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League applauds Youth Service Bureau
"Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau Updates" was the topic presented by Karen Branch, Executive Director of the YSB, at the October Lunch with the League. The topic is of keen interest to the League of Women Voters which had effectively advocated for creation of a Youth Service Bureau in 1971 as part of local League study of Juvenile Justice.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Candidate forums give voters chance to hear directly from the candidates
The General Election November 4 will be exceedingly important for Montgomery County, the state of Indiana, and the nation. The League of Women Voters encourages all citizens to be informed about the issues and the candidates on the ballot and to be sure to VOTE!
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
You need to register to vote
The LWV of Montgomery County participated in National Voter Registration Day Tuesday as part of a nationwide, nonpartisan effort to register thousands of voters on one single day!
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
President should be elected by the people
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Voting Rights Act needs amendment
The League of Women Voters is urging Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act Amendment (VRAA) of 2014. In January, a bipartisan group of legislators introduced the Voting Rights Amendment as a workable, common sense solution that would modernize elections process and protect voting rights against discrimination.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Trains important to country
Train freight, train transportation, and train lore are woven into our country's history. From the fabled Golden Spike which linked one side of our continent to the other in 1869 to the last couple of generations of kids enamored by Thomas the Tank Engine, America's economic and cultural history has been woven into and around rail.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
League celebrates 94 years of women's suffrage
August 26 marks the 94th anniversary of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. This achievement on August 26, 1920 was a result of a 72 year effort by visionary and courageous women who lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and organized demonstrations in support of suffrage.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The League's principles
The Principles of the League of Women Voters are "concepts of government" to which the League at all levels subscribes. They result from principles supported and positions taken by the League as a whole in fields of government to which the LWV has given sustained attention. They serve as authorization for adoption of national, state and local program and a basis for taking action at the national, state, and local levels.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Zerelda Wallace - inspiration for League
Yesterday was the 197th anniversary of the birth of Zerelda G.Wallace, stepmother of Lew Wallace. Zerelda became a key leader in both state and national suffrage associations, and her life was dynamic, resourceful, and inspirational. The League of Women Voters believes it is appropriate to annually recognize and celebrate Zerelda's role in working to gain women the right to vote.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
League pleased with County Commissioners' decision
The League of Women Voters of Montgomery County was pleased the County Commissioners moved forward with plans to improve the Montgomery County Courthouse. League members have concluded that there are many factors that contribute to the economic health of a community, including healthy, vibrant downtowns, particularly our county seat.
Thursday, July 31, 2014


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