Making Democracy Work

Vote 18

Engaging Young Voters

Vote 18 Project Grant - 2012

A highly successful collaborative project with Alumna of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Democratic Women of Nueces County, Hispanic Women's Network of Texas, Progressive Populists of Corpus Christi, and Republican Women of Nueces County.

The Corpus Christi League of Women Voters Education Fund received a grant from the LWV-Texas state organization to help finance a campaign to register young voters. We partnered with other civic groups to target High School seniors thoughout the metro area in advance of the spring primary elections.

Vote 18 Project Details

LWV-CC Board Members Sandra Heatherley and Peggy Banales are the Vote 18 co-chairs. After a successful meeting with community partners on November 30th to "kick off' The planning for the VOTE 18 project, the partners decided to focus on the High Schools located in areas which contain precincts with historically low voter turn-out. Those schools are; Robstown High School, Roy Miller High School, Foy Moody High School,West Oso High School, and the Collegiate High School at Del Mar.

Our partners include the Republican and Democrat Women of Nueces County, the Hispanic Womens Network,and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

As of March 1, 2012 we have successfully registered 115 new voters through our presentations at Calallen High School and the Collegiate High School. Our next team meeting is March 8th at 5:30 PM at the RTA conference room.