The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Come and hear remarks from the Congressman who represents you in the US House!
Please send in your reservation form by April 27. Cost is $22.
Print out your reservation form here and mail your check (made out to LWVGP) to Peggy Hickey, 2002 Harbor Place Dr., St. Clair Shores 48080
Each candidate will be allowed a 2 minute opening statement, and a 2 minute closing statement. Each candidate will be allotted 1 minute to respond to each question. Each candidate will be asked the same questions as the other panelists.
The questions will be submitted by School Board members, but a League of Women Voters representative will read the questions.
The public is invited to attend the forums, but time will not permit questions posed by the public. The forums will be videotaped.
Tuesday, April 23rd
North High School Library
GP Woods, MI 48236
Issues to discuss:
Saturday, April 20, 2013
10 am to 12 noon
Location - Henry Ford Centennial Library
16301 Michigan Ave. Dearborn, MI 48126
Ms. Bettie Buss of the Citizen Research Council
Mr. Fred Headen, a legal adviser to State Treasurer Andy Dillon
Dr. John Telford, recent interim superintendent of Detroit Public Schools.
Ms. Riley's commentary on social, political and cultural issues appears in the Detroit Free Press two to four times each week. She blogs at www.rochelleriley.com and appears regularly on National Public Radio and WDIV-TV 7's "Flashpoint."
She is a public speaker who addresses college students, women's groups and business and family organizations across the country. Rochelle writes passionately about public education, pop culture and local government. At the Free Press, she has waged an 11-year campaign to improve adult literacy, recruiting thousands of volunteers and tens of thousands of dollars to the cause. In her 12 years in Detroit, Rochelle has consistently advocated for improved race relations and improved lives for Michigan's children.
The meeting will be open to the public, so bring family, friends,and acquaintances to this event!
Thursday, March 7th
GP War Memorial
32 Lake Shore Rd
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
"The current process of selecting justices undermines public trust and confidence in the impartiality and independence of the Michigan Supreme Court," stated Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Kelly, Co-Chair of the Judicial Selection Task Force.
In the 2012 election, 75 percent, or close to $11 million dollars, in ad spending for Supreme Court candidates could not be linked to identifiable donors. Judges are not supposed to hear cases involving major donors, but how are Michigan voters supposed to know [if judges should recuse themselves] when the majority of campaign money is spent behind the scenes? (Detroit Free Press)
"Voters have the right to know who is paying for the ads that are trying to influence their vote," stated Susan Smith, President, LWVMI.
Monday, March 11, 2013
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Gold Room C, Oakland Center
2200 N. Squirrel Rd., Rochester
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Cooley Center Lobby
300 S. Capitol Ave, Lansing
Ann Arbor: The February 11th forum has been completed.
Click here to see the video.
Click here to read and/or listen to the review on Michigan Radio.
And click here to read a review of the event in the Michigan Daily.
Grand Traverse: A similar event was held in Traverse City on February 6th.
Click here to view the program featuring Michigan Campaign Finance Network's Rick Robinson discuss Dark Money and Justice.
For further information, refer to LWVMI
Please join us for a very enlightening evening.
Thursday, February 21st
Grosse Pointe Library, GP Woods Branch
20680 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
The Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) documents that the ads run by third-party non-candidate outside groups contain a higher level of both attacks and inaccurate statements than candidate campaign ads. Between December and early August, $108 million in ad dollars were spent by 10 outside groups and over half (51%) on 35 ads containing deceptive or misleading claims.
Television stations have a legal right to reject or request changes to any advertisement, other than from a qualified candidate, if the station believes the ad is inaccurate or misleading. Stations already have processes they use for consumer product ads. So this is not a new practice for them. We are asking them to be as vigilant about outside group ads as they are about product ads.
Join our cause and go to http://www.flackcheck.org/stations/send-email-to-stations/ and let your local news stations know that you demand accuracy in advertising!
The Clean Air Promise campaign is a national effort to protect children and families from dangerous air pollution by obtaining commitments from our leaders to safeguard the Clean Air Act and the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) enforcement authority. The League of Women Voters U.S. has initiated the campaign at the national level, along with several environmental and public health organizations. More information on the League's campaign can be found at LWV.org
For more information go to SOS Michigan Voter Information Center