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LWV Of Texas

Community Leaders

Grace Chimene, President
Marguerite Scott-Johnson, Vice President
Janis Richardson, Vice President

League ID

TX000

Phone

(512) 472-1100

Stories from Around the State

The 2021 redistricting cycle was the first one without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act. Without federal oversight, many states and local municipalities have used this advantage to implement racially gerrymandered maps, i.e. district lines that limit the voting power of voters of color.

One Houston woman has made it her life's mission to fight for voting rights and she is currently the president of the local chapter of The League of Women Voters. “Voting rights is a passionate thing because I think every citizens’ voice should be heard," said Annie Johnson-Benifield.

With the new year comes more litigation. In the past year, the League has continued our work of fighting against anti-voter bills and purges, challenges to new district maps, and pushing back against the increased attacks on reproductive rights. Here are a handful of the issues you may want to keep an eye on in 2022. 

The League of Women Voters of Texas threatens to sue the Secretary of State for lack of voter registration cards. 

LWV of Texas and Campaign Legal Center sent a letter to Texas Secretary of State John Scott in response to his office’s practice of severely limiting voter registration forms provided to voter registration organizations in the state — in violation of the National Voter Registration Act.

Texas elections officials blame the supply chain for the shortage of voter registration forms.