Meet your candidates! There will be a Meet and Greet for the 10th Congressional district candidates on Saturday, September 27, 2:30-4:30 p.m., at the Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center Street, Herndon 20170. The format offers real contact with the audience. Each candidate will give a three minute introductory statement followed by a general question and answer period with questions coming from the audience. Time for one on one contact between voters and candidates follows the question and answer period. Previous candidates appreciated the opportunity to share the stage with their opponents. One voter, grateful to learn the candidates’ positions on various topics, commented: “It was useful. I vote so often with no sense of the candidates–relying on those set vanilla prepared statements of issues.” Another citizen shared, “This was the first time I ever got a good comparative sense of candidates, most of whom I never see in person.”
The success of these events will depend upon support and participation from members of the sponsoring organizations. Volunteers are needed to help with publicity before the events as well as assistance at the event. We will need volunteers to help with set-up, greeting candidates and voters, keeping time, and assisting with audience questions for the candidates.
The Meet and Greet is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area (LWVFA), League of Women Voters of Prince William, AARP, and the Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans of Virginia (CAPAVA).
Please contact Mary Jane Cleary at [email protected] 703-442-9515 to find out about volunteer opportunities. For suggestions or questions about the Meet and Greet Events, please contact Peggy Knight, [email protected], 703-532-4417.