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.

August and September Events

Lunch & Learn August 17, Noon-2 pm at Cedars of Dexter Clubhouse, Dexter Seating is limited to 30 and reservations are required: Click HERE to sign up.
Topic: Women's Fiction and Women's Lives
Speaker: Doris Lemcke
A native Michigander whose great-grandmother was a member of the Ojibwa tribe, Doris has always been fascinated by American history and Native American culture. As a "powerful woman in progress", Historical and Women's Fiction author Doris Lemcke, will share her path to a full-time writing life that's still unfolding--complete with hills and valleys, stalls and stumbles, victories, and defeats. She'll draw parallels to the ways we can produce positive results in our creative, professional, political, and personal lives, so that even in our darkest moments, the light of "A Woman of Purpose" shines through.


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Brews & Views is on vacation in August
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LWV-AAA Pop-Up Voter Registration Dates at Saline Public Library 555 N Maple Rd, Saline.
All dates are from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
August 14
August 28
September 11
September 25 (National Voter Registration Day)

JULY 2018 NEWSLETTER IS HERE

August Primary Election Turnout was Great!

Washtenaw County turnout of 34.92% was more than double the turnout in 2014 (the last mid-term primary), which was a measly 16.83%. Voters are realizing that their vote is their voice and they want to be heard.

At the precinct level, we saw another story. Turnout at that level ranged from 3.87% to 54.78%. To see the details, go to election results at ewashtenaw. Click on Precincts Counted.

VOTE411.org, an on-line source of voting information

VOTE411 is now closed and will re-activate about six weeks before the November 6 election.

NOT JUST FOR STUDENTS

Check out Voting is Sexy for information for first-time voters.

POSTER CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Click HERE to read the press release and see all the winning posters.


1st PLACE BY Jack Weddell, Pioneer High

In The Public Interest: LWV-AAA takes to the airwaves at WEMU

On July 30 WEMU's Lisa Barry (FM 89.1)was joined by Washtenaw County Chief Deputy Clerk/Register and Director of Elections Ed Golembiewski and league member Cheryl Depner to talk about the August 7 primary election.
This year, the state has hotly contested primaries for the Democratic and Republican candidates for governor because incumbent Govenor Snyder is term-limited. There are also contested primaries in several congressional districts, at the county and municipal levels, and millage proposals for specific communities.
You can listen to the podcast at WEMU
Look for bi-weekly interviews on topics related to League activities.

High School Voter Registration Project was a big success

Students who will turn 18 years of age by the time of the November election can register to vote now so that they are on the rolls when it's time to vote. LWV-AAA members have been visiting area high school senior classes to explain registration and help eligible students to register on the spot. 1,125 students were registered.

UPDATE: LWV-AAA REDISTRICTING EDUCATION PROJECT

Thanks to our dozens of trained speakers, we have now presented to over 1,124 people since last spring. We've covered Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Tecumseh, Pontiac, southern Livingston County and more... GREAT, but we need to educate thousands more.
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. You provide the people and place, we'll provide the speaker, slideshow, equipment, and handouts. EDUCATION COMES FIRST.

Two New Leagues are being 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 has been updated (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.