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.

JULY 2018 NEWSLETTER IS HERE

Where to find information for the August 7 primary election

VOTE411.org, an on-line source of voting information

Go to VOTE411.org, enter your address and follow the prompts to see what will be on your ballot, compare candidates and see their answers to questions posed by the League.

POSTER CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Click HERE to read the press release and see all the winning posters.


1st PLACE BY Jack Weddell, Pioneer High

JULY EVENTS (see Calendar for details)

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BREWS & VIEWS Voter Registration Work at Pointless Brewery, 3014 Packard Rd, Ann Arbor July 18, 7:30 p.m.
This is a special opportunity to talk about voter registration in our community! We will have a short panel discussion with the coordinators of our voter registration work about what we have done so far and the lessons we have learned. We will then open the discussion to the group, hear about volunteer experiences and collaborate on the work we will do in the near future. We will use our successes and challenges together to plan our approach between now and the general election in November. This evening will be a chance for us to work together and support each other.


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LWV-AAA BOOTH AT THE ART FAIR Thursday, July 19, 2018 thru Sunday, July 22, 2018,

Members click HERE to sign up and help represent the League during the Fair.

In The Public Interest: LWV-AAA takes to the airwaves at WEMU

For our ninth interview, 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry was joined by League member Paige Nong to talk about raising awareness and participation in the upcoming primary election on August 7th. This year, the state has hotly contested primaries for the Democratic and Republican candidates for governor because incumbent Govenor Snyder is term-limited.

In several congressional districts, there are also contested primaries. There are also contested races at the county and municipal levels, as well as millage proposals for specific communities.
You can listen to the podcast at WEMU
Look for bi-weekly interviews on topics related to League activities.

High School Voter Registration Project was a big success

Students who will turn 18 years of age by the time of the November election can register to vote now so that they are on the rolls when it's time to vote. LWV-AAA members have been visiting area high school senior classes to explain registration and help eligible students to register on the spot. 1,125 students were registered.

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.

Two New Leagues are being sponsored by LWV-AAA

A new League has formed in the Brighton-Howell Area, joining the Tecumseh League formed in 2017. These small, but enthusiastic units will operate for two years under the sponsorship of the Ann Arbor Area League, after which they can become separate organizations. Their events are included in the LWVAAA Calendar.

To learn more about LWV Tecumseh, you can email lwvtecumseh@gmail.com Their website is under development.

To learn more about LWV Brighton/Howell Area, contact info@LWVBrightonHowellArea.org They have a website and a Facebook page

YOU CAN HAVE YOUR OWN SUPER LWV T-SHIRT

For order form, go to FORM

More volunteers at LWV art fair booth July 2012

YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS has been updated (printable brochure)

YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS 2018-2019 shows the results of the November 2017 election and also upcoming election dates for 2018 and 2019. The printable brochure gives names and contact information for elected officials for this area including local, state and national.