Making Democracy Work

A Voice for Citizens and Force for Change in the United States

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.

Upcoming Community Forum

The League of Women Voters of Falls Church will host a forum Sunday September 18 to review a proposed amendment to the Virginia Constitution regarding so-called "right-to-work" laws. The forum will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls Street.

Currently, state law prohibits labor agreements that make membership in a union or organization a condition of employment. On the November 8 ballot, Virginia voters will be asked whether the state's Constitution should be amended to incorporate similar language.

The LWV forum will feature Stanley Greer, senior research associate for the National Institute for Labor Relations Research and editor of the "National Right to Work Committee Newsletter"; and Daniel Duncan, executive secretary-treasurer of the Maritime Trades Department of the AFL-CIO. After the speakers make brief presentations, the forum will be opened up for comments, questions and discussion.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information on the Falls Church League and its activities go to http://www.lwvfallschurch.org. For more information on the proposed constitutional amendment, go to the League's comprehensive online voters' guide, http://www.vote411.org.

WHERE DO YOUR CITY TAX DOLLARS GO?

League Forum: Where Do Your City Tax Dollars Go?

Local Issues Information Papers -

Where Do Your City Tax Dollars Go? This handout provides a useful overview of the City's budget and current spending.

Where Do Falls Church City Budget Dollars Come From? This handout provides a useful overview on sources of revenue for the City.