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Core Values Statement
Diversity shall be integrated into every aspect of the League of Women Voters of Greater Lafayette with the outcome to be the inclusion of all women and men, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or gender identity in its entire operation. (Approved November 2015)
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN THE 2018 INDIANA GENERAL ASSEMBLY?
Amanda Shepherd, Hoosier Environmental Council, will provide a timely update.
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, 5:15-7:00 PM
West Lafayette Public Library
208 West Columbia
5:15 - 5:30: Refreshments
5:30 - 6:30: Issue Presentation and Your Questions
6:30 - 6:35: Break
6:35 - 7:00: How to Voice Your Opinion Effectively
2018 ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST
Co-Sponsored By The League of Women Voters of Greater Lafayette
and the Indiana Farm Bureau - Tippecanoe County
Saturday, February 10, 2018
9:00 a.m. Breakfast (advance reservations only)
10:00 a.m. Legislative Forum
$12 for LWV and Farm Bureau members
$15 for non-members
LEAGUE AT THE STATE HOUSE
January 17, 2018
The Indiana General Assembly is underway and we all need to be lobbying for Redistricting Reform in a variety of ways.
Coalition Reform Bill Introduced in the Senate
We've been working with Senator John Ruckelshaus (R) Indianapolis on redistricting reform legislation that is based on this year's HB1014 with some key improvements. The bill number is SB159 and the legislation is co-sponsored by Senator Mike Bohacek (R-Michiana Shores). One of the most exciting new aspects of the bill is how the redistricting commission members are selected. SB159 sets up a public university based process that will allow any qualified Hoosier to submit an application to be considered for commission membership. Applicants can choose one of three categories: Republican, Democrat or neither Republican nor Democrat and each university will choose one finalist from each category. These twenty one names will be given to the Legislative Services Agency who will conduct a lottery to pick four Commission members, one Republican, one Democrat and two who do not belong to either major political party.
Here are a few:
Please send a thank you to Senator Ruckelshaus and Senator Bohacek for taking a leadership role on this issue and for working with us. Senator.Ruckelshaus@iga.in.gov and Senator.Bohacek@iga.in.gov. You can watch an interview with Senator Ruckelshaus about the bill "here"< +http://wishtv.com/2017/12/21/redistricting-bill-would-move-outside-legislature-for-members-of-commission/>.
We need your help ensuring that SB159 gets a hearing and vote in the Senate Elections Committee. Please contact the Chairman, Sen. Greg Walker of Columbus and tell him to give SB159 a hearing and a vote. "Senator.Walker@iga.in.gov"<mailto: Senator.Walker@iga.in.gov>.
Letters to the editor would also be helpful - here's a suggested theme. It's a new year and new attempt to reform redistricting in Indiana.
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DIRECTORY OF GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
The Greater Lafayette League of Women Voters 2017 Directory of Government Officials is available online. This publication contains contact information for elected and appointed officials and commissions for Tippecanoe County, Lafayette, West Lafayette, Battle Ground, Clarks Hill, Dayton and Shadeland. Copies of the directory are available in many community locations.