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Civic Awareness Presentation at Cantigny McCormick House
Event Date: 
Feb 21 2019 - 6:00pm
Event location: 

Visitors's Center at Cantigny

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a new member of Congress? You have your chance to find out, when Sean Casten will talk about his experiences as a Freshman Congressman at Cantigny Park. Regrettably registration is full. Notify Barb Laimins (blaimins [at] gmail.com) to be added to the waiting list.

Civic Awareness Presentation at Cantigny McCormick House
Event Date: 
Mar 21 2019 - 6:30pm
Event location: 

Visitors's Center at Cantigny

Rick Pearson, Chief Political Reporter at Chicago Tribune will speak.

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Event Date: 
Feb 26 2019 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

Fire Station 28

Become an informated voter in Carol Stream. Come to Fire Station 28 to meet candidates in the April 2, 2019 municipal elections for

Event Date: 
Feb 28 2019 - 6:00pm
Event location: 

Wheaton City Hall

The Wheaton League of Women Voters will be hosting a candidate forum to be held at Wheaton City Hall Council Chambers on Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 6:00 until finished.

Event Date: 
Mar 12 2019 - 6:30pm
Event location: 

Central DuPage Hospital (Community Rooms)

Attend the Candidate Forum and Meet and Greets for the Winfield April 2nd election at Central DuPage Hospital (Community Rooms near Main Entrance)

Event Date: 
Mar 12 2019 - 6:30pm
Event location: 

Central DuPage Hospital (Community Rooms)

Attend the Candidate Forum and Meet and Greets for the Winfield April 2nd election at Central DuPage Hospital (Community Rooms near Main Entrance)

Event Date: 
Mar 13 2019 - 6:00pm
Event location: 

Leman Middle School

Become an informed candidate.  Come to this forum to hear and compare the positions of candidates for office in West Chicago.  The event takes place from 6:00 - 8;00 PM. No registration is needed.

The event will include:

Event Date: 
Mar 20 2019 - 6:30pm
Event location: 

Warrenville City Hall (Upper Level)

Please attend the Candidates Forum in Warrenville to become informed about the upcoming election, April 2.

Event Date: 
Mar 20 2019 - 6:30pm
Event location: 

Warrenville City Hall (Upper Level)

Please attend the Candidates Forum in Warrenville to become informed about the upcoming election, April 2.

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Texas Voter Education

An easy to use voter education series to help young people better understand their role as citizens in our state.

 

Be a Texas Voter Curriculum
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Prepare students to be responsible voters & citizens.

Nonpartisan Voting Resources for Educators
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Membership in the League of Women Voters is open to men and women of all ages.

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Texas still does not have online voter registration!  Fill out, print, sign & mail in your application today!

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Voting & Elections

Answers to questions about voting in Texas!

Voting & Elections

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We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate. We are a nonpartisan nonprofit political organization, we never support or oppose candidates for office or political parties. We are working towards Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy. 

Are you looking for a way to get involved? Stand with the League for justice and democracy!

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Action Alerts

On Friday, January 4, HR1 was introduced in the House of Representatives. This bill comprises a bold, transformative set of reforms to strengthen our democracy and return political power to the people.

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Action Alerts

Last session the House Redistricting Committee never met; this means Texans were not given the opportunity to voice their concerns about our broken redistricting system or discuss ways to make the process more impartial and fair.

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Action Alerts

You can help by emailing your elected official your support for the Children’s Health Coverage Bill - HB 342 (Cortez) and the Companion bills:  HB 829 (Rose), SB 637 (Zaffarini).

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Voter suppression. Voter purges. It happened in Georgia. It happened in North Dakota. And now, it's happening in Texas!
 
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The League of Women Voters takes voter security very seriously!
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Action Alerts

Our Texas election system cannot assure us of accurate and secure registered voter rolls. Modern systems exist in other states that are more accurate, safe and secure – and cost much less!

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Action Alerts

All Texas children deserve to receive a high-quality education.

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Action Alerts

You can take action to urge the 86th Texas Legislature to continue to rebuild and augment the women’s healthcare safety net in Texas.  Numerous bills have been filed that impact women’s access to contracep

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The big news this week is that both the Senate and the House have named their committee chairs and committees! The 
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AUSTIN – Today Secretary of State David Whitley issued a media release about new data obtained from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) identifying those individuals with driver licenses or DPS personal identification cards as citizens or

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Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day! President Ronald Reagan signed this holiday into law in 1983.

