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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!
 
  • Talk with your family, friends and colleagues -- especially young and new voters. Help them make an election day plan to vote.
  • Spread the word on social media with our Facebook profile photo frame and make sure everyone you know has caught election fever! Share the posts below targeting young voters.
  • Keep up the excitement by tuning in to our Facebook posts and Tweets on Election Day!
  • Let us know how the election is going in your part of TexasTake lots of photos! Share them on your personal and League social media pages. 
The League is spreading that election fever all over Texas -- we are reaching out to voters in person, block walking, and volunteering for election protection.   We are educating voters at forums, on TV, radio and on social media. I am so proud of our efforts to spread this election fever and to share our nonpartisan Voters Guide with Texas voters.
 
Thank you all for Empowering Voters and Defending Democracy!

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League Action

LWV Hays County Action Results in Expanded Early Voting

on Texas State University Campus

Texas State Students in line to vote on stairs

Students at Texas State University lined up for hours to vote during the limited Early Voting hours on campus prompting LWV Hays County to take action. Results: expanded Early Voting Days on campus at TSU! Click here for the full story.

 

PS: Hopefully you won't need this, but just in case: 
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver sent viewers to VOTE411.org.
Oliver ended his show 2 minutes early to encourage voters to take just two short minutes to research candidates on their local elections on  Vote411.org.John Oliver

Redistricting Update

"Are there really constituents in Texas that say they don't want transparency? That they don’t want to participate in an open forum for redrawing lines? I think when people understand where they might have had some dilution in their vote, that's what inspires them to say, 'Wait a minute, can we really have a system that I can participate in?'" - Commissioner Jodie Filkins-Webber (R)
 
The Fair Maps Texas coalition, of which the League of Women Voters of Texas is a member, hosted the commissioners from California's Independent Redistricting Commission at the end of September. The commissioners shared with us their experiences of creating the commission and their process of drawing new legislative and congressional district maps that were based solely on input from the people. 
 

League Members Select 2019 Priority Issues

Thanks to all the League members who responded to the Priority Issues Survey. Three issues received the most votes:

Calendar and Upcoming Events

November 6, 2018: Election Day

February 4 & 5, 2019: LWVTX Lobby Days
Join League members and supporters from across the State of Texas convening at the Capitol in Austin to discuss priority issues with our elected officials. Check Facebook event page for details as they are rolled out. For hotel discounted rate of $139/night, click on Holiday Inn Austin Town Lake or call 1-888-615-0509. Code: LWV
 
February 4, 2019: Making Democracy Work Dinner
Guest Speaker: Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto. Dr. Soto brings an interdisciplinary lens to the understanding of American politics and policy. Her areas of expertise include immigration, women and politics, political psychology, and campaigns and elections.
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