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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Capitol Action Minute

2017 Special Session - Grace Chimene

July 18, 2017 is the first day of the Special Session. For the next 30 days, the League will aggressively advocate for our positions. We need your help supporting League positions.

  • Fight bills League' positions oppose.
  • Promote bills League' positions support.
  • We can do this together!

Actions will be rapid fire! Action alerts will be posted on the Texas League Facebook page and on this League's 2017 Special Session web page.

Be prepared to contact your Senator and Representative! Elected officials will be under a lot of pressure. They need to hear from constituents! They can easily fold and give in on important issues like vouchers. Representatives especially need to hear from voters. You have a voice. BE LOUD! Visit, call, write, e-mail and then repeat!

Make your actions even more effective:

  • Share ACTIONS with your local Leagues!
  • Share ACTIONS with friends!
  • Share ACTIONS with other supportive organizations!

Texas Tribune provides live streaming from Capitol

Actions to support Texas Pubic Schools

Actions on Women's Health

Action to Save your City Tree Ordinances!

LWV-TX Position Land Use

Actions on to prevent discrimination against fellow LGBT Texans!

Nominations for the Twenty-Second Annual Susan B. Anthony Award

Susan B. AnthonyEarlier this year we were proud to host our annual Susan B. Anthony Award Luncheon, honoring an extraordinary community leader. We have already begun the process of planning next year's event, which will take place Thursday, February 8, 2018, at the Lakewood Country Club. The selection of our next honoree is of great importance.

We are looking for the next person who exemplifies the characteristics of Susan B. Anthony -- her independence, persistence, determination and dedication in obtaining equal rights for all. Early in her life she developed a sense of justice and moral zeal. Anthony was assertive and compassionate by nature. She had a keen mind and a great ability to inspire.

To that end, we are making an appeal to our members and key community organizations to help us identify the twenty-second Susan B. Anthony award recipient and make our major fundraising event a continued success.

2018 SBA Nomination form

Download the nomination form.


May Newsletter

Eleanor Sutherland The May VOTER Newsletter is here. News includes our thanks to Eleanor Sutherland, retiring as newsletter editor.