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. We also create events on our Facebook page.

December Events

Tuesday, Dec. 4 -- Public Forum for the candidates in the Special Election in Ward 5/Waterloo Candidate Forum, Waterloo Public Library, 6:30--7:30.
Tuesday, Dec. 11 -- Holiday Social at the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, Social time at 5:30. Meal begins at 6. Please RSVP Cherie Dargan.

Looking ahead to 2019

Save these dates for the 2019 Legislative Forums, which will move to a NEW home -- Central Middle School. 1350 Katoski Drive, Waterloo, IA 50701. 

Thank you to Jean Seeland for all of her hard work making these arrangements. Remember that League is ONLY one of several dozen organizations sponsoring the Forums.


Friday, January 25 – Legislative Forum, 4:30-6:30 

Friday, February 22 -- Legislative Forum, 4:30-6:30

Saturday, March 9 – Legislative Forum, 9:30-12 

Friday, March 29 -- Legislative Forum, 4:30-6:30

Friday, April 12 – Legislative Forum, 4:30 – 6:30


Note: depending upon when the session ends, we may have an additional session in May.

Legislative Forums for 2018

Feb 2018 forum
line of speakers
We had good crowds for almost every Forum, and enjoyed the facilities at the Central Rivers AEA in Cedar Falls.When it was time for the public to ask questions, people were lining up. 

Naturalization Ceremony, April 2018
 Marcia and Pat at table 2018 Naturalization 
 Marcia and Pat ready to register voters Marcia, Willie Mae, and Pat
A beautiful young woman with her daughters; they are all wearing red, white and blueA family of 14 with the son-in-law who just became a citizen!

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. Dave Williams, 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.

Who Coordinates the Forums?  It takes a lot of work to put together all of the details. Thank you to Jean Seeland for her hard work! Others, such as Pat Harper, have also helped.

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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS, Black Hawk/Bremer County

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Facts matter!

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.

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