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.
Very important Voter Registration Training Session: Monday, March 2, 6-7 p.m. in the Dickinson Room of the St. Joseph County Public Library (lower level), 304 South Main Street, South Bend. Please RSVP to Nancy Johnson, email@example.com.
The St. Joseph County Council is considering a bill (69-14) which would require an abortion provider to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. If passed, this bill will almost certainly shut done our area's sole abortion clinic.
The League has and will continue to speak out against this bill, relying on the League's position that public policy ... must affirm the constitutional right of privacy of the individual to make reproductive choices and arguing that the bill is not about patient safety but about stopping abortions in St. Joseph County.
I ask you to participate in these efforts in the following ways:
1. Please plan to attend the March 10 County Council meeting (4th floor County-City Building, 7:00pm). Whether or not the bill will come to a vote that evening is not yet known. Regardless, there should be opportunity at the end of the meeting to speak in opposition. Please plan to attend and make your personal statement -- even if your voice shakes (like mine).
2. WRITE to your Council member. Direct emails to: firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also call and send letters to home addresses, which you will find here: http://www.stjosephcountyindiana.com/departments/sjccouncil/default.htm (as well as in your Citizen's Guide).
Join us for a look at South Bend's new Office of Sustainability, established in 2014 to guide and support City and community sustainability efforts.
Director Therese Dorau will talk about why sustainability is a powerful tool for any community that seeks to maximize economic growth, environmental health, and social equity. She will provide an overview of the goals, initiatives, programs, and challenges of the Office and highlight opportunities for community members to get involved.
South Bend Chocolate Cafe -122 S. Michigan Street, South Bend Speaker begins at noon. Come as early as 11:30 to purchase lunch. This event is free and open to the public.
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