and locations, click here.

  • What Issues does the League of Women Voters of Fairfax support?

    The League of Women Voters takes action on an issue or advocates for a cause when there is an existing League position that supports the issue or speaks to the cause. Positions result from a process of study and member agreement.

    Click here to learn more about LWVFA's action.

    Inclement Weather Policy

    There are no weather cancellations at this time.

    JOIN US!

    Membership in the League of Women Voters is open to anyone -- men and women -- age 16 and older. For more, click here.

    Virginia Election Results Published

    Election Results: Check out the Election Results across Virginia


    Never fear! We have plenty of opportunities for volunteers.

    For community elections, click here. Due to our insurance, one must be at least 18 and a member of the League in order to volunteer for the community elections.