The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
October 6 (7:00-7:30 pm) Ward Two: Jane Lumm (incumbent) and her opponent, Sally Hart Petersen.
October 8 (7:00-7:30 pm) Ward 5: Chip Smith and Kevin Wayne Leeser
The candidates will face off in the studios of Community Television Network Studio (CTN), 2805 South Industrial in Ann Arbor.
Following that date, the forum can be viewed On Demand at CitiTV.
A growing number of Michigan citizens think there must be a better way. The Detroit Free Press Editorial Board, in the August 9 issue, presented the issues and identified players involved.
This fall, the League of Women Voters of Michigan will hold a series of at least 30 informational meetings, in part to gauge voter awareness about redistricting. The town halls will be hosted in communities around the state, said League Vice-President Sue Smith. After that, LWV-MI will decide which course to pursue next.
Ann Arbor Area forums open to the general public will be held:
At their July 21 meeting, the Ann Arbor City Council considered the issue, then voted 7-4 NOT to put the question of non-partisan elections on the Fall 2015 ballot.
LWV-AAA will continue to work to inform the citizens of Ann Arbor about this topic. Read LWV-AAA President Nancy Schewe's guest column for more information.