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.
South Bend Chocolate Cafe 122 S. Michigan st. South bend, IN 46601
Event begins at noon. Come as early as 11:30 to order lunch. This event is free and open to the public.
For more info or to volunteer, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Linda Wolfson 574-234-7235 or Regina Williams-Preston 514-9327.
Doors will open at 6pm and the film begins at 7pm. Admission is a $5 donation to the YWCA collected at the door to help pay for the film. There will be free popcorn and a cash bar on site.
1145 Northside Blvd., South Bend
Incumbent: Pete Buttigieg (D)
Challenger: Kelly Jones (R)
Sponsored by the American Democracy Project and Political Science Club of IU South Bend and the League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area. Moderator: Dr. Elizabeth Bennion, Professor of Political Science, IU South Bend.
Opening and closing statements. Audience may submit questions on note cards during the debate and/or email questions in advance to email@example.com with the subject line of: SOUTH BEND mayoral QUESTION.
When: Tuesday, October 6, 2015- 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Where: Indiana University South Bend Wiekamp Hall Auditorium (Room 1001)
1700 Mishawaka Avenue, South Bend, Indiana 46634
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below you will find a link to the Special Committee's webpage and another to LWV resources.
Time: Noon - 2:30 p.m. Location: The Athenaeum in Indianapolis
Register before September 18! (contact Geri Pawelski for registration form: email@example.com)
Cost: $26 includes buffet meal and parking in Anthenaeum lot.
If you are interested in a carpooling to Indianapolis for this special event, please contact Lisa Plencner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
League of Women Voters of Indiana supports a free, publicly-funded, non-sectarian system of schools serving all the state's children from pre-school through 12th grade.
LWV South Bend Area will complete its discussion in time to meet a January 2016 deadline. Following that, there will be a consensus study for 2016, with reporting at the start of 2017.
A brief description of of each study appears below, along with links to resources that you can use right now to begin your personal reading.
Constitutional Amendment Study
During 2015, the LWVUS Constitutional Amendment Committee will conduct a study and member agreement process on amending our nation's Constitution. In addition to other topics, our League study will explore what constitutes an appropriate and well-crafted amendment.
Consensus questions and reading materials are located here. LWV South Bend will conduct consensus discussions this fall to meet a December 1 deadline.
Money In Politics
The Money in Politics Committee will conduct an update of the League's position on campaign finance for the purpose of addressing the lack of member understanding and agreement as to whether financing a political campaign is protected speech under the First Amendment. The campaign finance position will be updated through a study and consensus process to consider: (1) the rights of individuals and organizations, under the First Amendment, to express their political views through independent expenditures and the finance of election campaign activities; and (2) how those rights, if any, should be protected and reconciled with the interests set out in the current position.
Resources are here and LWV South Bend will hold consensus discussions in early 2016.
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