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Constitution 101: A Free Course at the Library This Fall

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The United States Constitution, the founding document that serves as our nation’s supreme law, has influenced governments around the world. Understanding the Constitution—its history, its role in shaping American life and politics, and its relevance today—is essential for anyone who wants to be a better-informed voter, leader, or citizen.

Herman B Wells Says Be a Voter

Beloved former Indiana University President Herman Wells is credited with transforming IU from a small local school into the world-class research institution it is today. In his 1940 speech to the state convention of the League of Women Voters [PDF], Wells praised the League's education efforts, and cited their commitment to a healthy democracy as one he shared on behalf of the University.

herman-wells.pngThe goal of education, he said, is to be "a leading force in the development of an informed citizenry," a crucial component in "strengthening the democratic way of life." For Wells, "Democracy must be able to meet the social, economic, and political problems" of the day—so the aims of formal education must be intertwined with producing an active and knowledgeable voting population.

Legislative Update: Talk with Our Lawmakers April 8

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PHOTO: TEDDY MAFIA

How often are you on the same guest list as an Indiana legislator?

At the Legislative Updates presented by the League of Women Voters of Bloomington & Monroe County, lawmakers representing our community at the State level are invited to meet with the public to share what's up ahead at the Statehouse. You're invited hear what they have to say, ask them questions, and tell them what's on your mind.

The next Update is 9:30–11 a.m. on Saturday, April 8 at Bloomington City Council Chambers at the Showers Building, 401 North Morton Street [map]. It's a great way to meet our elected representatives in person—and get involved in what they do. Make your voice heard!

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