Making Democracy Work

EMPOWERING VOTERS / DEFENDING DEMOCRACY

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.

League Diversity Statement

LWV is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, in principle and in practice... Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization's current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy. Complete statement

September 2019 NEWSLETTER IS HERE

LWVAAA and Sweetwaters joined forces for Voter Registration Day

This recent Detroit Free Press article describes the teamwork of LWVAAA and our local Sweetwaters coffee shops to promote voting.

Proposal 3 brought new Voting Rights and Opportunities

Click HERE to see a quick summary of Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot information provided by the Michigan Secretary of State.

WE'RE HITTING THE ROAD

This Fall, we'll be holding Board meetings at a variety of locations in the area. Upcoming dates and places are:

October 22, Saline Community Education Building, Room 33 7265 N Ann Arbor St, Saline

November 26, Bank of Ann Arbor, 801 Ellsworth Rd, Ann Arbor

League members and the public are invited to attend Board meetings and there will be a time for public comment at the beginning of each meeting.

Planning for Centennial Celebration is Underway

Our consortium website votesforwomen100.org is up and running and ready for viewing. We hope that you will be as excited by the website as we are. The Learn page features historic photos and a brief introduction to the suffrage movement. The Timeline page has links to take you deeper into the significant events along the way. And there are links to register to vote, find information on candidates and more. Go to votesforwomen100.org to see what else is there.

To join the Planning Committee, contact Nancy Schewe at njschewe@gmail.com

WEMU interviews continue

"Know Your County Government" series with WEMU continues with a visit with Jason Morgan, County Commissioner, who describes the job of a commissioner. Host for this interview is Patrick Campion, filling in for Lisa Barry. Click HERE to listen.

Annual Meeting was May 14

A capacity crowd listens attentively as Zoe Clark and Rick Pluta shared insights about current Michigan Politics. Zoe is Program Director for Michigan Radio (97.1 FM). She and Rick, co-host It's Just Politics, a weekly look at Michigan politics airing Monday mornings on Morning Edition.

(L) Sue Smith, out-going LWVAAA President

(R) Joan Sampieri, in-coming LWVAAA President, cuts the cake celebrating the 100th anniversary of the year Michigan women first got the vote in 1919.

Two New Leagues are sponsored by LWV-AAA

A new League has formed in the Brighton-Howell Area, joining the Tecumseh League formed in 2017. These small, but enthusiastic units will operate for two years under the sponsorship of the Ann Arbor Area League, after which they can become separate organizations. Their events are included in the LWVAAA Calendar.

To learn more about LWV Tecumseh, you can email lwvtecumseh@gmail.com Their website is under development.

To learn more about LWV Brighton/Howell Area, contact info@LWVBrightonHowellArea.org They have a website and a Facebook page

YOU CAN HAVE YOUR OWN SUPER LWV T-SHIRT

For order form, go to FORM

More volunteers at LWV art fair booth July 2012

YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS (printable brochure)

YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS 2018-2019 shows the results of the November 2017 election and also upcoming election dates for 2018 and 2019. The printable brochure gives names and contact information for elected officials for this area including local, state and national.

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