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.
And you can go to the LWV-Ann Arbor Area calendar for the schedule of local candidate forums and presentations.
Sept 27 State Senate District 18
Oct 4 Judicial Candidate Forum
Oct 5 US House Dist 12
Oct 9 Ypsilanti Mayoral Forum
LWV-AAA has scheduled 10 public presentations to explain all three ballot proposals and the pros and cons according to the supporters and opponents of each.
Click HERE to see the entire schedule.
Brews & Views
Wed. October 17th
2321 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor
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.
Open to the public. You must be over 21 to drink/consume alcohol.
Ann Arbor Library Lot Thursday, October 25, 7:00-8:30 pm
AADL Downtown 343 S. Fifth
The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area will host a panel discussion on Proposal A, the "Library Lot". Representatives from groups that support or oppose Proposal A will present their views and answer audience questions
Fourth Friday Lunch & Learn October 26 NOON - 2 pm
Location: Cedars of Dexter Clubhouse, 411 Cedars Lane, Dexter, MI
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
Monday, November 5 7:30 pm
Get Out the Vote Concerts at two locations. Bill Edwards and other area musicians will be promoting voting. LWVAAA is co-sponsoring.
Zou Zou's Café 101 N Main St, Chelsea
The Last Word Bar
301 W Huron St, Ann Arbor
On October 8, 2018, Lisa Barry of WEMU talked with Jack Weddell, winner of the LWVAAA high school poster contest, and his teacher Helen Bunch. Listen HERE
Click HERE to read the press release and see all the winning posters.
1st PLACE BY Jack Weddell, Pioneer High
At the precinct level, we saw another story. Turnout at that level ranged from 3.87% to 54.78%. To see the details, go to election results at ewashtenaw. Click on Precincts Counted.
To learn more about LWV Tecumseh, you can email email@example.com Their website is under development.