The South Bend Area

The South Bend Area

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Our Board of Directors meets the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm at St Joseph County Public Library, 304 S. Main St., South Bend. Parking is free, and guests are welcome. In case of last-minute changes, please call 574-220-5649 to confirm the meeting. Please let us know in advance if you wish to place an item on the meeting agenda.

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Learn more about the 2020 Primary Election candidates with recordings of debates and interviews...

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Listen to this quick Q&A with important information about 2020 Primary Election. Thanks to Magistrate Andre Gammage and Lisa Plencner.

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  • Indiana Primary Election Day is June 2, 2020.
  • There will only be 12 voting locations in St. Joseph County.
The annual League of Women Voters Making Democracy Work Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to our community through the advancement of democracy and civic engagement.

As a service to our community, The League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area publishes the Citizen's Guide to Representative Government, a comprehensive collection of contact information for local, state, and national government offices, plus St. Joseph County voting information.

Local libraries, public offices, and businesses distribute the print edition the Citizen's Guide, and they are always available at community events where the League is present.

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Interested in our Raffle?* Learn more on Facebook or send an email to league@lwvsouthbend.org for details, then make your donation as instructed below. 

* This raffle has been approved by the Charity Gaming Commission of the Indiana Gaming Commission. If you would like to see our approved CG-EN, Exempt Activity Notification, please reply to this email and a PDF of the form will be emailed to you.

Click Events or this printable flyer for information on our 100th Anniversary celebrations.
 
In 2020, we celebrate 100 years since the passage of the 19th amendment and the 100th birthday of the League of Women Voters! As our League plans its celebrations over the coming year, we are mindful of these important realities: 
  • The suffrage movement was characterized by racism that betrayed women of color.
Press Mention

                About a year from now, on Aug. 26, the United States will observe the 100th anniversary of women achieving the right to vote. 

                Well, white women of means, that is.