LWV members keep busy with a variety of activities: we help register voters, we work with a Coalition of other organizations to sponsor Legislative Forums, we hold Candidate Forums, and we work with other organizations on common issues like water quality.
Voter Registration event at Hawkeye Community College,
September 17, 2019.
Ryan Stephenson, Sharon Silva and Pam Hays worked with a group of HCC students to register voters.
Partners in Education
E. J. Gallagher announces the winners of the essay contest at our Annual Meeting.
Essay winners pose with their teachers at our Annual Meeting in April.
Registering Voters at UNI's Naturalization Ceremony & Other Voter Registration Events
New member Marcia helps Pat register voters at the 2018 Naturalization ceremony at UNI in April.
One of the new citizens we met at the ceremony.
Pat Harper and Willie Mae Wright are two of our long serving members who have helped many people register to vote.
Here they are in April, 2017.
Public Legislative Forums
The Public Legislative Forums are sometimes called "League Forums" but they are actually sponsored by a coalition of organizations, including:
AAUW -- Cedar Falls Branch
AFSCME -- Local 2659
ARC of Cedar Valley
American Democracy Project
Black Hawk Area Assembly
Black Hawk County Democrats
Black Hawk County Farm Bureau
Black 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
Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments
League of Women Voters of Black Hawk/Bremer Counties
Main Street Cedar Falls
NAACP-Black Hawk County branch
Waterloo Education Association
Waterloo Educational Support Personnel
YWCA -- Black Hawk County
These Forums begin in late January and go through late March, generally ending with a wrap up Forum in April. They provide local citizens with an opportunity to hear from the legislators regarding bills being considered or passed in the Iowa House and Senate. They also serve as a place to ask questions and interact with the legislators before and after the session.
Dates for 2020 Forums (All Friday)
Our Legislative Forums will be held at the big Conference Room at Hawkeye Community College's new Van G. Miller Adult Ed Center in downtown Waterloo.
Follow us on Facebook, and the new page just for Legislative Forums.
Candidate Forums -- for Fall 2019
The League sponsors Candidate Forums for local elections.
The Cedar Falls Municipal Candidates Forum, is planned for Oct. 17, from 7-9 p.m . at the community center in Cedar Falls (this is the big community center next to the Cedar Falls Public Library)
The Waterloo municipal forum is Oct. 22 , from 7-9 p.m. at the Waterloo city hall council chambers.
Here are pictures from the Cedar Falls School Board Forum, held in City Hall on August 29, 2018
The Five Candidates were in agreement on a number of issues, shown here with moderator Katie Orlando.
Joyce Coil makes a point as others listen.
Photos from the Legislative Forums, Spring 2017
Legislative Forum, February 2017
Bill Dotzler speaking from the Podium, with Jeff Danielson, Bob Kressig, Timi Brown-Powers and Pat Harper sitting nearby.
Country View Study Committee
Cherie and Mike Dargan attended a meeting of the Country View Study Committee, with Darline Balm Demmel & Pat Harper in this picture.
Jo Ann Finkenbinder, Bill Teaford, and Willie Mae Wright are pictured here. They've visited Country View, gotten a Briefing from administrators and attended a Board of Supervisor's meeting, in addition to doing some research.
Mike Dargan with Darline and Pat.
Last updated August 24, 2019