LWV of Texas Education Fund
Want Your Name on Voter Registration & Photo ID to Match?
Some Texas voters report that the name on their new voter registration certification is different than in the past.
Photo ID Still Required to Vote
Texas continues to require a photo ID to vote at the polls. The photo ID must be one of 7 photo IDs:
- Texas DPS-issued driver's license, personal ID card, concealed carry license, election identification certificate OR
- US government-issued passport, military ID, citizenship or naturalization certificate.
NEW! Pay Day & Title Loans in Texas Study Committee
A study of Pay Day and Title Loans was approved at 2014 Convention. A representative Study Committee has been formed. Thanks to the following League members for serving:
- Elizabeth Erkel and Stephanie Mace,
Co-chairs, Collin County
- Maxine Barkan, Austin Area
- Linda Eichblatt, Amarillo
- Miriam Foshay, Dallas
- Leslie Taylor, Houston Area
- Sharon Whittington, Tarrant County
Watch for Facts and Issues in August, 2015 to guide local League discussions. Local League consensus reports will be due December, 2015. The LWV-Texas board will adopt a position based on consensus at its February 2016 board meeting.
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LWV of Texas
SAVE THE DATE! Lobby Days, Austin, Feb. 23-24, 2015
Plan to attend Lobby Days and join LWV-Texas in honoring former Texas Senator Ray Farabee at the February 23rd Making Democracy Work dinner.
SAVE THE DATE! 2016 Convention
The 2016 state convention will be held at the Westin Memorial City Hotel, Houston, April 21-24, 2016.
NEW Human Trafficking Position
The League of Women Voters of Texas is opposed to all forms of domestic and international human trafficking of adults and children, including sex trafficking and labor trafficking. We consider human trafficking to be a form of modern-day slavery and support measures to prevent the use of force, fraud or coercion to exploit a person for sexual or labor purposes, to prosecute traffickers and to protect victims.
NEW! Educational Curriculum on Human Trafficking
LWV-Kerrville Area has developed a new community education curriculum on Human Trafficking for local Leagues to use at https://lwvedu.expertlearning.net.
LWVTX/LWV-TEF 2012-2013 Annual Report
LWV-TX Convention 2014
See convention reports in the June VOTER.
LWV National Convention 2014
Dallas, June 6-10, 2014
Hosted by the Dallas League, the 51st LWV National Convention celebrated "Power: Our Voices, Our Votes."
Amazon Smile Program
Do you purchase from Amazon? Donate 0.5% of your purchase to LWV-Texas every time you buy!
On your Amazon account:
- search out Amazon Smile
- select League of Women Voters Texas Education Fund as your charity
Thereafter, for your purchase to count for the donation, log into http://smile.amazon.com The program will send you an email to install buttons into your browser to make this step easier. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your donation!
Watch this space for the 2014-15 Handbook and Directory available soon.
The 2013-2014 Handbook & Directory is available here for all LWV-TX members. LWV-TX members may email email@example.com for login information for this password-protected document.
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Highlights of Local Leagues
"Hightower Honored for her Work"
The League of Women Voters of Tyler/Smith County celebrated the 94th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Read the full story, here.
"Texans must do a better job of getting to the polls"
What if there were an election and no one showed up to vote? Read the full story, here.
"League of Women Voters of Collin County Spirit of Community Leadership Awards"
In honor of Women's History Month and the 40th anniversary of its founding, the League of Women Voters of Collin County selected six women to receive its 2014 Spirit of Community Leadership Award at its luncheon March Read the full story, here.
"League of Women Voters Registering Voters"
"We urge everyone who is not a registered voter to take advantage of this opportunity to get registered and then become an informed, active voter," said Carolyn Barnett, LWV-Amarillo's voter registration chair. "This is your chance to have a say in how our government works!" Read more here.
"League of Women Voters keeps community informed"
LWV-Denton hopes to motivate and inform citizens so they can make better decisions when they go to the polls in upcoming elections. Read the full story, here.
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"League of Women Voters Calls on Secretary of State to Expand and Improve Efforts to Provide Election Identification Certificates"
On August 19, 2014 the League of Women Voters of Texas Education Fund delivered a letter to the Secretary of State of Texas Nandita Berry calling on her to expand and improve the program to provide Election Identification Certificates at mobile ID stations to assist voters who lack the needed ID. Read the press release.
"August 26th Marks 94th Anniversary of 19th Amendment"
Aug. 26 is the 94th anniversary of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. The League of Women Voters of Texas is marking this historic occasion through its ongoing work to engage and empower all voters to participate this year. Read the full story, here and here .
"League of Women Voters Focuses on Turnout"
To boost turnout among first-time voters, registration efforts must be paired with election reminders.That's one of the key messages the League of Women Voters is making at its national convention in Dallas, where organizers shared ideas on pro-registration efforts. Read the full story, here.
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