Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, October 15, 2018
6:00 pm
Riverside Arts Center
76 N Huron St, Ypsilanti
What's On Your Ballot?. 2018 State ballot proposals: Pro and Con

This educational public forum will present information on all of the statewide ballot proposals on the November ballot.

This is a public event and all are welcome.

Co-sponsored by LWVAAA, the Ypsilanti District Library and Riverside Arts Center.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
6:00 pm
Riverside Arts Center
76 N Huron St, Ypsilanti
Ypsilanti Candidate Forum - School Board. Hear from the six candidates for three seats on the Board of Education for the Ypsilanti Community Schools: Ellen Champagne, DaQuann Harrison, Dr. Celeste Hawkins, Gillian Ream Gainsley, Robert E. Oliver, and Tyler Weston.
Get informed and make sure your voice is heard and your vote matters!

Presented by the Ypsilanti District Library, The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, and the Riverside Arts Center.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
7:30 pm
HOMES Brewery
2321 Jackson Ave
Ann Arbor
Brews & Views. The New Poor People's Campaign Our focus for October is the "New Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival", which originally comprised twenty five state organizations and has grown to nearly forty. Built on a revival of the campaign being organized in 1968 by Martin Luther King, Jr. at the time of his assassination, the campaign works to end the silence around poverty and the struggles of poor people in this country. The campaign was launched in the early summer with 40 days of simultaneous nonviolent direct action at state capitols and continues with a focus on getting out the vote for the mid-term elections. Campaign organizers in Washtenaw County will spend the evening with us, providing us with more detail and opportunities to support the work they do.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
6:30 pm
Hartland Community Center
9525 E. Highland Rd, Howell
Brighton/Howell Candidate Forum. Candidates for 8th Congressional District, 42nd and 47th State House, 22nd State Senate and Livingston County Circuit Court. This is a public event and all are welcome.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Ann Arbor District Library
Downtown Branch
343 S. Fifth Ave
Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Library Lot ballot proposal. The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area will host a panel discussion on Proposal A, the "Library Lot" on Thursday, October 25, 7-8:30 pm at Downtown AADL. Representatives from groups that support or oppose Proposal A will present their views and answer audience questions.

This is a public event.

Friday, October 26, 2018
Noon - 2 pm
Cedars of Dexter Clubhouse
411 Cedars Lane
Dexter, MI
Lunch & Learn - October 2018. Topic: Perspectives on the Upcoming Midterm Elections

Speaker: Lawrence (Larry) Kestenbaum is an attorney, politician, and the creator and webmaster of The Political Graveyard website. He received a Bachelor's in economics from Michigan State University followed by a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University in 1982 and has studied historic preservation at Cornell University.
Larry served as a County Commissioner in Ingham County, Michigan (1983+88) and Washtenaw County (2000+02). Since 2004 he has served as the Washtenaw County Clerk/Register of Deeds.
The Ann Arbor Observer has called Larry, "a walking encyclopedia of political trivia" so come prepared to ask questions! Larry will walk us through the preparations for the upcoming election, discuss the State Supreme Court's decision to ban "straight ticket voting", and (almost) everything you ever wanted to know about elections but were afraid to ask!

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

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Tecumseh Center for the Arts
400 N. Maumee
Tecumseh, MI 49286
Tecumseh Board of Education Candidate Forum. The Tecumseh Unit of the League of Women Voters of Ann Arbor area, has scheduled a Candidates' Forum for the Tecumseh Board of Education. This forum, which will be run by an LWV trained moderator, will include participation by many of the candidates running for seven BOE positions in November.

This is a public event and all are welcome.

Monday, November 5, 2018
7:30 pm
Zou Zou's Café
101 N Main St, Chelsea


The Last Word Bar
301 W Huron St, Ann Arbor
Get Out the Vote Concerts. Bill Edwards and other area musicians will be promoting voting. LWVAAA is co-sponsoring.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Your Polling place GENERAL ELECTION. Congressional, state and local races and ballot proposals.

Washtenaw County residents can check what will be on the ballot by going to About a month before the election, the League website will go live with candidate information and responses to League questions.