Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, May 31, 2018
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Ann Arbor Library, Downtown Branch
343 S. Fifth Ave
Ann Arbor 48104
Voter Registration Training. Learn the details about how to register voters; find out about the many LWV registration projects. Please RSVP
Thursday, June 7, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Alley Bar
112 W Liberty
Ann Arbor
Fund Raiser to support LWV Poster Contest. Every Thursday evening in June Alley Bar, a local "boisterous hangout lures locals with its craft cocktails & cold brews served in a hip atmosphere" will be donating 10% of the evening's receipts to LWVAAA in support of our poster contest.

This evening at 8:00 p.m. Ann Arbor musician Judy Banker will sing for us. You can read her bio HERE Come discover a new place, join in the fun, and support a good cause.

Saturday, June 9, 2018
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Ann Arbor Library, Pittsfield Branch
2359 Oak Valley Dr
Ann Arbor, 48103
Voter Registration Training. Another opportunity to learn the details about how to register voters; find out about the many LWV registration projects.

Please RSVP

Monday, June 11, 2018
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Westgate Branch Ann Arbor Library
2503 Jackson Ave (In Westgate Shopping Center)
Ann Arbor 48103
Great Lakes Committee meeting. All welcome to attend planning meetings for this LWVAAA committee that works to protect our natural resources. If you plan to come, please contact Terri Wilkerson (terri@a3homes.com) in advance in case meeting location has changed.

Meeting dates are Mondays: June 11th, July 9th

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
TBD
Bank of Ann Arbor
801 W. Ellsworth
Ann Arbor 48108
Board Meeting. Rescheduled from May 22.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
6:30pm
Tecumseh District Library
215 N. Ottawa St.
Tecumseh, MI 49286
Campaign Finance in Michigan Elections. Craig Mauger, of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network, will detail how the role of money in Michigan politics has changed over the last decade. The presentation will provide information on how campaign finance works in Michigan;what is dark money;how can a person identify dark-money funded campaign mailers and advertisements;and how can a person find out who's funding a TV ad.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Alley Bar
112 W. Liberty
Ann Arbor
Fund raiser for the LWVAAA poster contest. Every Thursday evening in June Alley Bar, a local "boisterous hangout lures locals with its craft cocktails & cold brews served in a hip atmosphere" will be donating a percentage of the evening's receipts to LWVAAA in support of our poster contest.

Come discover a new place, join in the fun, and support a good cause.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Pointless Brewery & Theater
3014 Packard
Ann Arbor 48108

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Gerrymandering: An Update

We will connect with Voters Not Politicians for this session to get an update on the ballot initiative to amend the MI constitution to create an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission and end gerrymandering in Michigan. For those who aren't familiar with the initiative, we will briefly review its content and background. We will also hear about how Voters Not Politicians is planning to continue their work between now and November. What is the status of the legal challenge to the ballot initiative? How can we as a community support this proposal and make sure that we end gerrymandering in our state? Voters Not Politicians will answer all of these questions and the presentation will be followed by group discussion.

This event is open to the public (but must be over 21 to buy/drink alcohol.)

Thursday, June 21, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Alley Bar
112 W. Liberty
Ann Arbor
Fund raiser for LWVAAA poster contest. Fund Raiser to support LWV Poster Contest. Every Thursday evening in June Alley Bar, a local "boisterous hangout lures locals with its craft cocktails & cold brews served in a hip atmosphere" will be donating a percentage of the evening's receipts to LWVAAA in support of our poster contest.

Entertainment by Robert Elder.

Come discover a new place, join in the fun, and support a good cause.

Friday, June 22, 2018
Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Cedars of Dexter Clubhouse
411 Cedars Lane
Dexter, MI 48130

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Topic: A discussion of the book, The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss. Nicolas' Books will give a book club discount to purchasers.

Speaker: You!

