Making Democracy Work!
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
LWV: Where hands-on work to safeguard democracy leads to civic improvement. Find out more about the informative activities planned by this organization dedicated to involving citizens in government.
Hot Topic at a Hot Spot: Voting Rights--
Are They in Danger?
Tuesday, February 11, 6 pm
Cheng's China Bistro, 3300 Troup Highway
Good food, good friends, new ideas. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Taxi Cab Company of Tyler Offers Voters Free Rides
Jamal Mohar, owner of the Taxi Cab Company of Tyler, has agreed to provide transportation to the DPS office to secure state-approved photo IDs and to the polls to vote. This service is offered to people who do not have personal transportation to these facilities. Mohar says he is happy to provide this service free of charge.
To secure a free ride call 903-592-3232 at least 24 hours in advance. Vehicles are available that meet requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
This service revives a tradition of the League from the 1950s,when the taxi company of that period offered a similar service for voting and paying poll tax.
Download Available Now! Hard copy available now at Tyler Public Library and other public and college libraries in county.
The LWV-Texas Education Fund's Voters Guide to all statewide candidates to be on the March 4 ballot is available now for download. Hard copies can be found at Smith Co. public and college libraries, as well as the Voter Registrar office at 302 West Ferguson, Tyler. Download Spanish version here. Espanol aqui.
Also, watch the Tyler Morning Telegraph for inserted copy of the Voters Guide.
Included on the Voters Guide are the following opposed races: U. S. Senator, Texas Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Comptroller of Public Accounts, Commissioner of General Land Office, Commissioner of Agriculture, Railroad Commissioner, Texas Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeals, Courts of Appeals, and the State Board of Education.
Early Voting Feb. 18- 28. LWV-Tyler helps Smith County residents VOTE INFORMED!
Candidate Forum Set for February 17, 7 pm
Tyler Public Library, 201 South College, Tyler
Candidates for all area opposed races on the March 4 ballot in Smith County are invited to participate in a candidate forum, with questions posed by a panel that includes Roy Maynard of the Tyler Morning Telegraph, League of Women Voters President Mary Claire Rowe, and Tyler Jr. College journalism instructor Marsha Matthews.
The candidates at right have agreed to participate.
Wednesdays, January 15 - March 5
Tyler Public Library, 201 South College
Feb. & March Discussions Focus on Agriculture
National agriculture policy is the topic of an ongoing national study and Tyler/Smith County members will have two sessions to discuss it and a third to reach member agreement on the issues involved.
If you are passionate about the nation’s food sources and want to get a head start reading, consult the articles at this link: http://lwv.org/search/content/agriculture%20study
Tuesday, April 8 - 11:30 am
Athena Greek Restaurant - 1601 West SW Loop 323
RSVP to email@example.com
Taste a great new restaurant, meet new friends, and gain new ideas.
U.S. Naturalization Ceremonies Held Throughout the Year
Next Ceremony Wednesday, February 26
Ceremonies Morning and Afternoon
Your Help Is Needed! Participate in one of the inspiring ceremonies.
Contact Shirley Hightower, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Hot Topic at a Hot Spot: Voting Rights--Are They in Danger?
Tuesday, April 8 - 11:30 am
Cheng's China Bistro - 3300 Troup Highway
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Good food, good conversation, and new ideas.
|U. S. Naturalization Ceremonies|
|Water as a Commodity|
|Federal Role in Public Education|
|Privatization of Government Services|
|Electing the President|
|The Death Penalty|
|Home Owners' Associations|
4th Mondays, 7 pm Genecov Room Chamber of Commerce, 315 North Broadway
Member Discussion Meetings By popular demand, LWV-TSC is starting the New Year with a new series of discussions focused on the issues our membership find most important.
A new program committee selected the topics after considering the results of a membership survey. Local members, with the assistance of invited experts, will lead the discussions. We are inviting all members to come prepared to voice their opinions and hope they will bring other friends who can add to the diversity and depth of the discussions.
Three of the first four of these discussions will take place on the fourth Monday of the month in the Genecov Room beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Coming Topics in the Public Policy Series:
February 24 & March 24- US Agriculture Policy
Engaging Young Voters
One theme this year will be involving younger voters, whether high school, college, or adults ages 18 - 35, in an effort to imbue in them the passion LWV members have for all that democracy brings—civic life, politics, dialog, voting, having a voice, and making a difference. There is evidence that encouraging life-long civic participation from young people can create long-term change.
January 23, 2013, members will register voters on TJC campus and fielded questions on voting from young voters. Contact Shirley Hightower email@example.com to help in the next campus voter registration campaign