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LWV Of Texas

Community Leaders

Joyce LeBombard, Co-President
Joyce LeBombard, Co-President
Dorothy Marchand, Vice President
Charlotte McKenzie, Vice President

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(512) 472-1100

Stories from Around the State

From January – August 2023, state legislatures nationwide passed various bills into law. While following these developments, the League noticed several important trends around voting rights and election administration.

AUSTIN, TEXAS - A federal court ruled late last week in favor of civil rights groups who filed a lawsuit against anti-voter legislation, Senate Bill 1. The lawsuit, filed in 2021 by the Texas Civil Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Texas, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Disability Rights Texas, and the law firm Jenner & Block LLP, argued that the law’s mail-in ballot identification matching provisions violate federal law. 

This story was originally published in Defender.

Texas Southern University’s Executive Master of Public Administration Program (eMPA) and the League of Women Voters-Houston have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish cooperative initiatives to support civic engagement programs and events for their respective institutions.

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.