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Email: league@lwvrichardson.org
Phone: (972) 470-0584
LWV of Richardson
300 N Coit Rd, Suite 125
Richardson, TX 75080
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Date: 4/1/2022
Subject: LWVRichardson April 2022 Newsletter
From: LWVRichardson



VOTER NEWSLETTER
Vol. 61, No. 9                                  April 2022                               Editor: Diana Lace
Inside this Issue
 
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Key Dates in April 2022
 
 3 -Voter Registratin Drive:  Richardson Farmers Market;  10am-2pm
 4 - COR Council Meeting*, 6pm  
 7 - Last day to register to vote in May 7 Election
 8-10 - LWVTexas Convention;  Austin
11 - Forums & Voters Guide should be available for May 7 Elections
11- COR Council Meeting*, 6pm  
11 - RISD Board Meeting*, 6pm   
18 - COR Council Meeting*, 6pm  
19 - RISD Board Work Session*, 6pm  
23 - Field Trip to BonTon Farms, 10am-1:30pm  
25 - COR Council Meeting *, 6pm
25-May 2 - Early voting in-person for May 7 Elections
* Agendas aren't available until the Friday night before the Monday meeting
 
 
All League of Women Voters of Richardson Newsletters can be found at 
 
 
Local Election Day: Saturday, May 7, 2022
 
Local elections will be May 7, 2022.  Every registered voter who lives in
  • Texas may vote on 2 Texas State Constitutional Amendments
  • Dallas College Board of Trustees District 1 may vote in the District 1 Election.
  • Dallas College Board of Trustees Distict 3 may vote in the District 3 Election.
  • Richardson ISD District 2 may vote in the District 2 Election.
  • Richardson ISD District 4 may vote in the uncontested District 4 Election.
  • Richardson ISD District 5 may vote in the District 5 Election.
Check our website often for information about the May 7th Election.  We update it as new information becomes available.
 
Recently added to May 7th Election information on our website are pro-con statements for the two Texas Constitutional Amendments that will be on the ballot:
On Monday, April 11, the following should be available:
  • VOTE411.org online Voters Guide
  • printed Voters Guide available at Richardson locations and Dallas County libraries
  • forums on YouTube for Richardson ISD Board of Trustees Districts 2 and 5, produced by LWVRichardson.  RISD District 4 is uncontested, so there will be no forum for D4.
 
Discussion Group Field Trip:  April 23
 

 

Instead of a monthly meeting in April to discuss a book or an article, on April 23rd we will make a field trip to  BonTon Farms  in Dallas. We plan to meet at the Arapaho Center Station (1051 N. Greenville Avenue) at 10 am, carpool to the Farms, and return to the Arapaho Center Station by 1:30pm.  In addition to the Farm itself, there is a Farmer's Market and cafe where we will have lunch.


In BonTon’s words, their foci are - 

  • CULTIVATING GROWTH in South Dallas.  We’re so much more than an urban farm. Our Market and community-building efforts are helping our residents prosper in every aspect of their lives. Find out how we’re working to be a source of hope and nourishment to this former food desert.
  • Planting SEEDS OF CHANGE  Just like seeds, people need the right nutrients to grow to their full potential. That’s why we’ve created programs that holistically lift up this community by addressing health, wellness, and housing challenges.
  • OUR FARM  We’re cultivating a vibrant and sustainable urban farm that utilizes the most innovative urban gardening techniques.

For a fascinating look at how this South Dallas community has maintained its neighborhood spirit against the odds, see the video  

Bonton+Ideal: A Dallas Neighborhood Stories Film
 
BonTon + Ideal
 
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This is a particularly challenging election season for Texas voters. Over the next couple of months, we will have as many as three elections in our area:
  • May 7 – Local Election plus proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution
  • May 24 – Primary Runoff Election
  • June 18 – Local Runoff Election (if needed)
Registration deadlines, early voting dates, and mail ballot deadlines will be close – and in some cases may overlap – for these three elections. We expect a lot of confusion on the part of local voters.

We urge you to regularly visit our website  and to encourage your friends and neighbors to do so as well. We will update information about each of these important elections as information becomes available. Our website not only has dates and deadlines, but also has Q&As with candidates, pro/con Voters Guides on ballot propositions, and links to new district maps.

Remember – every vote counts!   YOUR vote counts!!!!



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