Making Democracy Work

Our new web site!

The League of Women Voters of Ames has taken several steps, if not a leap, from its former website to this interactive, more accessible online home.   Look around.  The new site is "responsive" which means content automatically reformats to be more readable on smart phones and tablets.  Try it if you have one!

League members:  Soon your membership accounts will be added to the site and–by Mid-November– I'll provide instructions for how to log in. In the meantime, as public viewers you will see most of our content.   You will need to log in to see pages that include members address and contact information. Other pages may be available only to members if the material is, for example, out of date but still useful  or only relevant to members.

By |October 30th, 2013|about us|0 Comments

League Board to Preview New Website

The Web Redesign Team will present the new site for comment at tomorrow's Board of Directors meeting.  The current site has served the local League well, the new site intends to reach a wider audience and provide interactive features all users will enjoy.

By |October 2nd, 2013|about us|0 Comments

Overflow Crowd for Council Forum

so many attended the League's City Council Forum Monday night that the dividing wall between council chambers and the courtroom was opened to accomodate them.

Fifty attend Sustainable Ag. Meeting

Last Thursday evening a large audience of Leaguers attended the September General Meeting, The Current Situation in Agriculture in Iowa and the U.S.: How Sustainable Is It? Prof. Cornelia Flora, ISU Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Agriculture, Angela Carter, ISU Agriculture graduate student and Drake Larsen, Practical Farmers of Iowa board member presented information from their areas of expertise and lead discussion.

By |September 29th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Civility in Politics forum October 7

Mary Kramer addresses the League of Women Voters of Iowa State Convention last summer in the union

The Ames Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters of Ames are committed to promoting civility in politics and government operations. Because of our shared concern about the incivility that permeates political discussions and impedes decision-making in government, we are co-sponsoring a program for citizens of Story County devoted to restoring civility in politics.

The Story County Civility in Politics kick-off will be held on Monday, October 7, 2013, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Sheman building.  Mary Kramer, former President of the Iowa Senate and former Ambassador to Barbados, will discuss incivility in politics and help us to begin the process of moving toward more civility in our political discourse. We have invited leaders from Story County government, politics, business, education, the faith community and the media to participate in this event. Members of the public are also encouraged to attend.

(See a full account of the program for this event in the current Voter)


By |September 14th, 2013|meetings|0 Comments

State League meeting held in Ames

The League of Women Voters of Ames hosted the 2013 State Convention on June 1st. The convention was held in the ISU Memorial Union.  The photo above depicts attendees registering for the event.

By |September 11th, 2013|meetings|0 Comments