Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
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?


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

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

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

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

Our guest speaker will be Zoe Clark, producer and co-host for the Friday afternoon segment of "It's Just Politics" on Michigan Radio. She also produces Morning Edition, Jack Lessenberry's daily essays, and Michigan Radio's local interviews.