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The New Texas Abortion Law: A Primer
Pam Locker, LWV of Indiana Women's Health Advocate
Published on: 9/19/2021
With the current discourse in the US regarding abortion, this new law harkens back to the days of the wild, Wild West--with vigilantism front and center. Our Indiana LWV Women's Health Advocate Pam Locker breaks it down for us here.
All IN for Democracy Launches State’s First Community Mapping Competition
All IN for Democracy
Published on: 8/26/2021
All IN for Democracy, Indiana’s coalition for Independent Redistricting, announced a first-in-the-state community mapping contest that allows Hoosiers to win cash prizes for drawing fair district maps in this year’s redistricting cycle.
Overflow Crowds at Legislative Hearings Demand Fair Maps
All IN for Indiana
Published on: 8/9/2021
The times and locations were inconvenient and the weather wasn't great either but that didn't stop hundreds of Hoosiers from raising their voices for fair maps at legislative redistricting hearings last week.
Time to Speak for Fair Maps!
Linda Hanson
Published on: 8/2/2021
The Indiana House and Senate elections committees will hold long-awaited public hearings on redistricting August 6, 7, and 11. These meetings are our chance to speak out about criteria to be applied to drawing new legislative district maps that will be with us for the next 10 years. So speak now!

The closest hearing to us is in Anderson, hosted by the Senate Elections Committee, Friday, August 6th 10 a.m.
Ivy Tech, Anderson Campus – 815 E. 60th Street, Anderson 46013
Our NEW Focus!
Linda Hanson
Published on: 7/30/2021
LWVUS is leading us into a new focus: our core values.
Garden Party 2021
Linda Hanson
Published on: 7/28/2021
Our annual Garden Party is BACK! Let's get registered and plan for a great time to come together again for DEMOCRACY!
Friday, September 10, 2021
5:30-6:30 Social Hour
6:30-7:30 PM Speaker
More Details Inside!
Ruling Against Indiana Faulty Voter Roll Purges Upheld
Linda Hanson
Published on: 7/28/2021
Indiana’s purge law lacks safeguards to prevent removal of eligible voters; district court had issued summary judgment against the state.
Gerrymander Meander Votercade in Indianapolis
Linda Hanson
Published on: 7/28/2021
Gerrymander Meander Votercade
Women's Health Committee Update
Women's Health Committee
Published on: 7/22/2021
Since I wasn't able to attend our retreat on July 19th, here's an update of what's going on in women's health at the moment.
Legislative Leaders Share More Specifics On The Redistricting Process Ahead, But Questions Remain
Janet Williams and Bill Theobald, The Indiana Citizen
Published on: 5/19/2021
(Full article at thestatehousefile.com)

"In a post-session interview with The Indiana Citizen, the Indiana Senate’s top Republican, Rodric Bray, shared a few specifics of how legislative leaders will guide the redrawing of the state’s congressional and legislative districts."
Indiana’s coal ash crisis
Teresa Basey
Published on: 4/26/2021
For impactful insights into Indiana’s coal ash crisis, don’t miss:
"IN THE WATER”
- a film by Indiana Public Broadcasting and hosted by WFYI
- followed by discussion and updates from a panel which includes Dr. Indra Frank
Wed., April 28th
6:30-8:30 p.m.
LWV Joint Statement on Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict
Teresa Basey
Published on: 4/20/2021
WASHINGTON & MINNEAPOLIS – Today the League of Women Voters of the United States issued the following joint statement with the League of Women Voters of Minnesota and the League of Women Voters of Minneapolis in response to the conviction of George Floyd’s murderer:
Redistricting Reform is a Moving Target!
Linda Hanson
Published on: 4/16/2021
The Indiana Citizens Redistricting Commission has concluded its public hearings in all 9 Congressional Districts, with about 700 individuals participating across the state. They propose to hold an additional statewide hearing on April 22 (Earth Day) to discuss the preliminary findings from the hearings and to engage others in discussion. (Register here) Their report will be delivered to the Indiana General Assembly in early May. Maps from the mapping contest will not be available to submit to the legislature until 2021 census data is available.
Video archive of the ICRC meetings: https://www.allinfordemocracy.org/application-for-the-indiana-citizens-redistricting-commission/ And on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyx4-Q3bU81MFq8AnuLMbOw
Muncie to Become a Solar City
Teresa Basey
Published on: 3/11/2021
Take the survey at https://www.togetherdm.org/speak-up/march-survey
Indiana's Handgun Permit Law Up for Appeal
Excerpted from Mom's Demand Action
Published on: 2/18/2021
House committee approved in a 9-3 vote to repeal Indiana's Handgun permit law allowing any resident age 18 or older to carry a handgun... READ MORE
Want Fair Redistricting?
Linda Hanson
Published on: 2/4/2021
Now is the time to make your voice heard! The 9-member Indiana Citizens Redistricting Commission has been selected from nearly 300 applicants. Its purpose is to demonstrate that redistricting done by a diverse and multi-partisan team of Hoosiers in a transparent process that encourages public participation will yield Congressional and state legislative districts that are fair for all voters.
The ICRC is holding virtual public hearings in all 9 Congressional districts. Hoosiers from all over the state may join these conversations to discuss the criteria for drawing new maps for congress and the Indiana legislature. More...
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. (More...)
Voter Suppression, Gerrymandering, and the Need for Redistricting Reform
Teresa Basey
Published on: 1/26/2021
DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES WITH PANELISTS AND Q&A
Suppressed 01/28/2021 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Uncivil War 02/04/2021 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Line in the Streets 02/11/2021 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM EST
LWVUS Statement on the Certification of the Presidential Election
LWVUS
Published on: 1/4/2021
On Wednesday, the U.S. House and Senate will meet in a joint session of Congress to count electoral votes, as directed by the Electoral Count Act of our Constitution.
Redistricting Update -- Time to Act!!
Linda Hanson
Published on: 11/30/2020
All IN 4 Democracy, our coalition for redistricting reform in Indiana, is calling for applications to the Indiana Citizens Redistricting Commission (ICRC).

