Making Democracy Work

LWV is where hands-on work to safeguard democracy leads to civic improvement

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.

LWVGP Annual Brunch & Meeting

Saturday, May 3, 2014
9:00 am
Country Club of Detroit
220 Country Club Drive
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

Cost: $22.00 per person

Make your checks payable to "League of Women Voters Grosse Pointe" and mail it to Sharon Riley

Reservation Deadline: Monday, April 28, 2014

Print out your registration form here

LWVMI Regional Workshop: Saturday April 26

All members are invited to attend the Regional LWV Workshop

Saturday, April 26,
10-2 p.m.
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.

For further details, see the flyer

A Community Panel Discussion on "Public Education in Michigan"

The community is invited to a community panel discussion on public education in Michigan. Speakers include Amber Toth DeLind, of The Center for Michigan, Casandra E. Ulbrich, Vice President of the State Board of Education, and Audrey Spalding, Director of Education Policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

Thursday, April 3rd
7:00 pm
Grosse Pointe War Memorial
32 Lake Shore Drive
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

Cosponsored by the LWVGP and The Grosse Pointe War Memorial

Print out our flyer here

LWVGP Members: Meeting for Consensus Questions on Education for LWVMI

There will be a dinner meeting for the Consensus Questions on Education for LWVMI

Thursday, April 10th
6:30 pm
The Annex
17150 Maumee
Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
The building is in the parking lot behind the church.
Enter the parking lot from St Clair & turn right towards the building.

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.

For background information and the consensus questions, click here

Women in the Military: Sexual Harassment and Other Challenges

The League, AAUW and Friends of the Grosse Pointe Public Library have teamed up to present a public forum on Women in the Military.

Wednesday, February 19
7-9 p.m.
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.

The League of Women Voters: 94 Years Young!

Ninety-four years ago on February 14, 1920, pioneering suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt founded the League of Women Voters to secure the right to vote for women. Within just a few months, Congress would grant American women the vote after decades of advocacy.

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.

Meeting Discussing Detroit's Regional Transportation

LWV of Detroit Metro Area (LWV DMA) will have a discussion on regional transportation. Megan Owens, Executive Director of TRU, Transportation Riders United, will be the speaker.

Saturday, February 1
St. Andrew Lutheran Church
6255 Telegraph
Bloomfield Hills, Mi 48307
10 am.to 12 noon.

Check out LWV's Vote411.org

Vote411.org

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.

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

Local, State, and National LWV Links

Read LWVGP's Newsletter The Voter

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