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Website will be down for 4 hours - Saturday April 10 starting 12:01am
Kimberly Stanton Bowe
Published on: 4/7/2021
System Maintenance Notification - Our website will be completely offline on Saturday, April 10th, starting just after midnight (US Central time) and going for up to 4 hours, while ClubExpress performs a major upgrade to the hosting infrastructure.
New Home Page for LWV-Dallas
New section focused on helpful election information and Voter Service volunteers and another section dedicated to happenings with LWV Advocacy. Everyone is invited to register to attend Zoom meetings and events.

Events

Join us for Together We Dine! 4/21/21
Published on: 3/15/2021
Join us for Together We Dine, a virtual event that offers people an opportunity to have safe conversations about race. Facilitators will lead interactive small-group discussions about race, recent events, and the disparate impact of the pandemic. Participants tell their experiences and listen to stories of other. By discussing our beliefs and differences, we hope that the Together We Dine experience will continue to prove that what unites us is great than what divides us.

LWV-Dallas In the News

League of Women Voters of Dallas recognized for its help with Census 2020
Published on: 11/30/2020
About the 2020 Census

The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. The 2020 Census counts everyone who lived in the U.S. on April 1, 2020. Census statistics help determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and how billions of dollars in federal funds will be allocated by state, local, and federal lawmakers every year for the next 10 years.
Diane Tasian on Texas Metro News Facebook Live with Ashley Moss
Published on: 10/19/2020
The Dallas League of Women Voters was with Ashley Moss from Texas Metro News on Facebook Live today! If you missed Diane Tasian, President of the Dallas League, answering lots of voter questions, you can call our Voter Hotline today: 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm: 214-688-4125 and we will call you right back!
Barbara Larkin, VP of Voting Services, LWVD, quoted in the Dallas Observer
Published on: 10/9/2020
"From the Dallas Observer, ""Crying and Screaming Won't Fix Anything, but Voting Early Might"" by LAUREN DREWES DANIELS | OCTOBER 8, 2020 |
...Also, Larkin implores everyone to do everything early, “The vast majority of vote-by-mail ballots that are disqualified in Dallas County are due to lateness. And please vote early instead of on Election Day. If something goes wrong with your check-in process on Election Day, it may be too late to fix it.”
The Need for a Public Awareness Campaign for Voters
Published on: 10/7/2020
The Dallas County Commissioners Court has received grant money to support the elections office voting processes and includes funding for a Public Awareness Campaign. Diane Tasian, urged the commissioners to quickly produce a Public Awareness Campaign as voters have many questions. Add your voice and email your County Commissioner and Judge Clay Jenkins. Voters need answers to safely voting in a pandemic from our elected officials.
How to Raise a Voter
Sydney Richie
Published on: 9/28/2020
Sydney Blalock Richie, an editor at DFWCHILD magazine, a parenting magazine that focuses on the DFW area, reached out to Grace Chimene, President of the League of Women Voters, Texas and Diane Tasian, President of the League of Women Voters Dallas for their input to an article on how to raise a voter.

The article shares advice on how to raise a future voter and support your kids’ understanding of their role in democracy.

Read the article here: https://dfwchild.com/2020/09/24/how-to-raise-a-voter/
DTalks Podcast ft. Grace Chimene
Published on: 9/28/2020
DTalks podcast for dads from Dallas area where Grace Chimene is interviewed about VOTE411 and other things!

Here is the link to listen: https://bit.ly/2G8rO4r
LWV-Dallas launches voter information website
Dallas Voice
Published on: 9/25/2020
"The League of Women Voters of Dallas has a new website in place offering voter tools and information for Dallas County residents for the November election, and, according to a press release, “In this year of voting in a pandemic, vote by mail interest and need for poll workers, we are taking painstaking efforts to ensure the information is accurate.”

Election News

Press Release from Dallas County Elections
In order to accept any last minute registrations, the Elections Department will extend its normal hours to 7:00 am to 7:00 pm the week of March 29, 2021. In addition, on Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, the Elections Department will join forces with the Dallas Mavericks, Univision, and the Dallas Morning News to run a drive through a voter registration site where people can register to vote without having to get out of their car.

