Making Democracy Work

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.

September Voter Registration Drives

Volunteers are especially needed for the following new registration events:

1. Monday & Tuesday Sept 26 & 27 at Cityplace. 11-2 NEED VOLUNTEERS!

2. Tuesday Sept 27 in Grand Prairie ISD Hi Schools. Tabling during lunch. FIRST TIME EVER VOTER REG DRIVE IN THESE SCHOOLS. LULAC INITIATED. NEED VOLUNTEERS!

3. Sunday Oct 2 on Ron Kirk Bridge on afternoon. LARGE FESTIVE EVENT FOR MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY. Many of our usual volunteers will be unable to work due to religious holiday. NEED VOLUNTEERS!

See the schedule of upcoming voter registration drives and volunteer where you can.

Become a Deputy Registrar by taking a one-hour class.

New Member Reception

Welcome New Members

to the Dallas League

September 25, 2016
Sunday, 3-5 PM
9511 Faircrest Drive, Dallas 75238
Please join us and toast our new members    

RSVP to LWV Dallas office at 214-688-4125 or lwvdallas@sbcglobal.net


GENERAL MEETING

QUE PASA? WHAT'S HAPPENING AT FAIR PARK?

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
Arrival: 11:30 a.m. for box lunch
Program: 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Discussion & Questions: 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Midway Hills Christian Church Community Hall
11001 Midway Road, Dallas 75229
Phone 214-352-4841
(It is the third building north of Royal Lane on the west side.)

A box lunch will be available for $10.00, payable in advance, online or at the door.

RSVP and reserve your lunch, LWVD office at 214-688-4125 or lwvdallas@sbcglobal.net.

PRESENTERS

Reimagine Fair ParkHistory of the Fair Park Neighborhood: Donald Peyton, Dallas Historical Society
The Plan for Fair Park: Walt Humann, Chair of the Fair Park Planning Committee
[Program Change] Community Perspective: Jacqueline Espinal

League of Women Voters of Dallas' Program

What are the changes in administration for Fair Park recommended by the Mayors Task Force? (The City Council will vote on this plan in early September.) What oversight will the City of Dallas have over the proposed Fair Park Texas (FPT) Foundation? What sort of public reporting will be implemented? A physical plan for the park exists. Will the new FPT Foundation follow this plan or seek more community recommendations before proceeding with physical changes? Was there a fair request for proposal (RFP) for the firm to draw the Fair Park design? How closely did the surrounding community members participate in developing the plan? How will the plan improve Fair Park, the neighborhood surrounding it and the city? How do the 16 existing non-profit entities such as the State Fair of Texas, Inc., Dallas Historical Society, African American Cultural Center, etc., fit in the new management structure and the physical plan? Are there efforts to inform the voters through the entire planning process? What is the financial plan to pay for current and future operations and maintenance?

Energy Conference October 22-23

Earth, Wind, & Fire Energy Summit

Addison Conference Center
Saturday-Sunday, October 22-23
Kathryn Hahoe is keynote speaker

Topics include induced seismicity, geothermal energy, nuclear energy, home or utility scale solar, and utility scale electric storage. Read details and register HERE.
Conference hosted by Dallas Sierra Club

September VOTER