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Newsletter - January 18. 2024

LWVIN | Published on 1/18/2024


LEAGUE DAY AT THE STATE HOUSE JANUARY 31!
REGISTER BY JANUARY 25!

LEAGUE DAY AT THE STATE HOUSE

Wednesday, January 31,9:30 am - 3 pm
Indiana State Library, History Reference Room 211
315 West Ohio, Indianapolis

LEAGUE DAY AT THE STATEHOUSE provides an opportunity for league members to meet with their legislators and discuss priority League issues. Please make appointments with your legislators NOW!

The day will also include a speaker and discussion tables led by leaders/experts in various areas. Here is a list:

 

11:45 am. Indra FrankHoosier Environmental Council - Wetland and Water issues

12:30 pm Table Discussions (happening simultaneously)

Table1: Tim Kalgreen -IndianaCivics Coalition

Table 2: Kerwin Olson,Exec Dir, Citizen's Action Coalition -- Solar

Table 3: Rebecca McCracken, Marion County YouthViolence Prevention Coalition, and Alexandra Rollo, City Gun Violence State Lead, MOMs Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.  Update – Federal & State Legislation

Table 4: Julia Vaughn– Common Cause - Election Bills


OPTIONAL DINNER AND PLAY

DINNER at BUCA DI BEPPO, 5 pm

FANNIE, THE MUSIC AND LIFE OF FANNIE LOU HAMMER at the Indiana Repertory Theatre,7:30 pm. (see more below). LWVIN has a block of tickets and access to a private room for this special evening. Reserve your tickets soon!

HOTELS– “google” Downtown Indianapolis Hotels to find a hotel that meets your needs. Hotels like the Hyatt Regency, Embassy Suites and Westin are within walking distance of the State Library, State House, IRT and Buca di Beppo. Book soon!

GO HERE FOR DETAILED INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER!

Meeting resources are on the LWVIN website on the League Day Resources page

You can watch a video of a League Day Orientation on 1/15/24 HERE

Paulette Vandegriff, Chair,Special Events Committee



FANNIE: THE MUSIC AND LIFE OF FANNIE LOU HAMER

This is an amazing opportunity to learn about the important voting rights work of Mrs. Hamer.

The play includes a 3-person live band, that will play civil rights classics and old spirituals from the black church. Music and faith were important to Fannie Lou, and they figure large in this play.

Fannie led a difficult life, filled with obstacles caused by racism. She survived death threats and acts of violence repeatedly, which are alluded to in her story on stage. Her outsized courage and commitment take center stage though, leaving audiences inspired.

A study guide can be downloaded HERE. Also check the website for the Indiana Repertory Theatre for other resources about the life and times of Fannie.

You can purchase your tickets for the play when you register for League Day HERE.

You won’t want to miss out on this exciting production! Hope to see you at the theatre!

Tracy Heaton de Martinez

FORGOTTEN FOREMOTHERS

Profiles of lesser-known heroines in the fight for women's rights

HIND TAHER AL-HUSSEINI

Hind Taher al-Husseini’s roots in Jerusalem ran deep. She was born there on April 25, 1916, and raised in the mansion home her maternal grandfather had built nearly three decades before. As a child of privilege and wealth, she received the finest education and devoted her life to sharing that education with the most vulnerable -- children orphaned by war.

To read this entire article go HERE.

Kathryn S Gardiner

Pam Locker, Editor, LWVIN Voter