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Let's Make Democracy Work

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.

Election Options April 12

Election Options flyerWe've always done it the same way but it doesn't have to be like that. Hear pros and cons of local election alternatives intended to improve voter participation and save money (instant runoff, local elections in Nov). Also learn why last November's electoral college vs popular votes diverged so widely, and what alternatives are available to states.

  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Wednesday April 12, 2017
  • Lochwood Branch Library
  • 11221 Lochwood Blvd Dallas TX 75218

  • Dr Matthew Wilson Southern Methodist University
  • Dan Eckam Common Ground of Texas
  • Toni Pippins-Poole Dallas County Elections

RSVP & Reserve Optional $15 Box Lunch: (214)688-4125

Printable flyer to share

LWV Texas Capitol Action Minute

More information about actions to take this week

Three steps to Texas Advocacy:
1. Be informed!
2. Be loud! Visit, Call, Email, Write
3. Repeat!

March 29 Women in Politics Lecture


Three national experts on women in politics will speak at Texas Woman's University's second annual Jamison Lecture, beginning at 7 p.m., March 29 on the university's Denton campus. The lecture, titled "Women in Politics: A Conversation About the Future", will be held in Hubbard Hall on Administration Drive in Denton. For a campus map, please visit The lecture is free and open to the public.

Event speakers will include Dianne Bystrom, director for the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women in Politics at Iowa State University; Ann Bookman, director for the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts in Boston and Cindy Simon Rosenthal, director and curator for the Carl Albert Congressional Research & Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma. Krys Boyd, host of local NPR station KERA's, "Think" program, will serve as the moderator for the lecture. For more information about this event, please visit

Thank You, Generous Susan B. Anthony Supporters

Debbie Dudley BransonRead here the list of those who made donations to the 21st Susan B. Anthony Luncheon, honoring Debbie Dudley Branson and making democracy work.

Activism 101

Here is a slide show Elizabeth Walley presented at Lochwood Library that describes ways in which voting and activism interact. You may download it or view it online, including viewing the speakers notes.