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Macomb County Voter Services Unit

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Contact by email: lwvmacomb@gmail.com

NEW MEETING-TIME FOR MACOMB COUNTY VOTER SERVICES

Please join with us to further our voter education efforts!

We meet at 7 PM on the fourth Thursday of the month (previously we met on Mondays) at the Mt. Clemens Library, 150 Cass Avenue, (48043)

MCVS, February 2017

We are pleased to report that our membership continues to grow and we are now at twenty members! More and more people are dropping in on our meetings and the enthusiasm is amazing!

We continue to invite the elected officials in our county to our monthly meetings and one of the newly elected trustees from Clinton Twp., Michael Keys, attended our last meeting. We have also heard from the Clinton Twp. Clerk, Kim Meltzer, who has offered to speak to our group about newly purchased voting machines, most likely during our May meeting.

Our unit is shaping up rather nicely and a leadership team has emerged:
Kathy P - Director, Voter Services
Nance H - Director, Vote411
Terri S- Secretary
Maria R & Kathy P - Budget Committee
Jackie M & Carol K - Communications Committee
Nancy D - Membership Chair
Katherine L - P.R. Director
Becky H - Fundraising
Trish H - Observer Corps

Our communications team, Carol and Jackie, have developed an electronic survey for MCVS members. Its purpose is to identify skills, interests and talents and develop goals for our unit. It is easy to use and will be a great tool for us as we move forward.

We are gearing up for VOTE411! Our goal is to develop an action plan for the primary elections and get started entering data in April or May. Also, on our radar are candidate forums for the primaries.

Our group is also interested in redistricting education and will look for opportunities to provide this education to the community.

MCVS, 2016 In Review

Macomb County Voter Services has come a long way since it's rebirth in April, 2015. At that time, a handful of people met at Maria's Rivera's home to discuss how to organize our unit and set goals. Here we are, 19 months later, with 3 candidate forums, Vote411 (which received more than 14,000 hits thanks to Nance Halle's leadership) and high school outreach under our belts! And, our membership has tripled in number to sixteen!

We have made great strides in meeting with leaders in the community and we are very proud of the work we have accomplished so far. Our team may be small compared to other units, but, we have very dedicated members who follow through on their promises and accept responsibility for their projects.

We also appreciate the guidance provided by Tom Wells and the Grosse Pointe League. Tom attends every one of our meetings and his support has given us a boost of confidence, especially in the early months when only three or four people might attend a meeting!

MCVS will begin the New Year supporting the Interfaith Center for Racial Justice by attending its 30th Annual Martin Luther King Dinner on January 16, 2017 in Macomb Twp., MI. We'll run an ad in the program's paper (See it here) congratulating the ICRJ on its commitment to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to promote the League of Women Voters of Grosse Pointe and MCVS.

We are happy to report MCVS has found a home with the Mt. Clemens Public Library at 150 Cass Ave, Mt. Clemens and have monthly meetings scheduled there throughout 2017. Our unit voted to change its regular meeting date from the first Monday to the fourth Thursday of the month.

There is much work to be done with voter education in Macomb County and MCVS is up to the challenge! Look out 2017! Here we come!

November 2016

LWV MACOMB COUNTY VOTER SERVICES REBROADCASTS

MACOMB COUNTY VOTER SERVICES (MCVS) MEETINGS

MCVS will continue to meet on the first Monday of the month.

The next regular meeting will be
Monday, Nov 7th, 7:00 pm
Mt Clemens Library, Small Conference Room
150 Cass Ave
Mt Clemens 48043

There is no meeting scheduled for December. We will resume our meetings in January.

For additional information, contact Macomb County Voter Services at lwvmacomb@gmail.com

Voter Guides: CHECK OUT VOTE411.ORG

Vote411.org

To build your personalized voter guide, go to Vote411.org, which provides voter guides; helps the electorate find 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 "Show my races"
4) Click the individual candidates to read their responses and compare their qualifications

OCT 19: L'ANSE CREUSE BOARD OF ED CANDIDATE FORUM (MCVS)

The Macomb County Voter Services have planned a L'Anse Creuse Candidate Forum. Details include:

Wed, Oct 19, 7:00 pm
Harry L. Wheeler Community Center & Administrative Offices
24076 Frederick V. Panko Blvd.
Clinton Twp, 48036

Contact MCVS for additional details at lwvmacomb@gmail.com

OCT 13: STATE REP DISTRICT 36 CANDIDATE FORUM (MCVS)

The Macomb County Voter Services is hosting a candidate forum for the position of State Representative, 36th District.

Members of the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions of candidates, Peter J. Lucido (R) and Diane Young (D).

The forum will be held
Thurs, Oct 13
7:00-8:00 pm

Shelby Township Hall,
52700 Van Dyke
Shelby Township, MI 48316

OCT 4: CLINTON TWP CANDIDATE FORUM (MCVS)

The Macomb County Voter Services have planned a Clinton Township Candidate Forum.
Details include:

Tuesday. Oct 4th
7:00 pm
Training and Conference Center
Verkuilen Building
21885 Dunham Rd
Clinton Township, 48036

Contact MCVS for additional details at lwvmacomb@gmail.com

LWV-US "USE YOUR VOICE" CONCERTS A SUCCESS

The LWV-US "Use Your Voice" tour, carried out by award-winning artists Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins, and Anais Mitchell proved to be quite a success.

They performed at the Macomb Center March 19th and the LWV Macomb Unit was invited to participate in the concert's promotion.

Continue to read about it here

"Overall, League representatives spoke directly to tens of thousands of voters through the tour and personally assisted thousands of individuals by helping them register to vote, update their voter registration, or find answers to other voting-related questions."

Macomb County Voter Services Unit: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Democracy Is Not a Spectator Sport!

The League of Women Voters (LWV), a nonpartisan, non-profit, political organization, invites all Macomb County residents, male and female, to join the newly formed LWV Macomb County Voter Services organization.

The LWV encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

To learn more about how you can help create more educated, informed voters, please join us!

For more information, send an email to lwvmacomb@gmail.com