LWVEC August 11th 4:30pm tour of Environmental Center- Midwest art Museum Political Exhibit Aug. 7th-Oct.2

6 Aug

AUGUST 11TH AT 4:30 PM (RAIN DATE AUGUST 13TH)

TOUR ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER (WITH MASK) 1717 E. LUSHER AVE.

FOLLOWED BY SOCIAL DISTANCED GET TOGETHER OUTSIDE AT ANTONIO’S

1105 GOSHEN AVE.  (ITALIAN)

 Thank you everyone who already said you were coming (over 20). We hope for a nice day to stroll thru the center and learn more about their projects. Jamison. who is now ELkhart’s new Park Supervisor will be there to greet us.  Antonio’s has plenty of room on their patio for us.

IF you did not let the callers know you are interested, Call or text Bev Wiemeri – 206-0732 or Respond online at lwvec.org  (under comments)

Click below for a pdf on the great Political exhibit at the Midwest Art Museum starting August 7th.  Please help register voters there.

MMAA exhibit

PAY DUES $60

Send to Mike Settles, 409 N. Vine, Elkhart, IN 46514

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“CALL TO ACTION” for no excuse ballot and reminder for “Vote by Mail” Zoom meeting August 5th 6:30-8pm

31 Jul

via “CALL TO ACTION” for no excuse ballot and reminder for “Vote by Mail” Zoom meeting August 5th 6:30-8pm

“CALL TO ACTION” for no excuse ballot and reminder for “Vote by Mail” Zoom meeting August 5th 6:30-8pm

26 Jul

Call to Action No Excuse A.B.-LWV final

As the PDF above says-Please contact  the Governor, Election board, and Sec. of State as directed. The COVID excuse can be lifted (like Milwaukee) at any time.

click on red below for pdf file for sharing and contacting Zoom meeting site on Aug. 5th.     Vote by mail poster

LWVEC 2020-2021 Officers and Board FINAL Ballot-Please Comment.

8 Jul

League of Women Voters of Elkhart County Final Ballot 2020-2021

Thank you for being a member of the Elkhart League.  During the COVID 19 crisis the board has been having Zoom meetings.  This is an election year and the process of getting out candidate information, securing voter rights, and providing safe access to voting(Mail in Ballots) will be a challenge.  If the attached ballot is acceptable to you, type “ACCEPTABLE “ under COMMENTS. The board will accept the ballot as is if no further comments.

PRESIDENT-JANET EVANEGA

VICE PRESIDENT- SHARON SCHAFER

SECRETARY – CAROL WIEGNER

TREASURER- MIKE SETTLES

WEB MASTER-BEV WIEMERI

BOARD MEMBERS: Karen Carter, Evelyn Rice, Jantha Havens, Rev. Willie Jean Mayes, Moe Jacobson, Rev. Karen Cross

Thank you for responding to the on line ballot. Please continue to speak up and volunteer for service to the League. We are really pushing to get out the vote in these trying times.

REMEMBER TO GET YOUR $60 DUES ($30 ADDITIONAL FAMILY MEMBER AND $30 STUDENT) TO

MIKE SETTLES 409 N. VINE ST. ELKHART, IN. 46514 – numbers in an organization count to  influence congress.

AUGUST 11TH AT 4:30 PM -TOUR ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER (WITH MASK)

1717 E. LUSHER AVE

FOLLOWED BY SOCIAL DISTANCED GET TOGETHER OUTSIDE AT ANTONIO’S

1105 GOSHEN AVE  (ITALIAN)

 

 

Find out primary candidates Views, go to League sponsored – Vote411.org

28 Apr

Want to know how Candidates responded to The League’s Questions?

Last week I provided a link to get your at home ballot sent to you or to print one out. Now, if you need inromation on the candidates- since we can not provide debates and forums at this time-go to VOTE411.org.  This League of Women Voters sponsored site shares the information candidates furnished during interviews. They also answered questions submitted by the League. Some area newspapers published candidate information the League obtained as a voter service. Sorry, but not everyone gets the paper anymore.  Please share this valuable resorce site VOTE411.org  with others. Be an informed voter.

