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Published On 5/18/2022
The LWVIN 2022 Virtual Documentary Film Series is scheduled for June 2 (Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook) and 14 (Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight to Vote) to be followed by a Local League Challenge....
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Published On 4/6/2022
Join us for an update on where Muncie is headed in recycling.
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Published On 3/9/2022
State Rep. Robin Shackleford, chair of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus and vice-president of the Women’s POWER Caucus, will bring her perspective on the recent Indiana legislative session to the LWV Muncie-Delaware Virtual Speaker Series. Join us on Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m. Eastern. More...
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Published On 2/16/2022
The Indiana Coalition of Public Education are having a Day of Action to kick off Public Schools Week (February 21-25th)
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Published On 2/3/2022
The number of non-competitive districts in the currently-adopted Indiana legislative maps prevents Hoosier voters from having a voice in their government. What are our options for regaining our voices?
All IN 4 Democracy, our redistricting reform coalition, worked with Sen. Fady Qaddoura to formulate a constitutional amendment that would remove the mapping responsibility from the legislature....
Unfortunately, the resolution was never even granted a hearing in committee. ...
But that does not mean that we should be quiet and go home!...
On February 7, ... READ MORE
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Published On 2/2/2022
On January 22nd the annual AAUW/LWVM-DC meeting on education issues was presented virtually by Indiana Coalition for Public Education President Cathy Fuentes Rohwer and Joel Hand, ICPE long-time lobbyist. If you missed their review ...
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Published On 11/29/2021
The Indiana committee for Women's Health provides updates on the current conditions in which Hoosiers exist.
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Published On 11/22/2021
The Hoosier Environment Council held its annual Greening of the Statehouse last weekend, and our Natural Resources Committee Chair Sarah R. Williams offers highlights of the event, here.
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Published On 11/4/2021
Delaware County election officials who are studying the potential of vote centers in Delaware County. They want to know what citizens think. Answer their survey online and/or attend one of their public meetings November 4 or November 16...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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Published On 7/30/2021
LWVUS is leading us into a new focus: our core values.
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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!
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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.
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Published On 7/28/2021
Gerrymander Meander Votercade
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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."
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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.
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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:
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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
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Published On 3/11/2021
Take the survey at https://www.togetherdm.org/speak-up/march-survey
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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
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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...
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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...)
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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.
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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...)
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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...)
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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.
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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.
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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...
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Published On 8/30/2020
LWV-Muncie/Delaware joins Census and Muncie Resist at the Block Party for Second Chance Dads.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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Published On 5/19/2020
VOTE411.org Wins Webby 2020 People’s Voice Award for Best Government & Civil Innovation Website
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Events

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.
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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.
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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.
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Forgotten Foremothers

Published On 6/11/2022
On May 20, 1886, a headline in the National Tribune in Washington, D.C. read “A Zuni Princess.” The article recounted, among other stories, the princess buying herself an umbrella after hearing some local women discussing a sale. “She had gone alone to the store and selected her parasol and paid for it, just as if she had been accustomed to shopping in a large city all her life, though Washington is the first city she ever visited.”
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Published On 5/13/2022
With our bodily autonomy once again on the line, this profile and the story of these women is VERY timely. Read and be inspired, and take courage for what may come before us . . .
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Published On 4/9/2022
Estelle Hall was born in 1884 in Georgia. Little of her childhood or parentage has survived the span of history, but her educational pursuits certainly have. She studied with activist and scholar W.E.B Dubois at Spelman College and attended Atlanta University, a private historically Black research institution. She taught in Atlanta for a few years, before moving to Baltimore in 1905 around age 21.
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Published On 3/13/2022
How one woman used the prejudice of the day to spy during WWII.
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Published On 2/20/2022
Alice Ruth Moore Dunbar-Nelson was born on July 19, 1875, in New Orleans, Louisiana. She graduated from Straight University in New Orleans and worked as an elementary teacher. She was an activist for civil rights and women's suffrage, as well as a poet, journalist, short-story writer, and playwright. Her works include Violets and Other Tales (The Monthly Review, 1895) and The Goodness of St. Rocque and Other Stories (Dodd, Mead and Company, 1899).
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Published On 1/19/2022
“Her legacy is one of determined belief in human worth, in a kinship that transcends artificial borders, in the steady, dedicated assault on prejudice and bigotry.” Tye Leung Schulze was a woman who generously served her community, interpreting for people in many situations. This is her story.
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Published On 12/15/2021
British poet, Nina Salaman
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Published On 11/18/2021
Buffalo Calf Road Woman is noted as an “excellent markswoman,” but she used a club to knock General Custer off his horse. She fought “out in the open,” refusing to take cover, and “stayed on her horse the entire time.” This, she did, to save her brother!
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Published On 10/15/2021
Thelma Glass organized the Bus Boycott forty years before the famed Rosa Parks made her stand. Here is Thelma's story.
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Published On 9/23/2021
A hardworking, compassionate woman about whom is little known today - but whose work reflects a perspective few had in her time. We have the events, the dates, but few details of the cause, or more importantly, the emotional impact; the true shape and shade of a person lost to time. This is the story of Mary McCurdy. "Her work will outlive empires and the stars."
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Published On 8/13/2021
In 1944, Nancy Wake parachuted into France in the dark of night. A war hero, she was awarded medals that she didn't want, and eventually sold them to pay the bills after her husband's death. “There was no point in keeping them,” she said. “I’ll probably go to hell and they’d melt anyway." She was a tough gal with a work ethic still mentioned to this day.
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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.
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Published On 6/10/2021
Of mixed lineage from France and the Chippewa tribe, Marie was born in 1863 in North Dakota during the time of required assimilation, which was a huge part of the atmosphere in primary school years and beyond. The tension between her Indigenous identity and the American "whiteness" would be an ever-present tightrope for Marie throughout her life as a suffragist and her career as an educator.
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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.
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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.
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Published On 2/15/2021
Marcenia Lyle Stone was born July 17, 1921 in West Virginia to parents Boykin and Willa Maynard Stone. In her teens, she would choose the name Toni as a better fit with her personality. Father Boykin was a graduate of the Tuskegee Institute and served in the United States Army during World War I. Mother Willa was a hairdresser, who worked even as she raised Toni and her two sisters and brother.
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Published On 2/5/2021
Less remembered in history than her son, Poet Langston Hughes, Carrie was a significant suffragist of her time. At age 19, in 1892, she spoke up within her own community of Black Americans, challenging "the male notion" that women were content with their position in life. At that time the position of Black women was one of utter disenfranchisement across every front of life.
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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.”
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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.
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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...)
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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...)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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