Stories from Around the State
This profile was originally published in the Corpus Christi Caller Times.
Upshaw Hawkins is the first Black president of the Corpus Christi chapter of the nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to advocating for voting rights across the country, founded more than 100 years ago by the suffragists who helped win women the right to vote.
This opinion was originally published in the Rio Grande Guardian.
The League of Women Voters of Texas president, Joyce LeBombard, wrote about the need for sensible gun laws in Texas.
Almost 1 million immigrants became naturalized citizens in 2022, expanding the electorate significantly. During that time, 31 League volunteer teams across the country reported attending close to 800 naturalization ceremonies and registering over 37,000 New Americans to participate in our democracy — this represents just a small portion of our 750+ Leagues’ impact.
LWVUS President Dr. Deborah Turner issued the following statement after the Supreme Court issued a stay of a lower court decision that limited access to the abortion drug mifepristone while the issue is heard on appeal.
This story was originally published in Generations Magazine.
There is no “right” age to give back to your community. But for members of the League of Women Voters (LWV)—50 state League (and the District of Columbia), and more than 750-plus local leagues— there are key ways that leadership, which includes many volunteers older than age 50, is working to revolutionize our civic life. That work includes bringing people together, inspiring hope around government and expanding the franchise to new citizens.
LWV of Texas called on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to publicly assert Texas election officials’ duty to maintain the proper voting ballot chain of custody as required by federal law, and to step in swiftly if those duties are not upheld.