Tuesday, June 18
North Branch Clinton-Macomb Public Library
16800 24 Mile Road, Macomb Twp.
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
Two fliers explain just that:can be found here
All committee documents are posted on the district website, GPSchools.org/BlueRibbonFacilitiesCommittee.
The Frequently Asked Questions document is updated regularly.
The next Committee meeting will be:
Thurs, April 11, 6-9 p.m.
Parcells Middle School Auditorium,
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
It is open to the public.
"Today is a great victory for the voters of Michigan and for our democracy," said Judy Karandjeff, President of the League of Women Voters of Michigan. "The state will now draw new district lines before the next federal election, which now will better reflect the makeup of the voters - not the interests of the politicians."
The League went to court over the current district maps, drawn in 2011 after the last census. With today's ruling, Michigan will be required to implement new maps in time for the 2020 election and before the next redistricting cycle in 2021. Covering both state and congressional district maps, this case is the only one of its kind in the country.
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
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Josh Elling, CEO of Jefferson East, Inc. is the featured speaker at the League's Annual Meeting June 1.
Jefferson East Inc. began in 1994 as the Jefferson East Business Association, a grass roots organization in the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood to bring modern retail to that area.
In 2009 the organization expanded its focus and changed its name to encompass all five neighborhoods along Jefferson between Alter Road and downtown. It developed a comprehensive plan to transform East Jefferson into a pedestrian friendly streetscape.
Since then JEI has promoted safety improvements, streetscape enhancements and business development. Its development arm has launched more than $100 million in mixed use, mixed income redevelopment projects. JEI also helps residents in the area apply for City of Detroit interest free loans for home repairs, and works to prevent home foreclosures.
Josh Elling has a background in commercial real estate and urban planning, and is a champion for making the East Jefferson corridor a great place to live, work, invest and play.
Saturday, June 1.
Country Club of Detroit
220 Country Club Drive
GP Farms, MI 48236
Registration and coffee: 8:30 a.m.
Speaker and Annual Meeting: 10:00
Make check to LWVGP and send to
LWVGP, 32 Lake Shore, GP Farms, MI 48236
Friday, April 26th
1018 Sunningdale Drive
GP Woods, MI 48236
Price is $25 per person
Call the Chamber to RSVP (313.881.4722) or book online here
Speakers: Angela Aufdemberge, President/CEO of Vista Maria, will tell us how girls surviving domestic violence and human trafficking are getting an education.
Mary Garlough and Sandy Mengel, Founders/Directors of Days for Girls (DfG) of Grosse Pointe, will explain how DfG is helping girls all over the world to remain in school.
Maisha Kenyatta, Founder/Director of Positive Images in Detroit is helping women survivors of drug and alcohol abuse transform their lives.
Monday, April 8, 2019
Grosse Pointe Library
15175 E. Jefferson
Grosse Pointe Park MI 48230
Michigan women had already won the right to vote statewide (before the 19th Amendment itself was officially ratified nationally), and the inaugural LWVMI convention was held in Grand Rapids where Florence Belle Brotherton of Detroit was elected its first president. And you can read more about Belle Brotherton here *taken from The Michigan Voter & League Links - Feb, 2019
Join the LWVGP on Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m., at the Ewald Branch Library, as several of our own LWVGP members, who are also elected officials, will share stories of their own journeys to public office.
Each panel member will talk about how they prepared themselves to run, the challenges they have experienced in running and serving, and some words of wisdom about becoming involved NOW!
This is an excellent opportunity to meet with these individuals, and learn how YOU can Step Up and Serve!
Tues, Mar 12
Ewald Branch of GP Library
15175 E Jefferson Ave
GP Park, MI 48230
March 10, 2019
Champagne reception: 1 PM, Curtain: 2 PM
Detroit Repertory Theater
13103 Woodrow Wilson St.
Detroit, MI 48238
TO ORDER TICKETS:
Send a check made payable to
LWV Detroit to PO Box 2503, Detroit, MI 48202
Donations are not tax deductible
TICKET LEVELS: MARYANN MAHAFFEY $25, FRIDA KAHLO $50, ERMA HENDERSON $75, ARETHA FRANKLIN $100, ROSA PARKS $500
Tuesday, Feb. 26
Pierce Middle School Auditorium
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230.
Please note: This is a rescheduled event, which was previously set for 2/12/19 but canceled due to inclement weather.
This will be run similarly to one of our candidate forums, with question gatherers, question sorters, greeters, etc.
January 17, 2019
The Annex at the Unitarian Church
Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
Print out the reservation form here. Cost: $17.00
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