Women and Men

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.


What's Coming Next?

Also see Calendar 2015-2016 and Upcoming Events page for more details.

Cocktail Hour Chat






Stay in touch with your League friends by joining them for Happy Hour on Wednesday, July 22 at El Charro on the Ridge.

While social gathering are almost rare with this organization, we relish a chance for stimulating conversation with League friends.

We work hard all year and deserve a bit of fun.

  • Start the year off right by getting more involved.
  • Catch up on members’ latest news.
  • Meet the new board and let them know what goals you want from the League.
  • Hear about plans for this next year.
  • Bring a friend who might be interested in being a League member.

See you there!


95 Years Making Democracy Work

 In February the League of Women Voters kicked off a year-long celebration marking the organization’s 95th anniversary. The League of Women Voters of Tyler/Smith County joins the nearly 800 fellow local and state chapters in honoring this milestone.

“Ninety-five years after the League’s founding, members of the League in Tyler are proud of the great progress it has made in Making Democracy Work ,” says president Mary Claire Rowe. “The League in Tyler has involved thousands of voters in electing government decision makers for our city and county governments and in holding them accountable for their actions.”

Today's barriers to the right to vote certainly look different than they did when the League was founded, but they remain threats to voter participation here all the same. Our efforts to take on discrimination and improve our government in our democracy continue today.

As we mark the League’s 95th anniversary, and see our 100th birthday quickly approaching, we celebrate our many accomplishments. League members throughout East Texas are keeping our eyes and our energies firmly on the future and the actions we will be undertaking to realize our goal: A better East Texas and a better America.


U.S. Naturalization Ceremony

Dates to be Announced. - Federal Courthouse

Several sessions of the U.S. Naturalization  ceremony are held each year in the Federal Building, with a U.S. Magistrate presiding. If you are able to volunteer to register new citizens as voters for these ceremonies, please contact Toni Ferrell. You will be glad that you did.

Please notify Toni Ferrell if you can participate in this voter registration event.  Call 903-525-9975  or email to tonie4@gmail.com


What's Coming Next? See also Upcoming Events and the 2014-15 Calendar 


Readership Survey

Please help us to better communicate with members and the public by taking this Readership Survey regarding the League of Women Voters' newsletter, the Tyler/Smith County VOTER.

Thank you for your input. 


Contact Us

 Email: info@lwvtyler.org

By Phone: 903-597-9111

By Mail: LWV-Tyler/Smith County  PO Box 6271,Tyler Texas 75711

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