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Presidential Transition
Linda Hanson
Published on: 11/23/2020
It is law that the presidential transition follow the standards set forth in the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 (PTA).
The PTA authorizes the General Services Administrator, or GSA, to ascertain the apparent winner and release funds to the incoming administration to begin the process of moving into the White House.
Emily Murphy, the GSA, is refusing to sign the paperwork to begin this transition. ...
“The League of Women Voters of the United States calls on the General Services Administration to fulfill the duties and ascertain president-elect Joe Biden immediately.”
League Volunteers Registered Voters at Ivy Tech
Stacey Ingram
Published on: 9/28/2020
On Thursday, Septemeber 24th, LWVMDC Volunteers staffed a Voter Registration table at the downtown Muncie Ivy Tech main campus. Along with the US Census, MITS, and IVY Tech, we reached out to students, faculty, staff, and passers-by to make sure people were registered to vote and had the information they need to vote by absentee ballot, in-person early, or in-person on Election Day, November 3, 2020. Pictured is new member Sherry Wolfe at our information and registration table on the IVY Tech West Pavillion.
We Mourn the Loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Teresa Basey
Published on: 9/19/2020
We mourn the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 87, from complications of the cancer that she fought valiantly for years. Having directed and shaped the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project, she was revered as a women’s rights icon. Her clear-eyed toughness as a litigator and Supreme Court Justice, though, served every person in this country as she fought for equal rights and civil liberties for all.
Upcoming State Workshops - Get Registered
Stacey Ingram
Published on: 9/4/2020
LWVIN & LWVUS have been producing a lot of great webinars on everything from voting machines and election security to how to use your cell phone to notify and inform members of latest news...
LWV-Muncie at Block Party for Second Chance Dads
Sabrina Glidden
Published on: 8/30/2020
LWV-Muncie/Delaware joins Census and Muncie Resist at the Block Party for Second Chance Dads.
Women's Equality Day program
Published on: 8/28/2020
Women's Equality Day 2020 Online Celebration

Full Video. No login necessary to view.

Congratulations to Leadership Team members, Linda Hanson and Julie Mason! We are very proud to know you and work with you!
Hoosier Suffrage, Resources, & Covid Scheduling Adjustments
Kourtney McCauliff
Published on: 8/28/2020
The Muncie League plans to use the delay in centennial events to fight for the voting rights of ALL CITIZENS. In the meantime, we offer several resources to assist you as you fight along with us.
New LWV-Muncie-Delaware County website goes live
LWV-MDC
Published on: 7/16/2020
The League of Women Voters of Muncie-Delaware County in conjunction with the State and National Leagues has implemented a new web site using ClubExpress, a new and powerful Internet tool for managing our leagues at all levels.
VOTE411.org Wins Webby People’s Voice Award
LWV-MDC
Published on: 5/19/2020
VOTE411.org Wins Webby 2020 People’s Voice Award for Best Government & Civil Innovation Website

Forgotten Foremothers

Dr. Mabel Ping-Hua Lee
Kathryn Gardiner
Published on: 11/22/2020
Forgotten Foremothers: Profiles of lesser-known heroines in the fight for women's rights
Anna Murray Douglass
Kathryn S. Gardiner
Published on: 10/15/2020
“Well-behaved women seldom make history,” wrote Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, a Pulitzer prize winning historian. The quote quickly transformed from her intended meaning, namely—not that all women should be more rebellious—but that history should concern itself with the actions and thoughts of well-behaved women.
Zitkala-Sa
Kathryn S. Gardiner
Published on: 9/14/2020
In 1884, Quaker missionaries visited the Yankton Indian Reservation in South Dakota. When they left, they took several children with them to White Indiana Manual Labor Institute in Wabash, Ind. Among them was an 8-year-old then called Gertrude Simmons, the daughter of a Sioux Dakota woman and a white man. Her father had left the family years before and she left despite her mother’s objections. She wanted to go to the “Red Apple Country” promised by the missionaries.
Stormé DeLarverie
Kathryn Gardiner
Published on: 6/28/2020
Stormé DeLarverie celebrated Dec. 24, 1920 as her birthday, but the exact date wasn’t a certainty. She was born in New Orleans to white father and an African-American mother who was her father’s hired servant. The two later married and the family relocated to California.
Lillian Wald
Kathryn Gardiner
Published on: 4/20/2020
During the 1918 influenza epidemic, Lillian Wald was a general in charge of an army. As chairperson of the Nurses’ Emergency Council in New York City, she organized supplies and led her fellow nurses and volunteers, all women, in caring for the city’s ailing population.
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Kathryn S Gardiner
Published on: 6/6/2018
At the eleventh annual National Women’s Rights Convention on May 10, 1866, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper took the stage. She stood before a gathering of the suffrage movement’s dynamic leaders and gave the night’s most memorable speech.

Events

DEI Committee Meeting
Teresa Basey
Published on: 11/22/2020
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee is having its first meeting, on Zoom. Please join us if you are able!

Virtual Speaker Series

Sex Trafficking and Victim Advocacy in Indiana in 2020
Teresa Basey
Published on: 11/13/2020
Virtual Speaker Series November 21 at 10:00 am
​Judge Kimberly Dowling of the Delaware County Circut Court #2
​Shelby Looper, Director of the MPD's Victims Advocate Program

Membership

New Membership Levels
Teresa Basey
Published on: 11/20/2020
“Let the league door be no longer closed to a diverse membership
by the finances of our households. May it be improved and changed
by nurturing and employing those unique variations in the sensibilities and talents of all activists desiring to join us in empowering voters and defending democracy for all!”
– Teresa Basey, Membership Chair, LWV of Muncie/Delaware County

Announcing new membership levels honoring suffragists who fought for our right to vote, who created our organization and those we once excluded.