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September 22nd is National Voter Registration Day- Go to Indianavoters.in.gov and update your registration.

19 Sep
Day One of Registration at the Midwest Museum of Art. August 18th.
Bev Wiemeri and Janet Evanega
Day Two of Museum Registration , August 19th. Junta Havens & Bev Wiemeri

Kathy Freese, Bev Wiemeri, and Janet Evanega assisted voters in Registration and applying for absentee ballots. You can register until October 5th. Apply for absentee ballot (mail in) until Oct 22nd. But PLEASE DO NOT WAIT. GO ON www.Indianavoters.in.gov now. start by checking your voter registration, this will get you to your voter portal where you can change your registration for address or name change or apply for mail in ballot. This site will inform you (after a few days ) that they have your correct registration,and if your mail in ballot application has arrived. It will also tell you that they have your mail in ballot after you vote. (please mail it in early). DON’T FORGET , YOU CAN VOTE EARLY AS ABSENTEE BY JUST GOING TO THE LINCOLN CENTER. OCT 6- NOV 2. Information on early voting times and places in the county are on https://clerk.elkhartcounty.com/index.php

our voting rights are being challenged- RBG on voting rights

Reminder of September 17th League Meeting

15 Sep

SOCIAL DISTANCEING AND FACE MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED

video of meeting in December of 2019 when police review was released.

A New Study Prompted by Our Reporting Confirms Elkhart, Indiana, Police Department Lacks Accountabil

The  report above includes a link to the whole pdf file of the report released in 2019 if you have time, please check it out. See how our city government is  making changes by applying recommendations. Come and suggest some changes of your own.    VOTER REGISTRATION AND ABSENTEE APPLICATIONS WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE MEETINGS !!!

Informative news and movie clips you may have missed on this subject will be shown before the meeting. So come a little early and check these out

Midwest Museum of American Art Political Exhibit- Voter Registration

13 Aug

VOTER REGISTRATION IN THE LOBBY OF THE MUSEUM AUG. 18TH 10-2PM, AUG. 19TH 10-2PM, SEPT.9TH 10-2PM    PLEASE COME AND HELP ME REGISTER VOTERS AND ENJOY THE EXHIBIT (leave a note under comments and I will get it, thanks  Bev)

 

POLITICS AND RELIGION
August 7 through October 2, 2020.

The Midwest Museum of American Art is pleased to announce a new exhibition Politics & Religion. The exhibit will open on Friday, August 7 and continue through Sunday, October 2, 2020.

Artists have been speaking out about issues that touch many lives for centuries. In Modern times, artists have taken the role in society as a mirror or a sounding board to such issues as the environment, political power, social justice, and religious tolerance. For this exhibit, the Midwest Museum of American Art has selected meaningful ideas reflected in the works of artists from the past 100+ years.

Over 100 works of art are featured in the exhibit, which includes sculpture, paintings, and drawings from some of the nation’s most relevant visual creators. Contemporary works by over 30 artists from Michiana add an additional voice to the exhibit that is punctuated by posters to give a real-world perspective of issues as far back as World War II.

The exhibit will open on Friday, August 7 and continue through Sunday, October 2, 2020.

Admission to the Midwest Museum of American Art is: $10 per adult visitor, $6 ages 8-12, $8 ages 13-18, $8 college students with ID. The Midwest Museum of American Art is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. & Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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

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.

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.

 

 

 

Photos from Oct 28th Downton Abby exhibit and tea

31 Oct

Click on the link below , another box will open below that, click on that one to see fellow League Members, South Bend LWV members, ND, Four Arts , tennis and my bridge friends who all enjoyed the day at the South Bend Historical Museum.

https://goo.gl/photos/uX5jvAkC2JnLVHZBA

 

             VOTE ON TUESDAY IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

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