Welcome to our new website for the League of Women Voters of Black Hawk/Bremer Counties 

The League of Women Voters of Black Hawk-Bremer Counties 

  • promotes active and informed participation through voter registration and voter education
  • provides leadership for legislative public forums when the state legislature is in session
  • provides leadership for non-partisan public forums for candidates for local and state office
  • researches and studies issues
  • discusses findings to reach consensus in open, constructive and stimulating settings 
  • observes and monitors public meetings
  • takes action - for or against issues which the membership has studied and reached consensus 
All League events are listed on this web's Events Calendar page. Please notice that our bookmarks for 2017/2018 are done; you can download it as a PDF at the bottom of this page. We will be giving out print bookmarks at Forums.

Upcoming Legislative Forums for 2018

Friday January 26, 2018 Mental Health, 4:30-6:30 Seminar A, B, C

Saturday February 10, 2018 Education, 10:00-12:00 Seminar A, B, C

Friday February 23, 2018 Public Employees (this includes IPERS, bargaining, etc.), 4:30-6:30 Seminar A, B, C

Saturday March 10, 2018 Human Services, 10:00-12:00 Seminar A, B, C

Friday March 23, 2018 The Environment, 4:30-6:30 Seminar A, B, C


Legislative Priorities for 2018
What issues are we going to focus on this year? You can download a PDF at the bottom of this page that includes the details for each of the following topics.
  • Voting Rights
  • Water Quality and Environment
  • Justice Reforms
  • Mental Health 

Copies of our Directories of Elected Officials for Black Hawk and Bremer County are at the bottom of the page. Feel free to download and print for yourself. Otherwise, we will have copies at Forums and events, and copies have been distributed throughout the two Counties.
Who is invited to our Forums? ALL Area Legislators are welcome--letters are sent to them, inviting them to participate.   Senator Jeff Danielson, Senator Bill Dix, Senator Bill Dotzler, Senator Craig Johnson, and Senator Jeff Edler. Rep. Pat Grassley, Rep. Sandy Salmon, Rep. Bob Kressig, Rep. Timi Brown-Powers, Rep. Walt Rogers, Rep. Ras Smith, Rep. Bruce Bearinger, and Rep. Dean Fisher.  
Who Sponsors the Legislative Forums? 

AAUW-Cedar Falls, AAUW-Waterloo, AFSCME, ARC, American Democracy Project,

Black Hawk Area Assembly, Black Hawk County Democrats, Black Hawk County Farm Bureau,

Black Hawk County Board of Health, Black Hawk County ISU Extension & Outreach,

Cedar Falls Education Association, Cedar Falls Educational Support Professionals,

Cedar Valley Jaycees, Cedar Valley United Nations Association, Cedar Prairie Group—Sierra Club,

CWA Local 7108, Department of Correctional Services, Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber,

Hawkeye Community College, Hawkeye UniServe Unit/ISEA, International Brotherhood Electrical Workers Local Union 288, Northeast Iowa Area Agencies on Aging, League of Women Voters of Black Hawk and Bremer Counties, Main Street Cedar Falls, NAACP-Black Hawk County Branch,

Waterloo Education Association, Waterloo Educational Support Personnel, and YWCA--Black Hawk County.

Holiday Social, December 5

Mary Rae Bragg, the President of the League of Women Voters in Iowa, was our special guest.We met at the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, and enjoyed a buffet catered by Dee Jordan.
Members enjoyed the meal, conversation, and decorations provided by one of our new Board members, Sandra Benedett.Members also appreciated the opportunity to interact with Mary Rae, and we had a lively discussion.

Don't forget that our Legislative Forums will be held at the Central Rivers Area Education Agency,

1521 Technology Parkway
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(The old Pipac Building, off Hudson Road)

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The Unity Project
President Cherie Dargan participated in the first Workshop for the Unity Project on Sunday, October 1, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. She  addressed the benefits and limits of local government. The power point is attached below.

Last updated February 10, 2018

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