Voting Travel board workers needed $8 per hour

19 Apr




workers for the traveling board get paid $8 per hour plus $0.40 per mile.  contact .


League of Women Voters Elkhart County May 16th Luncheon meeting at IVY TECH

16 Apr

May 16th LWVEC Luncheon 


Topic: Elkhart County Women’s Shelter

Speaker:  Mary Jo Sartorius, YWCA Director of Development Elkhart County

Assortment of sandwiches  and/or  Salads available for optional lunch- it would really help if you let me know you are eating so the right number can be ordered.

Contact: Bev Wiemeri 574 206 0732 or  cell (text also) 574 849 0437  or just respond you are coming in the comments on this blog page- As web master-I am the only one who sees them

The League has spoken out against abuse of women for years- Please bring donations for the women in need- here is a list

Safe Haven Wish List – north central indiana


 Thank you for attending the March and April Debates. We hope they helped differentiate the candidates. It is so important  to vote in the May primary-click to see a full list of candidates.  

                                      Elkhart County Clerk – List of Candidates 




Reminder: Elkhart County Prosecutor Debate tonight, April 11th 6:30-8pm IU Elkhart Campus

11 Apr

The 2nd congressional District Debate at the Lerner had a fantastic turn out.  Click here for a video of the event that was televised on ABC affiliate.

Tonight we will have our last primary sponsored debate for the Republican County Prosecutor Candidates.  One of these Candidates- Vicki Becker or Marty McCloskey – will stand in the November election for County Prosecutor, so please attend and learn more about them.

Notice: The Democratic 2nd Congressional district primary debate April 10th has been moved to the Lerner

4 Apr



APRIL 10th  6:30 pm to 8pm


                                          Pat Hackett       Mel Hall           Yatish Joshi

The South bend debate had 450 people attend, so we want to make sure Elkhart County citizens have the same opportunity to find out the views of the candidates.  We hope you can attend.  There are many important issues that will be discussed,


The Republican Primary  Prosecutor Candidate debate will still be held at the IUSB ELkhart Center ( room 220-221) on April 11th     6:30-8 pm

Primary Candidate Debate Dates and times

19 Mar


LWVEC March 15th Meeting – 5:30-7pm IVY TECH/ County Sheriff debate March 21 6:30-8pm IUSB Elkhart

6 Mar

Reminder League members and guest:  March and April will be an excellent time to gather information on Primary Election topics and candidates.

Tony Flora from the AFL-CIO will be our speaker for the League March evening meeting. Hear Organized Labor’s views on Immigration Reform

Tony Flora

Thursday March 15th   5:30-7pm  IVY TECH CR 18 Goshen


snacks will be provided. no reservations required, but would be appreciated, call Angela Davis 574 322 0403


Elkhart County Sheriff Debate

Wednesday March 21  6:30-8pm IUSB Elkhart Campus  rm 201

Join us to hear Investigator Fred Mock, Captain John Perry, and Captain Jeff Siegel respond to a series of questions about their experience, priorities, policy positions, and plans for the Elkhart County Sheriff Department. The three men will participate in a candidate debate at IU South Bend’s Elkhart Center, and YOU are invited!

Bring your neighbors and friends! Stay for a brief reception with the candidates following the debate. Per sponsor rules, we ask you to refrain from wearing partisan or campaign-specific clothing or accessories to this televised debate. Candidate literature will be available at the reception following the debate.

This event is sponsored by the American Democracy Project of IU South Bend and the League of Women Voters of the Elkhart County, with additional volunteer support from the Political Science Club of IU South Bend. It will be broadcast by our official media partner ABC57. Other local media outlets are welcome — and encouraged — to tap into the feed, cover the event, and interview the candidates.

March 15th League meeting on the Impact of the DACA repeal

1 Mar

League of Women Voters of Elkhart County March Meeting

Thursday March 15th 5:30-7pm

Impact of the DACA repeal

Elkhart IVY TECH COMMUNITY CENTER 22531 C.R. 18 Goshen

Presented by Tony Flora:  President of the North Central Indiana AFL-CIO. Find out how the  DACA repeal will impact

 the economy, society and families .

Snacks will be provided by the League, reservations are appreciated

Call ANGIE  574 322 0403  ( reservation responses on line will not be collected this month)

Public welcome

related articles:

Dreamers, supporters rally at Elkhart County Courthouse | News | Ending DACA could cost economy up to $200 billion, CATO expert says How the decision to end DACA affects Dreamers – CBS News Study: The Impact of DACA Program Repeal on Jobs – Stand With Dreamers

Ending DACA could cost economy up to $200 billion, CATO expert says How the decision to end DACA affects Dreamers – CBS News

How the decision to end DACA affects Dreamers – CBS News

Study: The Impact of DACA Program Repeal on Jobs – Stand With Dreamers


Reminder Feb 15th 5:30 to 7pm LWVEC meeting on Gerrymandering

11 Feb

How can Gerrymandering steal your vote? Why does the League want new redistricting laws?

What you need to get your new voter ID – why does it discriminate against poor people and women?

Drop in and check us out after work                          League of Women Voters of Elkhart County

Speaker Lisa Plencner, past State LWV President

February 15th  5:30 – 7pm


22531 C.R. 18 ( Hively)

  open to the public- you do not need to be a League member to attend .  Free snacks will be provided. This is a casual meeting, you can leave at any time. We hope to answer all your questions. For additional information  264-7281



November 15th LWV meeting “Career Pathways” Elkhart schools curriculum

6 Nov

via November 15th LWV meeting “Career Pathways” Elkhart schools curriculum information from LWVEC

26 Oct

On Election Day, Tuesday November 7, voters across the country will head to the polls to cast their ballots in thousands of state and local elections. If you have elections in your area, now is the time to think about how and when you’ll vote, and encourage your friends and family to do the same.

What do you need to vote? The League is proud to provide, our digital voter guide for all election-related material. This one-stop-shop includes registration deadlines, absentee and early voting information, polling place locations, and ID requirements where they exist. In hundreds of communities nationwide, we will also have detailed information about candidates and issues on the ballot.
Who represents your beliefs? Up and down the ballot, candidates are asking you to hire them to represent you. You, and your friends and family, have important decisions to make that will impact your community and our country.
Enter your address at to build your personalized voting guide that may include which offices and ballot questions you will see when you vote, as well as nearby candidate debates and forums, so you can hear directly from the candidates on the issues that matter most to you.
Voting allows us to make an impact on critical issues and policies. Please encourage the people in your life to vote in this year’s important elections, and to find the information they need at
Thank you for Making Democracy Work®.

Maggie Bush
Programs & Outreach DirectorPlease try to attend candidate forums and ask them questions

The League would incourage you to attend candidates meetings and ask them questions. It is a sad fact that because of Gerrymandering our elected officials do not have to vote as there constituents want them to -and never hold any town halls or attend  debates. When ask questions about their votes ,( our representative voted to cut Medicare by $487 billion after her 1.5 trillion cut to Medicaid failed to pass the Senate) they refuse to answer. Many times decisions are made behind closed doors when open meetings and voting are traditionally  required. This happens from city planning all the way up to Washington DC . Please, don’t let our democracy go to the way side.  Hold your elected officials accountable, be informed about the issues, and get out and VOTE.

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