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Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.
Making a Difference in the Community
By Mari Robinson
Posted on 12/16/2021 3:10 PM

December 4, 2021

Dear Friend of the League,

As a supporter of the League of Women Voters Austin Area, you know how important voting is. But so many people in Central Texas don’t make it to the polls. Why is that?

“I don’t know how to register to vote.”

“I don’t know what’s on the ballot.”

“I have a lack of knowledge on government positions. I’ll be honest, I remember we covered all this back in school but that was a long time ago.”

These were the answers Paloma received in the Facebook group Votes for Vanessa when she asked why people in her community weren’t voting. Votes for Vanessa was created to rally Paloma’s community after the murder of Specialist Vanessa Guillen in Fort Hood, Texas. Paloma and many of her friends and family in the Latino community were looking for justice for Vanessa and for change. 

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Photo Credits:
  • Project Hope Mural photos by Tony Moreno

    • Your Voice Is Your Vote Mural by Carmen Rangel and SlokeOne, located at Austin Heights 900 South Lamar

    • Mi Voz Mi Voto Mural by Fabian Rey, located at Swoon Salon (911 E. Cesar Chavez)

    • VOTE Mural by Zuzu, located at Springdale General (1023 Springdale Road, Building 5)

  • Wonder Woman inspired Women Vote mural by Shepard Fairey and Shandra Chevrier (LINE Hotel, 111 E Cesar Chavez St)
  • i love voting so much mural by the League of Women Voters Austin Area and Jo's Coffee (1300 South Congress)
  • Register. Be Counted. Vote! mural, designed by Austin High School exchange student Joel Klemm for the2019 high school mural contest sponsored by the Travis County Tax Office and LWV-AA, painted by artist Lucas Aok (located on the Dobie Twenty21 building) 
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