Be a Voter!

Be a Voter!

Elections belong to the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.

— Abraham Lincoln

Make your voice heard! The Library is proud to partner with the League of Women of Voters of Bloomington-Monroe County as your go-to place for information on voting and elections. Use the tools you find here to exercise your rights—and fulfill your duties—as a citizen of a democracy.

 


 

This Winter: Your State Legislators, Live and In Person

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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.

Facts Matter: Vote Smart Midwest Tour

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Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.

George Bernard Shaw

Don't miss the opportunity to learn about reliable voter information when Richard Kimball, President of Vote Smart, presents Facts Matter at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 20 at the Main Library, at a partnership program by The League of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe County and the Library.

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.

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