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. The League does not support or oppose candidates or political parties.
Read the March Primary Voters Guides. View the LWV-CC Candidates Forum February 10 at City Hall. We had co-moderators from Delta Sigma Theta and Leadership Corpus Christi Alumni and a large, expressive audience in attendance. The forum was broadcast live and again at 6 PM on February 15 and 19 on the public access stations, and is now on YouTube. Thanks from LWV-CC President Sandra Heatherley to all loyal league members who attended and helped us continue our work to inform voters, and a special thanks to: Bryan Bode, Elena & Jason Beuntello, Judy Telge, Matilda Saenz, Nelda Martinez, Ruth Falk, Chris Garcia, Coretta Graham and Andrew Dimas.
There are certain terms that are unique to the League of Women Voters- "League Lingo." Some are listed here to help new members and remind all of us. More will be printed at a later date.
ACTION: Promoting the League's positions on local, state and national public policy issues to government officials, the media and the public.
Action Alert: Request from the LWVUS or state League to take action in support of a League position.
Annual Meeting: Local year-end business meeting to elect officers and directors, vote on bylaw changes and adopt a budget and program of work for the next year.
Associate Member: A nonvoting member of the League, such as a person under 18 years of age or a non-citizen.
Consensus: Collective opinion of a substantial number of League members, representative of the membership as a whole, after objective study of an issue.
Concurrence: Agreement by League members with a position on an issue reached by a small group of members or by another League.
Convention: A state or national League meeting held every other year at which delegates elect officers and directors for the biennium, adopt program, make bylaw changes and adopt a budget, usually for one year. Local Leagues send delegates to state convention, local and state Leagues send delegates to national convention.