Making Democracy Work

Make Democracy Work!

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.

Public Information Forum

LWV-CC will host a nonpartisan public information forum on Thursday, October 12, from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Davis Library in Plano. Leaders from the Democratic, Green, Libertarian, and Republican parties will each describe their party, including platforms, structure, and how to get involved. The presentations will be followed by a Q&A. A flyer may be found HERE.

September 26 is National Voter Registration Day

The League of Women Voters of Collin County will join thousands of other national, state, and local organizations in a 50-state effort to register voters and encourage them to exercise their most basic right - the right to vote. LWV-CC's voter registration events include Collin College's Rock the Vote events on September 26-28 and the Plano International Festival on October 14. Click HERE to see a press release.

League Lunches - Everyone is welcome!

Wednesday, October 11, 11:30
Eddy's Restaurant
2108 W. 15th Street, Plano, TX 75075

Wednesday, October 18, 11:30
Snug On The Square
109 Kentucky St., McKinney, TX 75069

You are invited to have lunch with the League of Women Voters of Collin County on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. Enjoy lively conversation and delicious food (buy-your-own). Please contact to let us know if you plan to attend. We look forward to meeting you!

Treatment of Mental Illness in Collin County Detention Facility

More than 30 LWV-CC members and guests came to the LWV-CC Fall Kickoff Meeting on September 9 to meet Collin County Sheriff Jim Skinner. Shown in the photo above are Sheriff Skinner and LWV-CC members Mary Alice Garza, Jo Ann Englar, and Karen Beck.

Sheriff Skinner and Assistant Chief Terry McCraw talked about how issues of mental illness and substance abuse are handled at the Collin County detention center. They said that the majority of inmates have some kind of mental illness that needs to be treated, and this is an issue of concern to all sheriffs, regardless of the size of their counties.