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.

Lunch with the League Presents State Senator John Broden - July 11

Senator Broden joins us withh an update on 2014 Legislative activity. Friday, June 11 12:00 - 1:00pm South Bend Chocolate Cafe 122 S. Main Street South Bend, Indiana

Event begins at noon. Come as early as 11:30 to purchase lunch.

Member Welcome and Orientation - July 23 at 6:00pm

Whether you have recently joined the League, are a veteran member, or somewhere in between, please join us for a Member Welcome and Orientation.

This informal event is a great time to learn about League history, structure, public policy positions and advocacy, and more. Open to members and those who would like to learn more about the League.

Wednesday, July 21 at 6:00pm
St. Joseph County Public Library
Lower Level (Check back later for room name.)

RSVP to Geri Pawelski -- president@lwvsouthbend.org or 574-621-0121.

Live Televised Debate Set for October 16 - St. Joseph County Prosecutor

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Elizabeth Bennion, 574-520-4128, ebennion@iusb.edu
Jeannie O'Meara, 574.675.9648 x 335, jomeara@wnit.org
Geri Pawelski, 574-621-0121, gpawelski@comcast.net

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 Speakinghost Elizabeth Bennion and 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.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Elizabeth 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 is Producer of Politically Speaking, WNIT's longest-running public affairs program. The prosecutor debate will be aired as a Politically Speaking Prime Time Special.
Geri Pawelski is President of the League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government.

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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 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.Facebook