Please join us as we once again gather to commemorate the Legacy and Promise of our beloved 19th Amendment, the Amendment that in 1920 secured the right to vote for American Women.
*Lite Bite welcome buffet.
*President’s Medal Award to Dr. Carolyn Sumners: Curator of Astronomy, Houston Museum of Natural Science.
*President’s Medal Award to Samantha Snabes: Aerospace Entrepreneur.
*President’s Medal Award to Dr. Shannon Walker: Astronaut, NASA.
*A brief valedictory to our Rising Stars Class of 2017-2018.
*Meet our Rising Stars Class of 2018-2019.
*Brief program featuring reflections on Amendment 19.
*Special screening of the 2016 hit movie “Hidden Figures,” based on the real-life story of three African-American women, expert mathematicians who calculated trajectories at NASA in the 1950s and 1960s.
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.
What We Do
Our volunteers attend naturalization ceremonies and register new voters. Each year, we help over 20,000 new citizens register to vote shortly after they’ve taken the oath of citizenship.
Learn more about the League of Women Voters of the Houston Area. LWV-Houston board trustee Annie Benifield talks about our work.
We produce a Voters Guide for every election. Our non-partisan approach allows the candidates to speak to the issues, and to speak for themselves.
Watch our roundtable discussion commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Texas. This program was telecast live on May 24, 2018 and featured University of Houston/Downtown professor Gene Preuss, Linda Cohn of LWV-Houston and Leola Ross of LWV-Fort Bend.
Our volunteers participate in phone banking on election day, answering questions about poll locations and voter requirements.
Along with the state and national League, we have a series of issues we study and positions we take.
We host forums, debates, and innovative events for people interested in the political process.
We produce public affairs programs exploring important issues. Watch this discussion tackling the August 25 Harris County Bond Election, seeking to secure funding for improved flood management . Houston’s Chief Resilience Officer Stephen Costello , LWV’s Phillip Yates, Professor David Branham of UH/D and Hector DeLeon of the Harris County Clerk’s Office are featured. Telecast live on June 7, 2018.