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.
CANCELLATION! Lunch with the League is cancelled for January 12 due to inclement weather. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The League of Women Voters is pleased to welcome Becky Reimbold as the speaker for our upcoming Lunch with the League event on Friday January 12, 2018 at the Chocolate Café in downtown South Bend from 12:00 + 1:00 PM. Becky is the founder and proprietor of the sustainable living general store, Just Goods. She holds a Master's degree in Cultural Foundations of Education from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, a certificate in Non-Profit Management from the Mandel School of Case Western Reserve University, and a BA in International Studies from Kenyon College. A member of Green America and co-founder of the Michiana Green Pages, Becky is also an active collaborator with other local business owners and community organizations in an effort to build a local living economy.
Becky will discuss ways in which individuals, organizations and governments all have roles to play in creating thriving local economies. She will talk about the ways in which these three actors engage and influence one another. The discussion will focus on mindfulness in purchasing choices at the local level.
This event is free and open to the public. Attendees are welcome to arrive early to purchase lunch before the talk.
January 12, 2018 at noon
South Bend Chocolate Cafe
122 S. Michigan
Current voter registration volunteers and any League members interested in working on future registration projects, please mark your calendars and plan to join the team for food and conversation. RSVP to Diane Schmitz at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 847-477-8387 by January 18.
Education and advocacy for redistricting reform continue to be key League initiatives, and the 2018 Indiana General Assembly will consider legislation related to redistricting. Please join us January 31, when Lisa Plencner will talk about legislative apportionment, redistricting, and some of the important issues and questions related to this critical topic.
Lisa is past president of both LWV South Bend Area and LWV Indiana and has conducted a number of talks on the issue and delivered League testimony in support of reform at the Indiana State House.
Elizabeth Bennion - Director of Voter Services and Education and League Spokesperson
Nancy Johnson - Director of Voter Registration
Judy Bradford - Director of Administration
Marti Heline - Secretary
Glenda Rae Hernandez - Treasurer
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Fundraising - Sheila Niezgodski
Events - Jill Tulchinsky
Membership - Judy Bradford, Marti Heline
Program - Kate Williams
Correspondence - Jill Tulchinsky
Historian - Terri Russ
Newsletter* - Lisa Scroggins
Publicity-Website-Social Media* - Jenni Faulkner-Jones, Chair
Geri Pawelski - Web and Social Media Editor
Overseen by Elizabeth Bennion, Director of Voter Services and Education
Vote 411- Elizabeth Bennion
Debates & Forums - Elizabeth Bennion
Lunch with the League -Pam Wycliff
Citizen's Guide - Judy Bradford
Celebrating Michiana Women - Terri Russ, Jill Tulchinsky, Geri Pawelski
Environment - Lisa Harris
Publicity-Website-Social Media* - Jenni Faulkner-Jones
Newsletter* - Lisa Scroggins
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Indiana General Assembly
Indiana Senate Members: 800-382-9467
Indiana House Members: 800-382-9841
United States Congress
Senator Joe Donnelly
Washington, DC Office: 202-224-4814
South Bend Office: 574-288-2780
Email and Other: http://www.donnelly.senate.gov/contact
Senator Todd Young
Washington, DC Office: 202-224-5623
Representative Jackie Walorski
Washington, DC Office: 202-225-3915
Mishawaka Office: 574-204-2645
Email and Other: http://www.walorski.house.gov/contact
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