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The mission of the League of Women Voters of Dallas is empowering voters and defending democracy.

Whatever our color, background or zip code, in America we value our freedom to vote, and to have a say in decisions that impact our  lives from election laws, redistricting, the environment and access to affordable housing and health care.

Please review our latest Impact Report.


About Us

Our diverse, multigenerational volunteers work to ensure nonpartisan, accurate information is shared with voters on how to register to vote, to vote during an election and how to maintain voter status.  

The League of Women Voters of Dallas is a local, nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots civic organization that encourages informed and active participation in government.  The League has state and US offices.  We neither support nor oppose candidates or parties.

You can become a member, volunteer and/or donor to support our work. Your involvement helps us:

  1. Encourage informed and active participation in the voting process and selection of elected officials.
  2. Work to increase understanding of major public policy issues. 
  3. Influence public policy through education and advocacy. 

Over 500,000 passionate volunteers are in 700+ Leagues nationwide. Membership in the League of Women Voters of Dallas includes membership in the LWVTX and the LWVUS.

Our volunteers work year-round to register new voters, host community forums and debates, and provide voters with information on the elections and voting in Texas.  The Dallas League engages in Dallas County and at the Texas state level on legislative priorities and efforts to improve our elections. 

Your donation will fund major voter education programs including: 

  1. The creation and printing of the Voters Guide in English and Spanish for distribution across the county and online at
  2. Using traditional and social media communications to reach Dallas County residents.
  3. The creation and distribution of informational and motivational materials that the Voter Services team distributes every year.

The League of Women Voters of Dallas is a 501(c)(3) organization.   Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy 

LWV is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice.  Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization’s current and future success in engaging all individuals , households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy.

There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, gender identity, ethnicity, race, native or indigenous origin, age, generation, sexual orientation, culture, religion, belief system, marital status, parental status, socioeconomic status, language, accent, ability status, mental health, educational level or background, geography, nationality, work style, work experience, military status, job role function, thinking style, personality type, physical appearance, political perspective or affiliation and/or any other characteristic that can be identified as recognizing or illustrating diversity.

History of the League in Dallas - Early Years

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The Texas League of Women Voters was formed on October 19, 1919 in San Antonio. The Dallas Morning News reported that the Dallas Woman’s Suffrage Association became the Dallas League of Women Voters as soon as its President, Nora Boren Mahoney, got back to Dallas from the statewide meeting. The Dallas League’s number with LWVUS, which is a chronological listing of local Leagues in each state, is consistent with it being founded in 1919, but it may have become dormant at some point before 1938.

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The United States League of Women Voters was officially created on February 14, 1920. On August 26, 1920 Congress ratified the 19th Amendment giving American women the right to vote at the state and national level.

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The Dallas chapter was formed as a branch of the Texas League of Women Voters.

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The Dallas chapter began its first full year in September with Mrs. E. L. DeGolyer (Neil) as president, Mrs. G. Abbot as vice president, and 58 more members. Read more of History of LWV-Dallas

100 Years of Women VotingImpacting our political System, Supporting voters, Creating a more perfect union. join our celebration #LWV100

On August 26, 1920, notice that the 36th state had ratified the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted all American women the right to vote, was received by the U.S. Secretary of State and became law. Suffragists in America had fought on the national level for 72 years for the right to cast a ballot. While we celebrate this milestone, we know we have further to go so that all women – all people – can vote.

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