News from the League of Women Voters - Kerrville Area www.lwv-kerrvillearea.org
League Members and Friends,
Our League Mission Statement is given at the top of this page and at the opening of our meetings. The second phrase is my focus this month as it was last month.
…(LWV) encourages informed and active participation in government…
Now through April 10th we will be registering voters in advance of the May 10 City of Kerrville and
Ingram Independent School District, Kerrville Independent
School District Elections. See below to become a Kerr County Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar.
Your local League will host Candidate Forums for contested races in the City of Kerrville and local school boards May 10 Elections. The dates and times TBA.
We will also host a Candidate Forum for the local candidates in the May 27 Runoff Election. The dates and times TBA.
Our Candidate Forums are respected as the citizens, not the candidates, ask the questions the candidates are to answer. There are no substitutes or stand-ins for the candidates. If only one candidate for a position is in
attendance there will not be a forum for that position.
The League is nonpartisan and there must be at least two candidates in participation for each position in the forum. The questions for the Q&A come from the citizens written on 3x5 cards. There are no verbal questions.
League members screen all questions for readability and appropriateness so there are no slanted questions, slams, or questions to only one candidate. The purpose of the questions is to educate the citizens as to the positions of the candidates.
Come join us!
Priscilla Wright, President LWV-KA
JOIN US/League Membership
Join the League of Women Voters! Our membership dues are all-inclusive in local, sate and national League of Women Voters.
Our memberships are prorated. So for March and the rest of 2014 individual dues are $50; and household, $70.80 for two or more adults; and $25 for student membership.
Please make your check to LWV-KA and mail to LWV-KA. Or come to our March 20 Meeting and join us. See below.
P.O. Box 290303, Kerrville, TX 78029-0303. Membership. Click here for more information.
LWV-Kerrville Area completed our study consensus
process on Issues of Human Trafficking In Texas by submitting our report to LWV Texas. The next step on the state level is the review and voting on this study at the LWV TX State Convention in April. Locally we are preparing to partner with local school districts for in- service training on the issues and signs of human trafficking.
Our League of Women Voters-Kerrville Area is hosting the Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar Training for Kerr County so the training does not have to be in the juvenile detention center. Please notify anyone interested in becoming a Kerr County Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar of this event.
Location: Riverside Nature Center, 150 Francisco Lemos, Kerrville, TX. 830-257-4837
Date and Time: Wednesday,
March 19, 2014, 12 Noon – 1:30PM Website: https://sites.google.com/site/lwvkerrvillearea/events
If you wish to register voters for the upcoming elections in May and November 2014 and do not have a current certificate, it is necessary to attend the above training. Please contact Michele Schneider, firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 830-792-2248 to register.
You may also register by contacting Gloria Algeo at email@example.com. There is no cost.
If you have been certified before, bring your voter registration supplies and booklet with you.
Next LWV-KA General Meeting will be Thursday, March 20, 6 p.m. at Bella Vita’s.
We will make plans for upcoming local and state candidate forums in advance of the May 10 and 27, and November Elections. We will also make decisions about the League State Convention in April.
are invited to attend our meeting if you are considering joining the League. No RSVP needed.
So far in the last few weeks LWV-Kerrville Area Members have offered Voter Registration at Alamo
Community College, Tivy High School Government Classes, and Ingram Elementary for Parents.
WOMEN’S TALENT BANK - WOMEN MAKE A DIFFERENCE LEADERSHIP TEAM
President/Spokesperson: Priscilla Wright, President@lwv-kerrvillearea.org
Treasurer: Gloria Algeo Membership: Meg Scott-Johnson Webmaster: Gloria Algeo
Member-at-large: Melinda Wasson, and Janice Zitelman
IMPORTANT LINKS ON OUR WEBSITE
Sign up to volunteer with LWV: On-line Volunteer Form
Enroll in Women’s Talent Bank: Women's Talent Bank online application
Register to vote: Registration information Join the League of Women Voters: Membership