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.
BE SURE TO ATTEND ONE OF THE PUBLIC HEARINGS ON VOTE CENTERS. DATES AND LOCATIONS BELOW. THE HEARINGS ARE SPONSORED BY THE ST. JOSEPH COUNTY VOTE CENTER COMMITTEE AND ELECTION BOARD.

New 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.

Holiday Dinner Gathering - Javier's Bistro

December 11 at 6:00pm, 2007 Miami, South Bend

The League has selected YWCA North Central Indiana as the recipient of any gifts or financial donations you would like to make. Amanda Ceravolo and a YWCA client will speak. Amanda is YWCA Director of Development. The YWCA Holiday Wish List is attached. I sincerely hope you will join us! Please RSVP today to Geri gpawelski@comcast.net

Vote Centers - Public Hearings

St. Joseph County is considering whether to adopt a plan where vote centers would replace traditional precinct polling places. Four public hearings will be held in the coming weeks. Please attend, learn, and share your opinion.

Learn more at http://www.stjosephcountyindiana.com/Departments/Clerks/voting_elections.htm and send your questions and comments to vcenters@co.st-joseph.in.us.

Locations of the public hearings:

Dec. 11 6 p.m. German Township Library

Lunch with the League - December 12 - Bill Odell

Bill Odell will speak on Human Trafficking

Friday, December 12 at noon, South Bend Chocolate Cafe 122 S. Michigan, South Bend.

Come as early as 11:30 to purchase lunch. Event is free and open to the public.

Interested in supporting the LWV South Bend Area through a Citizen's Guide Sponsorship?

For as long as any member can recall, the League of Women Voters has published the Citizen's Guide to Representative Government, a comprehensive collection of contact information for local, state, and national government offices, plus St. Joseph County voting information.

The League distributes this valuable citizen resource free of charge at public places such as libraries, public offices and local businesses. We update the Guide following most November elections to keep it as current as possible and sometimes reprint between updates as demand dictates and purse strings permit. Organizations and individuals often tell us how eager they are for each new edition.

Your ongoing support will be most appreciated and will help ensure the League is able to continue Making Democracy Work® by making this legacy publication available to local citizens.

Interested in becoming a Sponsor? Contact us: league@lwvsouthbend.org

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 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.Facebook