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EMPOWERING VOTERS * DEFENDING DEMOCRACY

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.

The League of Women Voters supports PROMOTE the VOTE, the statewide campaign to make voting more accessible for all Americans and to pass a Voting Rights Amendment to the Michigan Constitution. For more information go to http://www.promotethevotemi.com or to the LWVMI website.

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  • Welcome to the Centennial Year of the 19th Amendment! The Suffrage Centennial Committee is planning exciting opportunities to celebrate this special occasion and hope you'll join in. See all the SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL EVENTS by clicking this link! 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage Celebration

Poster Contest for 100th Anniversary of Women Voting
- Poster Contest Entry Form
- Poster Contest Letter to Teachers

  • PFAS Action Act (HR 535) Summary

  • Lansing Resolution to Declare Climate Emergency

  • Letter to Accompany Resolution

  • To view the YOUTUBE uploads for the four-section CLIMATE CHANGE program that took place at All Saints Episcopal Church on September 26, 2019: click here

  • It's EASY to SAVE ENERGY and $$$ for yourself plus RAISE $$$ for the voter service work of the League of Women Voters of the Lansing Area (LWVLA - Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties). IF you are a Consumers Energy gas customer anywhere in Michigan, all you need to do is follow this easy process: Call 888-316-8014 or visit HomeAnalysis-ConsumersEnergy.com to schedule your appointment for a FREE home energy audit. It must be scheduled between 10/14/2019 and 1/11/2020, so please don't wait. And most important, be sure to use our offer code, SHEVOTES19 so that LWVLA gets credit. For more info click here REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • Jan. 22, 5:30 p.m. Voter Registration Workshop - Meridian Township Fire Hall, Okemos.

  • Jan. 22, -- Environment Committee meeting. 1:30 p.m. Meridian Township Fire Department Community Room, 5000 Okemos Road, Okemos.

  • Jan. 29, 6:00 p.m. Making Democracy Work Town Hall - Delta Township Library. Discussion will include new voter rules, 2020 census, and redistricting.

  • Jan. 31, Friday, January 31 -- Last Day to Sign Up for Consumers Energy Audit. For information click here. REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Feb. 1,Centennial Field Trip to Detroit to view "The 19th Amendment at 100: Women's Voices Then and Now". February 1, 2020, 9:30a-4:00p, at the Swords into Plowshares Peace Center & Gallery in Detroit. Open to the public. Bus trip. For information click here LWVLA Feb 1 Bus Trip Flyer

Click on the Calendar Tab to see details on all upcoming events!

East Lansing City Council Candidate Forum Video - to watch the video click on this link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PkDYwfvxISg

VOTER SERVICE - Educating Michigan Voters

- Changes in Voter Registration Requirements

Environmental Committee - Join us on the path to a lighter carbon footprint, one step at a time...

RECENT EVENTS:

The ACLU of Michigan filed a brief today urging the Michigan Supreme Court to reject the legislature's attempt to undermine the will of the voters by removing citizen-led proposals from the ballot through an anti-democratic maneuver known as "adopt and amend."
Amicus Brief doc.1 Amicus Brief doc.2 Amicus Brief doc.3

The Michigan Supreme Court hosted an event to raise the suffrage flag on Friday, June 14th (Flag Day) to commemorate Michigan passing the right to vote for women in Michigan 100 years ago.




Thanks to all who participated in "Handmaid's Tale: Abortion Ban Protest", Saturday, June 22nd



LWV Lake Michigan Region News

LWVLA Annual Meeting,5/15/19,
This set of slides on the impacts of term limits in Michigan was presented to members of the League of Women Voters of the Lansing Area by Dr. Marjorie Sarbaugh Thompson, political science professor from Wayne State University. IMPACTS OF TERM LIMITS IN MICHIGAN

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