Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
4:00 pm
Bank of Ann Arbor
801 W. Ellsworth Rd
Ann Arbor
Board Meeting.
Tuesday, April 7, 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? Town hall meeting presented by LWV-Michigan President Sue Smith.

NOTE DATE CHANGE. (TIME AND LOCATION ARE THE SAME.)

"LWV-MI PROPOSAL SUMMARY

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

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
7:00 pm
Chelsea Retirement Home
Dancy House Theater
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? Second town hall meeting presented by LWV-Michigan President Sue Smith.

See April 7 date for links to information about the proposal.

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

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 http://www.lwvmi.org

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
7:00
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.