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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The League of Women Voters Maud Wood Park Award celebrates League members who have served the League by making significant contributions to the growth and strength of the League or to the advancement of civic engagement in our community by promoting voter education, encouraging citizen participation in the democratic process, or advocating for public policy issues. Nominations are accepted from members in good standing of the League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area. You may nominate yourself.
 

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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100 Years, 100 Gifts

Thank you for supporting LWV South Bend Area 's 100 Years, 100 Gifts campaign. Your generous donation will help the League begin its second hundred years of service on sound financial footing.

All donors will be recognized on our website, and if we receive your donation by January 14, 2020, you will also be recognized in the 2020 Citizen's Guide to Representative Government -- our 100th Anniversary Edition! We'll recognize all donations at these two levels:

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.
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                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.