Committees

If you’re interested in being included in specific projects, or would like to help out in specific areas, the contact info for the chairs of each committee are listed below!

Education Committee: Educate Porter County voters on the entire democratic process.
Chair: Patty Slamkowski pattyslammer@gmail.com

  1. Candidate Forum: Organize Candidate Forums.
    1. Chair: Beckie Guffin
        beckie@dmadvantage.net
  2. Observer Corp:  Obtain information about specific bills/projects being discussed at the local, state, and federal level.
    1. Chair: (Carolyn) CJ Lelek
        cjlelek@hotmail.com
  3. Voter Education: Educate voters though Speaker Workshops, Vote411, candidate questionnaires, or other means.
    1. Chair: TBD
      lwvporter@gmail.com

Membership Committee:  Facilitate new membership, coordinate renewals, and record current membership.
Chair: Julia Perkins
 juliarperkins@gmail.com


Social Media Committee: Keep all social media organized and updated regularly, including Facebook, website, and MailChimp newsletters.
Chair: TBD
lwvporter@gmail.com


Voter Registration Committee: Facilitate voter registration, confirm eligibility, and prevent removal of voters from the polls.

  1. Community Registration
    1. Chair: Lynda Krueger
      1. lrkrug@comcast.net
  2. School/Youth Registration
    1. Chairs: Maureen Sammons
      1. sammon.maureen@gmail.com
    2. Carolyn Lester
      1. carolynnlester@gmail.com

Bylaw Committee: Ensure bylaws properly represent the LWV of Porter County.


Redistricting Committee:  Encourage the State of Indiana to properly divides districts allowing equal representation.

  • Chair: Jeanne Hayes
    • Jeannehayes10@gmail.com

Financial Committee:  Confirm the LWV of Porter County remains solvent and financially prosperous.

  1. Fundraising/Advertising: Organizes events to facilitate income
    1. Chair: TBD
    2. lwvporter@gmail.com
  2. Budget:  Organizes the annual budget and makes corrections as necessary
    1. Chair: Carla Banks
    2. carlabanks8@gmail.com

Priorities Committee

Our Priorities Committee focuses on issues of common interest that are identified as being strong areas of focus for the League of Women Voters membership.  The members of this committee stay up-to-date on their specific area and keep our membership educated and informed. 

  1. Redistricting: A responsibility of the LWV is to educate citizens about redistricting. We hope that you will become empowered by understanding how the congressional district boundaries are drawn.  This process greatly influences which political party is likely to win your district, and which party is likely to win control of your state legislature.  When these lines are cleverly drawn with intent of manipulation, it is called gerrymandering.
  2. Voter Rights: Fundamental to the experience of citizenship in our democracy is the right to vote and all eligible voters should have the equal opportunity to exercise that right. The League of Women Voters is dedicated to ensuring that our elections remain free, fair and accessible. For 100 years the League has fought to protect the rights of eligible voters and expand access for those who’ve been left out of our democratic process. Through education and advocacy efforts we have fought back when voter’s rights are threatened. One current area of particular emphasis is advocating for passage of the Voting Rights Advancement Bill. Passed in the House in December 2019, the Bill now before the Senate will not only restore the original VRA but will also provide greater transparency and protection for voters. Join the League in contacting your senators and ask them to vote YES on H.R.4.

Redistricting           Jeanne Hayes               

Climate Change     Joyce Hicks    

Voter’s Rights        Jan Ledford

Gunsense               Pam Rogalski

Human Rights              ?