Making Democracy Work

Because Democracy is not a Spectator Sport

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Nomination Period Open for Making Democracy Work Award

The League is now accepting nominations for its annual League of Women Voters Making Democracy Work Award, which will be presented at the League's Fall Friend-Raiser.

The award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to our community through the advancement of democracy and civic engagement. The award is open to women and men at least 18 years of age residing in the League's membership area, which includes St. Joseph and Marshall Counties.

Nominees can apply themselves or may be nominated by a friend or colleague. All nominations must be postmarked by May 15, 2014

Nomination Form - Word
Nomination Form - PDF

For more information, please contact Jill Tulchinsky, 574-286-1093 or send an email to award@lwvsouthbend.org.

Agriculture Update

Visit the Agriculture Study page for everything you need to participate in the League's Agriculture Update Study - the meeting schedule, consensus questions, and study articles.

Annual Business Meeting Held June 26

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LWVSBA took care of business at its Annual Meeting on June 26.

• Lisa Plencner was awarded the first annual LWVSBA Maud Wood Park award, recognizing Lisa's service to the League and advancement of civic education. Congratulations, Lisa

• Penny Hughes was presented with a certificate and letter from LWVUS, commemorating 50 years of League membership

• The annual election was held. Officers and directors for 2013-2014 are:

Geri Pawelski, president (2015)
Lisa Plencner, first vice president (2015)
Elizabeth Bennion, second vice president (2015)
Glenda Rae Hernandez, treasurer (2015)
Nancy Johnson, secretary (2015)

Amanda Ceravolo, director (2015)
Kelly Sanford, director (2015)
Marti Heline, director (2015)
Sady Garcia, director (2015
John Hagen (2014)
Jill Tulchinsky (2014)
Melanie Smith-Guilluame, nominating chair (2014)

Did you know . . . The LWV South Bend Area

★ Visits area high schools to register voters - 1077 in 2012!
★ Registers new voters at local events - at least 40 events since 2008
★ Sponsors candidate debates and forums before every election
★ Organized and cosponsored B Green to Save Green, an environmental education program for low-income families
★ Hosts Lunch with the League, a monthly public event featuring a talk by local leaders, followed by discussion
★ Provides voter information at the community events such as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration and Michiana Monologues
★ Hosts Evening with the League, a monthly gathering of members and friends
★ Sponsors public forums on topics of community interest such as the Property Tax Cap Constitutional Amendment, Redistricting, and Economic Development in our area

Want to learn more? Contact us at league@lwvsouthbend.org today.

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Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month (except June, July, and August) at 5:30 pm at St Joseph County Public Library, Main Street, Downtown South Bend. Free Parking. Guests are welcome.Facebook
The League is now accepting nominations for its annual League of Women Voters Making Democracy Work Award, which will be presented at the League's Fall Friend-Raiser.

The award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to our community through the advancement of democracy and civic engagement. The award is open to women and men at least 18 years of age residing in the League's membership area, which includes St. Joseph and Marshall Counties.

Nominees can apply themselves or may be nominated by a friend or colleague. All nominations must be received by May 15, 2014.