OCTOBER 31, 2020: Instagram interview with League Board Member Claudia Ortega-Hogue on @diadelamujerlatina about the League's guide for Election Day. Please note: video is in Spanish. Click here to view the video.
OCTOBER 26, 2020: VP of Voter Services Dr. Annie Johnson Benifield is featured in a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation story about voting roadblocks in Texas.
OCTOBER 25, 2020: A story from Amsterdam nonprofit 5 Media about the power of your vote, featuring VP of Voter Services Dr. Annie Johnson Benifield. See the full article here.
OCTOBER 22, 2020: The Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston and Houston Public Media are hosting a series of candidate forums in a conversational format that avoids the typical debate structure. This forum features candidates for the 135th district of the Texas House of Representatives: the Democratic incumbent Jon Rosenthal, and the Republican challenger Justin Ray.
OCTOBER 20, 2020: League Board Member Claudia Ortega-Hogue participates in a panel discussion on getting out the vote, voting by mail and early voting. Please note: video is in Spanish. Click here to view the video.
OCTOBER 16, 2020: League Board Member Nancy Kral and VP of Voter Services Dr. Annie Johnson Benifield discuss the importance of voting and what the vote really means, as well as the League's mission of "fostering a thriving democracy by engaging all people in the political process of the vote."
OCTOBER 15, 2020: In the Houston Public Library's first-ever virtual Living Room, VP of Voter Services Dr. Annie Johnson Benifield and others discuss the HOW and WHY of voting.
OCTOBER 1, 2020: League Board Member Claudia Ortega-Hogue discusses the importance of the Latino women's vote in the upcoming election. Please note: video is in Spanish. Click here to view the video.
SEPTMBER 25, 2020: This personal story about our VP of Voter Services Dr. Annie Johnson Benifield — and the incredible work of our volunteers registering people to vote — will give you all the smiles!
SEPTMBER 25, 2020: With the voter registration deadline of Oct. 5 fast approaching, the COVID-19 pandemic spoiling the commonly used venues to register voters, civic engagement groups including the League of Women Voters of Houston were out in the communities hoping to make up for lost time and gain some ground. View the full story from KHOU 11 News here.
SEPTMBER 22, 2020: Opinion by League of Women Voters of Houston President MaryJane Mudd: No to voter registration forms at post offices? Why the League of Women Voters stepped up and won. Read more here in the Houston Chronicle.
SEPTMBER 18, 2020: Postal Service says voter registration, vote-by-mail materials ARE permitted in Houston post offices. Read more on this triumph for democracy, due to the perseverance of the LWV-Houston Voter Services team, from KHOU 11 News.
SEPTMBER 11, 2020: Our League volunteers continue to register volunteers and display boxes with voter registration forms in busy areas. They are working hard to make registration of eligible voters as easy as possible. This story on KHOU 11 News covers the resistance they have received from Harris County post offices.
SEPTMBER 8, 2020: League Board Member Claudia Ortega-Hogue discusses Virtual Forum Voter Registration, Voting by Mail, and the Need for Poll Workers. Please note: video is in Spanish. Click here to view the video.
SEPTMBER 3, 2020: LWV-Houston Vice President for Voter Services, Dr. Annie Johnson Benifield, participated in a town hall panel answering questions and highlighting everything you need to know before you vote.
SEPTMBER 2, 2020: Two Texas lawmakers toured one of the country’s largest postal facilities in Houston to address changes that could affect mail-in voting. The LWV-Houston's Vice President of Voter Services, Dr. Annie Johnson Benifield, discussed the challenges the League has faced as they try to place voter registration materials at the post offices. View the full story here in the Houston Chronicle.
SEPTMBER 2, 2020: LWV-Houston Board member and political analyst, Renee Cross, was interviewed about mail-in voting on Houston Matters. View the full story here.
SEPTMBER 1, 2020: Voting is the right of every U.S. citizen, which is why the League of Women Voters of Houston is trying hard to register as many eligible voters as it can. However, we've had some challenges along the way. ABC13 Houston's Miya Shay interviewed Board member Nancy Kral about those challenges and how volunteers can help. View the full story here.
AUGUST 31, 2020: Dr. Annie Johnson Benifield, Vice President of Voter Services for LWV-Houston, was interviewed for this story about the challenges of registering eligible voters -- including new U.S. citizens -- in the time of COVID19. View the full story here.
AUGUST 21, 2020: Dr. Annie Johnson Benifield speaks about the process of getting registered to vote and then what needs to take place to cast a vote. She also speaks about "National Voter Registration Day" (September 22) and some the activities planned for that day. View the full story here.