Dallas County Elections Administrator Michael Scarpello reminds eligible voters that the registration deadline for the Saturday, May 1, 2021 Joint Election is Thursday, April 1, 2021.
Count Every Vote
Published on: 11/2/2020
While League of Women Voters of Dallas does not endorse any particular candidate or party, we are encouraged to see this joint statement from the major political party chairs in Dallas.
Watch the Dallas College Board of Trustees Candidate Forum!
Published on: 10/15/2020
Watch the recording of the Dallas College Board of Trustees Candidate Forum
Watch the for the Future Virtual Forum - Dallas HD 115!
Published on: 10/15/2020
For the Future Virtual Forum is part of a series of over 15 public education candidate events that the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation will be hosting across the state prior to the 2020 general election on November 3.

This forum is for HD 115.
Become a Poll Worker
Published on: 8/23/2020
Dallas County Elections is hiring Poll Workers and Student Poll Workers.
How can I help Texas Voters?
LWV-Texas
Published on: 8/23/2020
LWV-Texas has a list of suggestions for how you can help Texas Voters.
National Institute for Civil Discourse
Published on: 10/26/2020
Please see the latest resources and upcoming sessions on the election and building trust from the LWV coalition member, the National Institute for Civil Discourse.
DPD Preparations for Election and Potential Protests
Published on: 10/29/2020
City of Dallas Memorandum of October 23, 2020 to the Honorable Mayor and Member of the City Council

Voter Education and Resources

Watch District 14 Council Candidates Forum Live via YouTube!
Published on: 4/7/2021
Join the Downtown Residents Council on Wednesday, April 14th at 6:30 pm live-streamed from the Tower Club
on YouTube for the D14 Council Candidates Forum.

We are taking questions for the candidates. Given the limited amount of time, we will get in as many frequently-asked questions as we can. Please email your questions to crispinlawson@gmail.com
Candidate Forums for Dallas City Council 11 and 13
Published on: 3/23/2021
Register to get the Zoom link to hear directly from candidates
For Teachers: Be a Texas Voter
LWV-Texas and DCCCD
Published on: 8/23/2020
The League of Women Voters of Texas in partnership with Dallas County Community Colleges is providing this voter education series to help young people better understand their role as citizens in our state.
Blog & infographic outlining VOTE411
Published on: 11/23/2020
VOTE411: Helping Millions Find Nonpartisan Election Info in 2020

Advocacy for Voting Rights

League of Women Voters Testimony, House Elections Committee, April 1st
Published on: 3/31/2021
League of Women Voters Testimony, House Elections Committee, April 1st
Testimony on S.1, Virginia Case, CEO of the League of Women Voters of the United States
Published on: 3/26/2021
Virginia Kase Statement for Senate Rule Committee Hearing on S1, the "For the People Act"
Brennan Center for Justice: Voter Suppression in the Lone Star State, Past and Potential Future
Published on: 3/23/2021
"All Texans deserve a free, fair, and accessible elections system. And even though Texas politicians have been hard at work for years to build barriers to the ballot, voters have shown they won’t be stopped: Texans registered and voted in record numbers in 2020 ... Indeed, an analysis of Texas’s voting laws in 2020 concluded that it is harder to cast a ballot in Texas than in any other state across the country."

Read the full article here.
A 12-Step Rehabilitation Program for American Election Administration
Published on: 1/30/2021
Recommended reading for some excellent election administration solutions to issues revealed in the pandemic.
FAQ’s from the National Task Force on Election Crises
Published on: 1/7/2021
See answers to FAQ about the election crises
Thank You and Notes from Voter Advocacy Meeting for Election Debrief with Election Participant Input
Published on: 12/4/2020
Watch and see notes from the Voter Advocacy Meeting for Election Debrief with Election Participant Input
Gov. Abbott Adding Obstacles for Elderly and Disabled Voters
LWV-Texas
Published on: 10/3/2020
The League of Women Voters of Texas has joined with LULAC in a lawsuit against the action by Governor Abbott to suppress the vote in Texas.
Take Action: Protect the Postal Service
LWVUS
Published on: 8/20/2020
LWVUS has joined other groups in legal action and is asking everyone to contact their congress member about Protecting the Postal Service.

