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.

DECEMBER & JANUARY EVENTS


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.



VOTER REGISTRATION TRAINING Tuesday January 9th, 7:30-8:30pm, AADLibrary Westgate Branch 2503 Jackson Ave (Westgate Shopping Center), Ann Arbor
In 2018 LWV-AAA will be working in many ways to help area citizens exercise their right to vote including helping them register to vote. Come learn how.
(Attend only one, Click on SignUpGenius to register for this event.)
Questions? email VoterRegistration@lwvannarbor.org


MEMBER ORIENTATION Wednesday January 17, 4:30 - 5:30 pm at AADL Westgate Branch, 2503 Jackson Ave (In Westgate Shopping Center) - Google Maps
Topics: *How to get involved *Structure of the LWV *Voter Service *Education and Advocacy *Programs *New Opportunities Can't come to this one? Orientations will be held monthly.

SECOND VOTER REGISTRATION TRAINING Saturday January 20th, 10:00-11:00am, AADLibrary Downtown, 343 South Fifth Ave. (Attend only one, Click on SignUpGenius to register for this event)


LINE 5 and OTHER CHALLENGES IMPACTING the GREAT LAKES January 23, 2018,
AADLibrary- Downtown Multi-Purpose Room, 343 South Fifth Ave,
A panel discussion of the many challenges facing the Great Lakes. Topics will include updates on the Line 5 oil pipeline, harmful algal blooms, invasive species, and other issues.
The speakers will be Dr. Eric Anderson of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), whose research focuses on hydrodynamics in the Great Lakes, and Liz Kirkwood, environmental attorney and Executive Director of FLOW (For the Love of Water).
Q&A will follow the presentation. The event is co-sponsored by the Ann Arbor District Library and League of Women Voters-Ann Arbor Area's Great Lakes Committee.

LWV is a petitioner in Pennsylvania gerrymandering suit

The League of Women Voters is one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania seeking to nullify the state's congressional-district map as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. Check out this June NY Times article for details. Hearings were scheduled to start December 11 according to Mother Jones

The Pennsylvania suit was filed in state court and, if successful, would impact only Pennsylvania redistricting. Three other gerrymandering lawsuits ( Maryland, Wisconsin and North Carolina) were filed in federal court and could have nationwide impact.


Pennsylvania 17th congressional district and Pennsylvania 7th congressional district

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.

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

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.