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.
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JUNE 25, 2015 - 6:00 p.m. Member Orientation

June 25 at 6:00 p.m. in the Pokagon Room of the Main Branch of the St. Joseph County Public Library 304 S. Main St. Downtown South Bend

Please reply to confirm you are coming, so I have the correct number of packets. I can be reached at

I look forward to seeing you Thursday!

Lunch with the League - July 10 - David Niezgodski, Indiana State Representative - District 7. "2015 Legislative Update."

We had a great discussion when Representative Niezgodski presented our legislative update a few years ago, and wee look forward to seeing him again in July!

Join us at the South Bend Chocolate Cafe, Downtown South Bend 122 South Michigan St.

Discussion begins at noon. Come early to order something for lunch! (Please no carry-ins)

August 26 at 5:30pm - Save the Date.

Details soon, but please mark your calendars for a League event on Women's Equality Day.

Annual Meeting - August 29 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Longtime League member, Penny Hughes has very generously offered her home for our meeting. Penny can seat 10 at her kitchen table and 5 at an adjoining counter -- and 25 on her lovely patio, all overlooking her pool.

We will do a pot luck lunch -- more details later, but please mark your calendars.

Please contact Geri Pawelski for further details.

Thanks - I look forward to a productive planning meeting on August 29!

School to Prison Pipeline - September 12 .2015

Don't miss this -- A COMMUNITY FORUM: BREAK THE SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE, Saturday, September 12, 2015 -- IU South Bend, Wiekamp Hall

For more info or to volunteer: The next planning committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 21st but smaller groups will be planning both program and logistics before then. If you are willing to join these working sub-committees, please respond to If you have any questions or suggestions call Linda Wolfson 574-234-7235 or Regina Williams-Preston 514-9327.

New Half-Price Student Membership

Join the League! LWV South Bend Area now offers a student membership rate of $25.00! A student is defined as an individual who is enrolled either full or part-time in an accredited institution.

Consider a gift student membership - you will be opening the door to lifetime of Making Democracy Work.

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 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.