Upcoming Events 2014

Lunch With the League

November 11th, 2014, Noon

Speaker: Scott Pelath, State Representative

Location: Lindo's, 3940 Franklin Street, Michigan City

In the News

LaPorte County Leaguer Janet Greenwald honored by the Lake Michigan League of Women Voters at 2014 Annual Meeting!

Resolved that the League of Women Voters Lake Michigan Region formally acknowledges and extends its profound gratitude to Janet Greenwald for her many decades of service to LWVLMR and to the cause of advocating for Lake Michigan.

League of Women Voters of LaPorte County Candidates Forum!

Candidates for county offices squared off during a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of La Porte County on Thursday at Purdue University North Central. If you missed the forum, click here for the Candidates Guide!

Toxic Tanks, LaPorte County Leaguer Jeanette Neagu sounds the alarm!

In Indiana there are 9,581 aboveground storage tanks. Of these, 8,685 are not subject to regular governmental inspection. Indiana's inspection program applies to petroleum tanks, when they are constructed, and to tanks containing fertilizers and pesticides.

FAQs on the Voters List Refresh Project

During May 2014, the Indiana Secretary of State sent postcards to all Hoosier voters to identify outdated voter registration information. Now, a second round of forwardable postcards were sent to voters whose first postcard was returned as an undeliverable address, asking them to take action by confirming or updating their registration information. Hoosiers who receive a second postcard should fill it out and promptly return it to the SoS office. Check out the FAQ for more information

Ex-Felons Can Vote in Indiana

Monday's News-Dispatch (2-17-2014) contained an opinion piece from the Los Angeles Times entitled "Restore Vote to Felons." Unfortunately, without additional information about the article, it gives the impression that the problem exists in Indiana.

Tuesday's opinion was on the same subject, "Restoring Voting Rights to Ex-Felons" from the Miami Herald, but still no clarification from the News-Dispatch.

Articles such as these in support of individual voting rights are important, but they don't address Indiana specifically. Unless I missed something in the papers from Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, I have seen no mention of the fact that in Indiana, ex-felons are allowed to vote. I would sincerely hope that the News-Dispatch would present an article that would make it clear to the citizens of Indiana, particularly ex-felons, that once they have served their time they may re-register to vote and then exercise their right to vote on election day. Click Here For More Info

Government Employee Salary Information

For many years, The LaPorte County League of Women Voters published a Government Directory. This directory contained phone numbers, salaries, and information about boards and elected officials. Much of this information is now available online. The League of Women Voters of LaPorte County provided links to these online databases for salary information. There are also links to the LaPorte County, Michigan City, and LaPorte government pages. We hope that publishing these links on our web page gives the public access to accurate and timely information. Thanks to Indy Star for providing reporting capabilities for the State and University employees.

Women's Equality Day Celebration

August 27, 2013

Commission on Women Established

December 20, 2011

League of Women Voters asks Sanitary District, 'come clean'

July 4, 2010

Lauding women's suffrage League of Women Voters will celebrate 90 years

September 21, 2010

League of Women Voters of LaPorte County Land Use Study

LWV Photo Gallery