Fort Wayne's League of Women Voters
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Contents:

Political
LWV-related
Documents
Other Local Interest
History
News
Media

   From the LWV of Lafayette, IN:

History

Ben's Guide to the government - Ben Franklin takes you on a tour of the governement - for all ages
American Rhetoric - An online speech bank with a database and index to over 5000 speeches, lectures, debates, sermons, legal proceedings, and more!  Includes full text and audio (when available).  Here are theTop 100.
Permanent Record - What happened when a journalist stumbled upon old report cards? Paul Lukas was at a party at an old school's gymnasium. He noticed a file cabinet. Inside were report cards from the Manhattan Trade School For Girls, an institution that helped educate women in NYC until the 1940s.  Here is the fascinating story, he even contacted some of the students and their descendents!
 

News

Today's Front Pages - Mouseover any worldwide city and see their newspaper's headlines!  Powered by Flash.

A good story on the ramifications of Right to Work.
And another good one.

Info from the AARP website regarding energy bills.

An article from the Journal Gazette on School choice.

Relevant Documents

Here are three papers presented at the NINA (Northeast Indiana Non-profit Association) Legislative Breakfast on December 3, 2010. These are issues that the non-profit community in the Fort Wayne area will be following with our state legislators this year.

Gaming Recommendations
Gaming Positions
Public Transportation

These presentations are other issues that have been discussed during the year.

Full-Day Kindergarten - Chart
Gun Law Position Paper
Benefits of Full Day Kindergarten

Media

Article/survey on how people learn about their community

Political

Vote411 A one-stop resource for election info.  Run by LWV and powered by Yahoo.

Indiana Voters - A statewide voter registration system - tambien en español
Local Government Meetings
Info and resources on helping you exercise your right to vote is at #HoosiersVote.  Also helpful for people with disabilities.
Library Outreach - A page with many links related to the 2016 election.
Link to the United Way Toolkit
View this video on the effects of Gerrymandering.
Indiana Debate Commission
Ballot Initiatives Strategy Center
The Indiana Commission for Women presents: Indiana Women Speak
Congress
Open Secrets
Fifth Freedom - The Fifth Freedom Network is a grassroots, cross-disability, consumer organization dedicated to removing the physical and social barriers that often hold people with disabilities hostage to poverty, isolation and underachievement. Our coalition members come together to learn about government processes, disability rights, and state and national legislative change initiatives.
Project Vote Smart
An Introduction to Civic Involvement - also from Fifth Freedom
New Laws - Features pending new laws in Indiana, especially related to immigrant communities.
Ideas and help to find good candidates to run for public office
View/Download this free 54-page Voting Guide.

LWV-related

National League of Women Voters Site
LWV of Indiana
LWV of Montgomery County

Other Local Interest

Allen County Library
City of Fort Wayne
County of Allen
International Fort Wayne
      This website, created by Fred Gilbert, strives to provide a window into the major immigrant communities of Fort Wayne.
Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs
Indiana General Assembly
Around Fort Wayne
IPFW's Community Research Institute