Making Democracy Work

MAKING DEMOCRACY WORK

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.

DECEMBER NEWSLETTER IS HERE

There's lots going on. Check the newsletter for coming events.

NEXT EVENT: DINING OUT IN DECEMBER

Pleasant conversation over a good meal - what a lovely way to spend an evening with LWV-AAA. Non-members are welcome.

Tues, December 13 at 6:00 pm, at Knights Restaurant, 2324 Dexter Ave, Ann Arbor, MI

RSVP to President@lwvannarbor.org

LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES CONTINUES

In January, join LWV-AAA for a discussion of the book "SISTERS IN LAW: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World" by Linda Hirshman.

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.

RSVP to President@lwvannarbor.org

2016: A BANNER YEAR FOR LWV-AAA - now is the time to join or renew your membership for 2017

WE'VE BEEN BUSY BUT THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO DO

19 candidate fora
with 55 candidates
in 4 different venues
in 3 cities: AA, Ypsilanti & Chelsea
over 17 days
with the help of 16 volunteers

Plus 2 issue fora
1 civic engagement event

6100 VOTE411.org bookmarks &
5000 LWV Voter Guides distributed
24 poll watchers in 5 precincts

You can join or renew your LWV membership using PAY PAL

or click HERE for a mail-in registration form.

Please renew before December 31st.

NOTE: If you joined or renewed since July 1, 2016, you do not need to renew at this time. Your membership is good through 2017.

Tour de Candidates, Forum Fest, Forapalooza...whatever you call it--it was a great success!

A Message from our LWV-AAA Forum Coordinator:

Let's face it. We have been in a zone and on our game. Thanks to all the LWV-AAA members and friends who worked together to help area voters learn about the candidates and the issues!

Several volunteers were new members. We are thrilled that your joined our merry band. And hope you will reprise your roles in Forum Fests to come. And many long-time veterans of LWV-AAA added experience and wisdom to the process. But all good things end, and so has this very wonderful forum fest. We will have plenty of time to assess, evaluate, and change the game in future months. But for now, let's celebrate!

Thanks to everyone for your efforts and as our t-shirts say, "Defender of Democracy."

Jeanine The Forum lady

LWV-AAA's LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP WITH CTN TELEVISION

We have a long history of working with local TV network CTN to bring candidate information to area voters. Check out this recent interview

YOU CAN HAVE YOUR OWN SUPER LWV T-SHIRT

For order form, go to FORM

More volunteers at LWV art fair booth July 2012

LWV in Action

In February, the New York Times had an article titled Republicans Hijack an Election Agency.
If you read to the end of the article, you will see LWV named as one of several voting rights groups suing to stop unilateral action by the commission's new executive director. The name and reputation of LWV as a non-partisan advocate for voting rights continues to have influence. Your voice as a citizen is magnified when you join with other LWV members to speak out.

YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS

LWV-AAA prepared listing of names and contact information of elected officials including local officials, as well as state and national. YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS

WHO'S WHO IN LANSING

And how to contact them. See 2015-2016 Citizen's Guide to Government issued by the Michigan Legislature; includes state agencies.