The League of Women Voters of Falls Church is a nonpartisan organization that serves the citizens of Falls Church City by encouraging informed and active participation in government, working to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influencing public policy through education and advocacy. The League of Women Voters never supports or opposes candidates for office, or political parties. Any use of the League of Women Voters name in campaign advertising or literature has not been authorized by the League.
Virginia House of Delegates Representative Marcus Simon was the guest speaker and discussed his first legislative session and issues of concern to his Falls Church constituents.
The 63rd annual meeting was a joyful occasion as LWVFC recognized the winner of its 2014 scholarship: graduating George Mason Senior Allyson Della Queva, who plans to attend Northern Virginia Community College in the fall. The League also honored Falls Church Electoral Board Chair Renee Andrews, LWVFC's nominee for and recipient of the state League's annual "Making Democracy Work" award.
Falls Church's residents are family-oriented, well-educated and prosperous; our schools are highly rated; however, we lack that younger middle population to make a lively city. In this forum, regional and City planners and leaders discussed ideas to assure this City continues to flourish, maintains its independence, and encourages diversity.
LWVFC's forum titled "Our Food: Who, What, How, Why?" included panelists who discussed how agricultural policies and procedures affect our daily lives and the lives of people around the world.
LWVFC members met a week later on March 2 to review and discuss the consensus questions prepared by the League of Women Voters of the United States in connection with the LWVUS study updating national's position on agriculture.
LWVUS's study focused on five key areas of agriculture: 1) the Economic Health of the Agricultural Sector, 2) Animal Management, 3) Research & Development, 4) Food, and 5) Food Labeling. Ultimately, the national League's Study Committee created 25 background papers for local League review. For those interested, LWVUS's related recommended readings can be found at: http://lwv.org/content/agriculture-update-suggested-readings.
Thanks to a partnership between the State Board of Elections and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), citizens can now complete these processes online if they can provide the Virginia DMV customer identifier number that is displayed on driver's licenses or DMV-issued identification cards. Citizens who do not have that number can still fill out the registration application online, but they will be required to print it out and return the completed application to the appropriate local voter registration office.
All voter registration application submissions are subject to review and approval. Citizens will be notified by mail by the local voter registration office once their application has been processed. Go to http://www.SBE.Virginia.gov for more information or to register.
This year, the November 4 general election will decide the races for US Senator for Virginia and US Congressional Representative for the 8th District of Virginia. October 14 is the last date to register to vote in the November election.
Check this website, http://www.lwvfallschurch.org, for more information about elections and candidates as election dates approach.