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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.

Candidate Forum for Collin College, Plano ISD, and City Council

Saturday, April 11, 10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
Christopher A. Parr Library
6200 Windhaven Pkwy., Plano, TX 75093
Session 1 10:30-11:15 Candidates for Collin College, Places 7 & 8
Session 2 11:30-12:15 Candidates for Plano ISD, Places 4 & 7
Session 3 12:30-1:15 Candidates for Plano City Council, Places 5 & 7
There will be an informal Meet-and-Greet between sessions. Click here for a flyer with a list of invited candidates.

Voters Guides for Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Wylie, and Collin College will be available here and at www.VOTE411.org on April 13, 2015.

Candidate Forum for McKinney City Council

Thursday, April 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
John & Judy Gay Library
6861 W. Eldorado Pkwy., McKinney, TX 75070

All candidates for the At-Large (5 candidates), District 2 (2 candidates), and District 4 (7 candidates) positions have been invited. Click here for a flyer with a list of candidates.

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.

League Lunch - everyone is welcome!

Wednesday, April 8, 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 president@lwvcollin.org to let us know if you plan to attend. We look forward to meeting you!

The League of Women Voters celebrates 95th anniversary!

Founded February 14, 1920

The League of Women Voters was formed when women won the right to vote in the United States because the new voters wanted to be informed voters. For 95 years, the LWV has been educating its members and all voters with unbiased election information.

Members of LWV Collin County celebrated LWV's anniversary with a performance of "We Hold These Truths," a readers theater production about the history of the suffrage movement 1848-1920. The play, written by LWV Collin County member Patty Jantho, was recently performed for the Daughters of the American Revolution, Preston Ridge Chapter in Frisco.

Homelessness in Collin County

See our new position based on study and consensus.