Civil Engagement

Civil Engagement

A dialogue in which all participants have a right to speak and to be heard. Such dialogue is characterized by: 

  • Respectful participation
  • Sharing the time equitably
  • Attentive listening
  • Balanced discussion
News

In June 2020, the Center for Nonprofit and Community Studies at the University of Wiscosnin - Madison released a report titled, "Civic Health of Wisconsin: Connectedness in Context."

As a service to our community, The League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area publishes the Citizen's Guide to Representative Government, a comprehensive collection of contact information for local, state, and national government offices, plus St. Joseph County voting information.

Local libraries, public offices, and businesses distribute the print edition the Citizen's Guide, and they are always available at community events where the League is present.

Action Alerts

Click on Read More to see our list of current elected officials at each level of government to contact your representatives about these and other issues.

Position

The LWVT-PC supports the work done by the Pierce Conservation District.

Position

The LWVT-PC supports measures to achieve park systems that are well-managed, adequately financed, and offer a variety of active and passive recreational opportunities for all.
Living Room Conversations Logo
Event Date: 
Oct 20 2020 - 1:30pm
Event location: 

via Zoom

Although an independent press is crucial to a healthy democracy, partisanship, bias by omission, opinion, activism, and falsehoods are often replacing facts. Rather than critiquing specific sources, let's identify what we can and should expect.

Living Room Conversations Logo
Event Date: 
Oct 20 2020 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

via Zoom

Although an independent press is crucial to a healthy democracy, partisanship, bias by omission, opinion, activism, and falsehoods are often replacing facts. Rather than critiquing specific sources, let's identify what we can and should expect.

Position

The League of Women Voters of Lexington affirms its commitment to reflect the diversity in our community.

Marblehead operates under the open Town Meeting form of government. This is a form of direct democracy which brings together eligible voters to debate and vote policy matters and budgets relating to town government.  Town meeting occurs annually in the spring, and occasionally a Special Town Meeting is necessary.  Town Meeting provides an opportunity for town officials and citizens to speak for/against any of the warrant articles (agenda items) and allows citizens to vote for or against the individual warrant articles.

Living Room Conversation: Understanding Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Bias
Event Date: 
Aug 24 2020 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

via Zoom

Be an active participant in respectful discourse with other individuals on these timely topics and the role these concepts play in systemic racism. (There is an afternoon and evening session for this event.) This 7 - 8 p.m.

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