Welcome to the first meeting of 2023 to our continuing members and new committee members! This is a combined monthly meeting for the Voter Rights Advocacy Committee and the Voter Services team. Many of you are signed up for both! Bring friends!
This is the one time in a month that we get together to chat about voting and the projects we're working on to increase civic participation and improve the voter experience!
1.The status ofprojects to improve the voter experience and our work with Dallas County Elections. You mayremember we had a debrief onelection worker and voter experience with Dallas V.O.T.E.S. and Michael Scarpello (Dallas County ElectionAdministrator) in November.We worked together to turn that discussion into deliverable projects and want your input.
2.Commissioner Dr. Theresa Daniel had a veryinteresting Lunch and Learn session with the attendees below and there's a few key points to share for our advocacy work:
Civics 101: Dallas County andThe Legislature
Cal Jillson, SMU Political Science Professor and Author
Charles Reed, Assistant County Administrator, Legislative Affairs
Erica Terrazas, Assistant Budget Officer
3.Your thoughts on what we can do about turnout for the May 2023 Municipal Elections! See the turnout data below from May 1, 2021 and May 4, 2019 elections.
4.And sharing information on the Dallas City Council Charter work LWVD is doing with a localcoalition and how you can engage.
Please register on the right side of this webpage to attend and to receive the confirmation email with the zoom information.
Robin Lederer and Barbara Larkin
Voter Rights and Voter Services