LWV of Texas Education Fund
When You Go to Austin
When You Go to Austin: Capitol Guide to the 83rd Legislative Session is now available. Contact the state office for free printed copies.
Human Trafficking Study
PAVP Survey of Election Officials
Local Leagues surveyed election officials in nine Texas counties about voter registration and election administration issues.
Users from 422 towns and cities in Texas made 61,321 visits to the VOTE411 Voters Guide for the November 6 General Election. Click here to see usage breakdown.
Make a difference and VOTE! Here's what YOU need to know!
A Texas Guide that answers all your voting questions.
Health Care Access
What do you think the blue counties have that the rust colored ones don't? The answer is adequate access to health care. See The Texas Tribune interactive map and story here.
Water Study - Texas Water Resources as a Commodity
Am I registered? Where do I vote?
One of LWV's primary goals is to facilitate citizen participation and voter convenience. Click here and find out!
LWV never supports or opposes candidates for office, or political parties, and any use of the LWV name in campaign advertising or literature has not been authorized.
LWV of Texas
SAVE THE DATES FOR SUMMER 2013 REGIONAL TRAINING
Need to revitalize your board members as they start the new year and orient new members to the League?
Make a point to gather your members and attend one of two regional trainings planned by LWV-Texas' Services to Local Leagues Committee (SLL) this summer - one in the DFW Metroplex and one in Central Texas.
Save the Dates!
- Sat. June 29 - Arlington, TX: West Arlington Police Service Center, 12:30 check in - training 1 - 4:30 (Pre-register individuals by name by June 19)
- Sat. July 13 - Kerrville, TX: Dietert Senior Center, 12:30 check in - training 1 - 4:30 (Pre-register individuals by name by July 3)
Registration is $10 per participant, with a maximum of $50 per local League.
Leagues are asked to email an estimate of attendance by May 31 to firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can ensure enough space at each location. Tell us your League name, approximate number attending, and which location/date.
See you there!
Lobby Days and Making Democracy Work Dinner 2013
Thank you to everyone that attended Lobby Days and the Making Democracy Work Dinner this year! View pictures of both events in the slideshows below.
Lobby Days 2013
Making Democracy Work Dinner 2013
New program updates approved at Statewide Conference:
Texas Photo ID & Redistricting Await Supreme Court Ruling
Texas is among the states currently required to obtain federal approval prior to implementing changes in elections, such as the redistricting plans and voter photo ID requirement passed by the 2011 Texas Legislature. In late August 2012, separate D.C. district court panels refused to pre-clear redistricting plans and photo ID. Texas has appealed both denials to the Supreme Court, and both appeals are on hold until the Supreme Court rules on a challenge to the constitutionality of the preclearance requirement. The ruling is expected by the end of June, and more should be known about what will happen with redistricting and photo ID once the ruling is made.
LWV-TX/LWV-TEF 2011-2012 Annual Report
Highlights of Local Leagues
Louise Cummins, a Hometown Hero
Read the full story about long time LWV-Lubbock County member, here.
Voters turning out early for bond proposals in San Marcos, Kyle, Wimberley
Read the full story, including LWV-San Marcos Voters Guide, here.
LWV-San Antonio Area partnered with students and faculty of Texas A&M-San Antonio, and Texas Public Radio on April 30, 2013 to host a District 3 candidate forum.
Read the full story here.
LWV-Plano/Collin County held a three-session candidate forum on April 20, 2013. Read more about them:
"Local students plant trees for Arbor Day"
LWV-Amarillo help to plant 20 new trees in Forest Hill Elementary School park. Read the full story here.
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