The South Bend Area

The South Bend Area

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Our Board of Directors meets the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm at St Joseph County Public Library, 304 S. Main St., South Bend. Parking is free, and guests are welcome. In case of last-minute changes, please call 574-220-5649 to confirm the meeting. Please let us know in advance if you wish to place an item on the meeting agenda.

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Indiana House District 6 Primary Debate
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Mar 24 2020 - 6:00pm
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1001 Wiekamp Hall - Indiana University South Bend

Join the American Democracy Project of IU South Bend and the League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area as we host the three candidates competing in the District 6 Democratic primary.

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Mar 10 2020 - 5:00pm
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Roger B. Francis Library Branch

Please join us for the opening reception of the South Bend Area League of Women Voters Exhibit!

Photos, newspaper articles, and League documents will be n displayed throughout the library.


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Mar 13 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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South Bend Chocolate Cafe

In March, Lunch with the League features the unique stories of several members. Come hear

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Mar 15 2020 - 2:00pm
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Carroll Auditorium - Madeleva Hall - Saint Mary's College

Sunday, March 15, 2:00 pmA Century of Votes for Women book cover
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Apr 6 2020 (All day) to May 1 2020 (All day)
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South Bend Civic Theatre Lobby

During lobby hours (Monday-Friday from 9 am to 6 pm) drop by South Bend Civic Theatre to view “Securing the Vote: Women’s Suffrage in Indiana,” a traveling exhibit created by the Indiana Historical Society, with help from the Lilly Endowment.


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100 Years, 100 Gifts

Thank you for supporting LWV South Bend Area 's 100 Years, 100 Gifts campaign. Your generous donation will help the League begin its second hundred years of service on sound financial footing.

All donors will be recognized on our website, and if we receive your donation by January 14, 2020, you will also be recognized in the 2020 Citizen's Guide to Representative Government -- our 100th Anniversary Edition! We'll recognize all donations at these two levels:

Click Events or this printable flyer for information on our 100th Anniversary celebrations.
In 2020, we celebrate 100 years since the passage of the 19th amendment and the 100th birthday of the League of Women Voters! As our League plans its celebrations over the coming year, we are mindful of these important realities: 
  • The suffrage movement was characterized by racism that betrayed women of color.
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                About a year from now, on Aug. 26, the United States will observe the 100th anniversary of women achieving the right to vote. 

                Well, white women of means, that is.