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.

Check out some of our latest updates below ...

Event Date: 
Nov 8 2019 - 12:00pm
Event location: 

South Bend Chocolate Cafe

Lunch with the League welcomes Isaac Hunt, who will speak about how and why it is best for the community to come together to reduce gun violence in the city, as well as the methods and entities that must play a role.

Event Date: 
Oct 29 2019 - 6:00pm
Event location: 

Civil Rights Heritage Center

Join us for a candidate forum featuring Democrat Sheila Niezgodski, whose name will appear on the ballot, and Independent Eli Cantu, who is an official write-in candidate.

Read IN with the League is a program that offers people an opportunity to learn together through reading and discussions about diversity, equity, and inclusion in a civil and welcoming space.

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.
  • Although the 19th amendment prohibited states from denying the right to vote based on sex, women of color were not truly enfranchised until decades later with the enactment of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Press Mention

                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.