league of women voters

Joyous greetings! Seems like a strange sentiment in these troubled times, but it also seemed odd when expressed by women in France, Germany, England and yes, the United States as they wrote letters to one another in the mid-1800’s. They communicated and offered support as they labored, sometimes from prisons, for human rights for women, enfranchisement among their issues. So again, “joyous greetings,” because thanks to them, we have the vote.

Happy Family

Mar 23, 2019
Blair Gauntt

Monday, March 25, 2019 at 9 PM

Inspired by real events, Happy Family is a play about one determined woman.  In the 1970s she led a group of working women who sued a major corporation for equal pay and equal opportunity.  With the help of a roving civil rights lawyer, they won.  It took them ten years of hardship, but they won.

The play was written and produced by Roy Schreiber, a retired professor of history at Indiana University South Bend.

The League of Women Voters of Elkhart County and the American Democracy Project of Indiana University South Bend have announced several forums to allow voters to compare candidates side-by-side and become more informed.  

NEW: South Bend mayoral candidate jailed

Mar 1, 2019
St. Joseph Co. Jail

NEW: South Bend mayoral candidate Will Smith was jailed this morning in South Bend at the St. Joseph County Jail.  He is being held for Miami County on no bond. This comes just hours before Smith is scheduled to participate in a debate among democratic mayoral candidates for South Bend mayor. The prosecutor out of Miami County is charging Smith with felony theft involving a 2019 Forest River travel trailer taken from RV Dynasty in Bunker Hill last month.   


Two organizations in St. Joseph County will hold debates for the second congressional district Democratic primary and other contested races in the county this year.

Two debates and two meet the candidates forums are scheduled to be hosted by the American Democracy Project and the League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area in the coming months.

Professor Hershey says redistricting problems are largely connected with issues of diversity, and that an independent commission wouldn't solve the problem.