Current and Upcoming:
Women’s Equality Day
August 26, 2020 marks one year of commemorating passage of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. We commemorated Women's Equality Day by launching two special projects honoring Dr. Mary Holloway Wilhite, Indiana’s first licensed female physician. After obtaining her license in 1856, Dr. Wilhite practiced in Crawfordsville for 36 years. She was also a notable suffragist and community builder.
A fascinating booklet about Dr Wilhite’s life and times and legacy will be ready to acquire. You may purchase the book, authored by Shannon Hudson, by clicking the image below. You may also view a Lunch With The League discussion with the author by clicking here.
A short film entitled A Legacy of Women in Medicine will be presented by the LWV. Honoring pioneering physician, Dr. Mary Holloway Wilhite, A Legacy of Women in Medicine is a brief introduction to the earliest practicing female physicians in Montgomery County, followed by a short series of autobiographical excerpts from young Montgomery County women who were fortunate enough to follow in Wilhite's footsteps to become the next generation of proud medical women. LWV of Montgomery County enjoyed a special screening of Marco Dees production. Others may view the film by clicking the image below.
The LWV of the US issued a statement in reference to the murder of George Floyd. It is quoted in part here, followed by a link to the full statement:
"As an organization whose mission is to empower voters and defend democracy, we stand in solidarity with all Black communities. The League shall do so not only by speaking out against racism in all forms, but by doing the work required of us to be anti-racist. We are committed to listening to and amplifying Black voices, and educating ourselves and our children on the historic and ongoing systemic racism that plagues this country."
Montgomery County citizens speak on the importance of voting
Check out their videos on the upcoming elections page.
Film: 'Uncivil War: U.S. Elections Under Siege'
Covering the issues of gerrymandering, voter suppression, and disinformation, this documentary film unravels a web of threats to American elections, separates truth from fiction, and exposes a hidden war against democracy itself. Directed by Indiana native, Tom Glynn, and featuring Julia Vaughn (Indiana Common Cause) and Debbie Asberry (LWV of Indiana), the film includes conversations with experts, politicians, and activists fighting on both sides of the partisan divide. The filmmakers examine our system of government and search for a way to renew it. By the way, look for Julia Vaughn to be featured in our upcoming virtual Lunch with the League. We are fortunate that the state League has made it possible to view the entire documentary on line via the following link:
The Government Directory is here!
LWV members may request a printed copy of the Crawfordsville and Montgomery County Government Directory by contacting Nancy Bennett. Otherwise, an electronic (pdf) copy may be found right here by clicking on the image:
Don't forget to respond to the U.S Census!
COVID-19 has prompted some revisions to the original timeline. With everything going on, please don't forget to attend to this extremely important part of our democratic process. The deadline to respond has been extended to mid-August, 2020.
We the People, Me the Person
222 S Washington St, Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Visit the Carnegie Museum for this engaging exhibit! With the upcoming elections and the 100th Anniversary celebration of the 19th Amendment, all Montgomery County citizens will be reminded that government of the people, by the people, and for the people cannot function without active involvement of the people. This exhibit is funded in part through a grant from the Montgomery County Community Foundation awarded to the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County in partnership with the Carnegie Museum and Wabash College.