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Your State Senator & State Representative Wants to Hear from YOU – Tell Them Texas Needs Modern & Secure Elections

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Welcome to the first issue of Capitol Action News for the 86th Legislative Session. The 86th Legislative session has started and our twenty-five Issue Chairs are ready to follow the bills that we are interested in.
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Action Alerts

  • Texas is a repeat offender when it comes to gerrymandering and voter disenfranchisement.  Both Republicans and Democrats have been guilty over the years of manipulating your right to vote. We need a system that works for the people.
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Celebrate 2019, the League’s 100th year anniversary here in Texas, by making a commitment to empowering voters and defending democracy during the 86th TexasLegislature. We need YOU to join us at the Capitol for the LWVTX Lobby Days! We need your h

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 On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff and our awesome student volunteers and interns of the League of Women Voters of Texas, I want to wish you a Happy New Year! 

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Bigger and better. This year, you know the League of Women Voters of Texas worked bigger, better and bolder! We have the results to prove it!
 
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Event Date: 
Feb 4 2019 - 6:00pm
Event location: 

The Austin Club

Join us in support of the League's mission empowering voters and defending democracy at the Making Democracy Work Dinner on Feb. 4, 2019! 

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Event Date: 
Feb 4 2019 - 12:00pm

Let's all go to Austin! Defending democracy through League advocacy! 

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The Nov. 6th General Election was competitive and exciting! It was a big win for democracy. Texas has not had a truly competitive election at the statewide level since the 90s.
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Texas voters are on fire! We had record-breaking turn out during early voting!
 I know YOU have already voted. To keep the momentum going, we need your help!
 
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This Texas State University business took me by surprise.

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Press Release

The on-campus polling location will be open for two days next week in addition to Election Day. The county also added two more polling locations in San Marcos, Texas

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The League of Women Voters of Texas is a member of the Texas Election Protection Coalition and we are building an army of nonpartisan volunteers working to ensure that every eligible voter can cast a ballot that counts.  In less than a month, mill

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Early voting is from October 22 - November 2. The League of Women Voters reminds registered voters that voting early is easy.  The hours are convenient. There are fewer lines and voters may vote at any early voting polling location in their county.
 
The Nov. 6th General Election is competitive, exciting and important!  Voters have a chance to make a difference for their family, community, state, and nation!
 
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Election day is closer than it seems! The League of Women Voters of Texas (LWVTX) encourages you to make a plan to vote. With a few, simple steps all eligible voters can get to the polls and make their voices heard.

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The League of Women Voters of Texas Releases the 2018 Nonpartisan Voters Guide!

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The General Election is competitive, exciting and important! Voters have a chance to make a difference for themselves, their family and community!

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October 9th is the last day to register to vote in time for the upcoming midterm elections! Make sure you are registered in time to make your voice heard.

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AUSTIN, Texas – As a leading organization in voter registration, the League of Women Voters of Texas (LWVTX) strives to educate and engage Texans in the election process.

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“The League is proud to partner with TCRP in the Own Our Vote campaign to empower high school voters. The League's Be a Texas Voter curriculum, which is included in the toolbox, meets TEKS social studies r

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The League applauds the important work of educators who are determined to create a culture of voting in Texas.

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Action Alerts

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Press Release

Above Broadside – “Women! The Eyes of Texas are Upon You” circa 1915-1918, Jane Y. McCallum Papers. AR.E.004.

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Press Release
Our Voting Rights and Election Laws Issue Chair Cinde Weatherby drafted the following letter encouraging Texas county officials to be proactive in addressing election security.
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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has directed the department to include a citizenship question on the U.S. Census.

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Austin, TX, July 17- Advocacy groups all across Texas are teaming up to bring state and national attention to the voting power of the disability community.  On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at 10:00 AM, the Texas Secretary of S

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The LWVTX civics curriculum is here! by Laura Yeager 
 
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Check out LWVTX ACTION NEWS!  League News! League Action! Voting & Elections!

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The League of Women Voters of Texas and the Dallas County Community College District have introduced an educational series designed to help young people better understand their role as citizens in our state through voting.

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In the lead up to the Texas Primary Election, LWVTX VOTE411 had 116,797 users of which 109,543 were new users!

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The League of Women Voters of Texas' action leads to improved on-line election information in 111 Texas counties.

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 "Here’s a new item for the business agenda in 2018: Get out the vote — in March, no less."  The North Texas Advocacy Coalitio

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Who else but the League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, political organization and one of America's most trusted grassroots organizations?