The Libertarian Party of Northern Virginia has decided on our policy priorities for 2021-2022. We are proud to announce our three issues we will dedicate time, effort, and money towards!
Ranked Choice Voting
Our democracy has been taking a beating. Sadly, this has been happening for decades with our entire political discourse being squeezed down to two simplistic factions, neither one of which come close to representing the variety of citizen’s lives, desires, and priorities.
The single easiest way to fix this right now is to adopt Ranked Choice Voting in our local elections, which opens up our electoral process to more diverse opinions and creative solutions while actually increasing the broad support that each elected official needs to govern.
Small Business Relief
With the misguided and unnecessary government-mandated lockdowns of small businesses for months during the COVID-19 pandemic, almost every local business is hurting. Many others have forever gone out of business entirely, forced into closing their showroom floors, kitchens, or offices forever.
All jurisdictions of Northern Virginia need to immediately reduce or remove restrictions, taxes, and fees on small businesses in order for them to recover. The entrepreneurial futures of women, immigrants, other minorities, and others depend on it!
As the past year of shutdowns of government-run public schools proves, every student deserves access to high quality education wherever they want to take it. Too many activists played political games with our children’s education, denying the science of infectious risk, common sense precautions, and best practices from other parts of the country and around the world.
It’s time for Northern Virginia to open up opportunities for students and end monopolies in education with School Choice Now!
We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to help us in our policy efforts. If you have a couple of hours per week to help in a variety of ways from internet research, coalition-building, or even writing op-eds for publication, then email firstname.lastname@example.org to introduce yourself.
2020 was a difficult year for everyone, but we didn’t take it easy with local and statewide policy efforts. We gave our support for Amendment 1 for redistricting and urged Arlington County to not impose a firearm ban in parks and county-owned buildings since it would do nothing to solve actual gun violence.
In 2019, Libertarian Party of Northern Virginia advocated for reducing burdensome regulations on childcare providers in Arlington County, supporting County Board member Katie Cristol’s efforts. We also lobbied against the $23 million in subsidies given to Amazon to locate their HQ2 in Arlington County.