Welcome! Your vote matters!



Important News!

Friday, August 26, we celebrate Women’s Equality Day beginning at noon at the Dietert Center.  We celebrate earning the right to vote in 1920, discuss other milestones toward equality and acknowledge what is yet to be accomplished to claim true equality for all. If you would like to attend the luncheon please email presidentlwvhc@gmail.com by Sunday, August 21.

 

Thursday, September 1, we host the Kerr County Elections Office for a Volunteer Voter Registrar Training 12:00-1:00 P.M. at Riverside Nature Center.  If you would like to attend please RSVP to the Elections Office, 792-2242. 

 

Saturday, September 17, Candidates for U.S. Representative District 21, Texas Senate District 24, Texas House District 53, State Board of Education Region 5, and Fourth Court of Appeals, Place 6

will participate in a League of Women Voters-Hill Country Candidates Forum in rooms J&K at the Dietert Center, 10:00 A.M.-12:30 Noon. This forum will be somewhat different than previously experienced.  We are calling it a Round Robin Question and Answer.  While the audience is seated at round tables throughout the forum the candidate will rotate to a different table at timed intervals.  Citizens will be encouraged to bring questions to ask of the candidates.  Rules of civil discourse will be posted to encourage positive and open conversation. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages citizens to be informed and active in government.  Being nonpartisan means that the League does not support any political party or candidate. The League looks forward to hosting this forum for local citizens. The forum is free and open to the public.

“VOTE IT COUNTS!” is a presentation which discusses voter turnout in your county compared to Texas and the nation, the impact of low voter turnout, and why an individual's vote counts. LWV Hill Country is prepared to share this presentation at staff meetings, club meetings, or to any group that wants to encourage voter participation.  Please respond to this email if you would like to have a League member to provide this informative and motivational presentation on voting.  The presentation is approximately 30 minutes.

NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY IS SEPTEMBER 27.  The League will have various sites in the community to register voters on that date and prior to October 11, the last date to register in order to vote in the November 8 General Election.

Your Vote Matters!

Our LWV-Hill Country was awarded a grant for Get Out the Vote Efforts (GOTV) 

We will have brochures available with great information on how to vote, websites to review, etc.  The brochures are both in English and Spanish.  Please email us if you would like some brochures

Click below to download:


For information about the debates or to contact the League of Women Voters Hill Country President click below:

*For future forums you can submit questions via email.  When submitting questions for forums, your questions should be about the issues you think are important. All questions should be free from bias as they will be asked of each candidate. We reserve the right to disqualify inappropriate questions.

Read the articles of interviews with the candidates in the newspaper.


The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages citizens to be informed and active in government.  Being nonpartisan means that the League does not support any political party or candidate.  In a League forum there must be at least two candidates for the same office who agree to participate in the forum. Then the League can host a forum for that contested race.


The League looks forward to hosting these forums for the citizens of Fredericksburg, Ingram and Kerrville.





MY INVITATION TO YOU:  Join your local League of Women Voters!

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of public policy issues, and influences policy through education and advocacy. See the membership information to your left. Membership questions?
Ask us:
presidentLWVHC@gmail.com

Janice Zitelman


Your League of Women Voters - Hill Country has a solid reputation in our community for our candidate and issue forums, voter registration, and public programs on major issues.  In 2016 we will carry on our efforts in each of these areas.  See the 'Events Calendar' and the 'The Voter Newsletter' in the left margin for the latest League of Women Voters' current happenings.  Meetings are listed on our Events Calendar and on our Facebook page.

Visit our Social Media Sites

Facebook: Click here
Twitter: @lwvkerrville

For more information about education issues visit: http://lwveducation.com

Do take a moment to go to the state website, www.lwvtexas.org; and the national website, www.lwv.org, and see all that your League is doing.

Please look for us on Facebook to updated on LWV news & happenings.  On Facebook, search for League of Women Voters – Kerrville Area & click “like”.  Thanks!


   Janice Zitelman, LWV-HC President 
    League of Women Voters - Hill Country  
    PO Box 290303  Kerrville, Texas  78029-030


WHAT WE BELIEVE 

The League of Women Voters believes:
  • in representative government and in the individual liberties established in the Constitution of the United States

  • that democratic government depends upon the informed and active participation of its citizens and requires that governmental bodies protect the citizen's right to know by giving adequate notice of proposed actions, holding open meetings, and making public records accessible.
  • that every citizen should be protected in the right to vote; that every person should have access to free public education that provides equal opportunity for all; and that no person or group should suffer legal, economic, or administrative discrimination.
  • that efficient and economical government requires competent personnel, the clear assignment of responsibility, adequate financing, and coordination among the different agencies and levels of government.   
  • that responsible government should be responsive to the will of the people; that government should maintain an equitable and flexible system of taxation, promote the conservation and development of natural resources in the public interest, share in the solution of economic and social problems that affect the general welfare, promote a sound economy, and adopt domestic policies that facilitate the solution of international problems.
  • that cooperation with other nations is essential in the search for solutions to world problems, and that the development of international organization and international law is imperative in the promotion of world peace.

 The League of Women Voters online VOTERS GUIDE is www.VOTE411.org. The League of Women Voters – Hill Country has offered this opportunity to all local candidates in the Nov. Election.  Some have replied and their information is now on www.VOTE411.org.  Go to LWVHillCountryTexas.org for more in information about www.VOTE411.org.

Another way to ask questions of the candidates is to contact them.  Some are outside the poling places, in their designated spots and ready to talk to the voters.

Your vote matters, so now is the time to become informed and go VOTE.

VOTE411.org Step-by-step Instructions 


Enter your address (No need to go down to State Voter Information.)

Then Click on the green box "Get personalized information on candidates and issues".

Click "Show My Races” - green box near your address.

Choose a party and click "Go to My Races”. (You can go back later and change party designation to view the other party.)

Choose language and click "Go to My Races". (This is not published in Spanish, at this time.)

The next thing that will come up is Vote 411 Voter Guide, see a white box "View My Races".  Click on that box to show all races.

Scroll to the bottom to see the County Races among the races that will be on your ballot.

Then click on the race that you wish to review.
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