The ICRC will demonstrate how the redistricting process in Indiana should be conducted. (More...)
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!” (More...)
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.
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.
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!
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

Events

What will YOU do on League Day of Action, April 29?
Linda Hanson
Published on: 4/16/2021
Learn about the newest tool for citizen action!
Get your advocacy toolkit for the upcoming redistricting cycle!
Ranjan Rohatgi, one of the technical experts from the Indiana Citizens Redistricting Commission, will conduct a live workshop on drawing maps using DISTRICTr.org/Indiana. Julia Vaughn from Common Cause Indiana will be introducing the ICRC citizen mapping competition. Register... in advance for this meeting.
Empowered: The History of Women's Suffrage in Muncie
Sabrina Glidden
Published on: 3/11/2021
Enjoy an exciting panel presentation about the history of the women's suffrage movement in Muncie. This session will tell the story of the women (and men) who battled for the ballot. Learn about some individual suffragists and "suffrage spots" around Muncie. Featuring photographs and maps from local archives. Registration (free) required.
ICRC Virtual Public Hearings
Teresa Basey
Published on: 2/4/2021
The ICRC plans to hold virtual public hearings around the state to engage Hoosiers in discussions about redistricting criteria and to identify important communities of interest that should be kept together when drawing district boundaries. ALL-IN will also sponsor a map drawing contest and encourage citizens to draw and submit their maps using criteria identified during the public hearings. Winning maps and the Commission's report of criteria citizens consider important for drawing fair maps will be delivered to the legislature (and made public) before the legislature meets to draw their maps this summer.

Forgotten Foremothers

Forgotten Foremothers: Mary McCurdy
Kathryn S. Gardiner
Published on: 9/23/2021
"Her work will outlive empires and the stars."
Forgotten Foremothers: Nancy Wake
Kathryn S Gardiner
Published on: 8/13/2021
In 1944, Nancy Wake parachuted into France in the dark of night.
Forgotten Foremothers: Maria Tallchief
Kathryn S. Gardiner
Published on: 7/20/2021
Among the Osage people, Maria is remembered as “Princess Wa-Xthe-Thomba,” or “Woman of Two Worlds." This is her story.
Forgotten Foremothers: María Orosa
Kathryn S. Gardiner
Published on: 4/23/2021
The Philippine-American War was the environment in which María Orosa was born in 1892 in Taal, Batangas. Her parents were members of the resistance, first against Spain, and then against the United States, all of which would shape María's life in very unique ways. Here was a woman who excelled in career and family, and who is a credit to us all. This is María's inspiring story.
Forgotten Foremothers: Roberta Cowell
Kathryn S. Gardiner
Published on: 3/21/2021
She was a pilot, a race car driver, a veteran, and she had children. Roberta Cowell's incredible story was unlike any other. Her life was marked with complexity, loneliness, and courage.
Forgotten Foremothers: Recy Taylor
Kathryn S Gardiner
Published on: 1/8/2021
“They threatened to kill her if she ever told anyone,” said Oprah Winfrey during a Golden Globes speech in 2018, just days after Recy’s death. “For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared speak their truth to the power of those men... And I just hope that Recy Taylor died knowing that her truth...goes marching on.”
Forgotten Foremothers: Mary Jones
Kathryn S. Gardiner
Published on: 12/11/2020
Our Forgotten Foremother for December gives us a look into the life of the first recorded Black transwoman in New York history: Mary Jones.
Forgotten Foremothers: Dr. Mabel Ping-Hua Lee
Kathryn S. Gardiner
Published on: 11/22/2020
“...no nation can ever make real and lasting progress in civilization unless its women are following close to its men if not actually abreast with them.” (More...)
Forgotten Foremothers: 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. (More...)
Forgotten Foremothers: 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.
Forgotten Foremothers: Stormé DeLarverie
Kathryn S. 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.
Forgotten Foremothers: Lillian Wald
Kathryn S. 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.
Forgotten Foremothers: 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.