The League of Women Voters of Greater Lafayette is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The Board of Directors of the League of Wommen voters of Indiana approved on October 18, 2015, the following update to the LWVIN Juvenile Justice position as submitted by the Juvenile Jutice Study Committee and Recommends concurrence to local Leagues.
Suggested changes are in bolded text and can be found at here.
The current LWVIN Position on the Juvenile Justice System can be found at here.
Here are two definitions of importance and links to learn more about the process.
"Apportionment: The process for allocating representative seats within a geographic area or political jurisdiction according to changes in population. For example: Seats in the United States House of Representatives are distributed among the 50 states according to each new Census, with states that gain population receiving more seats and those that lose population getting fewer."
This applies not just to Congress but also to all state voting districts. Links to all current districts can be found at the Tippecanoe County Board of Elections and Registration.
"Gerrymandering: Redrawing district lines in such a way as to create a particular result."
LWVIN, LWVGL and other Indiana Local Leagues are targeting the redistricting process for action. Go to the LWVIN website for details and resources to learn more about the process and read the 2013 revised LWVIN Redistricting Position. The Special Interim Study Committee on Redistricting established by the Indiana State Legislature during the 2015 General Assembly is reviewing the process for Indiana. We need you to be involved, contact Sherry McLauchlan at 463-9197.
Learn more about why removing legislators from the redistricting process is critical for protecting Democracy. Watch this short movie Gerrymandering 101.
Check out the November 15, 2015 of Politically Speaking. The topic for discussion - 'The Election Process and Local Policy Impact'.
New resources have been added under Positions on Issues titled, Reports of Interest. RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS AND ANALYLIS OF LEAGUE INTERESTS ARE PROVIDED FOR YOUR REVIEW. If you have suggestions for additional resources, contact the League.
The program airs Sundays at 2:00pm and Mondays at 3:00pm (EDT). Programs are archived online a few days after the original broadcast.
Directory of Government Officials
The Greater Lafayette League of Women Voters 2015 Directory of Government Officials is available. This publication contains contact information for elected and appointed officials and commissions for Tippecanoe County, Lafayette, West Lafayette, Battle Ground, Clarks Hill, Dayton and Shadeland. Copies have been distributed to public offices throughout the area. Pick up one today.