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.
Our 18th Annual Repast Luncheon was held on May 29, 2019.
This year’s event featured a special salute to immigrant Americans.
We honored six Houstonians whose eminent lives in the public arena have enriched our community.
Please scroll across each name to learn more about our honorees.
Pictured in our class photo, from left to right:
Conversation Moderator Ernie Manouse
Mustafa Tameez, Founder and Managing Director, Outreach Strategists
Ana Hernandez, Texas State Representative
Lina Hidalgo, Harris County Judge
M. J. Khan, Former Houston City Council Member
Grace Olivares, Director of Civic Empowerment, Univision 45 Houston
Hugo Ortega, Chef and Restaurateur
Our volunteers attend naturalization ceremonies and register new voters. Each year, we help over 20,000 new citizens register to vote shortly after their oath. This photo was taken on April 17, 2019.
Learn more about the League of Women Voters of the Houston Area. Annie Benifield, our Vice President for Voter Services, 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.
Have a look at our roundtable discussion exploring Women’s Suffrage in Texas, Pride Month in Houston and Education for Veterans at UH/D. Our Gene Preuss leads the discussion featuring Maggie Nunez, Alexander Bielakowski, Richard Selvera, Susan Floyd, and UH/D honors student Archie James Gayle. Telecast live on June 6, 2019.
Through our Rising Stars Program, we offer a year of training and volunteer opportunities for an elite group of leaders of all ages to share their talents and expand their reach as champions of civic engagement. Enjoy this video chat with three of our newest Stars, Steven Wu, Megan Ortiz and Esther Noh.