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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.
Thurs: Sept 19th: Understanding Michigan's New Voting Guidelines
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
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
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.
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
2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission
Interested in serving on the independent commission of Michigan citizens to draw district lines for the boundaries of the Michigan Senate, Michigan House of Representatives, and US Congress?
Two fliers explain just that:
Additional information from the Secretary of State's office can be found here
A message from LWVUS Re a Citizenship Question for the Census
The Commerce Department has made the decision to include a question pertaining to citizenship in the 2020 Census.
Make no mistake: this decision isn't about improving demographic data on citizenship.
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
Voter Guides are available on Vote411.org
Learn about the candidates who want to lead your community!
To build your personalized voter guide, go to Vote411.org, which provides voter guides and information on polling place, voting hours, and tips about voting in Michigan.
Check it out by going to: Vote411.org
1) Type in your complete address
2) Click "Get personalized information on candidates and issues" (The green box)
3) Click "Show my races"
4) Click the individual candidates to read their responses and compare their qualifications
Voters need simple, helpful tools to navigate the voting process & election day, and Vote411.org is the nation's premiere, on-line election resource.
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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.