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.
Tuesday, September 23
Celebrating Democracy in America
The theme for this year's National Voter Registration Day is Celebrating Democracy in America.
WHY: 471 Congress seats, 36 governors, 46 state legislatures, and many other decisions will be on ballots in this year's midterm elections. The goal for the 2014 National Voter Registration Day is to increase participation by encouraging Americans to register to vote and come to the polls this fall.
In cooperation with the Gamma Omicron Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc., LWV-TSC will register voters in 10 locations around Smith County.
Below are the TIMES for each location:
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 in October! Hard copy available Oct. 12 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 Oct. 20- 31. LWV-Tyler helps Smith County residents VOTE INFORMED!
Candidate Forum Set for October 16, 7 pm
Genecov Room, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce 314 North Broadway , Tyler
Candidates for all area opposed races on the November 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 Moraph, League of Women Voters President Mary Claire Rowe, and Tyler Jr. College journalism instructor Marsha Matthews.
The candidates at right have been invited to participate.
Wednesdays, January 14 - March 4
Tyler Public Library, 201 South College
See description of topics, speakers, and dates here.
U.S. Naturalization Ceremonies Held Throughout the Year
Next Ceremony TBA
Ceremonies at Federal Courthouse
Your Help Is Needed! Participate in one of the inspiring ceremonies.
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