Wed, April 18
GP Central Library
10 Kercheval Ave, GPF 48236
Open to the public. This important process needs all our participation and support. And if you have family or friends interested in the proposal, please bring them whether they have any interest in assisting us or just knowing more about ballot issue.
For additional information, see below
Hope to see you there!
Thurs, April 26th
Tompkins Community Center
Windmill Pointe Park
14920 Windmill Pointe Dr
GP Park, MI 48230
Come and support the League so it can continue its important mission of educating and engaging our voting public.
Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for kids, 12 and under.
For tickets contact
Tom Wells, motsllew -AT- aol.com or
George McMullen, george -AT- grmcmullen.net.
Members, you should have received your tickets in the mail.
LWVMI has joined with other entities throughout Michigan to support the Promote the Vote ballot proposal. This proposal represents the core of the League's purpose and values.
A core committee is spearheading our LWVGP efforts to "Promote the Vote." We have copies of the petitions, have printed brochures explaining the ballot proposal, and have directions for circulators.
We are holding an information and training session on
Thursday, April 5
GP Central Library Program Room
10 Kercheval Ave, GPF 48236
At this meeting, which is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, we will present a brief powerpoint about the ballot proposal, review the directions for circulators, and distribute the petitions. We hope to see MANY of our members there.
We hope that EVERY LWVGP member will become involved in some way.
The collection of over 400,000 signatures from registered Michigan voters needs to be done by June.
We also have a FACEBOOK PAGE devoted to Promote the Vote. Please like the page, and share the posts there on your own page and with other groups you are involved with.
We hope you are as excited as we are about getting this proposal on the ballot, and then working to ensure its passage in November by a majority of voters.
For the PROMOTE the VOTE ballot initiative--League members and others will be collecting signatures with plans to have the proposal on the ballot in November 2018. To change the Constitution, a majority of Michigan voters have to approve the proposed amendment. The Legislature cannot change the Constitution without a vote of the people
The PROMOTE the VOTE ballot initiative would amend Michigan's Constitution to:
A LWVGP committee is now being organized. Contact Sue Acton at email@example.com to get in on the ground floor of this exciting effort!
It's designed to frighten immigrants--citizens and noncitizens alike--so they won't participate in the Census. It's a blatant political maneuver meant to disenfranchise these groups and deny them equal representation.
Including this question on the Census undermines the rights of eligible voters and threatens a process vital to our democracy ...
The United States Constitution mandates an accurate count of all people living in the United States - not all citizens. Non-citizens are an integral part of our economy and need to be included in the 2020 Census to paint a complete picture of our great country.
President, League of Women Voters
Ms. Pratt Dawsey has had a distinguished career in journalism which included ten years covering Detroit Public School issues for the Detroit Free Press before her current job with Bridge Magazine covering urban affairs in Michigan.
Only 29% of Michigan 4th grade students are at or above reading proficiency level vs 36% nationally. Eighth grade students are also behind the national average in math. Even suburban schools like Grosse Pointe are lagging. In 2003 Michigan's white higher income students ranked 17th in the nation for 4th grade reading, by 2015 they ranked 50th.*
Ms. Pratt Dawsey will not only give us the facts, but she will also share with us solutions that have succeeded in Boston, the state of Tennessee, and other locations. She will also explain why this an economic as well as a social problem for the future of the state of Michigan.
Sat, May 12
Registration opens at 8:30, breakfast at 9:00
Country Club of Detroit
220 Country Club Dr
GP Farms 48236
Make checks payable to LWVGP and send to League of Women Voters, 32 Lake Shore Dr, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
Guests are welcome.
Sat, April 14
Robert A. Verkuilen Building, Entrance E
21885 Dunham Road
Clinton Twp, MI 48036
Join for an informal hour of coffee, tea, punch, & desserts to commemorate "1918", the year Michigan women won the right to vote in state elections with Elizabeth A. Homer, teacher, historian, author of Pioneers, Reformers, and Millionaires.
For $12 tickets, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 810 892 3875
This is an exciting time for us, but, we will miss being a part of the Grosse Pointe League. We have a deep appreciation to President Tom Wells and to all of the Grosse Pointe LWV members for mentoring us and helping us along the way. Thank you all for being there and for answering so many questions on a great number of issues!
We meet at
7:00 PM on the fourth Thursday of the month
Mt. Clemens Public Library
150 Cass Ave.
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
Contact us for more information on how to join and to help us "Make Democracy Work" in Macomb County.
Keep track of all the Macomb County activities on Facebook.
Contact by email: email@example.com
Address: 302 Cass Ave, PMB 127, Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
In Grosse Pointe:
176 McKinley Ave
GP Farms, MI 48236
1340 E Atwater St
Detroit, MI 48207
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Mon, March 19
Grosse Pointe Memorial Church
16 Lake Shore Dr
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
Mon, February 19
Central Library's program room
10 Kercheval Ave
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
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