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?
See also 2012-13 Calendar of Events
Hot Topic at a Hot Spot!
Saturday, May 11
Early Voting April 29-May 7
Lindale ISD, Position 2 - Troup ISD, Place 7
Winona ISD, Places 5 and 7
Saturday, May 18-11 am—2 pm
Fat Catz Louisiana Kitchen
3320 Troup Highway, Suite 170
Saturday, May 18 League members have a great opportunity for fellowship, good food and atmosphere, and a stimulating speaker, as we meet to consider and approve plans for the next League year.
Hear League member and new Tyler City Librarian Mary Vernau talk about her vision for public library services. Vernau began in libraries as a teenager and went on to obtain an MLS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Previous to Tyler, she was the Library Director at the Altoona WI Public Library for 13 years.
Lunch: As with last year, we order from the menu and receive individual tickets with a 15% gratuity added. Please RSVP so that we set up adequate tables and chairs.
Date, Time, and Place TBA
The Homeless in Tyler/Smith County
Christina Fulsom will present results of her recent research on homelessness in the county.
Watch for announcement of location, date, and time.
Thanks to the
Tyler paper for
LWV Voters Guide!
The Tyler Morning Telegraph published the Guide in the Sunday October 21 issue of the paper.
Thanks for helping Smith County residents to VOTE INFORMED!
U.S. Naturalization Ceremonies
Held Throughout the Year
Next Ceremony To Be Announced
11 am and 2 pm
Ceremonies Morning and Afternoon
Courtroom of Hon. Judge Judith Guthrie
Your Help Is Needed! Participate in one of the inspiring ceremonies.
Contact Shirley Hightower, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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:
January 28 - LWV Priorities in the 83rd Texas Legislature
February 18 - Financing Our Public Schools–UT Tyler, Room PHR135
March 25 – The Affordable Care Act
April 22 - Transportation and Mobility Needs in Smith County
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to help in the next campus voter registration campaign
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|Privatization of Government Services|
|Electing the President|
|The Death Penalty|
|Home Owners' Associations|
|Study of Human Trafficking in Texas|