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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.
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LWVFC HOSTS NOV. 8 FORUM ON AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION
The League of Women Voters of Falls Church will host a National Issues Forum, "Is It Time to Consider a Constitutional Convention and The Process of Amending the Constitution," Sunday, November 8 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls Street.
The keynote speaker will be Thomas H. Neale, a specialist in American national government with the Library of Congress's Congressional Research Service. The forum will explore Article V of the Constitution, which provides methods of amending the nation's fundamental charter. Neale will review the path that was used for the 27 amendments that were previously ratified and also the convention method for proposing amendments.
The Falls Church League is joining with other Leagues around the country in a national study of the processes of amending the Constitution. The public is invited to participate to help shape this discussion. In recent years, calls have been issued for a variety of constitutional amendments, including one that would require Congress to adopt a balanced budget and one that would limit corporate and other contributions to political campaigns. There has also been interest in calling a constitutional convention because of the perception that the U.S. Congress is unwilling or unable to act on its own.
FALLS CHURCH CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES FORUM
Candidates running for the Falls Church City Council tackled questions at an October 1 forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Falls Church and the Village Preservation and Improvement Society. A video of the program can be viewed at:
FALLS CHURCH SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES FORUM
Candidates running for the Falls Church School Board tackled questions at an October 15 forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Falls Church, the Village Preservation and Improvement Society (VPIS) and both the George Mason High School and Elementary PTSAs. A video of the program can be viewed at:
VOTERS GUIDE - FALL 2015
A complete guide to all the candidates whose names will appear on the ballot, and other important information about the election, is available through http://www.vote411.org
, a website hosted by the League of Women Voters.
Info on City Budget and Spending
League Forum: Where Do Your City Tax Dollars Go? This recent local issues forum explored the budget and spending process for City of Falls Church. A copy of the handout used during the presentation is available here.