NPR says: We tend to forget how near a thing it was, how outlandish an idea it seemed to some at the time, this concept of women gaining access to the ballot box. In one of history's great thrillers, the battle to ratify the 19th Amendment, almost a hundred years ago, came down to a single vote, a single male legislator and -- crucially -- a single dear, darling, determined mother. And maybe we haven't come such a long way, baby: Recently, a GOP precinct chair from Utah described giving women the vote as a "grave mistake." So it's bracing to read Elaine Weiss's stirring, definitive, and engrossing treatment of winning suffrage in America, The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote. Weiss brings a lucid, lively, journalistic tone to the story. Perhaps her greatest contribution is documenting the intricate, contentious element of racism that almost crippled the struggle. For that insight alone, The Woman's Hour is compulsory reading. In America, as we need to be reminded over and over, it's always about race.

Seating is limited to 20 so Reservations Required

Saturday, June 23, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
AA District Library - Pittsfield Branch
2359 Oak Valley Dr
Ann Arbor 48108
Poster Contest Awards Ceremony. Everyone invited to meet the winning artists, see all the posters and applaud this fabulous venture.
Saturday, June 23, 2018
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
1734 Sanford Place, Ann Arbor. Sign-making party for 4th of July parade. Come demonstrate your artistic skills and create signs to carry when we march in the Fourth of July parade.
Monday, June 25, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
CTN Television
Channel 19
Ann Arbor Candidate Forum. 7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Mayoral Race

8:00 - 8:30 p.m. City Council Ward 1

Following the forum, view on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/ctnannarbor

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
CTN Television Network
Channel 19
Ann Arbor Candidate Forum. 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. City Council Wards 2 and 3

8:30 - 9:00 p.m. City Coundil Wards 4 and 5

Following the forum, view on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/ctnannarbor

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
CTN Television
Channel 19
State Representatives Candidate Forum. 7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Democratic primary

8:00 - 8:45 p.m. Republican primary

Following the forum, view on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/ctnannarbor

Thursday, June 28, 2018-Sunday, July 1, 2018
 
Chicago, IL 53rd LWVUS National Convention 2018.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Alley Bar
112 W. Liberty
Ann Arbor
Fund raiser for LWVAAA poster contest. Every Thursday evening in June Alley Bar, a local "boisterous hangout lures locals with its craft cocktails & cold brews served in a hip atmosphere" will be donating a percentage of the evening's receipts to LWVAAA in support of our poster contest.

Entertainment by Annie Harlow.

Come discover a new place, join in the fun, and support a good cause.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
9:30 a.m.
Look for LWV banner at staging area near Maynard & Thompson LWV-AAA members, friends and families will march in Fourth of July Parade. CELEBRATE AMERICA'S BIRTHDAY WITH YOUR LEAGUE!

Join us at Ann Arbor's Independence Day Parade sponsored by the Ann Arbor Jaycees! Bring your family and friends to march with us.

We'll meet-up under the League of Women Voters banner in the parade staging area at Maynard and Thompson at 9:30 am.

Dress up as a Suffragette, don your LWV Defenders of Democracy tee or come as you are to celebrate our proud heritage as Americans and voters. Everyone can join in. Details of time and place will be posted as soon as available.

Monday, July 9, 2018
 
Your County, City or Township Clerk's office Last Day to register to vote in the August 7 Primary Election.
Monday, July 9, 2018
7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
CTN Television
Channel 19
Candidate Forums. 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. County Commissioners Districts 2 and 9

8:30 - 9:30 p.m. State Senator District 18

Following the forum, view on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/ctnannarbor

Thursday, July 19, 2018-Sunday, July 22, 2018
 
Non-Profit Section
Downtown Ann Arbor
LWV-AAA Booth at the Art Fair. Click HERE to sign up and help represent the League during the Fair.
Thursday, July 19, 2018-Sunday, July 22, 2018
All Day
LWV-AAA Information Booth at Ann Arbor Art Fair We'll be getting out the word about elections and voting. If you would like to represent the League for a few hours at the Art Fair, contact membership@lwvannarbor.org to sign up.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
 
Your Polling Place PRIMARY ELECTION. Washtenaw County residents can check what will be on the ballot by going to http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/clerk_register/elections

About a month before the election, the League website VOTE411.org will go live with candidate information and responses to League questions.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
 
Your County, City or Township Clerk's office Last day to register to vote in the November 6 General Election.
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 http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/clerk_register/elections About a month before the election, the League website VOTE411.org will go live with candidate information and responses to League questions.