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Newsletter - April 15, 2021

LWVIN  | Published on 4/16/2021

Welcome to the 2021 LWVIN Convention!
Saturday, May 1, 2021, 9 am–4 pm EDT (8 am–3 pm CDT)
Join in as early as 8:30 am EDT (7:30 CDT) to network!

We’ve packed two days into one to provide what we hope will be a stimulating virtual program. We’ve compressed the business sessions, scheduled multiple interactive workshops on key issues, and invited motivating keynote speakers. Now we need you!

All members are invited to attend. There is no registration fee. Please REGISTER by clicking on this link to the convention web pagelwvin.org/convention.

Our KEYNOTE SPEAKERS are
  • Dr. Deborah Turner, President of LWVUS
  • Dr. Robert Dion, Austin S. Igleheart Chair of Political Science, University of Evansville.
To make your convention experience fun and beneficial, check lwvin.org/convention to view the following:

DOCUMENTS
Agenda
Proposed slate, budget, programs and bylaw changes
Advocate reports
Speaker bios
Nominee bios
Committee reports
50+ years League members we are honoring
In Memoriam list
Workshop choices

PREPARE!

Please read the proposed documents before Convention. Discussion will be limited during Convention. Please send any questions or comments to us through the convention web page.

NETWORK!

We are opening the Convention session a half hour early so you can visit with friends from other Leagues. You will also be able to eat lunch with your friends. If you are a president or co-president, you are invited to lunch with the state Co-Presidents, Linda and Barb.

LEARN!

There will be three sessions of three workshops each. Choices include DEI, Nonpartisanship, Environment, Women’s Health, Education, and Money in Politics.

Presenters will include Andy Downs, Liz Solberg, Pam Locker, Cathy Fuentes- Rohwer, Melissa Currence, Linda Hanson, and Barb Schilling.

ACT FOR DEMOCRACY!


STATEWIDE HEARING APRIL 22 TO DISCUSS ICRC FINDINGS!

 

Redistricting reform is a moving target!

 

The Indiana Citizens Redistricting Commission (ICRC) has concluded its public hearings in all 9 Congressional Districts, with about 700 individuals participating across the state.

 

They will hold an additional statewide hearing onAPRIL 22 (Earth Day) at 7:30 pm EDT to discuss the preliminary findings from the hearings and to engage others in discussion.

(Register here)

 

Their report will be delivered to the Indiana General Assembly in early May. Maps from the mapping contest will not be available to submit to the legislature until 2021 census data is available.

 

The video archive of the ICRC meetings can be viewed HERE and also on YouTube.

 

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LEAGUE DAY OF ACTION ON APRIL 29, 7:00 pm EDT

 

Learn about the newest tool for citizen action!

Working with our All IN for Democracy Coalition members, we are building momentum for the upcoming redistricting cycle in Indiana. On April 29 we will provide all participants an advocacy toolkit and resources to build community engagement.

 

We will also introduce a timeline for a series of citizen action events sponsored by the All IN 4 Democracy coalition to cover the months before the legislature will actually be able to draw their maps.

 

DRUM ROLL—on April 29 we will introduce the newest tool for citizen action—map drawing.Ranjan Rohatgi,oneof the technical experts from the Indiana Citizens Redistricting Commission, will conduct a live workshop on drawing maps using https://districtr.org/indiana.

 

Census data from 2011 is currently loaded so citizens can learn to use the software before the 2021 census data is loaded. The ICRC mapping competition is open to everyone in the state, so register for the April 29 introduction to this tool!

 

REGISTER in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.