LWV of Texas Education Fund
Want Your Name on Voter Registration & Photo ID to Match?
Some Texas voters report that the name on their new voter registration certification is different than in the past.
Photo ID Still Required to Vote
Texas continues to require a photo ID to vote at the polls. The photo ID must be one of 7 photo IDs:
- Texas DPS-issued driver's license, personal ID card, concealed carry license, election identification certificate OR
- US government-issued passport, military ID, citizenship or naturalization certificate.
NEW! Pay Day & Title Loans in Texas Study Committee
A study of Pay Day and Title Loans was approved at 2014 Convention. A representative Study Committee has been formed. Thanks to the following League members for serving:
- Elizabeth Erkel and Stephanie Mace,
Co-chairs, Collin County
- Maxine Barkan, Austin Area
- Linda Eichblatt, Amarillo
- Miriam Foshay, Dallas
- Leslie Taylor, Houston Area
- Sharon Whittington, Tarrant County
Watch for Facts and Issues in August, 2015 to guide local League discussions. Local League consensus reports will be due December, 2015. The LWV-Texas board will adopt a position based on consensus at its February 2016 board meeting.
LWV-TX/LWV-TEF 2012-13 Annual Report
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LWV of Texas
REGISTER NOW! Lobby Days, Austin, Feb. 23-24, 2015
Plan to attend Lobby Days and join LWV-Texas in honoring former Texas Senator Ray Farabee at the February 23rd Making Democracy Work dinner.
February 8 is deadline for hotel reservations at group rate.Pre-register and see complete details using link below.
Check in Monday 12-12:30 p.m , Reagan Building, The Capitol.12:30 p.m. Welcome and Speakers:
- Laura Blackburn, LWV-TX Advocacy VP, Houston Area
- Chad W. Dunn, Brazil & Dunn, Legal Counsel for Lead Plaintiffs in the Texas Voter ID Litigation
- Dr. Andrew Sansom, Director of the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University
- David Phillips, Expert on Fracking and Water Use
- Alma Allen, Texas House of Representatives, District 131 highlighting education needs
- Kathy Miller, President, Texas Freedom Network
An Evening of Storytelling: Remembering Senator Ray Farabee
Monday, Feb. 23 - 6:30 p.m. - UT Austin Alumni Center
Join League members, the Farabee family, state leaders and guests for a tribute to the late Senator Ray Farabee and a fundraiser for the League of Women Voters of Texas Education Fund.
NEW! First 2015 Legislative Newsletter
The 84th Texas Legislature is in session.
See the issues we support in the "We Support 2015 Brochure" below.
Human Trafficking Position
The League of Women Voters of Texas is opposed to all forms of domestic and international human trafficking of adults and children, including sex trafficking and labor trafficking. We consider human trafficking to be a form of modern-day slavery and support measures to prevent the use of force, fraud or coercion to exploit a person for sexual or labor purposes, to prosecute traffickers and to protect victims.
LWV-TX Convention 2014
See convention reports in the June VOTER.
LWV National Convention 2014
Dallas, June 6-10, 2014
Hosted by the Dallas League, the 51st LWV National Convention celebrated "Power: Our Voices, Our Votes."
NEW! Educational Curriculum on Human Trafficking
LWV-Kerrville Area has developed a new community education curriculum on Human Trafficking for local Leagues to use at https://lwvedu.expertlearning.net.
SAVE THE DATE! 2016 Convention
The 2016 state convention will be held at the Westin Memorial City Hotel, Houston, April 21-24, 2016.
Guide for Issue Chairs is avaiilable here
Amazon Smile Program
Do you purchase from Amazon? Donate 0.5% of your purchase to LWV-Texas every time you buy!
On your Amazon account:
- search out Amazon Smile
- select League of Women Voters Texas Education Fund as your charity
Thereafter, for your purchase to count for the donation, log into http://smile.amazon.com The program will send you an email to install buttons into your browser to make this step easier. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your donation!
Texas Voter - February 2015 is available here
Watch this space for the 2014-15 Handbook and Directory available soon.
The 2013-2014 Handbook & Directory is available here for all LWV-TX members. LWV-TX members may email email@example.com for login information for this password-protected document.
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Highlights of Local Leagues
"LWV-Marshall-Harrison County hosts Bill Ratliff"
Former Lt. Governor Bill Ratliff spoke at a January 2015 meeting. Read story here.
"LWV-Austin Area receive Voter Registration Partner Award from Travis Co. Voter Registrar"
Read the full story here.>
Click for references to LWV-TX.
"League of Women Voters Calls on Secretary of State to Expand and Improve Efforts to Provide Election Identification Certificates"
On August 19, 2014 the League of Women Voters of Texas Education Fund delivered a letter to the Secretary of State of Texas Nandita Berry calling on her to expand and improve the program to provide Election Identification Certificates at mobile ID stations to assist voters who lack the needed ID. Read the press release.
"August 26th Marks 94th Anniversary of 19th Amendment"
Aug. 26 is the 94th anniversary of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. The League of Women Voters of Texas is marking this historic occasion through its ongoing work to engage and empower all voters to participate this year. Read the full story, here and here .
"League of Women Voters Focuses on Turnout"
To boost turnout among first-time voters, registration efforts must be paired with election reminders.That's one of the key messages the League of Women Voters is making at its national convention in Dallas, where organizers shared ideas on pro-registration efforts. Read the full story, here.
Click for LWV-TX legislative action.
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