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.
The League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area, The South Bend (IN) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, in partnership with the YWCA North Central Indiana, the Michiana Women Leaders Project and the Indiana University South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center, will host Celebrating South Bend Women: 150 Years of Leadership, Service and Achievement on Women's Equality Day, August 26, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the IU South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center on 1040 West Washington in South Bend.
The event will celebrate SB150, the 95th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th amendment, and the 95th anniversary of the League of Women Voters.
Showcasing twenty-one area women, both living and deceased,the even will feature photographs and written biographical narratives gleaned from personal interviews and/or historical records. In creating the educational exhibit, the organizations strived to identify women who have contributed in some significant way to the past, present and future of South Bend: Women who have blazed new trails, have been relentless advocates, have guided the community through change, have supported the arts and other cultural assets, or have dedicated their lives to caring for or educating others
1918 Southern View 10:00am - 2:00pm.
Please arrive beginning at 9:30 and we'll convene promptly at 10:00. Potluck Lunch!
League of Women Voters of Indiana supports a free, publicly-funded, non-sectarian system of schools serving all the state's children from pre-school through 12th grade.
LWV South Bend Area will complete its discussion in time to meet a January 2016 deadline. Following that, there will be a consensus study for 2016, with reporting at the start of 2017.
A brief description of of each study appears below, along with links to resources that you can use right now to begin your personal reading.
Constitutional Amendment Study
During 2015, the LWVUS Constitutional Amendment Committee will conduct a study and member agreement process on amending our nation's Constitution. In addition to other topics, our League study will explore what constitutes an appropriate and well-crafted amendment.
Consensus questions and reading materials are located here. LWV South Bend will conduct consensus discussions this fall to meet a December 1 deadline.
Money In Politics
The Money in Politics Committee will conduct an 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.
Resources are here and LWV South Bend will hold consensus discussions in early 2016.
For more info or to volunteer: The next planning committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 21st. For more information, please write to email@example.com or contact Linda Wolfson 574-234-7235 or Regina Williams-Preston 514-9327.
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