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Empowering Voters, Defending Democracy

Welcome to the League of Women Voters of Prince William-Fauquier County Area. Pericles, an Athenian politician (495-429 B.C.) understood the importance of politics. In his view, “Just because you do not take an interest in politics, Doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.” The League clearly understands Pericles’ view. As abundantly demonstrated in the past ten years, the Prince William-Fauquier League of Women Voters is not only aware of politics taking an interest in citizens, but has clearly demonstrated its interest in politics. Just over the past two years, the League has increased its political footprint, in both Prince William County and Fauquier County, by encouraging active citizen participation in government, working to increase understanding of major political issues, and influencing public policy through education and advocacy activities. The League’s highly skilled and knowledgeable Board has prepared a 2021-2022 Plan of Action, to fit every member’s calendar. There is an abundance of Member participation opportunities, including voter and high school student voter registration; assembling, publishing, and distributing the important VOTE-411 pre-election voter guide and the post-election They Represent You (TRY) voter guide on election results with government references; hosting debates; tracking government agenda, programs and activities, in the League’s Observer Corps; benefitting from meeting speakers; joining issue study groups, linking up with “Sips ad Civility” discussions; or joining the Book Review Group and broadening your views on issues of interest through reading both contemporary and previously published books. Come join our activities and participate in our programs, pencil in a Calendar Date today.

Janet M. Gorn, President

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

The Prince William-Fauquier Area League of Women Voters (LWV-PWFA), a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation of citizens in government; works to increase understanding of major public policy issues; influences public policy through its education and advocacy activities, and tracks Government programs and activities through its Government Observer Corps. Members make a visible difference by serving as community leaders to create positive, lasting change in the community. The League of Women Voters of Prince William-Fauquier Area was formed out of the Suffrage Movement.

MISSION

Empowering Voters, Defending Democracy

VISION

The League envisions a Democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate.

VALUE

The League believes in the power of women to create a more perfect Democracy.

OUR ROLES

The League has two separate and distinct roles:

Voter Services and Education

The League presents unbiased, nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process, and issues. To influence public policy, the League engages in educational and advocacy activity through dissemination of information to Government officials, the public, and League members. To conduct voter service political education activities, the League draws on funds from the LWV-PWFA League of Women Voters Education Fund, with a 501(c)(3) tax status. Donations are tax deductible.

Action/Advocacy

The League is nonpartisan, and after study, Public Policy Positions are adopted and the basis for advocacy in the public interest. The League can only conduct advocacy activities for positions that have been studied and adopted. The League, a member organization, conducts action and advocacy as a nonprofit corporation, with a 501(c)(4) tax status. Dues are not tax deductible.