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.
For those travelling to Washington, DC click on this link to learn how to join the official LWV group and also for safety tips. http://forum.lwv.org/document/womens-march-washington-saturday-january-21
In Lansing, there will be a rally on the steps of the capitol from 1-3pm. https://www.marchonlansing.org/
In Ann Arbor there will be a march starting at 2 pm. The March will begin in downtown Ann Arbor outside the Federal building (corner of 5th & Liberty). Gather beginning at 1:30, to begin marching at 2:00. The march will occur on a route along sidewalks, ending at UofM's Diag at around 3pm with a Rally. This event is free and open to all. https://www.facebook.com/events/1260030690742284/
In Ypsilanti there will be "March for Love" beginning at noon at Bona Sera, 200 W. Michigan Ave across the street from the location where abolitionist Frederick Douglass spoke in 1866 and proceed past historical sites, returning to Bona Sera for a celebration. http://www.theannmag.com/solidarity-march-in-ypsi-day-after-inauguration/
A BIT OF HISTORY: In 1913, on the day before Woodrow Wilson's inauguration, an estimated 5,000 to 8,000 suffragists marched on Pennsylvania Avenue NW from the Capitol to the Treasury Building to draw attention to the cause of giving women the right to vote. Many onlookers were upset, either because they opposed the idea of women voting or because they objected to the timing of the march. Many of the suffragists were insulted, spit upon or even beaten. Because the women had not been protected, the police chief was fired. At the next inauguration, in 1917, suffragists marched in the regular parade. By 1920, all women in the country would have the right to vote. (Washington Post, 1/13/17)
Our major goal is clear: to bring about change in Michigan's method of drawing legislative districts. At the present time, the fox is in charge of the henhouse with the political party in power drawing district lines that ensure it controls a majority of districts. Both political parties play this game when given the chance. Our job is to take this control away from the legislature and place it in the hands of a citizens' commission.
To learn more about redistricting, don't miss the informational meeting for members on Monday, February 6th, 7:00 p.m., at Hathaway's Hideaway, 310 S. Ashley.
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We look forward to working with you in 2017 to make democracy work for everyone. The League needs your energy and ideas.
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Representatives from county, city and township government will discuss how the Michigan Legislature's revenue sharing policies and budgets have affected local governments and how local governments are meeting these challenges.
Friday, January 27th Noon - 2:00 pm
The Cedars of Dexter Clubhouse 411 Cedars Lane Dexter, MI
Soups, salads and sandwiches are available at the Cedars for $5 - $10. Please bring cash. Or bring your own brown bag.
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