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Help us celebrate Women's History Month!

Wednesday, March 18, at 7 PM
Grosse Pointe War Memorial
32 Lake Shore Rd
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

Michigan women we're honoring include:
The Hon. Lynne Pierce, league member and 3rd Circuit Court Judge
Carol Cain, Detroit Free Press columnist and host of Michigan Matters
Emily Fijol, Executive Director, Michigan Women's Historical Center and Hall of Fame.

The event will include the presentation of certificates to each honoree, remarks from the honorees, and a reception to include desserts, fresh fruit, coffee and tea.

Print out the reservation form here.

Happy Birthday, League of Women Voters!

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell will be the keynote speaker at a fundraiser for the Dearborn-Dearborn Heights LWV on Thursday, February 19, organized to celebrate the League's 95 years supporting democracy.

The event will be at
Byblos Banquets at
7258 Chase Road,
Dearborn, MI 48126

It begins at 5:30. Tickets are $50 individually or $500 for a table.

Interested? Make checks payable to:
LWV-DDH and send to 120 N. Military, Dearborn, MI 48124.
Friends and family welcome -- a great opportunity to meet Congresswoman Dingell.

See the flyer here

Girl Rising Viewing

LWV Flint Area has secured a showing of the documentary, Girl Rising, at the Great Lakes AMC Theater in Auburn Hills on Thursday, March 5 at 7:30. It lasts one hour, twenty minutes, and cost is $10.25. This is not a fundraiser.

Girl Rising, directed by award winning Richard Robbins, tells the story of nine girls from different parts of the world, and shows the strength of the human spirit and the power of education. It has inspired a global movement for girls' education since it was released in 2009.

In order for the screening to happen at least 90 tickets need to be sold in advance. Purchase tickets at gathr.us/screening/10142.

Save the Date: Annual Chinese Dinner: Wed, January 21

The annual Chinese Dinner meeting is

Wednesday, January 21
6 PM- 9 PM
at the home of Aphie Roumell
(please refer to your Voter or directory for the address)

We will review the state League positions at the meeting based on directions that we receive from LWVMI. Your input is important. Please attend.

Print out your Chinese Dinner RSVP Form here

Will the Michigan Legislature Change the Electoral College?

For LWVMI's statement regarding HB 5184, a proposal to allocate the state's electoral college votes by congressional districts, click here

League of Women Voters Holiday Party

December 10, 2014
Cotswold Cafe
Edsel and Eleanor Ford House
1100 Lake Shore
GP Shores, MI 48236

6:15 Check-In, 6:30 Dinner

The event costs $37.00 and menu choices are chicken or pasta.

Questions? Call Mary Jo J at 884 5495
Reservations are due by Thursday, Nov 27th.
Print out the reservation form here

Community Meeting: "Detroit's Bankruptcy: A Primer for the Non-Lawyer."

The League is hosting a meeting titled "Detroit's Bankruptcy: A Primer for the Non-Lawyer." Our guest speaker is Laura Bartell, professor, Wayne State University Law School.

Wednesday, November 19
7 - 9 pm
Grosse Pointe War Memorial
32 Lakeshore Dr
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

Voter Guides & Info for 2014

Click here to read LWVMI voter guides for many US and statewide races

For voter guides for the local races, go to Vote411.org

To check out voter guides for other districts across the state, go to LWVMI.org. Share this link with family and friends so they will have the information that they need for their districts!

The LWV candidate forums have been scheduled!

There are 5 forums in 4 different nights covering 2 school board elections (Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods) as well as races for the State Rep and State Senator who represent you in Lansing.

The public is welcomed and encouraged! Come and get to know the candidates.
Click here for the full schedule as well as rebroadcast info

Lake Michigan LWV Annual Meeting on Oct 3-5 in Traverse City

League members are invited to the Lake Michigan League of Women Voters Annual Meeting to be held October 3, 4, and 5 at the Park Place Hotel in Traverse City, Michigan. The program will focus primarily on "Climate Change and Biodiversity for Lake Michigan". Speakers include:

  • Michigan State Climatologist Jeff Andresen speaking on Historical and Projected Future Climate Trends in Michigan and the Great Lakes Region
  • Research Fishery Biologist David Bunnell speaking on Stress to the Lake Michigan Food Web - How Does Climate Change Compare to Other Threats?
  • State Director of The Nature Conservancy Helen Taylor speaking on The Changing Scale of Conservation
  • Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council Program Director Grenetta Thomassey speaking on 2014: A Year to Speak Water to Power

Our keynote speaker at the Saturday-evening banquet will be Hans VanSumeren, Director of the Great Lakes Studies Institute. His presentation will be Beneath the Surface: A Deep Dive Perspective on the Great Lakes, Discovering Our Past, And Contemplating Our Water Future.

Field trips include guided kayaking/canoeing trip on the Boardman River, driving tour in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and visiting the Inland Seas Education Center.

For more details on the program, please go refer to the Annual Meeting announcement or check the Web site lwvlmr.org.

For questions, contact Judy Morlan at NaturalResourceChair@grossepointe.mi.lwvnet.org

Presidential Team

Presidential Team

The Grosse Pointe League has had co-Presidents before, but this year we are trying something brand new - a four person Presidential Team. It appears it needs four of us to fill the shoes of outgoing President Christina Schlitt, who has led us so efficiently and with such graciousness. All of us are committed to keeping our League an important part of this community and having fun doing it!

(Left to Right: Judy Morlan, Ann Nicholson, Sharon Riley, & Mary Zahler)

Important links to the Secretary of State's Office for voting information

Check out VOTE411.ORG for all your important voter information

Vote411.org

For your personalized voter guide, go to Vote411.org, which provides voter guides; helps the electorate find their City Council district & their polling place; check voting hours; and read tips about voting in Michigan.

Voters need simple, helpful tools to navigate the voting process and election day, and Vote411.org is the nation's premiere, on-line election resource now available.

For additional information & voter guides, you can go to: Vote411.org
1) Type in your complete address,
2) Click "Get personalized information on candidates and issues",
3) Click "Find my information"
4) Click "Go to my races"
5) For the full list of your possible voter guides, click "All my races"

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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.