2013-2014 Program

In November, an informational forum was sponsored on Human Trafficking that highlighted the law enforcement side, specifically the role of the US immigration service, Homeland Security Investigations and the North Texas Trafficking Task Force. The focus was on the Human Trafficking extent, how to identify its occurrence, the impact on victims and the role of law enforcement in protecting victims and apprehending offenders. Discussion included the range of services that are available, for both victims who are U.S. Citizens and those who are foreign nationals.

Five groups hosted tables, including AAUW, Refuge City, and Gendercide Awareness, Children at Risk, Mosaic Family Services, and Homeland Security.

In October, the local league had a consensus meeting and submitted a report to the state on the LWV position on Human Trafficking .

Beverly Hill, President of the Gendercide Awareness Project invited the LWV Collin County to join their Advisory Committee and the LWV board accepted the invitation.

LWV CC Co-sponsored iGNiTE 2014 Young Women's Political Leadership Conference that encourages young women to participate in politics.

The March luncheon, Celebration of Collin County Women Community Leaders featured six panelists sharing six distinct stories about how they have mobilized others to work with them to effect change in their communities. The panelists were presented the LWV Spirit of Community Leadership Award.

A recommendation was made to the state LWV to adopt a study to explore the current regulations on payday and auto-title lenders in Texas and the accessibility and impact of these loans in the community.

At the National level, it was decided to recommend a new study of "Alternatives to Partisan Primaries," which is being proposed by the Leagues of Cuyahoga Area, Cleveland Area, and Shaker Heights, OH, and to also recommend a concurrence with the New Jersey LWV on Human Trafficking.