A collection of posts from 2012
Thanks to the continuing of support of everyone who helps make this program a success - especially to our newest voting citizens. Our Fall 2012 schedule:
Rise Up Academy - September 12
Riley High School - September 14
Washington High School - September 19
Adams High School - September 21
Penn High School - September 25 and September 26
Clay High School - October 2 and October 3
John Hagen, Amanda Hart-Ceravolo, Marti Heline,
Geri Pawelski, Kimber Sorenson-Brugh, Jill Tulchinsky,
Linda Wolfson. Nominating Chair is Melanie Smith-Guillaume.
We will be explaining the League's past, present, and future, discussing League positions, and sharing League lingo - everything to help our new members get up to speed.
Both members and non-members are welcome to come learn how the League of Women Voters is a vital source for citizen information and education!
This event is free and open to the public. Join us!
We will conduct a short business meeting during which the membership will vote on the following:
The new additions to the Board of Directors
The 2012/2013 budget
A re-affirmation of our By-Laws
A re-affirmation of our local positions
Co-President Lisa Plencner will give a presentation outlining the methods and success of the 2012 High School Voter Registration Project AND plans for what's next!
Join us for fellowship and fun with fellow league members!
Please R.S.V.P. to Lisa Plencner (firstname.lastname@example.org or 574-532-8121) by May 25, 2012.
Please check your e-mail for relevant documents.
Cost is the price of your own dinner from the menu.
7:30 am - 8:45 am
Potawatomi Park John Adams High School (Corner of Wall St. and Greenlawn)
Park at John Adams High School
Wear all white or our LWVSBA t-shirt!
Girls on the Run reinforces positive body image, self esteem and the "can do attitude" in impressionable young girls. More info at http://www.girlsontherunmichiana.org.
Join LWV South Bend Area as we join the fun as a visible, cheering presence for the girls along the race route!
River Park Parade
March with LWV South Bend members and friends! Parade length is about a mile. Free buttons for participants.
Join us at Allie's Cafe between the run and the parade.
Rain or shine.
Please confirm your participation with Jill La Fountain. email@example.com, (574) 261-8858,
Authorized by the Indiana General Assembly in 2011, vote centers would replace existing precinct polling places with an estimated 25 vote centers across St. Joseph County as early as the November election.
This forum will provide information about how other Indiana counties have implemented vote centers, what is proposed for St. Joseph County, and some of the advantages and disadvantages of vote centers for voters and the election process. Participants will have an opportunity to express opinions about the proposed vote centers.
Participants will have an opportunity to express opinions about the proposed vote centers.
Speakers will include
Member of the State Board of Directors of the League of Women Voters of Indiana and the former Chancellor of Ivy Tech in Lafayette
St. Joseph County Clerk and County Elections' Officer
Robert E. Smith
Chairperson of the Michiana Voting Coalition and Chairman of the Board of the Martin Luther King Jr. Senior Men's Club
Sponsors of the event include
Community Forum for Economic Development
League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area
North Central Indiana Central Labor Council
Michiana Voting Coalition
This program is free and open to the public.
Learn more about vote centers:
Speak Up About Vote Centers South Bend Tribune "Our Opinion" Column Published March 20
Vote Center Effort Advances South Bend Tribune Article Published March 7
Vote Center Push is On South Bend Tribune Article Published January 26 and March 6
Linda Wolfson, Community Forum for Economic Development 574-234-7235 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Plencner, co-president, League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area email@example.com 574-532-8121
Wear red as a symbol of how far women and minorities are "in the red" with their pay.
You deserve equal pay for equal work. It's that simple.
Location: St. Joseph County Courthouse - East Steps - Downtown South Bend.
Women's and Gender Studies IUSB
League of Women Voters South Bend Area
IUSB University Grill, located in the Administration Building
Ms. Catherine Andres, Democrat
Mr. Stephen Drendall, Democrat
Mr. James Fox, Republican
Mr. Andre Gammage, Democrat
Mr. Mark Kopinski, Democrat
Mr. Ken Sheetz, Democrat
Since December 15, the League of Women Voters South Bend Area has visited six schools, registering approximately 675 new voters at Adams, Clay, Riley, Washington, Rise Up Academy, and Mishawaka High Schools.
Now, in support of a community initiative on voting, the League will sponsor the 2012 First-Time Voter Flash Vote, encouraging first-time voters to vote on the first Saturday after voting opens at the County-City Building. Our efforts will focus on the almost-700 St. Joseph County students who registered to vote in the League's pilot High School Voter Registration Project. Details:
2012 First-Time Voter Flash Vote
April 28, 2012 - 12:00 noon
County City Building
How you can help right now.
Email and Text Opt-Ins:
If you would like to receive emails and text messages from LWV South Bend Area, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and whether you would like to receive emails, text messages, or both. Be sure to include your cell number if you opt to receive texts.
By joining these lists, you will receive occasional messages from us -- about elections and voting, as well as events, initiatives, and issues we think will be of interest to civically-engaged citizens. You may opt out of either list at any time by sending an email to email@example.com.
Your help is essential to helping us publicize the event on Facebook. Here's how:
1. LIKE our Facebook page + League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area.
2. Encourage all your friends + ESPECIALLY students + to do the same.
3. Share and comment on every event-related post you see from LWV South Bend Area Encourage your FB friends to do the same.
League Reaches Out to Millennial Voters
Good Things - SB Tribune - February 16, 2011
More about No Vote No Voice
LWV of Michigan Position Statement on Great Lakes
Election 2012 debate and forum schedule.
2nd District Congressional Debate - October 28
Joe Ruiz - Libertarian
Brendan Mullen - Democrat
St. Joseph County Probate Judge Candidate Debate - September 27
Jim Fox, Republican
Andre Gammage, Democrat
St. Joseph County Candidates Forum - September 19
Surveyor, Treasurer, and Recorder
St. Joseph County Commissioner Candidate Debate - October 2
Marsha McClure, Republican
Marv Moore, Democrat
American Democracy Project of IU South Bend
League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area
Political Science Club of IU South Bend
St. Joseph County Bar Association (Probate Judge Forum)