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.

League Officers, Directors and Committee Chairs

Photo of 2017 LWVSBA BoardLWV South Bend Area installed its new board at its Annual Business Meeting June 6, 2017. To reach any officer, director, or committee chair send an email to league@lwvsouthbend.org.

Officers
Elizabeth Bennion - Director of Voter Services and Education and League Spokesperson
Nancy Johnson - Director of Voter Registration
Ashley Hutchinson - Director of Administration
Judy Bradford - Secretary
Glenda Rae Hernandez - Treasurer

Directors
Jenni Faulkner-Jones
Marti Heline
Jill Tulchinsky
Sheila Niezgodski
Terri Russ
Kate Williams

Nominating Chair
Lisa Plencner

Committees

Overseen by Director of Administration Ashley Hutchison
Finance - Glenda Rae Hernandez
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 Administration
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

  • Spokesperson will provide editorial oversight and Director of Administration will provide administrative oversight.

Overseen by Nancy Johnson, Director of Voter Registration
Voter Registration - Nancy Johnson and Susan Fischbach
Button Brigade - Pam Wycliff

Register to Vote - Quick Reference

Register to Vote provides a quick reference on eligibility for voter registration as well as ways to register.

It is excerpted from our Citizen's Guide, which contains additional details, and there are two flyers per sheet. Please feel free to share.

Citizen's Guide Online Now

Citizen's Guide

Print copies are available at library branches.

Interested in the League?

Join the League! Welcome! Please take a look around our website and also visit our Facebook page. For more information, please write to league@lwvsouthbend.org.

Contact Your Legislators - Quick Reference

Quick reference for contacting your legislators. More great information in the Citizen's Guide.

Indiana General Assembly

Indiana General Assembly Portal

Indiana Senate Members: 800-382-9467

Indiana House Members: 800-382-9841

United States Congress

United States Congress

Videos (with transcripts) about federal legislative process

United States Senate

United States House of Representatives

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

Half-Price Student Membership

Join the League! LWV South Bend Area now offers a student membership rate of $25.00! A student is defined as an individual who is enrolled either full or part-time in an accredited institution.

Consider a gift student membership - you will be opening the door to lifetime of Making Democracy Work.

Did you know . . . The LWV South Bend Area

★ Registers new voters at schools, naturalization ceremonies, and community events - over 4000 since 2012!
★ Sponsors candidate debates and forums before every election
★ Hosts Lunch with the League, a monthly public event featuring a talk by local leaders, followed by discussion
★ Publishes and distributes 4000 free copies of the Citizen's Guide to Representative Government, a comprehensive directory of public officials, plus information on voting, courts, and government offices
★ Provides voter information at the community events
★ Sponsors public forums on topics of community interest such Redistricting Reform

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

Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm at St Joseph County Public Library, Main Street, Downtown South Bend. Free Parking. Guests are welcome.