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.

GET READY TO VOTE ON NOVEMBER 7

The League has information to help you be an informed voter.

To see what will be on your ballot, go to www.VOTE411.org, enter your address, follow the green prompts and then you can read the full text of proposals and candidates' responses to questions posed by the League of Women Voters. Ballot proposals and races for Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Dexter, Milan, Saline, and throughout Washtenaw County, are all available. .

You can hear Saline High School Debate Team members present PRO and CON positions that explain Proposal 1, Washtenaw County Community Mental Health and Public Safety Preservation Millage. Go to

YouTube or CTN Video on Demand

Ann Arbor residents can see their candidates respond to questions posed by the League on YouTube or on the CTN Video On Demand. Look for three forums.

YouTube or CTN Video on Demand - 2017 elections.

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.

OCTOBER & NOVEMBER EVENTS

BREWS & VIEWS Wed. October 18 NOTE CHANGE IN DATE, 7:30 pm HOMES Brewery, 2321 Jackson Rd

Washtenaw County Clerk Sponsors an Accessible Voting Device Open House 10/20/17 noon- 4:00 pm Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, 3941 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor. You're invited to come try the County's new accessible device that enables all voters, including those with disabilities, to mark ballots privately and independently. This accessible ballot marking device includes an audio ballot reader and accommodates adaptive devices such as a sip-and-puff. Attendees will be able to mark and cast a demonstration ballot. County Clerk's office staff will be present to answer questions. info@aacil.org

Washtenaw County Clerk Sponsors a New Voting Equipment Open House. Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 5:00 - 7:00 pm New voting devices are coming to all Washtenaw County polling locations. You are invited to try the County's new ballot tabulator and accessible device that enables all voters, including those with disabilities, to mark ballots privately and independently. Attendees will be able to mark and cast a demonstration ballot. County Clerk's office staff will be present to answer questions. The new system will continue to use optical scan paper ballots, which can always be recounted by hand. For more information contact Washtenaw County Clerk Elections Division 734-222-6730 Visit elections.ewashtenaw.org Email elections@ewashtenaw.or

LUNCH & LEARN: REGISTRATION REQUIRED - go to SignupGenius

PUBLIC LECTURE Tues Nov 14, 7pm, Washtenaw Community College-Morris Lawrence Building
PUBLIC LECTURE - FREE. Topic: CAMPAIGN FINANCE - THE ROLE OF MONEY IN MICHIGAN POLITICS
Speakers will be:

Jeff Clements, a founder and President of American Promise and co-founder of Free Speech for People. He is the author of Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money & Global Corporations.

Craig Mauger from the Michigan Campaign Finance Network, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization seeking to shine the brightest light possible on the role of money in Michigan politics

Judy Karandjeff, President of the League of Women Voters of Michigan

Also co-sponsoring this event is Take Back Our Republic, a conservative group geared towards getting money out of politics and restoring individual liberties to the political system.

The fight to restore our democracy will not be an easy one, but we are well on our way to make sure our government knows that the people - not money - govern the United States! It is time to stop the near 20 million dollars being spent on Michigan's elections, and reclaim our Democracy!

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER NEWSLETTER IS HERE

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

Click HERE to read statement.

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.

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.