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League Of Women Votes Of Houston Education Fund

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Causes: Civil Rights, Voter Education & Registration, Voting Rights

Mission: Providing reliable, comprehensive voter outreach services. The lwv houston fund produces and distributes the popular voters guide to the election and the candidates, as well as the voters key to elected officials. The education fund host candidate dabates, forums on major public issues and offers major voter registration and voter education programs to the houston community.

Programs: Voter information: the education fund produces a voters guide for primary elections and regular november elections. The voters guide is printed as a tabloid size document and is also made available online as a pdf and through vote 411. Org. All candidates for local, state, and national office have the opportunity to answer questions posed by the league and to outline their qualifications. The voters guide also contains information about voter registration, voting locations, photo id requirements and state constitutional amendments that may be on the ballot. The paper voters guide is distributed free to public libraries, schools and other public places where people can pick them up, and through the league office. The education fund also produces an on-line directory of elected officials listing contact information and job descriptions for every elected official and appointed official that represents harris county, texas.

program study: league members regularly examine issues of public policy. Local, state, and national committees conduct studies and present "fact and issues" papers that are distributed both to league members and to the public. Unit meetings of local league members discuss these papers. Four times a year, educational programs ("focus on issues " forums are hosted by the education fund for members and for the general public.

voter registration: many league members are deputized to register citizens to vote. We set up tables at a variety of public places to enable citizens to register. The league is present at every naturalization ceremony in harris county (a least 10 per year) and regularly registers over eighty percent of the new citizens immediately after they take their oath. The league visits high school government classes and registers high school seniors to vote.

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