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Three days of League in Austin was a great success!
On Sunday, February 22 the LWV-TX and LWV-TEF board meetings were short but productive. We agreed to fund the first $100 for each local League that uses VOTE411 for 2015. We approved the consensus questions for the Payday and Title Loans in Texas Study. More on both of those below. We also added the following organizations to our list of affiliations:
•Texas Association of Election Administrators
•Texas County Clerks Association
•Texas Association of Counties
•Texas Conference of Urban Counties
•Cover Texas Now (for Medicaid expansion)
Despite bad weather all around Texas, more than 70 people made it to Austin for Lobby Days. The program on Monday was excellent. We heard about each of our priority issues from the experts. Peggy Hill substituted for fracking and water use expert David Phillips, who was unable to attend due to snow in Colorado. Cinde Weatherby gave a short, unplanned presentation about online voter registration.
Our Making Democracy Work® dinner Monday evening remembering the late Senator Ray Farabee was fabulous. And we rolled with the punches. Despite bad weather and a number of speakers and participants alike not being able to be there, we stayed calm (at least outwardly) and we had smooth and successful events.
The lobbying on Tuesday was great. Everywhere I went I saw League members in the hallways and in the offices of legislators. A number of the offices we visited told us that League members had already been there. I was very pleased with the turnout and the enthusiasm.
Tuesday evening I taped an interview with Paul Brown at Time Warner Cable News. The main topics were funding for Pre-k and online voter registration. I also put in a plug for the public to visit their legislators. Eight minutes goes really fast!
Click here to see video!
We could not have accomplished what we did without the help of each and every person who participated. Like everything League, it was a team effort. Teamwork also includes leadership. I would like to recognize LWV-TX Vice President of Advocacy, Laura Blackurn and LWV-TX Board Member Susan Morrison, who chaired the Making Democracy Work® Dinner for their outstanding leadership!
Thank you all for making these events a success and helping to Make Democracy Work®!
Please consider making a donation this year to give your Local League a helping hand in our continuing effort to educate the voters of Tarrant County.
Save the Date:
LWV Tarrant County Annual Meeting
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Diamond Oaks Country Club
Our League has been very active in 2014, providing a range of programs and services for the community especially around the election. These included:
Participation in the Homeless Connect program sponsored by the City of Fort Worth at First Presbyterian Church.
voter registration at numerous community events; and county wide distribution of the Voters Guide as well as providing the Vote411.org personalized ballot.
In this time of heightened partisanship, gridlock between policy makers and increased frustration among the public, there has never been a more urgent need for the reasoned, factual and civil voice the League of Women Voters brings to our community.
You too can make a difference. Please support our work and mission with a year-end contribution to the League by donating online or sending a gift to LWVTC, P O Box 100175, Fort Worth, TX 76185. Your gift to the League of Women Voters of Tarrant County will ensure that we can continue to provide these great services to our community in the coming year.
Thank you for your support.
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