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.

Follow us on Facebook, and the new page just for Legislative Forums.

Here are pictures from the Cedar Falls School Board Forum, held in City Hall on August 29, 2018

candidate forum

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 March 3, 2021