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.

LWV Collin County Holiday Party

Sunday, December 11, 4:00

Members and guests are invited to celebrate the holidays, socialize with other League members, and raise funds for our League through an auction. Please join us at a member's home in Plano. For directions, more information, or RSVP, contact

Frisco Special Election

There will be a special election to fill the unexpired term for Frisco City Council Place 1. Election Day will be on 2/18, and early voting will take place from 2/1-2/14.

Public Forum on Water Quality in Collin County

Save the date!
Thursday, February 2, 6:30

Panelists from the North Texas Municipal Water District and the cities of Plano and McKinney will discuss the quality of water in our county. Details will be announced in January. For more information, contact

League Lunches - Everyone is welcome!

Wednesday, December 14, 11:30
Eddy's Restaurant
2108 W. 15th Street, Plano, TX 75075

Wednesday, January 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!

Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting 2016

LWV-TX president Elaine Wyant joined LWV-CC president Janice Schieffer and members for the annual meeting on May 21. Officers and board members were elected, a budget was approved, and local programs were adopted for 2016-2017. Read the annual meeting workbook, and view the slideshow!

Women in Politics:

What inspires women to run for public office?

Women's History Luncheon 2016

On March 19, six women who have run for office in Collin County shared their stories.
Left to right: Gilda Garza, Missy Bender, Anne McCausland, Brooke Lopez, Cheryl Williams, Tonya Holt.

Click HERE for a slide show.
Click HERE for a Plano Profile article about the event.

"We Hold These Truths"

At the LWV Texas Convention on March 11 in Houston, LWV-CC members portrayed prominent women leaders of the fight to gain the right to vote for women.

In the photo above, the cast members, from left to right, are: Patty Jantho, Shirley Wilson-Sigler, Margaret Bogle, Janelle Freeman, Holly Nichols, Penny Phillips, and Janet Imhoff.

This readers theater production is also available as part of the LWV-CC Speakers Bureau. Click HERE for more information.