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.
Following that date, the forum can be viewed On Demand at CitiTV.
The public may submit question suggestions to Membership@lwvannarbor.org before September 14th at 5pm. The League reserves the right to select and edit the questions that will be used in the forum.
A growing number of Michigan citizens think there must be a better way. The Detroit Free Press Editorial Board, in the August 9 issue, presented the issues and identified players involved.
This fall, the League of Women Voters of Michigan will hold a series of at least 30 informational meetings, in part to gauge voter awareness about redistricting. The town halls will be hosted in communities around the state, said League Vice-President Sue Smith. After that, LWV-MI will decide which course to pursue next.
Redistricting, in its purest sense, is a question of policy: What is the fairest way to ensure the most equal representation for Michiganders?
At their July 21 meeting, the Ann Arbor City Council considered the issue, then voted 7-4 NOT to put the question of non-partisan elections on the Fall 2015 ballot.
LWV-AAA will continue to work to inform the citizens of Ann Arbor about this topic. Read LWV-AAA President Nancy Schewe's guest column for more information.
AT LWV-AAA ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING, MAY 19
Ann Arbor's favorite political junkie, Zoe Clark, was the keynote speaker at the LWV-AAA 2015 Annual Meeting.
You can view a video of her talk by clicking HERE
Ms. Clark, co-host (with Michigan Capitol reporter Rick Pluta) of the popular weekly Michigan Radio segment, It's Just Politics, gave a behind-the-scenes look at how politics is -- or isn't -- currently working at the state capitol. Using Proposal One as an example, she described the intra-party dynamics among Republicans, how Democrats are working to stay relevant in a GOP-controlled Legislature, and what this all means for 2016 elections and beyond.