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- Established in 1920 after winning the right to vote for
women, the LWV is one of the nation's most
respected community-based organizations.
Michigan's Online Voter Registration is Live !!
From the office of Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson:
"We are pleased to announce that the Online Voter Registration website is now available and can be found at www.Michigan.gov/VoterRegistration.
Or reach the tool by going to www.Michigan.gov/Vote
and selecting the "Register to Vote" option located on the left panel of the page.
Residents across the state can take advantage of this convenient way of registering to vote. Current voters can easily change their address using this website.
Registering to vote has never been easier and can be accomplished by navigating five easy screens:
Congratulations screen with receipt option
To use this convenient website, visitors must currently have a Michigan Driver's License or Personal Identification Card and qualify to vote in the state of Michigan (i.e., citizen, age, residency).
New registrations and changes of addresses will be passed to the Qualified Voter File (QVF) in real time!
- December 3, 2019
Preliminary Summary: "Promote the Vote" and the November 5th Election
Preliminary information from the Michigan Secretary of State shows that Michigan voters took advantage of the new Promote the Vote constitutional amendment. Within 14 days of the November 5 election, 2,022 Michigan voters registered to vote and voted, with over 1,131 registering and voting on Election Day!
One-third of those registering on Election Day were 18-21 years old and more than half were 30 years old or younger. In addition, 314 people aged 60 or older registered and voted during the 14-day timeframe.
With additional education and awareness about the new law, these numbers should only increase for the 2020 election.
March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary
The 2020 Presidential Primary is designated as a "closed primary", which means those participating in the election must choose a Democratic, Republican or no-Presidential Primary (local issues only where applicable) ballot when voting absentee or at the polls on Election Day.
While a voter must select a specific party ballot, there is no political party registration in Michigan's voter registration system.
Save the Date! Dec 11: Holiday Gathering
This year's LWVGP Holiday gathering is at the home of Sue Acton on Wednesday, Dec 11.
Members are encouraged to attend and bring their spouse, significant other, or even a good friend!
The cost is $5 per person, payable at the door. That helps cover the cost of paper goods and soft drinks.
Attendees are asked to bring an appetizer or dessert type dish.
If you care for some wine or beer, BYOB.
Please RSVP by Friday, December 6, to Vicki Granger by clicking here, or by emailing Vicki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let us know the number attending and what you plan to bring.
Please refer to your directory for the address.
2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission
SPECIAL ALERT: Applications Now Being Accepted for the Citizens Redistricting Commission
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced at a press conference that the application process is now open for Michigan's Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.
Applications are now available online and can be found at www.redistrictingmichigan.org.
The League of Women Voters of Michigan is pleased the Citizens Redistricting Commission is moving forward for the 2022 election. We have worked hard for fair districts and we are excited that the end of Michigan's severely gerrymandered districts is now in sight.
According to the Secretary of State "all applications must be printed and notarized before being returned to the Michigan Department of State by June 1, 2020."
Additional fliers explaining the timeline & process for joining the commission that'll draw Michigan's political district lines are:
Save the Date! Nov 21: Gerrymandering, Redistricting, and the Census
Join us for a presentation on 'Gerrymandering, Redistricting, and the Census' which will include details of LWVMI's gerrymandering lawsuit (explained in this Detroit Free Press article)
as well as the process and progress of Michigan's Citizen Redistricting Commission.
Be sure to attend, and bring a friend. This presentation is at the core of what LWV stands for - fairness in voting!
Gerrymandering, Redistricting, and the Census
Thurs, Nov 21
Wayne County Community College
19305 Vernier Rd
Harper Woods, MI 48225
(Mary Ellen Stempfle University Center)
GROSSE POINTE NEWS is reporting the election results.
Check them out here
Voter Guides Are Now Available!
Find the Voter Guide for your local races at Vote411.org
Videotaped forums are now available for these communities:
The LWVGP Supports both school millages
We hope that the voters of Grosse Pointe can see the absolute necessity of voting for
both of the Grosse Pointe School System's Millage Proposals. The League of Women
Voters of Grosse Pointe wholeheartedly and enthusiastically supports them!
The revenues from these millages represent a whopping 25% of the budget... and.... do not represent new monies. They are continuations of monies that
have been provided by the community for decades...
As a community, the School System is one of the cornerstones that make the Grosse
Pointes the wonderful place it is to live.
Read the complete letter here
Some of our communities provide a Sample Ballot for citizens to view before voting.
Here are a few that are currently online.
City of GP Precinct 1,
Understanding Michigan's New Voting Laws
Proposal 3 was a measure that expanded
voting rights by making voting more accessible to more people. To learn about the changes, download your own copy of the LWVGP brochure
New Rights for Michigan Voters
Candidate Forums for the Local Elections Have Been Set
Harper Woods City Council
Mon, Sept 23
WCCCD, Mary Ellen Stempfle University Center
19305 Vernier Rd., Harper Woods
GP Shores City Council CANCELLED
Mon, Oct 7
The War Memorial
32 Lake Shore, GP Farms
GP Park City Council
Tues, Oct 8
GP Park City Hall, Courtroom
15115 E. Jefferson Ave, GP Park
GP Farms City Council
Tues, Oct 15
Brownell Middle School Auditorium
260 Chalfonte, GP Farms
GP Woods City Council
Thurs, Oct 17
GP Woods City Hall, Courtroom
20025 Mack Avenue, GP Woods
City of Grosse Pointe Mayoral & City Council
Tues, Oct 22
Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church
17150 Maumee Ave, Grosse Pointe
Save the Date: Thurs Sept 19 Kickoff Meeting
Our annual Kickoff Meeting will include a "Promote the Vote" update with Sharon Dolente, Voting Strategist, ACLU.
Sharon coordinated Promote the Vote efforts, and spoke at the May 2019 LWVMI convention. She will be updating us on the implementation of the Promote the Vote, successfully passed by voters in November 2018.
Thursday, Sept 19
GPW Cook Schoolhouse
20025 Mack Ave
GP Woods, MI 48236
With the merger of the Ed Fund and the LWVGP in 2019, we needed to adopt new bylaws.
Click here to review
LWV Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Webinars
A series of webinars, which provides a deeper dive into the DEI topic, began June 27th. These webinars, (recordings of the Spring ones are still available), offer tools any member can use in League work or other aspects of life. The webinars are free and you can choose to either participate or just listen in.
Sign up for these upcoming DEI webinars:
October 30, 2019. Register
November 21, 2019. Register
December 19, 2019. Register
For additional information, go to DEI webinars and resources
DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
The League of Women Voters, in both its values and practices, affirms its belief and commitment to diversity and pluralism. LWV recognizes that diverse perspectives are important and necessary for responsible and representative decision making, and subscribes to the belief that diversity and pluralism are fundamental to the values it upholds.
Inclusiveness enhances the organization's ability to respond more effectively to changing conditions and needs, and therefore, LWV will in both principles and practices promote the inclusion in participation in any activity of LWV all persons whatever their gender, race, socio-economic status, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability. Read more about the League's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion by clicking here
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The League of Women Voters encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government; works to increase understanding of major public policy issues; and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League is strictly nonpartisan, neither endorsing candidates nor supporting political parties. The LWVGP, in both its values and its practices, reaffirms its commitment to diversity. Membership is open to men and women of all ages.