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Send it to LWV BHB Treasurer Marcia Buttgen,
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Dr. Deborah Turner was elected as the 20th president of the board of the League of Women Voters of the United States at our June convention. She has roots in Iowa but lives in Nebraska. Dr. Turner told more than two thousand League members in her Convention remarks. “The League is at the intersection of democracy, social justice, and civil rights and it is through that lens that we seek to advance voting rights in this country.”
Welcome to the website of The League of Women Voters of Black Hawk-Bremer Counties (LWV BHB)
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
LOOKING FOR THE BLACK HAWK OR BREMER COUNTY DIRECTORY OF ELECTED OFFICIALS? THE FILES ARE LINKED ON THIS PAGE. YOU'RE WELCOME TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT. We've already distributed hundreds of copies throughout our two counties at courthouses, libraries, and other public spaces.
All League events are listed on this web's Events Calendar page. We also create events on our Facebook page.
Candidate Forums, Fall 2023. The four forums in Cedar Falls and Waterloo will be sponsored by NAACP of Black Hawk County and the Black-Hawk/Bremer League of Women Voters.
Waterloo Municipal candidates Forum: Thursday, October 19, Waterloo City Hall Council Chambers, 7p.m.–9 p.m.
Waterloo School Board candidates Forum: Tuesday, October 24, Waterloo Schools ESC, 1516 Washington St., 7 p.m.–9 p.m.
Cedar Falls School Board candidates Forum: Thursday, October 26, Cedar Falls City Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.
Waverly Municipal candidates Forum: Wednesday, October 25, Waverly Shell Rock Middle School, 6:30-7:30 pm
Waverly School Board candidates Forum: Wednesday, October 25, Waverly Shell Rock Middle School, 7:45-8:45 pm
Pictures from the past -- Voter Registration Events.
We had fun at the Second Annual Voter Ready Rally at the Brothaz Barbershop. Mayor Hart came by to say hello to Miss Willie Mae. Sharon and I had to pose with our terrific new Wheel of Voting. Mayor Hart with Sharon Silva who worked with the Brothaz on organizing the event.
The Second Annual Block Party at the Brothaz Barbershop, 2022.
Please note that the link for the Cedar Valley Public Legislation Forums Facebook page is here, https://www.facebook.com/cvlforum
If you can't join us face to face, you can watch online and ask questions on Facebook. Each event will be recorded and available on Facebook as well as YouTube.
Are you registered to vote in Iowa?
Use your smartphone to open the online voter registration form
Grab your smartphone and open the app store for a QR code reader if you do not have one.
2. Open the app and hold your phone to capture the QR code
3. The QR code opens the URL (web address), click it to open Voter Registration form on the Iowa DOT web site. Fill out your voter registration!
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 Forum.
Thanks to our Legislators, our Moderators, and Jerry Hageman for serving as Timekeeper--and to those who attended the forums and asked questions.
Follow the Cedar Valley Legislative Forums on Facebook; we post Facebook Live sessions there.
Did you miss the Forum? You can watch it on Facebook Live, posted at this special Facebook page for the Forums.
Thanks go to Mike Dargan for doing this! He recorded all of our sessions.
Directories of Elected Officials for Black Hawk and Bremer County.
Feel free to download and print for yourself. Otherwise, copies have been distributed throughout the two Counties.
Click on the document and you will see a little box pop up. If you click on the box, it opens the document up in a new tab, allowing you to print or download the document.
Who is invited to the Forums? Updated, with redistricting, Feb. 2023
ALL Area Legislators are welcome--letters are sent to them, inviting them to participate. Who normally attends? Their names are flagged in blue.
Who Sponsors the Cedar Valley Legislative Forums?
AAUW Cedar Falls-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, Pat Sass, and Jerry Hageman have also helped.