2020 Susan B. Anthony Awardee

2020 Susan B. Anthony Awardee

The League of Women Voters of Dallas is proud to announce the 2020 Susan B. Anthony Award recipient:


For many decades Lois devoted her skills to improving the lives and well-being of Dallas residents. Like Susan B. Anthony whose independence, persistence, determination and dedication led to the expansion of voting rights, Lois has used her own gifts of a keen and inquiring mind, inspiring leadership, and a caring heart in her work to enhance Dallas and the North Texas region. Through her tireless efforts, residents have been given opportunities to enjoy recreation, green spaces, and community assets such as the Dallas Zoo and Fair Park. Lois currently serves as Chair-Elect Dallas Zoological Society; Vice President - Board of Advisors of State Fair of Texas; and various other roles. 

2020 Champion Volunteer:

Karla GarciaDISD Trustee Karla Garcia

Trustee Karla Garcia is a native of Southeast Dallas and a product of Dallas ISD schools. Garcia was inspired to run for District 4 trustee because she wanted to address the inequities that she saw in the public-school system, particularly in Southeast Dallas. Her goal is to represent the perspective and needs of students in her community. Garcia is the youngest and only Latina to serve on the DISD Board of Trustees. Garcia is currently working with Dallas County Promise to make college education possible for all students. She is an inspiration to anyone considering a run for office, and her campaign serves as a blueprint for women of color not only in Texas, but nationwide.