Making Democracy Work

2017 Special Session

League ACTIONS for the Special Session! Contact your elected officials today!

Actions to support Texas Pubic Schools

Girl studying

"Oppose SB 2 which is, first and foremost, a voucher scheme and Oppose SJR 1 and SB 97 bills which do not add new funding + it just controls how school districts allocate the funds they have already budgeted for." Public Education Diann Andy

Update Voting Rights and Election Laws

People in line voting

"The League Opposes SB 5's additional penalty increases which appear to be excessive and unnecessary." Position Voting Rights and Election Laws - Cinde Weatherby

  • Review update on bills. Let LWV-TX know If you have any additional local information on mail ballot abuse in your county.

Actions on Women's Health

pregnant women who is worried Women with hand up. Stop Anti Abortion Bathroom bills

"4 dangerous bills are being fast-tracked in the special session of the Texas Legislature + they have passed out of Committee and could be scheduled for debate and vote by the full Senate this week" Position Women's Health and Reproductive Choice Julie Lowenberg

Action to Save your City Tree Ordinances!

Land cleared of all trees

"Testify, call or email in opposition to HB 70 (Workman) preempting cities' ability to protect trees- will be heard on TUES, 7/25, the House Urban Affairs Committee." LWV-TX Position Land Use - Jensie Madden

Actions on to prevent discrimination against fellow LGBT Texans!

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"Help the League fight discriminatory bathroom bills that put vulnerable children who are transgender and fellow transgender Texans at risk." Position Equal Opportunity - Amber Briggle

2017 Special Session Update

by Grace Chimene LWV-TX

The Senate is rolling bills through extremely fast!

Our fantastic League volunteers work extremely fast to review Senate Bills and provide feedback where they can. You can help! Keep up with League Actions at the Capitol and testimony

Don't let elected officials make decisions without your feedback! Thank officials if they support a bill you like! Explain your thoughts on bills where elected officials disagree with you! Help Make Democracy Work in Texas! Take action below!

You can make a difference! ACT NOW!

Actions at the Capitol will be rapid fire! You need to contact your elected officials every day. Action alerts will be posted on the Texas League Facebook page & updated frequently on this LWV-TX 2017 Special Session web page.

Contact your Senator and Representative! They need to hear from constituents!

Elected officials will be under a lot of pressure. They can easily fold and give in on important issues like vouchers. Representatives especially need to hear from you!

You have a voice. BE LOUD! Visit, call, write, e-mail and then repeat!

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League Actions at the Capitol