Donations   We now have PayPal! You can donate here by PayPal or your credit card. Want to write a check? 

Send it to LWV BHB Treasurer Marcia Buttgen, 

1510 Lyon Ave,

Waterloo, IA 50702

(319) 230-4541 

Want to join the League? Use the three lines at the top left to open the navigation menu.  Then, Go to the link for Join us.

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 had roots in Iowa but lived in Nebraska for many years.  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.”  

Tragically, Dr. Turner died Jan. 28, 2024.  Her legacy lives on!

Welcome to the website of  The League of Women Voters of Black Hawk-Bremer Counties  (LWV BHB)

Our League

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.





Heritage Ballroom in the Saemann Student Center, second floor



Belgian Waffles & Toppings

Specialty Omelets

Fruit Filled Turnovers

     Coffee, orange juice, and water


PLEASE CONTACT Cherie Dargan TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT. (319-610-1805)

TICKETS ARE $15 & you will pay at the door.

This is a great opportunity to carpool and socialize on the trip to and from Wartburg. Let Cherie know if you need a ride or if you can give someone a ride. 

Here are the League's Public Policy Priorities.

The League of Women Voters of Black Hawk-Bremer Counties Recognized for Work to Register Voters

Rev. Abraham Funchess, Executive Director of the Waterloo Human Rights Commission, presented LWVBHB President Cherie Dargan with a plaque on Saturday, March 23 at the conclusion of the annual march for voting rights. The march is an annual reenactment of the famous 1963 march for voting rights that brought awareness to the fact that African American citizens did not have the right to vote. Each year, a group of citizens march from Lincoln Park in downtown Waterloo to the amphitheater overlooking the river.

The plaque reads, “For your unwavering commitment to democracy, equity, and informed civic engagement. We commend you for your legacy of empowerment, education and advocacy.”

Cherie thanked the Commission on behalf of the League, adding that the League would come do a voter registration at book clubs, churches, classrooms, and anywhere else. “Our mission is to register voters, educate voters, and advocate for voters.”

Other LWVBHB members and Vice President Kristi Anhalt were on hand to pose with Cherie holding the plaque.

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, a local icon for Civil Rights and Voting Rights! 

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, 

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.

Here is a list of the new voting laws, organized in a Question/Answer format.

Are you registered to vote in Iowa? 

Use your smartphone to open the online voter registration form

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!

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. 

Black Hawk Co. Directory of Elected Officials Brochure 2022.docx
Bremer County Directory 2022

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.

State Senators

District 27: Annette Sweeney

District 29: Sandy Salmon

District 31: Bill Dotzler

District 34: Dan Zumbach

District 38: Eric Giddens

State Representatives

District 54: Joshua Meggers

District 57: Pat Grassley

District 58: Charley Thomson

District 61: Timi Brown Powers

District 62: Jerome Amos, Jr.

District 68: Chad Ingels

District 75: Bob Kressig

District 76: Derek Wulf

Emails may be sent using this form:

for example:

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.

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