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Kayla Vix

Kayla Vix
Communications Manager

Kayla Vix is the Internal Communications Manager for the League of Women Voters. She works closely with staff and state leaders to build and implement the League’s internal messaging. In addition to managing the day-to-day internal communications, Kayla works to develop a variety of communications materials to support the hundreds of state and local chapters of the organization.

Kayla has been a volunteer League member since 2015, originally joining to build up her communications skills for civic good. She has belonged to the North Carolina Orange-Durham-Chatham Counties League and the Kansas Wichita-Metro League, where she served as social media manager on the communications committee and as communications chair on the board, respectively.

Before joining LWVUS as staff in 2018, Kayla worked in communications and marketing for the Public Policy and Management Center at Wichita State University, where she became familiar with local government management. Kayla’s background also includes web product marketing and academic writing and research. Kayla holds an MA degree in Linguistics from the University of North Carolina and BA degrees in English and Biblical & Religious Studies from Tabor College.

Kayla is originally from Wichita, Kansas. She enjoys cooking, playing nerdy board games, and rock climbing when she can. She lives in D.C. with her cat, Bobbin.
 

Today, the League of Women Voters of Texas joined as amicus in Mason-Hobbs v. Texas, arguing that genuine confusion around voter eligibility does not violate Texas state law.

The League of Women Voters of Texas and other civil rights groups reached a settlement with Texas state officials today to end the discriminatory purging of the state’s voter rolls.

Following the introduction of the For the People Act in the U.S. Senate, the League of Women Voters launched a nationwide campaign to promote a hearing on the democracy reform bill. Leagues in eight states placed full-page ads in area newspapers encouraging readers to ask their U.S. Senators for a hearing. The Leagues are also launching postcard writing campaigns to put grassroots pressure on their Senators for a hearing on the For the People Act

The Mueller report makes it clear: Congress should pass the For the People Act  to modernize our elections and increase transparency.

This Women’s History Month, we’re taking a look back through our own organization’s history to highlight some of our most prominent members. Each of them made great strides toward a more perfect democracy, both in their League work and in their own political work. Their accomplishments inspire us to continue toward the same goal.

Tuesday, January 31, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on HR1, the For the People Act. As legislators asked questions of the six expert witnesses, several strong arguments for HR1 emerged.

Every Election Day, League of Women Voters volunteers participate in election protection in order to ensure that voters are treated reasonably and fairly. In 2018, we saw some of the biggest problems in Georgia, where voters waited for up to five hours to vote. Watch our video to hear some real stories from real voters on Election Day.

The League celebrates 2018 midterms voting rights victories in Florida, Maryland, and Michigan. When it came to issues of elections, voters overwhelmingly selected to expand voting rights.

This week, I had the privilege to attend a talk by Arturo Vargas at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) on Latinos and the 2018 election.