Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, January 21, 2016
5:30 p.m.
TBD

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Money in Politics Study Meeting. Consensus Meeting will be held in January, with local report due by February 1. Please check back for time and location.

This study will update of the League's position on campaign finance for the purpose of addressing the lack of member understanding and agreement as to whether financing a political campaign is protected speech under the First Amendment.

The campaign finance position will be updated through a study and consensus process to consider: (1) the rights of individuals and organizations, under the First Amendment, to express their political views through independent expenditures and the finance of election campaign activities; and (2) how those rights, if any, should be protected and reconciled with the interests set out in the current position.

The purpose of the update of the League's position on campaign finance is to address the lack of member understanding and agreement as to whether financing a political campaign is protected speech under the First Amendment. The campaign finance position will be updated through a study and consensus process to consider: (1) the rights of individuals and organizations, under the First Amendment, to express their political views through independent expenditures and the finance of election campaign activities; and (2) how those rights, if any, should be protected and reconciled with the interests set out in the current position.

Moderated by Amanda Ceravolo

Friday, February 12, 2016
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
South Bend Chocolate Cafe
122 S. Main Street
South Bend, IN
LUNCH WITH THE LEAGUE. Gabrielle Robinson, author of Better Homes of South Bend: An American Story of Courage, will join us. Better Homes of South Bend is the story of a group of African American Studebaker workers who worked together to break through the barriers of segregation and build homes away from the factories where they worked. Gabrielle Robinson is a retired English professor and author of several books on local history as well as a memoir. She was awarded Indiana's highest honor, Sagamore of the Wabash. Gabrielle was born in Berlin and has worked at universities in both the United States and Europe.

Speaker begins at noon. Come as early as 11:30am to purchase lunch. This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 9, 2016
TBD
Prindle Center near DePauw University, Greencastle. LWVIN Council. April 9 at the beautiful Prindle Center near DePauw University, Greencastle.

Save the date - details to follow