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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.

 

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Prepare students to be responsible voters & citizens.

Nonpartisan Voting Resources for Educators
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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. 

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League of Women Voters of Texas News

Grace Chimene, president League of Women Voters of Texas
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Press Conference Statement: Grace Chimene, League of Women Voters Texas President

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Press Release
Austin – The League of Women Voters of Texas is disappointed that SB 9 passed the Senate today. The League of Women Voters of Texas members will lead efforts across the state to stop SB 9 and similar bills from being passed in the T
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ACT NOW on NEW Action Alerts! With just a few clicks on the action alerts below, you can contact your legislators and let your voice be heard!
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Action Alerts

Urge your Representative to vote “No” on HB 3114. This bill is a threat to the contested
case hearing process, which is often the last line of defense that citizens have to stop

Why is voting so hard? Young woman Rules! Exceptions! Roadblocks!

Action Alerts

Voters are asking us: “Why is voting so hard...so many rules, exceptions, roadblocks?
What can I do about it?”
Great question! Take these two actions to protect democracy in Texas!

Pile of coins.  Oppose HJR 3 No Unfair Taxes on Low Income Texans

Action Alerts

Oppose HJR 3 – A proposed constitutional amendment to increase the state sales tax rate from 6.25% to 7.25%. This would provide funding for the public school system and reduce school district ad valorem tax rates.

Texas Capitol in the dark. Oppose SB 17.  There is no license to discriminate!

Action Alerts

Senate Bill 17 – The “License to Discriminate,” has passed the Senate and we need to stop it in the House! It will allow holders of state occupational licenses to refuse service to anyone based on the “sincerely-held" religious beliefs.

Oppose SB 23 A cruel and unnecessary bill

Action Alerts

Late-term abortions are very rare in this country – less than 1% of all abortions – but this bill is an attempt to deter and intimidate doctors from performing what may be a medical necessity for a woman.

Workers Fight to protect local democracy

Action Alerts

Senate Bill 15, a proposal banning local communities from protecting workers has now been broken into four separate bills.  The new bills are headed to the House.

Grace Chimene, president League of Women Voters of Texas, talking about the National Day of the Census
Press Release

On behalf of the League, we would like to welcome you here today to the commencement of the One Year Countdown to Census 2020. 

Scared young woman. Stop Scary April Fools Day Election Bills

Action Alerts

Scary April Fool’s Day Election Bills – Tell Senate State Affairs Committee members to fix real voting problems, not make it harder and scarier to vote!

Children smiling. Support the children's Health Coverage bill.

Action Alerts

Please urge the House Human Services Committee to Vote for Texas Children’s Health!

Happy woman registering to vote. Oppose David Whitley

Action Alerts

Thank members of the Senate Democratic Caucus for standing firm in support of voting rights and committing to oppose the nomination of David Whitley for Secreta

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Press Mention
We need more than a ‘litigate later’ approach to redistricting By Grace Chimene and Stephanie Swanson
 
Voting pin with X.  Protect Voting Rights! Oppose SB 9!
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ACT NOW on new Action Alerts! With just a few clicks, contact your legislators and let your voice be heard!

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Press Release

The League of Women Voters of Texas welcomes the release today of the bi-annual Nonprofit VOTE/US Elections Project report “

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Action Alerts

Urge your State Senator to OPPOSE SB 9 when it arrives on the Senate floor for
debate. It is the Lt. Governor’s priority elections bill that will make it more difficult to vote
and continue fear-mongering about election safety.

World with hurricane. Climate Change impacts Texas.

Action Alerts

Currently,six Climate Change bills have been forwarded to the House Environmental Regulations Committee for further consideration.  The bills are HB-928 and HB-942 (Anc

Old man putting a puzzle together. Elections should be determined by voters, not by politicians who draw maps.

Action Alerts

In our current system, politicians draw their own district lines to pick their own voters in order to protect themselves.  That is why we must improve the redistricting process to make it more transparent and accountable.  We need to put an end to

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ACT NOW! With just a few clicks, contact your legislators and let your voice be heard!

children drawing.  Oppose SB 2 and HB 2 these bills do not fund public education

Action Alerts

SB 2 and HB 2 threaten adequate funding for public education.  Property taxes constitute the primary funding source for public education in Texas.

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You make difference by empowering voters and defending democracy! We are defending democracy in Texas in extraordinary times!

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Action Alerts

Protect the right to vote for ALL citizens. Urge your Senator to vote NO on the nomination of David Whitley as Secretary of State.  

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Action Alerts

  • This bill, SB 15, would prohibit cities and counties from requiring certain benefits and protections for employees.  This relates to any form of employment leave (such as paid sick leave), hiring practices, employment benefits or other terms
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Press Release
The League is thrilled that the lawsuit we filed against the Secretary of State to stop the voter purge is working.
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I am so proud of the response to our calls for action in our Action Alerts! You all have sent just over 2400 emails your legislators to let them know what issues are important to their constituents!
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Press Release
The League of Women Voters of Texas joined with many other organizations today 
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Action Alerts

Urge your representative and senator to support three Joint Resolutions (SJR 34, HJR 40, HJR 46) which would allow Texans to vote on Medicaid expansion.

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We have two new Action Alerts this week!  Scroll down to the Capitol Actions for This Week section to see one for Child Health by Issue Chair Celia Kaye, and one on
Children jumping for joy.  Words: Support the Children's Health Care Coverage Bill.

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.

Women in row! Support Women's Health in Texas

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 
Pile of voter registration forms. "We need to Modernize our Voter Registration System"
Press Release

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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Action Alerts

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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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

Happy New Year for 2019
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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!
 
LWVTX Lobby Days
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President's Message, Grace Chimene

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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.

Texas State Students in line to vote General Election 2018
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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Press Release

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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Press Release

“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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Press Release

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

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

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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Press Release

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.

Wide Range of Groups Get Out the Vote!
Press Release

 

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 Michael Imhoff (Dallas) Issue Chair

Great Job Primary 2018
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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?