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The League of Women Voters of Texas is a nonpartisan, grassroots civic organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. The League works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership in the League is open to people 16 and older of all gender identities. With 100 years of experience, the League is one of America’s oldest and most trusted civic nonprofit organizations.

League of Women Voters of Texas News

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I’m going to let you in on a secret on how I overcome my apprehension that our democracy is at risk. I am a retired pediatric nurse practitioner.
Help protect access to voting for voters with disabilities and older voters

Action Alerts

Take action today on Governor Abbott's last minute proclamation to suppress the vote in Texas. We must all let him know we object to his proclamation to reduce mail in ballot drop-off locations to one per county.
League of Women Voters of Texas & LULAC Sue Governor Abbott Over Latest Voting Proclamation
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AUSTIN, TX—Today, the League of Women Voters of Texas, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), LULAC Texas, and two individual voters filed a lawsuit against Texas Governor Abbott in response to his 
Texas Team Up
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TEXAS (October 1, 2020) – Joining together for a cause that’s bigger than Texas, 10 professional sports teams and five civic organizations throughout the state have launched the #TexasTeamUp campaign to drive unprecedented vot
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Austin - On September 22, 2020, the League of Women Voters of Texas will celebrate 
The ins and outs of safe voting
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Sep 22 2020 - 12:00pm

Date: September 22nd, 2020 

Who else is on the ballot? (After the president)
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Oct 6 2020 - 12:00pm

Date: October 6th, 2020

Click Here to Register. 

Harris County VBM win!
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HOUSTON – A Harris County District court today rejected the Texas Attorney General’s injunction request, therefore allowing Harris County to send mail-in ballot applications to all registered voters along with a pamphlet explaining who is eligible

In these confusing and unprecedented times, Texans need more information around ballot applications and mail-in ballots, not less.
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HOUSTON – Representing the League of Women Voters of Texas, the ACLU of Texas and the Texas Civil Rights Project filed a court brief supporting the Harris County Clerk’s decision to send vote-by-mail applications to every registered voter in Harri

Big win for Texas voters!
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SAN ANTONIO, TX—Today, US District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled that Texas must notify voters if their ballot has been marked for rejection due to a signature match issue and give them an opportunity to confirm their identity and save their ba

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The election is almost here! And it is confusing! Be the person who knows the answers!
 
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AUSTIN - Texas Secretary of State Ruth R. Hughs and Grace Chimene, President of the League of Women Voters of Texas (LWV), today commemorated the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote.
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For the last year, I have been looking forward to August 26, 2020, and the centennial commemoration of the 19th Amendment.
Jackie Venson
Event Date: 
Aug 26 2020 - 5:30pm to Aug 28 2020 - 6:00pm

Join the League of Women Voters of Texas for a Commemoration of a Century of Voting!

Election Worker Recruitment Webinar
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Aug 5 2020 - 3:00pm

The League of Women Voters of Texas invites you to a webinar via Zoom 3 - 4 pm, Wednesday, August 5th to kick off statewide promotion of election worker recruitment for the November 3rd General Election!

Vote Safe
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During this pandemic, the League of Women Voters of Texas supports any action that will encourage voting and keep everyone safe at the polls.
Vote Safe
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The League of Women Voters of Texas conducted its 
Vote Safe
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Austin - When Governor Abbott issued his requirement to wear face masks, he specifically exempted polling places. His statement on that issue: not having a mask should not impede a voter’s constitutional right to vote.
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Public Statement
When Governor Abbott issued his requirement to wear face masks, he specifically 
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The League of Women Voters Guide is available now!
The Texas Primary Runoff Election is July 14th - less than a month away!
 
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The League of Women Voters of Texas stands with the mourners and protesters across the the US (and around the world) who were horrified by the death of yet another African American at the hands of a police officer.
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I am thankful that April showers bring May flowers!
 
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Austin, TX - The League of Women Voters of Texas conducted its 
victory for voters
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The League of Women Voters of Texas Celebrates Victory In Mail-In Ballot Case.  Judge rules COVID-19 counts as a “disability” reason for needing a mail-in ballot.

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AUSTIN – Thursday April 2, 2020, the League of Women Voters of Texas and the League of Women Voters of Austin Area requested to join as intervenors in a lawsuit arguing that Texas law expressly permits expanded vote by mail options due to
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We had a good day for democracy in Texas last Thursday!
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"April 1 is Census Day. With the recent measures placed through physical distancing, our outreach efforts around the census have changed; however, our message remains the same.
Vote Safe
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Voting and elections are the cornerstones of our democracy. We must be vigilant and pro-active during the current coronavirus emergency to ensure that our elections are safe and our voting rights secure.
 
Crystal Mason Quote
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The League of Women Voters of Texas is incredibly disappointed by the Fort Worth Court of Appeals’ ruling. "We are appalled that Crystal Mason’s five-year jail sentence was affirmed even though her provisional bal
Stay calm and keep Texas voting
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Statement by League of Women Voters of Texas President Grace Chimene on Election Changes Needed Needed to Deal with COVID-19

The Power of Women
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We are all very concerned about the emerging threat of the coronavirus. I want to thank you for your continued support and patience as we work together through the impact of this health care threat on our League family, our local communiti
Texas Election Dates
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Whoohoo! Once again we have a stellar turn out in Texas! I am so proud of our Texas League and all the Leagues across Texas.

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"Voting is a powerful expression of our citizenship and tool in the hands of the people to transform our communities," commented Sherrilyn Iffill, a law professor and president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) at the UT
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Early voting is from February 18th - 28th.

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The League of Women Voters turns 100 years old today! 

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The Texas Primary Election is an exciting election! You will definitely want to Be a Texas Voter©

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Over the course of the League of Women Voters of Texas' 100 year history, their nonpartisan Voters Guide has become the gold standard for candidate information.

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Citizens renewing driver’s licenses online must have opportunity to register to vote.

 
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Get ready for the Texas Primaries! This is an exciting election!

 
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On behalf of our awesome and hard working team at the League of Women Voters of Texas - the Board of Directors, staff, and our student volunteers and interns - I want to wish you a Happy New Year!
 
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 The League of Women Voters of Texas was born out of the suffrage movement on October 19, 1919. We are 100 years old and going strong!

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Election Protection Coalition recruiting volunteers to support voters during Texas Primary;  Polling place monitors and attorneys needed in January in order to prepare for the March 3, 2020 Texas Primary

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Thank you for an amazing year! In 2019, we not only celebrated 100 Years Strong, we proved it! You efforts powered the League to:
 
  • Send over 54,000 emails to state legislators!
League of Women Voters of Texas Finds Only 20% of Texas Counties Following Website Security Best Practice!
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The League of Women Voters of Texas conducted its fourth survey of Texas county websites in late October and early November 2019. The League is proud to celebrate counties large and small which meet the needs of the diverse voters in their county.

Your Vote Matters

The League encourages all registered voters to participate in every Texas election. The League empowers voters with upcoming state-wide election information.