Advocacy for Redistricting and Census

How to Write Letters to the Editor
Joan Ridley
Published on: 3/12/2021
How to write a letter to the editor of a newspaper.
2020 CENSUS: With millions on line, self-response rate in Texas, Dallas County falls
Published on: 10/29/2020
Reporting by Jesus Jimenez, Staff Writer, Dallas News, on the response rate from Dallas County on the 2020 Census. Please think about joining our Advocacy Committee on the Census and Redistricting as we prepare for activities in 2021 in coordination with the Texas State League and our partners.

Advocacy for Environment

Missed our January Environment Committee Meeting? Watch it here!
Published on: 2/1/2021
In case you missed the Environment Committee meeting on January 27th, you can click here to watch on YouTube the presentation by Kelly Longfellow, sustainability expert, on the City of Dallas Climate Action Plan. And review her presentation here. Kelly explains the plan and how to implement at home.

Advocacy for Immigration

Texas V. United States
Published on: 4/5/2021
Mar 29, 2021 | DACA, Immigrants' Rights

Advocacy for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Join us for Together We Dine! 4/21/21
Published on: 3/15/2021
Join us for Together We Dine, a virtual event that offers people an opportunity to have safe conversations about race. Facilitators will lead interactive small-group discussions about race, recent events, and the disparate impact of the pandemic. Participants tell their experiences and listen to stories of other. By discussing our beliefs and differences, we hope that the Together We Dine experience will continue to prove that what unites us is great than what divides us.

History

Blog from Dr. Turner on the election of a woman of color to the vice presidency
Published on: 11/23/2020
100 Since Women Won the Right to Vote, a Woman Is Elected to White House Office

How to Help

Volunteers Needed for Paid Positions at Dallas County Elections Department!
Published on: 4/2/2021
Volunteers needed for paid positions at Dallas County Elections Department IMMEDIATELY!

Videos

Go Vote by AX2 and Deja of 9903
Published on: 10/12/2020
Teens encourage voting through their rap video filmed at Desoto Public Library.
El empoderamiento electoral Latino
Univsion
Published on: 9/10/2020
La fecha límite para registrarse para votar se aproxima. Cecilia Silva de la organización Liga de las Mujeres Votantes informa quién es elegible y donde encontrara la solicitud de registro electoral.
Como Me Registro Para Votar Durante Una Pandemia? Video (Un Minuto)
LWV-Texas and DCCCD
Published on: 8/23/2020
Como Me Registro Para Votar Durante Una Pandemia? Video (Un Minuto)
How to Register to Vote...During a Pandemic - One Minute Video
LWVV-Texas and DCCCD
Published on: 7/13/2020
One-minute video on Registering to Vote during a Pandemic by LWV-Texas and DCCCD
Spotlight On: Using the League of Women Voters Dallas website for all voting information
Richland Student Media
Published on: 7/8/2020
Podcast on LWV-Dallas's new website that has everything you need to register to vote, to find information on candidates (Vote411.org), and to prepare to vote in person or by mail. You are also shown how to join the League. Richland Student Angela Ly interviews LWV-Dallas member Kimberly Stanton Bowe in this 3rd part of a four-part series.
Spotlight On: Researching and resources for your ballot
Richland Studio Media
Published on: 7/6/2020
Podcast on how to research your ballot before you vote, the importance of the "down ballot" and the many resources available to people getting ready to vote, featuring Richland Student Media's Angela Ly and the LWV Dallas's Kelly Drablos in this 2nd part of a four-part series.
Spotlight On: First Video
Richland Studio Media
Published on: 7/1/2020
Podcast on (1st video). Richland Student Media's Angela Ly and the LWV Dallas's Barbara Larkin in this 1st video of a four-part series.