EDITORIAL NOTE: This guest blog post was written by Cecilia McKay, chair of the Local Arrangements Committee and member of the League of Women Voters of Dallas
It is often said that a small group of committed people can change the world. Nothing is truer than when we talk about League members. The Local Arrangements Committee of the 2014 National Convention has been hard at work for almost one year to make our upcoming National Convention in Dallas a success. As the host League, the League of Women Voters of Dallas is leading the way, with the support of Leagues in the surrounding area, including Collin County, Denton, Irving, Richardson and Tarrant County. We had the chance to extend our recruiting efforts to the entire State at the Texas Convention last month, with good results.
We have been benefitted from the input of volunteers of past conventions, but this year’s group is chock-full of novel ideas. Conventioneers are in for a treat! From the Saturday night show Red Hot Patriot: The Kick Ass Wit of Molly Ivins; to thirty-two restaurant choices for the Dine Around; to two post-convention tours which include Dallas Highlights and the George W, Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University in the heart of Dallas.
Texas is ready to welcome League members from all over the country in just a few weeks. Be ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work on the inner workings of the League, including program and budget for the organization, as well as hear from an array of interesting speakers on topics including voting rights, climate change, money in politics and many more. We also hope you will have fun and network with members and staff from states near and far. The Convention volunteers are looking forward to making you feel at home and helping you get the most you can out of this national gathering!