The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Saturday, Feb. 20 from 10a.m. to 3p.m. in Indianapolis at WFYI, 1630 N. Meridian Street.
Former LWVIN state presidents, current local LWV (co)presidents, and two (2) additional local LWV representatives are invited to attend President's Day. Local LWVs wishing to invite guests beyond their (co)president and two guests may do so at a cost of $15 per guest.
All attendees should RSVP online by February 13.
The day will be focused on learning from each other's successes, how other organizations prioritized and strategized for success, and how we can build our skills in creating robust voter education/service events that provide a community good while also maximizing visibility.
Guest speakers will feature the LWVIN's Issue Advocate for Redistricting Reform, Debbie Asberry, as well as Freedom Indiana's Advocacy Director, Katie Blair.
You may RSVP here
In This Segment Our guests join us to talk about current redistricting processes, attempts for reform and impact on local and national elections. Guests
Ted Boehm, Former Supreme Court Justice, member of Indiana Study Committee on Redistricting
Elizabeth Ennis, Education Director, Michigan League of Women Voters
Julia Vaughn, Policy Director, Common Cause Indiana
Brandon Smith, State News Reporter, Indiana Public Media
"League of Women Voters of Indiana supports a free, publicly-funded, non-sectarian system of schools serving all the state's children from pre-school through 12th grade."
The deadline for concurrence with the proposed position will be January 2016. (Following that, there will be a consensus study for 2016, with reporting at the start of 2017.) The various rationales offered are not exhaustive but can serve local LWVs as conversation-starters.
The suggested reading materials offered by the LWVIN Education Study Committee can be accessed here:
Instructions to local Leagues
The Board of Directors of the League of Women Voters of Indiana approved on October 18, 2015, the following update to the LWVIN Juvenile Justice position as submitted by the Juvenile Justice Study Committee and recommends concurrence to local Leagues.
Suggested changes are in bolded text and can be found here
The current LWVIN Position on the Juvenile Justice System can be found here
Concurrence from local LWV's is due no later than April 1, 2016.
Submit concurrence statements to Karen Branch, Juvenile Justice Study Committee Chair
email@example.com in the following manner:
Option #1: The LWV of [insert your name] concurs with all the suggested changes. Date submitted: Submitted by:
Option #2: The LWV of [insert your name] concurs with the suggested changes, but with the following caveats/suggestions/concerns: List: Date submitted: Submitted by:
Option #3: The LWV of [insert you name] does not concur with the suggested changes. Date submitted: Submitted by:
Barb Anderson (South Central Indiana, 2016) Gretchen Jeavons (Shelbyville MAL, 2016),
Pam Locker (Southwestern Indiana, 2016), Amy Miller (Indianapolis, 2017),
Jeanette Neagu (LaPorte County, 2017), Gail Pebworth (Montgomery County, Appointed, 2017),
Kimber Sorenson-Brugh (South Bend Area, 2017), Corrina Than (Greater Lafayette, 2016),
Barb Schilling, Chair (Calumet, 2017), Barb Reed (Cass County, 2017), Pat Sosbe (Montgomery County, 2017)
The program focused on Indiana Election Law and the panel included LWV South Bend Area vice president Lisa Plencner, State Senator John Broden, State Representative Tim Wesco, and Elkhart County Clerk Wendy Hudson. Senator Broden and Politically Speaking moderator Elizabeth Bennion are also LWV South Bend Area members.