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.
The South Bend Common Council voted 8-0 to ADOPT the Redistricting Reform Resolution proposed by the League! (One member was not present at the meeting.) Please thank Council members for their support.
LWVSBA President Geri Pawelski traveled to Indianapolis on May 5 with LWV Indiana co-president Lisa Plencner to attend the 2nd meeting of the Special Interim Study committee on Redistricting.
Lisa delivered testimony in support of a citizens-led committee and did a wonderful job representing the League and advocating for reform. Minutes for the May 5 meeting and future meeting announcements will be posted here: https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2016/committees/redistricting_special_interim_study_committee_on
Dr. Belanger will speak on the Syrian refugee crisis.
Come as early as 11:30 to purchase lunch. Free and open to the public.
South Bend Chocolate Cafe 122 S. Michigan St. South Bend, IN 46601
Parisi's Ristorante Italiano, 1412 South Bend Avenue South Bend, IN
May 17, 2016 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Appetizers will be served, beverages will be available for purchase, and if the weather cooperates, we'll have access to the patio! This is a great opportunity for new and veteran members to get to know each other, share the mission of the League and engage in an exchange of ideas that will further enhance our local League. We hope you will join us for this social event! Cost: Your $5.00 donation at the door will fund League programs and initiatives. Attendees will purchase their own beverages. No RSVP is necessary.
Please mark your calendars to see this important film, followed by a discussion moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Bennion. In partnership with IUSB and the American Democracy Project
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 may apply themselves or be nominated by a friend or colleague. The award will be presented at the League's Fall Friend-Raiser. To make a nomination, please use the online form you will find at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/83PDZTQ.
If you have difficulty completing the online form, please contact me to make other arrangements.
All nominations must be received by May 28, 2016 at midnight.
Please feel free to share information about the Making Democracy Work award with members of your organization and others in the community. As always, if have questions or would like additional information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 8 at 6:00pm Papa Vino's 5110 Edison Lakes Pkwy, Mishawaka, IN 46545
Watch here for details!
If printing in black and white, please print this version: Redistricting Reform for Indiana
Why? Because the General Assembly draws the district maps every 10 years after the federal census and legislatures draw maps for political advantage -- creating unfair electoral advantage for the majority party. The result? No competition and dismal voter turnout.
It's time to fix this sick system and put elections back in the hand of the voters.
The Indiana General Assembly has created a Special Study Committee on Redistricting that will work until December 2016 to create a reform recommendation for the legislature. We have a real opportunity to effect redistricting reform in our State but we must act now to educate and advocate for an independent redistricting process.
Join the Indiana Coalition for Independent Redistricting email alerts by sending an email to email@example.com.
More resources on the Redistricting Reform Page
Below you will find a link to the Special Committee's webpage and other to LWV resources.
The handy reference below shows which South Bend Area legislators sit on which 2016 Indiana General Assembly committees. Use it to write local legislators about important issues.
Consider a gift student membership - you will be opening the door to lifetime of Making Democracy Work.
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