Welcome to the League of Women Voters of the Houston Area

We are a non-partisan political organization working to encourage active and informed participation in government

Contact Us:

4001 N. Shepherd
Suite 213
Houston, TX 77018
P 713.784.2923
F 713.784.2984

The League of Women Voters

  is now welcoming applications for our

 Rising Stars

Class of 2014-2015

Rising Stars Logo

Rising Stars are emerging leaders from 25 to 40 years old, men and women who have built a commendable record in public life and are poised to do much more.

We welcome applications from those who excel in business, academia, science, technology, the arts and all elements of civic life. Successful candidates will enjoy opportunities to share their talents and widen their reach as models of excellence in civic engagement.

One top Rising Star will be honored with the Carrie Chapman Catt Leadership Award.

Our unique application process asks candidates to reflect on their accomplishments and on their vision for Houston’s future. Mindful of trends in modern communication, several questions call for a response in the fashion of a Tweet!

Begin your application here

Learn more here

Meet our Rising Stars, Class of 2013-2014

All applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Women’s Equality Day: Tuesday; August 26, 2014.

Coming Soon

“Meet Houston’s Rising Stars

Live Telecast

Houston MediaSource TV

(Comcast 17, ATT 99, livestreamed at hmstv.org

Thursday, August  7

Starting @ 6:30 pm

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” Apply now to be a @LWVHouston Rising Star! No better way to connect with the diverse young leaders who are striving to make Houston great! “

Celeste Byrom

Rising Star and Winner of the Carrie Chapman Catt Leadership Award, 2013

Fran Watson and Durrel Douglas

Rising Star classmates 2013-2014

 @LWVHouston‘s Rising Stars 2014-15 application is live. Learn about an amazing org & join a group dedicated to making a difference in HOU! “

Jerry Peruchini

Rising Star and Winner of the Carrie Chapman Catt Leadership Award, 2013


A League of Women Voters Conversation


Houston Artist John Ross Palmer


Art Impresario Ryan Lindsay


Join John and Ryan for a conversational tour of Houston’s lively fine art scene. Learn about the new Escapism movement, the business of art and how art rises to become part of the civic landscape.


Watch the telecast on demand


blue, white, red painting

American Repast is an original work by John Ross Palmer, created to celebrate the League of Women Voters of Houston Education Fund as Mr. Palmer’s Charity of the Year for 2014.