League of Women Voters of the Fort Wayne Area

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League of Women Voters of the Fort Wayne Area!

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About us:

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan, multi-issue 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
at the three levels of government: local, state, and national. All
men and women are invited to join LWV where hands-on work to

safeguard democracy leads to civic improvement.

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League of Women Voters of Fort Wayne

Upcoming Events:

A free informational program on the process of redistricting

Wednesday, October 18, 7 p.m. at the downtown Allen County Public Library.

Redistricting is defined as the process of drawing boundaries for voting districts in federal, state and local elections. Redistricting will take place after the census in 2020. Currently, district lines are drawn by the Indiana General Assembly, allowing the party with the majority of office holders to have the ultimate say in how districts are configured.

The LWV has joined with Common Cause and many other groups throughout the state, along with individuals such as former Fort Wayne Mayor Paul Helmke, to form the Coalition for Independent Redistricting. All have been working toward legislation that would provide for an independently appointed commission to draw district lines, which is the process in some other states.

Last year a bipartisan Indiana House Interim Study Committee on Redistricting developed and recommended HB 1014, which outlined a plan to reform the states current redistricting system. Despite bipartisan support from groups such as the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, 15 different City and County Councils throughout the state, and other concerned Hoosiers, the Election Committee of the House failed to move the legislation out of committee.

The Fort Wayne LWV is also prepared to give informal talks to neighborhood associations, community groups, non-profits and others interested in learning about the pros and cons of districts being drawn on a partisan basis rather than an independent one. More information can be obtained by emailing the LWV via its website at www.lwvfw.org  or a message through the LWV Facebook page for Fort Wayne.


Saturday, November 4--9 to noon; Citizen Advocacy for Redistricting; a free program by the LWV and Common Cause at Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren; details to follow in October; free to the pubic

Wednesday, November 8--Pay Equity presentation; third in a series of three; breakfast meeting; details coming in October; open to the public

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Download/view the presentation from the Burmese Advocacy Center (.pptx)

Informative and Helpful Links:

League of Women Voters of Indiana and the United States

Vote 411

*** Contacts ***

Convener:

Please email
Nancy McCammon-Hansen
for more information.

Webmaster:

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