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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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

Are you going to choose one of the great sandwiches or a salad at the LWV meeting?

12 Oct

HI everyone, I have your reply for attending, but some of you forgot to say if you are indeed going to have one of the great sandwiches or salad.  You will pick from a selection, but we have to know a number to order, unlike the buffet, there will not be extra and we will be charged for what ever we order.  

Classic Club: sliced turkey, hav, bacon, colby jack cheese, lettuce and tomato

Roast beef served on pretzel bun with cheddar cheese , lettuce and tomato

chicken caesar wrap, chicken parmesan cheese, diced tomatoes, romaine lettuce

Cobb Sandwich turkey breast, bacon, boiled egg, lettuce and mayo on sourdough

Southwest wrap turkey breast bacon cheddar cheese lettuce

Chicken bacon ranch sanwich or wrap

salad, veggie or with meat-  we will have a variety

 

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.

good poster

 

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

The September 20th meeting will be great!!! Hope you can make it ,and also bring your dues if you still have not paid for the 2017/2018 year. The lunch is free. Bring a friend.

13 Sep

Free Luncheon for Voter Registration and Information

7 Sep

FREE LUNCHEON

SEPTEMBER  20th  11:30-1 pm

IVY TECH COMMUNITY ROOM

22531  C.R.  18 GOSHEN

REGISTER TO VOTE. FIND OUT ABOUT PURGING VOTERS.

LEARN HOW THE LWV IS PROTECTING VOTERS RIGHTS

Gail Pebworth from the League of Women Voters state office will provide LWV membership information and tell us what the league does to protect voters rights.

Kelsey McClure from Elhart County Outreach will discuss why 500,000 voters were purged from the Indiana database. She will verify current registrations and register voters.

Jonathan Watson JD will discuss the “constitutionality” of the NAACP/LWVIN lawsuit against the Indiana Secretary of State regarding voter privacy and the injunction to prevent  “purging” as currently performed. Additional Voter suppression cases may be reviewed as time allows.

The public is Welcome. We appreciate a RSVP to ensure enough food is ordered.      574 206 0732      574 849 8701   or respond on this site lwvec.org

League of Women Voters of Indiana, Indiana NAACP, et. al. v. Connie Lawson, et. al. | Brennan Center

ters Violates Fed eral Law

 

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