Vote from Home: application and submission information for absentee ballots

24 Apr

The League of Women Voters of Elkhart County wants everyone to be safe and everyone to VOTE- the absentee ballot is the way to go. Call the clerks office for any questions.

click below

47090 fill-in

Elkhart League Primary forums and Debate events for April Cancelled

20 Mar

 

April 15th-Contested State Representatives from Districts 22 & 49, Goshen Library —CANCELLED

April 20th- District 2 Congressionl debate between Ellen Marks and Pat Hackett-Cosponsored by ADP of IUSB and The Community Foundation- Lerner Crystal Ballroom- CANCELLED

April 22nd- Contested candidates for superior Judge, County Commissioner, and County Councilman at Large-cosponsored by American Democracy Project of IUSB at the ELkhart Campus–CANCELLED

GET TO KNOW THE CANDIDATES: Candidate information will be on VOTE411.org another source is Indianavoters.in.gov .

CLICK BELOW FOR MAIL IN BALLOT APPICATION ( Vote by mail, You do not have to go out if that is impossible or risky for you due to Coronavirus)

application

Print it out- (clerks office said no electronic signature) mail to :

Elkhart co. Election Board -101 N. Main st. Rm. 201 – Goshen, IN. 46526

Applications for mail in absentee ballots can also be obtained now thru elkhartcountyclerk.com . If you know someone who does not have access to a printer: phone 574 535 6469 or 574 534 5671 or E-mail- elkhartcoabsentee@elkhartcounty.com and an application will be mailed to them.

Martin Luther King Day event and Photo’s from League Day at the Statehouse

17 Jan

League of Women Voters of Elkhart County Board member Rev. Willie Jean Mayes will be on the panel

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Repairing the Harm: A Community Conversation on the Systemic Exclusion of
African Americans in Elkhart

Monday, January 20 | 2 – 4 p.m.

3003 Benham Avenue- Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary Elkhart. Free and open to the public.

Join us on Monday, January 20, as the  <https://www.ambs.edu/about/icur>
Intercultural Competence and Undoing Racism (ICUR) team honors Dr. King’s
legacy with a panel discussion and community conversation featuring local
Elkhart voices, including Rev. Jean Mayes and Jean Robinson, and special
guest Benjamin J. Tapper, host of the Invisible Truths podcast. The event is
free and open to the public.

The goals of the program are to:

*    Name local incidences of harm against the African American community
and the ongoing impact
*    Highlight ways these harms have and have not been systematically
addressed
*    Encourage work for change and redress for the benefit of the whole
community

Press release Click to read about League day at the Statehouse. January 16th 1920 was the day the Indiana Legislature ratifyed the 19th amendment. Below Photos from Atrium meeting where Janet Holcomb and Suzanne Crouch (Lt. Gov) gave the welcome speech.Shots from Governor’s office and senate seat of Linda Rogers.  Beverly Wiemeri and Zanzer Anderson attended.

MERRY CHRISTMAS! The League still has a few Suffragette Calendars

20 Dec

ONLY A FEW LEFT- THEY MAKE WONDERFUL  CHRISTMAS GIFTS

 Fund raising Calendar Sales by the League

These are on sale on Amazon for $20- But if you buy them from us, the profits will all go to the Elkhart County League. League members can get them for $15 each. If non members order more than one, you can get the League price. We want as many of these out to the public as possible for educational purposes. These are not just calendars, each month has a lesson on the early fights for voting rights. I have ordered several to give to teachers since there is not a lot of material out there for the young to learn about the women’s right to vote struggles. Here are some photos of the calendar.

Contact  Bwiemeri@gmail.com  574 206 0732 or 574 596 9810-  What a great gift for the young women in your family.

Photos from November 21st League Meeting

1 Dec

The November meeting on Homelessness was well attended and we had excellent media coverage for this important community issue. Click here for a link to the Truth article

Photos from the meeting will be at the end of the blog.

I am sorry to report the death of a long time League member, Mary Lou Thomas

Mary Lou Warner Thomas

Nov. 29, 1929-Nov. 18, 2019

Memorial Services will be held December 7th at Trinity on Jackson United Methodist Church

2715 E. Jackson Elkhart           10 am visitation      11am service

memorial contributions may be sent to: Habitat for humanity Elkhart County, Church community services of Elkhart or Trinity on Jackson United Methodist Church        click here for obituary

www.hhhfunerals.com/obituaries/Mary-Thomas-103

Homelessness in Elkhart County meeting phhotos

 

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