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Message from the Leadership Team

Information about the Hill Country LWV to include the newsletter and updates from the Leadership Team.

Message from the Leadership Team

Welcome to League of Women Voters + Hill Country, Texas. For nearly 40 years our local League has worked to educate and engage citizens. League of Women Voters is where hands-on work to safeguard democracy leads to civic improvement! We believe that sensible, responsible civil discourse and action based on substance rather than partisanship is essential for civic improvement. With your support and involvement, we can make government work. Thank you for visiting our website and feel free to email us at

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Equality Day Celebration

Women's Equality Day was held on Sunday August 26th at the Kerrville Riverhill Country Club. The evening celebrated women in the media.

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Gillespie County LWV

Contact: JANICE ZITELMAN, League of Women Voters, Hill Country Phone: 830-285-1535 Email: January 7, 2019

League of Women Voters Hill Country in Gillespie County

Tired of partisanship that seems to cause stalemates, frustration with government, and divisions among neighbors? Are you weary of various news outlets and social media, wondering who you can trust? If so, you may wish to become active in League of Women Voters. The League believes in respect for individuals, the value of diversity, and the empowerment of the grassroots, both within the League and in communities. The goal of the League of Women Voters (LWV) is to empower citizens to shape better communities worldwide.

The League of Women Voters does not endorse candidates for any office. As a non-partisan organization the League acts after study and member agreement to achieve solutions in the public interest on key community issues at all government levels. The League works to builds citizen participation in the democratic process. LWV engages communities in promoting positive solutions to public policy issues through education and advocacy. The mission of LWV is accomplished through a variety of activities which include registering voters; providing voter guides for elections; holding voter forums; participating in study groups, and serving as observers to public governmental meetings such as school boards, County Commissioners Court, and city council.

In order to assist voters in Gillespie County on a more consistent basis the League of Women Voters Hill Country, is encouraging the establishment of a "Unit" in Gillespie County. An informational meeting will be held on Thursday, January 31, 12:00-1:00 in a meeting room of The Golden Hub Community Center, 1009 N. Lincoln, Fredericksburg. A light lunch will be served. You are invited to RSVP to Janice Zitelman via email,, or phone, 830-285-1535. Janice is a former president of LWV Hill Country and a resident of Gillespie County.

Annual membership fee is $60 per year for individuals and $85 for household membership. Any person aged 16 or older is invited to join LWV Hill Country with a discounted rate of $5 per year for students. For more information you may also look to LWV Hill Country's website,