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

 

Reminder- Homelessness in Elkhart County, Thursday Nov. 21st 5:30- 7pm IVY TECH

20 Nov

Bring some items for the shelters and learn what the community is doing for the homeless in ELkhart County

Thursday night Nov. 21st  5:30-7:00pm

Ivy Tech Community Center 22531 CR 18

SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED

  Presented by: Chris Ulery, Director of Saving Grace and member of Elkhart City Homeless Coalition

Kevin Farmwald, Team Leader of the Project for Assisting in the Transition for Homelessness and

Chairperson for the Elkhart City Homeless Coaliton and Goshen City Homeless Coalition

Reservation appreciated: Carol Wiegner 262 3226 or respond thru comments here on LWVEC.org

PUBLIC WELCOME TO ATTEND NO CHARGE-But Would help if you could bring- personal care items-gloves-socks-(both sexes) blankets and outdoor clothing

Fund raising Calendar Sales by the League

These are on sale on Amazon for $20- Buy them from us and profits will help 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 voting rights for women and blacks. 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 to order . Makes a great gift for the young women in your family.

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League of Women Voters of Elkhart County November 21st meeting-bring an item for the shelter

13 Nov

via League of Women Voters of Elkhart County November 21st meeting

League of Women Voters of Elkhart County November 21st meeting

10 Nov

Homelessness in Elkhart County

Thursday night Nov. 21st  5:30-7:00pm

Ivy Tech Community Center 22531 CR 18

SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED

  Presented by: Chris Ulery, Director of Saving Grace and member of Elkhart City Homeless Coalition

Kevin Farmwald, Team Leader of the Project for Assisting in the Transition for Homelessness and

Chairperson for the Elkhart City Homeless Coaliton and Goshen City Homeless Coalition

Reservation appreciated: Carol Wiegner 262 3226 or respond thru comments here on LWVEC.org

PUBLIC WELCOMB TO ATTEND NO CHARGE-But Would help if you could bring- personal care items-gloves-socks-(both sexes) blankets and outdoor clothing

LWVEC presents educational and informative programs.  The opinion of the speaker does not necessarily reflect the position of the League of Women Voters of Elkhart County.

 

There are only 37 aquafers on our planet, 21 are polluted,over depleted, or are evaporating

1 Nov

Report from League of Women Voters Lake Michigan Region

  There are 5 countries that have most of the worlds water, Brazil, Russia, USA, Canada, and China. Columbia ranks far behind at 6th for fresh water, and the rest of world’s  water resources are quite small.

The groundwater in our area is called “The Sixth Great Lake”.  This fresh water supply is not protected by Federal laws of the  GLC- Great Lakes Compact or The Clean Water Act. Michigan is the only state without statewide laws or regulations regarding small septic tanks.

The League of Women Voters Lake Michigan Region conference was held in Lakeside Mi. this year. I am a Chemist and microbiologist and have performed many water quality test during my career. Needless to say, as bad as I thought things were in the past, our present ground water is in peril. Many beaches in Michigan were closed last summer due to Ecoli. A new chemical used as fire retardant (PFAS) is in our water to stay because it is highly soluble. Once in our systems, PFAS cause auto immune disorders and is linked to cancer.

Please read the attached folders for more information. If you live in Michigan, encourage your lawmakers to act. Have your  water tested once a year. Vote for sewer upgrades in your area.Let me know if you would like a environmental meeting next year on anything Lake Michigan Region- there are resources available to us from this League Organization. Thanks, Bev

FLOW-Groundwater-Report-2018  

Other great articles can be found at  www.ForLoveOfWater.org

Please share these reports with others. So great to see what some of our League dues are accomplishing.

 

 

 

Don’t forget to vote in ELkhart’s Municipal Election

31 Oct

visit  Indianavoters.in.gov for voting place information

visit  www.Vote411.com   to see how the candidates answered issue questions from the League. Be an informed voter.

Elkhart Municipal Candidates respond to LWV questions

12 Oct

The League of Women Voters provides a voter’s guide- backgrounds on candidates and their responses to questions about relevant issues. Be an informed voter.

City of Elkhart Mayor — VOTE411 Voter Guide

Click on the above to get quick pdf of the mayoral candidates answers.

Elkhart Councilman answers can be found at VOTE411.org or if you have problems try onyourballot.vote411.org

Thank You for attending our municipal debates Oct. 7th and 8th- join our Facebook page-League of Women Voters Elkhart County- for ABC 57 video coverage.

Other Elkhart issues in the news

Feedback helped shape several new concepts for Tolson Center

Next League Meeting 

November 21st 5:30-7:00pm IVY TECH Elkhart

Homelessness in Elkhart County

speaker: Chris Ulery, Director of Saving Grace-Member of Homeless Coalition

Open to the public

Elkhart Mayoral Debate Monday October 7th 6:30-8:30pm

22 Sep

Come and listen to the candidates speak and answer debate questions from the League and from the audience. Meet them after the debate while enjoying light refreshments.

September 24th is Voter Registration Day! On Tuesday, September 24th voting machines will be available at the Main Library for everyone to check them out. The League is happy to see the new machines provide a paper trail of your vote. Voter registration can be done at this event and on line at https://indianavoters.in.gov   or www.elkhartcountyclerk.com .  To find your precinct go to     www.elkhartindiana.org .

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