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.

JUNE-JULY NEWSLETTER IS HERE

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.

MEETINGS/EVENTS SCHEDULED - JULY

JULY CANDIDATE FORUMS ON CTN-TV

Ann Arbor City Council primary election date is August 8. Tune to CTN-TV Channel 19 to see candidate forums moderated by LWV-AAA. WATCH LIVE! Also live stream at: https://a2ctn.viebit.com/

MONDAY, JULY 10 Ward 1 - two candidates: 7-7:30 p.m. AND Ward 3 - two candidates: 8-8:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, JULY 13 Ward 4 - two candidates: 7-7:30 p.m. AND Ward 5 - two candidates: 8-8:30 p.m.

Forums will be available On Demand on the CTN website until the election.

To submit questions for the candidates, send your query to questions@lwvannarbor.org

WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE LINE 5 PRESENTATION

The VIDEO of the June 20 public presentation "The Dangers of Oil Spills in the Great Lakes: and Why We Need to Retire Line 5" is available on the LWV-AAA YouTube site

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.

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 TecumsehUnit@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.