Making Democracy Work

MAKING DEMOCRACY WORK

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.

NEWSLETTER

The MARCH NEWSLETTER is here to read

NEXT PUBLIC MEETING

MAY 5TH WE VOTE ON THE STATE BALLOT PROPOSAL 1. Michigan Sales Tax Increase for Transportation Amendment.

What is Proposal 1? What would it do? Come to a town hall meeting for a presentation by LWV-Michigan.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave, Ann Arbor, MI

OR

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 Chelsea Retirement Home, Dancy House Theater, 805 West Middle Street, Chelsea, MI

PROPOSAL SUMMARY prepared by LWV-MI

The Detroit Free Press has published Roads 101: What you need to know about Proposal 1.

And for more on-line information on this topic, click HERE

VOTE 411 IS UP AND READY FOR MAY 5TH ELECTION

Vote411.org

Enter your address and follow the prompts in the green boxes to find your ballot information. State Proposal 1 (AKA Road Tax Proposal) contains helpful information from the League.

ANN ARBOR ELECTIONS: EXPLORING OPTIONS

7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 14th at the Ann Arbor District Library, 343 South Fifth

Second of a two-part series of programs sponsored by the League of Women Voters exploring the way we elect Ann Arbor local officials, specifically the mayor and city council, determining whether partisan elections are best, and examining whether all segments of the community-students and minorities most specifically--are served by and invested in our current system.

Panelists: Professor John Chamberlin, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Lawrence Kestenbaum, Washtenaw County Clerk

Professor Joseph Ohren, Eastern Michigan University

The first forum on this topic was videotaped by the Library and can be viewed by clicking HERE

PAY 2 PLAY: Democracy's High Stakes

Saturday April 18 1-4PM at Unitarian Universalist Church, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.

Co-sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Council, League of Women Voters and ROAD (Reclaiming our American Democracy). Program details TBA. What is the Pay 2 Play System? Director John Ennis looks upon our Monopoly-inspired system of government, and identifies how money in politics is the obstacle to any meaningful change. Studying the outlandish Coingate scandal in Ohio, Ennis grasps that the primary function of pay-to-play politics is to repay the donor with public money--way more money than donors put in.

RICH ROBINSON OF THE MICHIGAN CAMPAIGN FINANCE NETWORK WILL LEAD A DISCUSSION FOLLOWING THE MOVIE.

WHO'S WHO IN LANSING

And how to contact them. See 2015-2016 Citizen's Guide to Government.