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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.

What's on the ballot in the November election?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
McKinney City Hall Council Chambers
222 N. Tennessee St., McKinney, TX 75069

Please join us at a public forum to provide voter information for the November 3 General Election. Dr. H. Jessica Hargis, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science at Collin College, will review the Texas Constitutional Amendment process and the seven proposed amendments on the ballot. Michael Puhl, Subcommittee Chair for the McKinney Bond Committee, will talk about the seven City of McKinney bond propositions on the ballot. Click here for a flyer.

Click here for information about the 7 proposed amendments to the Constitution of the State of Texas. Check for information about bond propositions. Early voting begins October 19. Be an informed voter for the November 3 Election!

"We Hold These Truths" - September 19, 2015

Seven LWV-CC members portrayed prominent women leaders of the fight to gain the right to vote for women in a performance at the Allen Civic Auditorium. The performance was attended by approximately 60 persons and was followed by a fall kickoff meeting outlining LWV-CC's voters service, action programs and studies, and Women's History Month luncheon for 2015-2016.

The cast members, from left to right, are: Patty Jantho, Shirley Wilson-Sigler, Margaret Bogle, Janelle Freeman, Holly Nichols, Penny Phillips, and Janet Imhoff.

National Voter Registration Day - September 22, 2015

National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) is a nationwide, nonpartisan effort to register thousands of voters, or update their voter registration if they have moved, and to focus on encouraging Americans to exercise their most basic right - the right to vote.

LWV-CC registered 73 voters in downtown Plano (2), downtown McKinney (1) and Highland Springs (70). We also distributed voter information handouts.

Upcoming voter registration events include the following:

. Rock the Vote at Collin College campuses, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on Sept. 29 (Spring Creek, Plano), Sept. 30 (Central Park, McKinney) and Oct. 1 (Preston Ridge, Frisco)

. Plano International Festival, Oct. 17, immediately following naturalization ceremony

League Lunch - Everyone is welcome!

Wednesday, October 14, 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.