Welcome to the League of Women Voters – Elkhart County

14 May

LWV-OpenLogoThe League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

The League of Women Voters holds public meetings every 3rd Wednesday of the month at

Ivy tech Elkhart Campus Community room.  22531 CR 18  Goshen, In.  (unless otherwise posted)

Social hr. at 11:30 . Optional lunch for  $11.00  at 12:00 – Speaker from noon to 1pm. The LWVEC strives to present  educational and informative programs.  The opinion of the speaker does not necessarily reflect the position of the League of Women Voters of Elkhart County. Non members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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

6 Nov

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

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

6 Nov

League of Women Voters of Elkhart County November 15th Luncheon          Speaker:  Dr.Rob  Haworth, Superintendent of Elkhart Schools

Topic:  Career Pathways and student curriculum

Where: IVY TECH Community Room 22531 CR 18, Goshen , IN.

Social 11:30     Program 12:00 to 1pm       optional box lunch $7   (variety of sandwiches and salads)

please let us know if you want a box lunch so we can order the proper amount. Call Tanzie 333-8888 or respond thru comments here.

Three Elkhart Schools earn full Early College endorsement – Elkhart Community Schools

Manufacturing Days – Elkhart Community Schools

 

Schools should be putting sexual harassment on the curriculum – and parents can help

 

 

VOTE411.org 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 VOTE411.org, 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 VOTE411.org 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 VOTE411.org.
Thank you for Making Democracy Work®.
Sincerely,

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.

Gerrymandering Forum- LaSalle branch library 3232 Ardmore Trail S.Bend

17 Oct

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE LWVEC MEETING WEDNESDAY, BUT I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN THIS FORUM.  CHAS AND I WILL BE GOING

The Community Forum for Economic Justice will hold a public forum on the issue of redistricting and gerrymandering. Topics of discussion will include
— how the democratic process is thwarted through the manipulation of local and federal districts that favor the party in power
— various mechanisms used to suppress voter participation
— the case before the Supreme Court, Gill v. Whitford, which challenges the constitutionality of the partisan gerrymandering plan drawn up by the Wisconsin legislature in 2011

When: Tuesday, October 17, 7 PM
Where: LaSalle branch library, 3232 Ardmore Trail, South Bend

Panel:
Lisa A Plencner,
Court Administrator, St Joseph Circuit Court
Past Co-President, League of Women Voters, Indiana
Bob Raz, Indivisible Indiana District 2
Moderator: Darryl Heller, Director, Civil Rights Heritage Center

October 18 LWVEC Luncheon Meeting

12 Oct

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS — ELKHART COUNTY
OCTOBER LUNCHEON

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017

Ivy Tech Community Center
22531 CR 18

Optional box lunch: Cost: $7.00
Speaker: Noon-1:00 p.m.

TOPIC: HOW TO DISCUSS DIFFICULT POLICY OPTIONS IN HIGHLY PARTISAN TIMES

ANDREW DOWNS, DIRECTOR.
MIKE DOWNS CENTER FOR INDIANA POLITICS

RESERVATIONS: Sharon Schafer 264-7281 – or respond online at LWVEC.org

PUBLIC WELCOME TO ATTEND

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.

Health Care Forum Oct 10th 5:30-7pm Lerner Crystal Ballroom

9 Oct

Source: Health Care Forum Oct 10th 5:30-7pm Lerner Crystal Ballroom

Health Care Forum Oct 10th 5:30-7pm Lerner Crystal Ballroom

1 Oct

Are the kids getting too old for your health care insurance? Has there been a death or retirement in the family? Has there been a divorce or have you lost your job or are unable to work? Are you in the Anthem or MDwise “Market Place” and have to find a new insurer because they are pulling out? Find your answers at the Elkhart health care forum.  Sponsored by The American Association of University Women Elkhart and Goshen branches  and Northern Indiana Community Coalition for Health Care.

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October 18th League Luncheon

30 Sep

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS — ELKHART COUNTY
OCTOBER LUNCHEON

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017

Ivy Tech Community Center
22531 CR 18

Optional box lunch: Cost: $7.00
Social 11:30-Speaker: Noon-1:00 p.m.

TOPIC: HOW TO DISCUSS DIFFICULT POLICY OPTIONS IN HIGHLY PARTISAN TIMES

ANDREW DOWNS, DIRECTOR.
MIKE DOWNS CENTER FOR INDIANA POLITICS

RESERVATIONS: Sharon Schafer 264-7281 – or respond by commenting on this site.

PUBLIC WELCOME TO ATTEND

Photos from the September 20th meeting

24 Sep

 

 

Panel Photo: left Kelsey McClure from Elkhart County Voter Outreach. Kelsey, along with Chad Clingerman helped people determine if they were purged and were there to register Voters. Kelsey answered many questions  asked about voting, registration, and purging. County clerk Wendy Hudson and chief deputy clerk Chris Anderson were also on hand to answer questions. Students ask if it was better to register at home or school. The hours of operation of poling places was questioned. She was asked what happeded to the voter registration files seized by Pence. We were told differant states had differant rules for purging. For information on your voting status, go to  http://www.IndianaVoters.com

 

At center is Gail Pebworth. Gail told us some league history. Did you know that the League, with Eleanor Roosevelt’s help, was instumental in getting the United Nations on the ground. We cover many subjects: environment, education, & health for example. We are known for protecting voters rights and getting out the vote. This year we have two law suits involving voter suppression. We stopped doing the Presidential debates in 1987 when the 2 parties planted the questions changed the participation of the debates -see you tube film.

On the left is Jonathan Watson J.D. from Anderson, Agostino & Keller who is a law professor at IUSB. He reviewed the NAACP/LWVIN lawsuit against Connie Lawson for release of Voter information at the request of the Trump Commission without abiding by Indiana Constitutional provisions. The second NAACP/LWVIN lawsuit involves purging voters because they have the same name and birthdate as someone else in the county. The issue in this case is that Indiana did not inform people they were purged. Professor Watson discussed the constitutionality of these cases and other voter suppression laws.

NAACP members and students from Ivy Tech and Goshen joined the Elkhart League of Women Voters and others who enjoyed a free picnic lunch while learning about voter suppression issues.  Get informed, Socialize, Help you community. Join the League.

 New treasurer is Evelyn Rice. Thank you Dan Kmitta for your service. If you have not paid your $45 dues yet. send them to Evelyn Rice 23480 Greenwood Blvd. Elkhart 46514.

 

Published by Bev Wiemeri

Call your Senators:Donnelly 202-224-4814 Young 202-224-5623

20 Sep

TELL THEM TO VOTE NO FOR GRAHAM CASSISY BILL. bill will affect people with disabilities , pre-existing conditions, will take away the spending cap, and put each State in charge of their own insurance. And we all know how Indiana feels about womens health concerns. The League’s stand is for good women and Children’s health-  Additional Numbers Donnelly home office 574 288-2780   Young 317 226-6700

Come to the American Association of University Women Health Care Forum

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