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.
Thursday, April 3rd
Grosse Pointe War Memorial
32 Lake Shore Rd
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
Cosponsored by the LWVGP and The Grosse Pointe War Memorial
Thursday, April 10th
Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church Annex (which is located behind the church)
Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
Please enter from St. Clair Avenue
We ask that you bring a sandwich, salad, whatever your wish as your dinner so we may have time to discuss the questions and come to consensus as thoughtfully as possible. We will provide coffee, tea and water as well as dessert.
Saturday, April 26,
Christ Episcopal Church
120 N. Military Rd.
Dearborn, MI 48124
The cost is $15, which includes a box lunch. There will be sessions on Voter Service (Vote 411 and candidate forums), Membership and Leadership Development, and the Role of the President.
If you are thinking of attending, contact Christina.
Wednesday, February 19
Ewald Branch of the library
15175 E. Jefferson
Grosse Pointe Park
Featured speakers are Laura Marko, who served in the Navy as a communications specialist and was deployed in Iraq, and Heather Nystrom, a mental health specialist for the Army in South Korea. Both continue to work on behalf of female veterans.
This highly informative program will include a question and answer period, and is open to the public.
But that did not complete the League's work and our work is still not done today. Barriers to the ballot box might look different today, but threats to our democracy remain. Nearly 100 years after the League was founded, we continue to hold fast to the belief that our nation is at its strongest when the voices of all voters are heard. "There will never be a true democracy until every responsible...adult in it, without regard to race, sex, color or creed has his or her own...voice in government," said Chapman Catt.
Saturday, February 1
St. Andrew Lutheran Church
Bloomfield Hills, Mi 48307
10 am.to 12 noon.
After brief presentations by the panelists, the forum will be open to questions from the audience, giving residents the opportunity to ask the hard questions needed to be informed voters when they go to the polls.
The forum will be
Tuesday, January 14 at 7:00 p.m.
South High School's Wicking Library
11 Grosse Pointe Boulevard
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
Each group will have a couple of hours to hold the discussion-ON A DIFFERENT TIME AND DAY BEFORE THE PROGRAM PLANNING MEETING.
Some of our LWVGP members have agreed to be group leaders and will host a meeting in their home between January 6 and 14.
Issues being reviewed and discussed (along with group leaders) are:
Each subgroup will report the recommendations of the discussion at the Program Planning meeting on January 15, with opportunities for questions and further discussions.
Our tallied results will be sent to LWV in Washington to help guide the program for the National Convention in June.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
At the home of Ann Nicholson in GP Farms. For the address, please refer to your directory or contact the League at 881-6343
Cost is $11.00 (Make check to LWVGP and send to Sharon Riley, 521 Lake Pointe, GPP 48230 by January 8). Menu includes lasagna, salad, garlic bread and Italian desserts.
Wayne State University Law School,
Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium
471 W. Palmer Street
Detroit, MI 48202
Thursday, January 9, 2014
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
The commission is holding hearings in selected states across the country. Michigan is one of those states.
Sue Smith, President of the League of Women Voters of Michigan, will be speaking as a panelist and will also submit written testimony.
The public is invited to attend. There will be opportunities for voters to speak about their experiences.
Vote411.org provides voter guides and helps the electorate find their City Council district & their polling place, check voting hours, and read tips about voting in Michigan.
For more information go to SOS Michigan Voter Information Center