Voter Services October

Muncie Central Opportunity Tables We staffed a table on October 22nd to introduce the students to the League of Women Voters, explaining how we began, what we do to defend our democracy, what we need help with right now, and inviting students…
The League of Women Voters supports the following provisions: • Independent redistricting commissions in every state • Redistricting guidelines o Ensures communities of interest, neighborhoods be maintained o A partisanship test (efficiency gap) must be applied o Process must be transparent and allow for public participation o Plans must be enacted by a 3-judge court o Payments for the commission to operate must be made (???) • Same day registration • Automatic registration (already the case in 27 states) • Online voter registration • A commitment to restore the VRA (Voting Rights Act) that was rolled back with the Shelby County ruling. • An end to voter purges • Small donor public financing to level the playing field o Each donor’s contribution would be matched 1:6 from non-taxpayer funds in the Freedom from Influence Fund garnered from fines and seizures in court judgments o Participation by candidates would be voluntary o Transparency would increase by closing disclosure loopholes [$5B spent on 2018 elections, but much about donors has not been disclosed] o Federal Election Commission reform to enable it to function (5 commissioners so no tie votes, more staff, judges) • Ethics and transparency provisions for the executive and judicial branches
Support HR1 For The People Act The For The People Act is core to decades of League work.   This democracy reform bill will give states the resources to ensure the voting rights of all citizens. The bill was introduced in the Senate…
Father and two children fishing off pier in Indiana pond

Natural Resources Calendar

Calendar of Events Get involved in protecting Indiana’s Natural Resources!  November 2019 Saturday, November 16 HEC 12th Annual Greening the Statehouse IMMI Conference Center, Westfield, IN From HEC’s website: “the largest annual gathering of environmentally-minded Hoosiers. It is the year’s best chance…