Making Democracy Work

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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UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • Nov.11, LWVLA Luncheon on Gun Violence Prevention & Other Legislative Initiatives. November 11,2019, 11:30-1pm, with Representative Julie Brixie. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, we will order off the menu. RSVP by Nov. 8 to ElaineDiFilwvl@gmail.com

  • Nov.12, LWVLA Book Group. 11/12/19, from 10-11:30AM at Grand Traverse Pie in East Lansing, Educated: A Memoir Hardcover by Tara Westove

  • Nov. 14, LWVLA is holding a Making Democracy Work: Town Hall Meeting at the Delta Township District Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing, Elmwood Rm, on Thursday, November 14, 2019, 3-5pm. Discussion will include new voter rules, 2020 census, and redistricting.

  • Nov. 14, Community Conversation - co-host with The Center for Michigan (affiliated with Bridge Magazine) town hall meeting on how to balance economic development with water preservation in Michigan, Nov. 14, Ingham County Health Department, Human Services building, room A, 7-8:30 pm. The results from 40 town hall conversations on water issues will be provided in a report to state legislators.

  • Nov. 16, Gun Violence Prevention Committee meeting. Saturday, November 16, 10:30 to 12 noon, East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing.

Click on the Calendar Tab to see 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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