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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
Movie 'Vegucates' League and guests
The fifth Annual Green Issues Summer Movie Series, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County and the Wabash College Library, held its July session with a well-attended screening of "Vegucated" (2011).

"Vegucated" is a funny and entertaining documentary about veganism--a form of vegetarianism. Unlike more typical vegetarians, vegans don't eat any animal-based foods (e.g. no eggs, milk, butter, or honey) and don't wear any animal-based clothing (ie.no leather, wool, or silk).

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Look for League booth at fair
The League of Women Voters invites all residents to drop by the LWV Booth at the Montgomery County Fair July 18-24.

Information will be available about voting, voter registration, and contacting governmental officials. Free copies of FOCUS and the 2014 Political Directory will be distributed.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Protecting and engaging voters
Rooted in the movement that secured the right to vote for women, the League of Women Voters has worked to foster civic engagement and enhance access to the vote since the LWV was founded in 1920.
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Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Freedom of Information Act
Independence Day 2014 marks 48 years since the landmark Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) went into effect-yet Americans are still distrustful of government.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Title IX has helped women athletes 42 years
Monday marked the 42nd Anniversary of the passage of Title IX, the law that opened up many opportunities for women in the classroom, sports and more. The National Women's History Project states "Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, signed by President Nixon, is one of the most important legislative initiatives passed for women and girls since women won the vote in 1920."
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Title IX opened doors to women athletes 42 years ago
Monday marked the 42nd anniversary of the passage of Title IX, the law that opened up many opportunities for women in the classroom, sports and more. The National Women's History Project states "Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, signed by President Nixon, is one of the most important legislative initiatives passed for women and girls since women won the vote in 1920."
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
League meets in Texas
The League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) held its 51st biennial National Convention in Dallas, Texas June 6-10. League members from around the country had the opportunity to celebrate the LWV's accomplishments on voting rights, campaign finance reform and the environment and to discuss important public policy issues.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
League discusses programs for next year
League of Women Voters members discussed and adopted local program for 2014-2015 at the May LWV Annual Meeting. Four local areas were approved for study and action: Economic Health and Outreach to Small Communities, Health Care in Montgomery County, Land Use in Montgomery County and Local Government.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Eighth graders vote, 'decide' tough questions
The League of Women Voters of Montgomery County provided a "Registration and Voting" booth at the Business and Professional Women's annual Reality Store held Monday at the Boys and Girls Club. The BPW's Reality Store exposes eighth graders in Montgomery County to the realities of adult life with students being assigned a profession, salary, and family situation (single, married, number of children). Southmont, Tuttle Middle School, and Northridge students participated in this year's Reality Store.

Students moved from booth to booth with checkbooks, calculators, and clip boards, making decisions based on their scenarios to pay for taxes, housing, utilities, transportation, insurance, clothing, groceries, child care, furniture, medical expenses, charitable gifts, entertainment, pets, etc. Many students were forced to take a "second job" or visit the bank to take out a loan when their funds fell short. It is a very eye-opening experience for the students.

Thursday, May 15, 2014


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