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.
InsideIndianaBusiness.com Report 2/27/2014 A bill to void Common Core Academic standards has been approved by the Indiana House. The legislation would replace the guidelines with state-created standards. The amended measure moves back to the Senate.
Last week, the Indiana Department of Education and State Board of Education unveiled a draft proposal of new standards. Indiana Chamber Vice President of Education and Workforce Development Policy Derek Redelman calls the proposal "a reasonable outcome," but says the organization is still concerned with some areas of focus.You can view details of the proposal from the Department of Education and State Board of Education by clicking here. Post comment at this site.
You can view Senate Bill 91 by clicking here.
Sources: The Indiana General Assembly, the Indiana Department of Education, the Indiana State Board of Education, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce
VOTER REGISTRATION TOP PRIORITY
Thanks to Jean Andres for the new LWVGL Banner targeted for use at Voter registration events. It says it all! LWVGL is investing resources in reaching out to citizens who are eligible to vote but are not registered. This new banner highlights the urgency of the mission and designed to have special appeal for the 18-34 year old demographic, you will spot it at League registration events.
The Voter Service Committee is always looking for help. If you would like to assist, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Agriculture Update (Reminder)
All Agriculture Update materials including the update papers, Leaders Guide and online response form are posted on the LWVUS website and Leagues are encouraged to meet and submit consensus forms by the deadline of April 18, 2014. Additional reference materials and guides provided by local Leagues can be found at the Agriculture Forum. Contact Agriculture Update Chair Norman Turrill at LWVTurrill@mac.com if there are more questions.
March 2014 Voter now available! It's filled with news, information and upcoming events.
A great read!
Directory of Government Officials
The Greater Lafayette League of Women Voters 2013 Directory of Government Officials is still 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.
In addition the 2014 Addendum to the Directory is now available. There were no elections in 2013 to change the positions of the elected officials but the addendum reflects new appointments or other changes important to local government.