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LWVSA-San Antonio Area President Madhu Sridhar speaks at Joint Base San Antonio on Aug. 23 at the base’s observance of Women’s Equality Day.
Col. Bradford Davis presents Madhu Sridhar the Women’s Equality Day Proclamation from the City of San Antonio signed by Mayor Ron Nirenberg.
Sgt. Villarreal, left, and Capt., Chavez, pictured with Madhu Sridhar, were the organizers of the 106th Signal Brigade’s observance of Women’s Equality Day at Joint Base San Antonio.
Six local Leagues, including the San Antonio Area League, attended a regional training session at Canyon Lake on July 15.
2017 Strategic Planning Session attendees get to know each other with icebreaker Bingo
Future of Public Education in Texas: Panelists. See video on NowCastSA’s YouTube channel: bit.ly/lwvforum
San Antonio League goals, strategy and action plans were the focus of the meeting on June 24.
Future of Public Education in Texas, June 12, 2017: Moderator Richard Middleton, Former Superintendent, North East ISD.
Future of Public Education in Texas: Panelist Shari Albright, Chair, Dept. of Education, Trinity University
Future of Public Education in Texas: Panelist Catherine Clark, Senior Consultant, Texas Association of School Boards
Future of Public Education in Texas: Panelist Pedro Martinez, Superintendent, San Antonio ISD
Future of Public Education in Texas: Panelist Brian T. Woods, Superintendent, Northside ISD
Future of Public Education in Texas: an almost-full house listened to the panel
Future of Public Education in Texas: LWV members and panelists after the forum
LWV Annual Meeting, May 20, 2017: Incoming president Madhu Sridhar
LWV Annual Meeting, May 20, 2017: Guest speaker Grace Chimene from the state League
LWV Annual Meeting, May 20, 2017: VP of Organization Martha Lankford presents appreciation gifts to Phyllis and Steve Ingram and Nancy Price
LWV Annual Meeting, May 20, 2017
LWV Annual Meeting, May 20, 2017
LWV Annual Meeting, May 20, 2017
LWV Annual Meeting, May 20, 2017
LWVSA
2017 Women’s March
Diann Andy, Elaine Talarski at Lobby Days Jan. 2017
Bravo Awards Banquet October 2016
Kathy Hill & Linda Arronge, Meet & Greet
Sue Robertson-Dodd & Marian Edson, Meet & Greet
Sybil Morgan, Meet & Greet

 

Are Texas high school principals following Texas voting law?

The Texas Civil Rights Project thinks less than 20 percent are doing so.  LWV-TX is conducting a survey of state high school principals  to find out.  We need League members to help us make calls to the high school principals. We will provide training. If you are interested in helping, please email nparra@parradesigngroup.
com.

Mayor to keynote transportation forum

Nirenberg

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg will be the keynote speaker at a League-sponsored forum on the need for comprehensive planning  to meet future transportation needs. For more information, click here.

 

 

November 7, 2017

Remember that date -- it's the date of the next election in Texas. The ballot will include state constitutional amendments and, depending on where you live, possibly other items.

Other dates to remember: Oct. 10: Last day to register;  Oct. 23: First day of early voting;  Nov. 3: Last day of early voting.

For other information on voting, voter ID requirements, etc., go to votetexas.gov

Database undermines
claims of voter fraud

The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity relies on a database produced by the Heritage Foundation to justify baseless claims — by President Trump and some of the panel’s members — of rampant voter fraud.
But according to an analysis of the database by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, the numbers in the database reveal exactly the opposite.
For more details, click here.

US League President Chris Carson on DACA reversal

"Reversing the DACA policy will have a devastating impact on our economy. Ending this program will increase unemployment....

"The League of Women Voters is opposed to deportation of non-criminal undocumented immigrants and we urge congress to pass a clean DREAM Act to protect, not turn away, the 800,000 young people who were brought to the United States as children."

Statement on  Senate health care bill introduced Sept. 13

"This last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act is more of the same....

"Senators are, once again, trying to rush through irresponsible legislation before the window closes this month....

"It is high time Congress stopped trying to repeal Obamacare and started focusing on ways to improve the law."

-- US League President Chris Carson

 

Nine Days in August: Four court wins
for Texas voting rights

By Cinde Weatherby
Voting Rights and Elections Laws Issue Chair, LWV-Texas

August was a good month for voting rights in Texas. We applaud the four U.S. District Court rulings in favor of the plaintiffs. The downside to that, of course, is that our state’s leadership continues to appeal each and every ruling and the cases never provide permanent remedy even when called “permanent.”

  • August 15 – Redistricting: Two Texas congressional districts drawn to intentionally discriminate and must be redrawn.
  • August 16 – Interpreters at polling places: Ruled against the requirement that interpreters in the voting booth helping someone cast a ballot be registered to vote in the same county.
  • August 23 – Voter photo ID: Law ruled intentionally discriminatory and is “permanently” blocked.
  • August 24 – Redistricting: Nine Texas House Districts drawn to intentionally discriminate and must be redrawn.