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.

WE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 7


Or at least about 19% of the registered voters in Washtenaw County voted. Candidates were chosen, most (but not all) millage proposals passed and we can relax until the next election, right? WRONG.
Good government does not happen once or twice a year when a few registered voters turn up to vote. Good government requires citizen participation all year long. We protect our democracy by being informed and paying attention.

NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER IS HERE

UPDATE: LWV-AAA REDISTRICTING EDUCATION PROJECT

Thanks to our dozens of trained speakers, we have now presented to over 980 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.

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER EVENTS

LUNCH & LEARN Friday Nov 17, noon - 2:00 pm, Cedars of Dexter Clubhouse, 411 Cedars Lane, Dexter NOTE CHANGE TO 3RD FRIDAY
Topic: Protecting Each and Every Vote: Voter Access in the Age of the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity
Speaker: Sharon Dolente, the ACLU of Michigan Voting Rights Strategist is responsible for working to increase citizen access to and engagement in our democracy. Sharon is an expert on voting and elections, with more than a decade of experience on the ground in Michigan. Sharon also has extensive experience litigating civil rights cases in private practice. Sharon obtained a law degree and a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Michigan and a BA from Vassar College.
Lunch buffet at $6 cash or BYO lunch.
Seating is limited to 25 and reservations are required: Go to Signup Genius

BREWS & VIEWS Tues Nov 28, 7:30 pm HOMES Brewery, 2321 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor

DECEMBER POTLUCK & SOCIAL GATHERING, Tuesday, December 5, 6:00 pm Newport West Condo Clubhouse, 2200 Down Up Circle, Ann Arbor 48103 Bring a dish to pass or just join us if you don't have time to cook or shop.
We'll provide the tableware and a little holiday cheer (aka wine) for a fun social gathering.

BREWS & VIEWS WILL TAKE A LITTLE VACATION IN DECEMBER. SEE YOU IN JANUARY?

LUNCH & LEARN WILL ALSO TAKE A LITTLE VACATION IN DECEMBER. SEE YOU IN JANUARY.

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

Click HERE to read statement.

LWV-AAA is on YouTube

Check out the LWV-AAA YOU TUBE CHANNEL for videos of LWV-AAA events.

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.