Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
4:00 pm
Bank of Ann Arbor
801 W. Ellsworth Rd
Ann Arbor
Board Meeting.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
2:00 pm
Grand Traverse Pie Company
291 N Zeeb
Ann Arbor, MI
WORKING TOGETHER TO SET OUR AGENDA. What should the League work on next year? Redistricting? Our library position? Taxation? Join us to discuss what issues state and local leagues should work on in the near future. Your input is very important.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
7:00 pm
Ann Arbor District Library
343 S. Fifth Ave
Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Elections: What Works? What Doesn't?. Come to learn and participate in a community conversation about the process in which we elect our local public officials. Panelists will discuss what is working just fine and what improvements could be made. There will be ample time for public input.

Panelists: David Askins, Former Editor of the Ann Arbor Chronicle

Lou Belcher, Former Mayor of Ann Arbor

Jean Carlberg, Former Ann Arbor City Council Member

A follow-up panel discussion about alternatives will be held April 14. See below.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
4:00 pm
Bank of Ann Arbor
801 W. Ellsworth Rd
Ann Arbor
Board Meeting.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
7:00 pm
Chelsea Retirement Home
805 West Middle Street
Chelsea, MI 48118
MAY 5TH STATE BALLOT PROPOSAL. Michigan Sales Tax Increase for Transportation Amendment, Proposal 1. What is it? What would it do? First town hall meeting presented by LWV-Michigan President Sue Smith.

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

Thursday, April 9, 2015
7:00 pm
Ann Arbor District Library
343 S. Fifth Ave
Ann Arbor, MI
MAY 5TH STATE BALLOT PROPOSAL.. Michigan Sales Tax Increase for Transportation Amendment, Proposal 1. What is it? What would it do? Second town hall meeting presented by LWV-Michigan President Sue Smith.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
7:00 pm
Ann Arbor District Library
343 S. Fifth Ave
Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Elections: Exploring Options. What other ways could Ann Arbor elections be structured and would they be better?

PANELISTS:

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

Lawrence Kestenbaum, Washtenaw County Clerk

Professor Joseph Ohren, Eastern Michigan University, Political Science Department

Saturday, April 18, 2015
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church
4001 Ann Arbor Saline Road
Ann Arbor, MI
Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes - A Movie. Co-sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Council, League of Women Voters and ROAD (Reclaiming our American Democracy).

What is the Pay 2 Play System? Director John Ennis looks at 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.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
4:00 pm
Bank of Ann Arbor
801 W. Ellsworth Rd
Ann Arbor
Board Meeting.
Friday, May 15, 2015-Sunday, May 17, 2015
 
Four Points Hotel
Kalamazoo, MI
LWVMI Convention. "Giving Voice to DEMOCRACY"!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 17, 2015 Registration will open mid-March

For more information, go to http://www.lwvmi.org

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
7:00
Kerrytown Concert House
415 N 4th Ave
Ann Arbor, MI
Annual Meeting.