Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
7 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Television Network Channel 19 Candidate Forums - Ann Arbor City Council. Forums have been videotaped and can be viewed "on demand."

Go to YouTube

or click on 2017 Elections at Channel 19

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
  Last Day to Register to vote in November election.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Community Television Network Channel 19 COUNTY MILLAGE PROPOSAL - STUDENT DEBATE IS ON-LINE. You can see members of the Saline High School Debate Team present PRO and CON positions for the Washtenaw County Community Mental Health and Public Safety Preservation Millage that will be on the November 7 ballot. Go to YouTube

or click on 2017 Elections at Channel 19

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
4 - 7 pm
Bank of Ann Arbor
801 W. Ellsworth Rd
Ann Arbor
Board Meeting. Board meetings are usually held on fourth Tuesday of each month. November meeting will be held Nov 28.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Washtenaw Learning Resource Center
4135 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor
New Voting Equipment Open House. New voting devices are coming to all Washtenaw County polling locations. You are invited to try the County's new ballot tabulator and accessible device that enables all voters, including those with disabilities, to mark ballots privately and independently.
Attendees will be able to mark and cast a demonstration ballot.
County Clerk's office staff will be present to answer questions.
The new system will continue to use optical scan paper ballots, which can always be recounted by hand.
For more information contact
Washtenaw County Clerk Elections Division 734-222-6730
Friday, October 27, 2017
noon - 2 pm
Cedars at Dexter Clubhouse
411 Cedars Lane, Dexter
Lunch & Learn. Topic: The State of Education in Washtenaw County
Speaker: Cherie Vannatter, Asst. Superintendent of Achievement & Student Services for Washtenaw Intermediate School District
Lunch buffet at $6 cash or BYO lunch
Monday, November 6, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Gerald A. Ford School of Public Policy
Betty Ford Classroom (1110)
735 S. State St
Ann Arbor
Public Program. The Past, Present and Future of Elections in Michigan and Beyond.
Speakers: Christopher Thomas, Former Michigan Elections Director and Debra Horner, Project Manager, Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP)

LWVAAA is a co-sponsor of this event.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
7 am - 8 pm
Your Local Polling Place ELECTION DAY. City Elections. For details go to to see what will be on your ballot and, if there will be local elections in your community, find candidate responses to LWVAAA questions.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
11:00 am - noon
Conference Room B
AA Dist Library, Westgate Branch
2503 Jackson Ave., AA
(In Westgate shopping center)
Orientation to the League of Women Voters. Facilitator: Sally Allen, Co-President LWV-AAA Topics:
  • How to get involved
  • Structure of the LWV
  • Voter Service
  • Education and Advocacy
  • Programs
  • New Opportunities

Can't come to this one? Orientations will be held monthly.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
7 pm
Washtenaw Community College
Morris Lawrence Building
4800 E. Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Speakers will be:
Jeff Clements, a founder and President of American Promise and co-founder of Free Speech for People. He is the author of Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money & Global Corporations.

Craig Mauger from the Michigan Campaign Finance Network, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization seeking to shine the brightest light possible on the role of money in Michigan politics

Judy Karandjeff, President of the League of Women Voters of Michigan

Also co-sponsoring this event is Take Back Our Republic, a conservative group geared towards getting money out of politics and restoring individual liberties to the political system.

Friday, November 17, 2017
Noon - 2:00 pm
Cedars of Dexter Clubhouse
411 Cedars Lane
Dexter, MI
Lunch & Learn. NOTE CHANGE TO 3RD FRIDAY. Protecting Each and Every Vote

Speaker: Sharon Dolente, ACLU of Michigan

Registration is required, signup link will be posted when available.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
4 pm
Bank of Ann Arbor
801 W. Ellsworth Rd
Ann Arbor, MI
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
7:30 pm
HOMES Brewery
2321 Jackson Rd
Ann Arbor, MI
Brews & Views.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
6:00 pm
Newport West Condo Clubhouse
220 Down Up Circle
Ann Arbor 48103
DECEMBER POTLUCK FOR MEMBERS. Bring along your spouse, partner, or friend to make it a special evening.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
7:00 - 8:30 pm
AADL Multi-Purpose Room
Downtown Library
343 South Fifth Ave, AA
PUBLIC PROGRAM. Facts & Fiction on Challenges Facing the Great Lakes - Line 5, HABs, Invasive Species, Diversions and Other Issues of Note