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.
NOVEMBER 13 IS LWVSBA FALL FRIEND-RAISER - MEMBERS AND FRIENDS, PLEASE JOIN US FROM 6-8pm FOR THIS LEAGUE TRADITION!
LAKE MICHIGAN REGION LWV ANNUAL MEETING - OCT 3-5 - TRAVERSE CITY
LWV Lake Michigan Region Annual Meeting - "Climate Change and Biodiversity". The League of Women Voters Lake Michigan Region is holding its annual meeting October 3 -5, 2014, in Traverse City Michigan. Our League is a member of the Lake Michigan League and all members are invited to attend this annual meeting.
If you plan to attend, please contact Geri Pawelski to discuss attending as a delegate.
More info at http://www.lwvlmr.org/
Live Televised Debate Set for October 16 - St. Joseph County Prosecutor
South Bend - Jeff Sanford (R) and Ken Cotter (D), candidates for St. Joseph County Prosecutor, will participate in a live televised candidate debate hosted by the American Democracy Project of IU South Bend and the League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area on WNIT public television Thursday, October 16th at 8:00 pm.
The debate will be moderated by Politically Speaking host Elizabeth Bennion and aired as a Politically Speaking prime-time special -- broadcast to all 22 counties in WNIT's viewing area on channel 34.1 (Comcast channel 10). The ADP and League of Women Voters have co-sponsored live prosecutor debates in 2002, 2006, and 2010; this will be the first televised debate for that race in recent memory.
Elizabeth Bennion, 574-520-4128, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bennion, IU South Bend Professor of Political Science, is Director of the American Democracy Project of IU South Bend and host of WNIT's Politically Speaking.
Jeannie O'Meara, 574.675.9648 x 335, email@example.com
O'Meara is Producer of Politically Speaking, WNIT's longest-running public affairs program.
Geri Pawelski, 574-621-0121, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pawelski is President of the League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area, nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government.
November 13 - Join us for LWV South Bend's 4th Annual Fall Friend-Raiser
Plan now to attend this informal event to meet friends and support League Friends.
November 13 - 6:00pm - 8:0pm
305 W. Madison
South Bend, IN
Beverages, including wine
Presentation of the Making Democracy Work Award
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 email@example.com today.
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.