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.
LWVIN Council was held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the Prindle Institute at DePauw University in Greencastle.
LWVIN business, such as the election of new officers and approval of the 2016-17 budget was addressed, and the focus of the day was on grassroots advocacy and how we can work more effectively to make an impact. Featured training included a session with Lisa Marchal, Senior Global Grassroots Associate with RESULTS, on how to craft an effective story, build legislative relationships, and get the most out of our communications. We also spent time reviewing the Indiana General Assembly website and how to track LWV legislative priorities.
The entire Council packet can be accessed here
Thank you to our local members from around the State who were able to represent the League at this event.
League members spent the day learning from each other's successes, how other organizations prioritize and strategize for success, and how to maximize visibility and impact through intentional event planning and community collaborations.
Materials from President's Day may be found 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
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.