Making Democracy Work

MAKING DEMOCRACY WORK

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Vote411.org, your source for what will be on YOUR ballot Nov. 7, is 'live' and ready to go. This website is provided by the League of Women Voters.

SEPTEMBER 26 IS NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY

Our communities need us to #BeVocalVoteLocal this year! Get engaged in #NationalVoterRegistrationDay on Sept 26. NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org 

Learn About Voting in Your State

Last year, millions of Americans didn't vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn't know how to register.

  • Many Americans are not aware that they must register to vote before they can cast a ballot, in some cases 30 days in advance of the election.
  • If you turned 18 recently, changed your name, moved, or haven't voted in recent elections, then you need to update your voter registration.
  • One out of nine of Americans have moved in the last year, rendering their former registration outdated. Updating your voter registration is the surest way to ensure a trouble-free experience at the polls.

National Voter Registration Day is made possible by the combined work of thousands of partners (including LWV) across the country and by government, the nonprofit sector, and business working together. National Voter Registration Day is endorsed by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) and the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED).

VOTER SUPPRESSION - TALKING ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING

MEETING FOR MEMBERS AND INTERESTED CITIZENS: October 2, 7:00 PM, Eastern Michigan University Student Center, 900 Oakwood, Ypsilanti
Featured Speaker: Jocelyn Benson
  • Dean of Wayne State University Law School, 2012-2016
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Southern Poverty Law Center
  • CEO of the Ross Initiative in Sports Equality (RISE)

Specializing in Election Law and Law Education, Professor Benson is a frequent commentator on voting rights and election law, and has advocated for fairness, transparency, and accountability in our political process throughout her career.

MICHIGAN LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS ISSUES STATEMENT TO MEMBERS ON REDISTRICTING BALLOT PROPOSAL

Click HERE to read statement.

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER NEWSLETTER IS HERE

SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER EVENTS

LUNCH & LEARN: Friday, September 22, Noon - 2 pm, Cedars of Dexter Clubhouse, 411 Cedars Lane, Dexter

RESERVATION REQUIRED

BREWS & VIEWS: Tuesday, September 26, 7:30 pm, HOMES Brewery, 2321 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor

MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Talking about Voter Suppression.
October 2, 7:00 PM, Eastern Michigan University Student Center, 900 Oakwood, Ypsilanti

Featured Speaker: Jocelyn Benson

CANDIDATE FORUMS Tuesday, October 3 Ann Arbor City Council
7-7:30pm Ward 5 - Chip Smith & Ali Ramlawi
8-8:30pm Ward 4 - Jack Eaton & Diane Giannola
9-9:30pm Ward 2 - Jane Lumm & Jared Hoffert
Moderator: Dharma Akmon, LWV-AAA

Forums are broadcast "live" on CTN Channel 19, and then available "on demand" at https://a2ctn.viebit.com/

STUDENTS DEBATE COUNTY MILLAGE PROPOSAL. Tuesday, October 10, 7:00 - 8:00 pm Community Television Network studio. Four members of the Saline High School Debate Team will present for and against arguments in a moderated debate on the proposed Washtenaw County Community Mental Health and Public Safety Preservation Millage that will be on the ballot Nov. 7. The team is coached by Saline High School English Teacher, Shelly Venema; moderator will be League member John Chamberlin.
The debate will be broadcast "live" on CTN Channel 19, and then available "on demand" at https://a2ctn.viebit.com/

LWV-AAA is on YouTube

On August 8, Ypsilanti voters approved the Water Street Millage Proposal. Before the election, LWV-AAA and A2Y Chamber sponsored an Oxford-style debate presenting pro and con points about the proposal. You can still VIEW, the debate on YouTube and see how LWV-AAA helps voters learn about an issue.

Also, check out the LWV-AAA YOU TUBE CHANNEL for other LWV-AAA videos.

UPDATE: LWV-AAA REDISTRICTING EDUCATION PROJECT

We have now presented to over 500 people in the last 3 months. If you know of a group that would like to learn about redistricting and why it is important to our electoral process, contact Redistricting@lwvannarbor.org to request a presentation by an LWV-AAA representative. EDUCATION COMES FIRST.

TECUMSEH LWV UNIT IS SPONSORED BY LWV-AAA

Residents of the Tecumseh, MI area have joined together to form a local League under the guidance and assistance of LWV-AAA. To find out more, contact Tecumseh@lwvannarbor.org.

YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS (printable brochure)

YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS 2017-2018 has names and contact information for elected officials for this area including local, state and national.

YOU CAN HAVE YOUR OWN SUPER LWV T-SHIRT

For order form, go to FORM

More volunteers at LWV art fair booth July 2012

WHO'S WHO IN LANSING

And how to contact them. See 2015-2016 Citizen's Guide to Government issued by the Michigan Legislature; includes state agencies.