Episode 81: Houston Decides—A Chat with League of Women Voters

Ready to amplify your voice in our democracy? Episode 81 of Spotlight Houston shines a light on the League of Women Voters of Houston and their mission to foster a thriving democracy.

In this episode, our host, Blanca Quezada, chats with Katie Campbell Shumway, the executive director, about the power of informed voting. Discover the League’s commitment to engaging all people in the political process, sharing unbiased information, and offering various participation opportunities.

Learn about the League’s mission: “The League of Women Voters of Houston fosters a thriving democracy by engaging all people in the political process through nonpartisan information sharing, passionate civic engagement, and by providing opportunities to participate in the democratic process.” Understand why your vote isn’t just a right; it’s a pillar of our community and nation.

Find out where you can grab their latest Voter’s Guide, your key to making informed decisions at the polls. Available for free and in multiple languages, this guide is a treasure trove of essential election information. Katie also highlights how you can get involved or support their cause, ensuring that everyone’s voice is heard.

Knowledge is power, and with the League of Women Voters Houston, you’re well-equipped to contribute to our vibrant democracy. Visit lwvhouston.org for more information.

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Timestamps (AI-generated)

[00:00:00] Clip: Nonpartisan Empowerment
Discover the League of Women Voters of Houston’s dedication to fostering democracy and empowering voters with nonpartisan resources.

[00:01:14] Intro: Voting Matters
Learn why voting is crucial and how the League of Women Voters of Houston aids citizens in making informed choices during elections.

[00:02:00] League’s Mission
Understand the League of Women Voters of Houston’s role in promoting informed and active participation in government through their nonpartisan stance.

[00:03:15] Civic Education
Hear about the League’s initiatives in civic education and how they support community engagement in the democratic process.

[00:04:22] Unique Offerings
Discover what sets the League apart, particularly their comprehensive Voters Guide, which helps voters make educated decisions at the polls.

[00:06:12] Voters Guide Impact
Katie Campbell Shumway elaborates on the significance of the League’s Voters Guide and its role in educating voters about their choices.

[00:08:22] Informed Voting
Tips and encouragement for voters to engage in the process, emphasizing the importance of making informed decisions without feeling overwhelmed.

[00:11:24] Active Citizenship
Discussion on the value of active civic participation and the effect of individual votes on community representation and policy.

[00:15:38] Voter Registration
Learn how and where to register to vote in Texas, emphasizing the importance of ensuring voter registration is current and accurate.

[00:18:06] Upcoming League Events
Preview of the League’s upcoming Political Pioneers Luncheon, spotlighting their work and how it supports their mission and community engagement.

[00:21:16] Supporting the League
Explore various ways to support the League of Women Voters of Houston, including volunteer opportunities and community collaboration.

[00:24:08] Get Involved
Details on how to get more involved with the League, from following their social media to participating in their events and advocacy efforts.

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