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.
"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:
The program includes:
- An Address by Professor Sheila Seuss Kennedy
- Recognition of LWV Indiana Lifetime Members
- Commemorative Displays
- League Stories
- Review of League Work
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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)
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More information on Redistricting Reform plus other 2015 legislative news.
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.
The program airs Sundays at 2:00pm and Mondays at 3:00pm (EDT)
Programs are archived online a few days after the original broadcast.