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Our Mission

EMPOWERING VOTERS • DEFENDING DEMOCRACY
Through
Education and Advocacy

NONPARTISAN
We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.
Remaining Nonpartisan in Hyper-partisan Times | League of Women Voters (lwv.org)
EDUCATION
We educate ourselves and our community about major public policy issues and candidates.
Impact On Issues 2022 – 2024 | League of Women Voters (lwv.org)
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, and INCLUSION
The League is fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion - in principle and in practice - as central to the League's current and future success in engaging all people, organizations, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy.

UPDATES


Legislative Updates - League of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe County (lwv-bmc.org)

Environmental Legislation - learn about the Hoosier Environmental Council 

UPCOMING Legislative Updates

Register for March 2, 2024


Past Legislative Updates (recorded):

January 27, 2024: Senator Yoder and Representative Pierce met with 59 constituents to answer questions and clarify several pending bills.

February 17, 2024: second legislative update with Senator Shelli Yoder and Representative Matt Pierce.




Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events




Recent Articles
Recent Articles


ELECTIONS


2024 Candidate List: U.S., State, and Johnson County (Updated 2/9/2024)

Contact your Johnson County Party Chair if you want to be a candidate.

Contact – Johnson County Indiana Democratic Party (jocodemsindiana.org)
Contact - Johnson County GOP (johnsongop.org)

2024 Indiana Election Calendar click here

Visit the Indiana state website IndianaVoters.in.gov to:


Register to vote (apply online)
Check the status of your voting registration
Vote by mail or traveling board (apply online and print forms)
Print a voter registration form
Voting times and locations
Info about Election Security
Find your county election board and voter registration office here

What are the residency requirements for Indiana? - IN.gov
What are the Registry and Voting Requirements for College Students?
What are the details about the Photo ID Law?"

2024 Legislation and Elections  8-minute slide presentation




In Memory of Dr. Deborah Turner


Dr. Turner, 20th president of the League of Women Voters, played a pivotal role in fighting for the preservation of our democracy.

Her leadership exemplified grace, empathy, strength, and determination.

We honor her legacy by continuing to uphold our values to empower voters and build a stronger, more inclusive democracy.


League Mourns Loss of LWVUS President Dr. Deborah Ann Turner | League of Women Voters



Celebrate Black history and commemorate the great known and unsung heroes. The struggle to protect voting rights continues. We must restore the Voting Rights Act, and we must end voting discrimination in every state, county, and municipality across the country. We must protect the freedom to vote. Each of us has a part to play in the long campaign for a just, equitable world.

Voting Rights History is Black History | League of Women Voters (lwv.org)

Black Women Who Define(d) The Voting Rights Movement | League of Women Voters (lwv.org)

Celebrating Black Women Who Helped Pave the Way for More Black Women in Politics | League of Women Voters (lwv.org)

The Indy Chamber has a list of the Black-owned member businesses impacting the Indy region: Celebrate Black History (mailchi.mp)


 Advocacy

We encourage informed and active participation in all levels of government.
Our Legislators make decisions that affect our daily life and the direction of our county, state, and nation.

 

Make your voice heard.

LWV makes it easy!
Click on the links to contact your U.S. Legislators

 

 

Johnson County




Click here:
2024 IGA - Johnson County Legislators This document lists all of the Johnson County Legislators.


Johnson County is in 4 state Senate Districts:

SD 32 - Aaron Freeman [R]

SD 36 - Cyndi Carrasco [R] 

SD 37 - Rodric Bray [R]

SD 41 - Greg Walker [R]

Johnson County is in 4 state House Districts:

HD 47 - Robb Greene [R]

HD 57 - Craig Haggard [R]

HD 58 - Michelle Davis [R]

HD 60 - Peggy Mayfield [R]

 



ENVIRONMENT

 

View a video about Carbon Capture:

 



INDIANA




INDIANA GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2024


2024 Bills at the Indiana General Assembly | (source)League of Women Voters of Indiana (lwvin.org)

The IGA 2024 Session starts on January 9. IGA | Home (in.gov) Visit the IGA website frequently for information about bills that are being considered or scheduled for voting.

Tips for talking to legislators

IGA Committees 2024 Legislators to contact while a bill is still in committee.

IGA | Bills for 2024 Session (in.gov) Full list of bills for IGA 2024 Session


Committees have a lot of power at the Indiana Statehouse: Here's what you need to know (wfyi.org) 1/3/2024


More information about 2024 Legislation here

Senators approve child care, prior authorization bills - Indiana Capital Chronicle 1/18/2024


Hoosiers’ Stances on Marijuana, Abortion Highlighted in 2023 Hoosier Survey Results | Ball State University (bsu.edu). 1/16/2024


These are the major education topics Indiana lawmakers expect to focus on in 2024 - Indiana Capital Chronicle 1/3/2024


Senate Republicans prioritize literacy, health in five-part agenda - Indiana Capital Chronicle


Indiana private schooling is growing, and vouchers are growing faster - Chalkbeat 1/4/2024.


Follow these bills:

  1. IGA | Senate Bill 187 - Prohibition of free or reduced fares on election day (in.gov). Free bus rides on Election Day would stop under Senate Republican bill - THE INDIANA CITIZEN, author: Senator Gary Byrne, SD 47.
  2. Indiana Statehouse: Lawmakers go after Indy this session - Axios Indianapolis: HB 1199, SB 133, SB 52
  3. BILL TRACKER | MADVoters: Information about 2024 IGA bills that affect healthcare equity, education equity, Economic equity, principles of democracy, and community development.

 

Reliable Indiana news sources about candidates, legislations and issues:


Indiana General Assembly

TheStatehouseFile.com offers daily coverage of the Indiana Statehouse. The free Indiana news site is powered by the students of Franklin College’s Pulliam School of Journalism.

The Indiana Capital Chronicle is an independent, nonprofit news organization dedicated to giving Hoosiers a comprehensive look inside state government, policy and elections.

The Daily Journal - News from Franklin, Greenwood and across Johnson County, Indiana. DailyJournal editors and reporters have been honored for outstanding design, investigative reporting and opinion page writing.



 

 
 


SAVE THE DATE (League of Women Voters of Indiana)


 


More photos here


Join Us!

We welcome everyone to be a member or attend meetings. All League activities promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

 

Join Us



View a video introduction to LWV and LWVJC (5:31)



Why join the LWV?

  • Problem solve with diverse individuals who are committed to democracy and have unique experiences and knowledge.
  • Increase personal knowledge and share information with the community about voting, legislators, legislation, and advocacy.
  • Expand personal leadership skills and coach members to be leaders.
  • Make new friends and have fun.
  • Gain real experience with the election process and to help people learn how to vote.
  • Promote bipartisanship and healthy conversations.
  • Support our democracy through education and promotion of civic engagement.





LWVJC Leadership Team

 

Spokesperson: Karen Lunsford

Secretary: Mary Kooi

Co-Treasurers: Jan Van Dyke, Gigi Shook

Communications: Marlena Boswell, Mary Kooi

Environment: Dee Johnson

Membership: Karen Lunsford

VOTE411: Susan Jerger

Voter Services: Sharon Conner, Inés Fernández

Website Administrator: John Kooi


Next Steps

  • Build relationships among members and with the Johnson County community
  • Listen to ideas and questions from Johnson County residents
  • Civic Education - promote civic responsibility through learning about candidates and issues, and voting
 

League of Women Voters of Johnson County, Indiana