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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.

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Latina Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day signOctober 8 is Latina Equal Pay Day. This is how long it takes into 2015 for the average Latina to earn what a white male earns by the end of December 2014. Latinas in the United States earn 53.7 percent of a man's wage; in Texas it is 44.2 percent and in Dallas it is only 38 percent!

A panel of speakers will present information on the economic status of women in the Dallas area, the high poverty rate and its effect on our future workforce. Latina leaders will address their success in overcoming obstacles as they advance in their careers. Learn about best practices and ways we can work together to lessen the pay gap.

Thursday, October 8 at 10:00 a.m.
Dallas County Schools, Technical and Training Center
5151 Samuell Boulevard, Dallas

Please join us to help raise awareness of the very large pay gap experienced by Latinas and begin the conversation to address this issue.

Educational DISD Bond Initiative Programs

You and all Voters, Parents, Teachers, and Principals are invited!!!

League of Women Voters Educational Program Presents:
Dr. Cal Jillson
in an educational program about the
$1.6 billion Dallas Independent School District Bond Initiative
to be voted upon by voters on the November 3, 2015 election day ballot

October 5, 6:30 to 8 p.m., with District 2 Trustee Mike Morath, at Hillcrest High School, 9924 Hillcrest Rd, Dallas 75230

October 7, 6:30 to 8 p.m., with District 6 Trustee Joyce Foreman, at Kimball High School, 3606 S Westmoreland Rd, Dallas 75233

October 13, 6:30 to 8 p.m., with District 1 Trustee Edwin Flores, at Walnut Hill Rec Center, 10011 Midway Rd, Dallas, TX 75229

October 20 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., with District 9 Trustee Bernadette Nutall, at Martin Luther King Center, 2922 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas, 75215

You are invitedDr. Cal Jillson is Professor of Political Science at SMU. He is an expert on Texas politics and public policy and has written about education policy in two recent books; Texas Politics: Governing the Lone Star State (5th edition, Routledge, 2016, now out) and Lone Star Tarnished: A Critical Look at Texas Politics and Public Policy (2nd edition, Routledge, 2015).

For further information call 214 732-8610

Get Out the Vote

GOTV Get Out the Vote; A Workshop on Voting LWV Dallas has a new tool for educating Dallas area citizens about their rights and responsibilities as voters. A brief and entertaining presentation is available here, freely available to educators, civic groups, individuals... everyone for whom making democracy work is vital.
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Come to Tea

The Burna Spring book cover, picture of Aung San Suu KyiMake your reservation for the October 7 tea and/or donation in honor of Eleanor Sutherland's 95th birthday today.

In 2003, Rena Pederson read a newspaper article about Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi and her efforts to bring democracy to the corrupt, militant Burmese government...

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