Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Basil Boys
125 W Chicago Blvd, Tecumseh, MI 49286
Lunch and Learn: Your Elected Official Speaker Series. The Honorable Catherine Sala will be talking about the Lenawee County Court System. Learn about the difference between a circuit court and a probate court. Find out how the court functions, what mediators do, what are contracted lawyers and other questions you might have about the courts in our county.

RSVP to Jan Salsberry or Carolyn Vertin at;

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
2:00 p.m.
Cedars of Dexter Clubhouse
411 Cedars Lane
Dexter, MI
Planning for Centennial Celebration of the 19th Amendment and the League of Women Voters. Join in planning a year-long series of events across Washtenaw county to celebrate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote. And because the League of Women Voters formed with the purpose to helping the new voters find out how to exercise their new franchise, this will be the 100th anniversary of the League as well.

All who want to roll up their sleeves and participate are welcome to attend. We have invited representatives from a wide variety of area organizations who might want to partner with LWVAAA.

RSVP to Nancy Schewe at

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
7:30 pm
Pointless Brewery & Theater
3014 Packard St
Ann Arbor
January Brews & Views: Lame Duck: What Happened?. There was a flurry of activity at the end of 2018 that many of us struggled to keep track of, so we will review the lame duck session in Michigan. Jennifer Schlicht will help us sort through the legislation that was signed and the legislation that was vetoed. We will also get an update on the status of Proposal 2 to end gerrymandering in Michigan.

This event is open to the public (but must be over 21 to buy/drink alcohol.) League members are encouraged to invite non-members to attend.

(Speakers hosted at B&V are not necessarily representing official League positions, but community members informing us about their work and various topics important to democracy)

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
4:00 p.m.
Bank of Ann Arbor
801 W Ellsworth
Ann Arbor
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
6:30 p.m.
Howell Carnegie Library's Meabon Room
314 W. Grand River
Howell, MI
PFAS in Our Water: why it is such an important topic. In August of 2018, the Michigan Department of Human Services issued an expanded "Do Not Eat" fish advisory for all fish taken form the Huron River water system due to the high level of PFAs. Stephen Brown Phd., who is a trained analytical chemist with 45 years experience, will give us an overview of PFA's and why it is such an important topic to Michigan residents.

The public is welcome

Friday, January 25, 2019
Noon - 2:00 pm
Cedars of Dexter Clubhouse
411 Cedars Lane, Dexter
January Lunch and Learn. Topic: The Equal Rights Amendment Equality of Rights under the Law Shall Not be Denied or Abridged by the United States or by any State on Account of Sex.

As we plan to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment's passage, we'll look at another constitutional amendment first introduced in 1921: The Equal Rights Amendment. Passed in Congress in 1972, it fell several states short of approval by ratification deadline. We'll look at its beginnings, its history, the arguments pro and con, and the struggle to ratify it. Last week, a Virginia Legislative Committee agreed to take a resolution supporting the amendment to the full senate. If Virginia ratifies it, what happens next? After 47 years, is the amendment still relevant? How does this fit the League's "Creating a More Perfect Democracy" position?

Sandwich and salad or vegetarian lunch with coffee and soda at $7 cash or BYO lunch

Reservations required: Use the link to Signup Genius Seating is limited to 30

Friday, May 17, 2019-Sunday, May 19, 2019
Embassy Suites by Hilton
19525 Victor Parkway, Livonia, MI, 48152
STATE CONVENTION OF THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF MICHIGAN. This year's Convention in Livonia will celebrate the 100th birthday of the League of Women Voters of Michigan and the 100th anniversary of suffrage for Michigan women. The Convention promises to be informative, productive and fun.