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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Women's Equality Day - Wednesday, August 26, 12:00 p.m.

LWV-CC will celebrate the 95th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, in which women gained the right to vote, at a ceremony at Dallas City Hall. The event is organized by the Women's Issues Network and is sponsored and supported by numerous organizations in the Metroplex. Click here for a flyer.

Learn About League - Thursday, August 27, 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy a social evening and learn about LWV-CC activities for 2015-2016. Find out how you can make a difference by participating in voter registration, Get Out The Vote and Know Your Government action programs, state and national studies, Voters Guides, and candidates forums.

All LWV-CC members, guests and public are welcome! RSVP to for location at a member's home. Click here for a flyer.

"We Hold These Truths" - Fall Kickoff Meeting

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
Allen Public Library Civic Auditorium
300 N. Allen Drive, Allen, TX 75013

LWV Collin County members perform a readers theater production that traces the suffrage movement from 1848 to 1920, portraying prominent women leaders of the fight to gain the right to vote for women and how they contributed to the cause. There will be a Fall Kickoff Meeting and reception following the play.

Public is welcome! No fee or reservation required. Click here for a flyer.

League Lunch - Everyone is welcome!

Wednesday, September 9, at 11:30 a.m.
Eddy's Restaurant
2108 W 15th Street, Plano, TX 75075

You are invited to have lunch with the League of Women Voters of Collin County on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Enjoy lively conversation, delicious food (buy-your-own), and the entertainment of a wonderful a capella vocal group. Please contact to let us know if you plan to attend. We look forward to meeting you!

LWV-CC Annual Meeting 2015

Approximately 35 LWV-Collin County members and friends attended the brunch and annual meeting May 16, 2015, at the Medical Center of Plano. Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere told us about new developments and programs in Plano, and LWV-CC members elected officers and board members, approved a budget, amended bylaws, and adopted local program activities for 2015-2016.

Here is more information about the annual meeting.

Celebration of Collin County Women in Public Administration

More than 100 LWV members, mayors, council members, commissioners, city managers, and other city and county staff celebrated the leadership of eight Collin County women in public administration at a luncheon on March 14. The honorees, as shown in the photo, are:

Left to right, Phyllis M. Jarrell, Director of Special Projects, City of Plano; Major Pam Palmisano, Sheriff's Office, Collin County; Renae' Ollie, Director of Development Services, City of Wylie; Nell Lange, Assistant City Manager, City of Frisco; Linda Truitt, Finance Director, City of Murphy; Shelli Siemer, Assistant City Manager, City of Allen; Robyn Battle, Town Secretary, Town of Prosper; and Sandy Hart, City Secretary, City of McKinney.

Here is the 'Summary Timeline of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States with a Focus on Texas' that was displayed at the luncheon.

Here is a slide show of photos from the event.