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.

VOTE 411.ORG IS NOW "LIVE" FOR MAY 2, 2017 ELECTION

Click on VOTE411 button on left side of this page.

NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE INTERSTATE COMPACT

Should we change how we elect our President? The National Popular Vote Compact might be a feasible way to do this. Or is it? Prof. John Chamberlin, UM emeritus political science and LWV-AAA member, shared the pros and cons of the Compact and also some alternative election methods at a public meeting sponsored by LWV-AAA on April 24.
View the entire talk on YouTube: YouTube

Redistricting Ballot Proposal Initiative

The League supports an independent commission as a solution to the problems with Michigan's current redistricting process. LWVMI is aware that other groups are thinking about a ballot proposal campaign. At this time, the League has not endorsed a ballot proposal or joined a coalition to do so. The LWVMI Board will evaluate the possibility of joining a ballot campaign based on the proposal and the probability of the campaign's success.

The League of Women Voters of Michigan will continue to educate the public on this important issue.

MEETINGS SCHEDULED APRIL - MAY

Tuesday, May 16 7:00pm ANNUAL MEETING Guest Speaker will be Douglas Koop, Legacy Land Conservancy
Place: Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N Fourth Ave, Ann Arbor

Friday, May 19 -Sunday, May 21 STATE LEAGUE CONVENTION Building a Strong Democracy
Place: Kellogg Center, Lansing

Tuesday, May 26 Noon 4th Friday Lunch and Learn. SOLVING CLIMATE CHANGE. Reservation required, go to SignUpGenius

TECUMSEH LWV UNIT IS SPONSORED BY LWV-AAA

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

REDISTRICTING AND THE EFFICIENCY GAP

Click HERE to read about gerrymandering and the efficiency gap.

MARCH-APRIL NEWSLETTER IS HERE

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.