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.
NOVEMBER 13 IS LWVSBA FALL FRIEND-RAISER - MEMBERS AND FRIENDS, PLEASE JOIN US FROM 6-8pm FOR THIS LEAGUE TRADITION!

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

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 Speaking host Elizabeth Bennion and aired as a Politically Speaking prime-time special -- 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, 574-520-4128, ebennion@iusb.edu
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.
Mary Simko, 574.675.9648 x 317, msinko@wnit.org Simko is the Producer of WNIT's Politically Speaking.
Geri Pawelski, 574-621-0121, gpawelski@comcast.net
Pawelski is President of the League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area, nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government.

November 13 - Join us for LWV South Bend's 4th Annual Fall Friend-Raiser

Plan now to attend this informal event to meet friends and support League Friends.

November 13 - 6:00pm - 8:0pm Temple Beth-El 305 W. Madison South Bend, IN

Light refreshments
Beverages, including wine
Music
Silent Auction
Presentation of the Making Democracy Work Award

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