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.

LWV-AAA is on YouTube

On August 8, Ypsilanti voters will decide about the Water Street Millage Proposal. LWV-AAA and A2Y Chamber sponsored an Oxford-style debate presenting pro and con points about the proposal. VIEW, the debate on YouTube and be an informed voter.

Also, check out the LWV-AAA YOU TUBE CHANNEL for other LWV-AAA videos.

What's On Your Ballot for the August 8 Primary Election?

If you live in Ann Arbor City, your vote really matters, because the winners of the primary election will run unopposed in the November election.

The City of Ypsilanti, Lyndon Township, Northfield Township and the Dexter School District, all have proposals on the ballot.

WHERE TO FIND OUT ABOUT THESE?
VOTE411.org has been published with information on the AA City Council primary as well as proposals for the City of Ypsilanti, Dexter Community Schools, Lyndon Township, and Northfield Township. Log on to find your ballot and consider the issues. Be an informed voter!

AA City candidate forums have been conducted by LWV-AAA and video-taped by CTN TV. You can see them on your computer ON DEMAND at https://a2ctn.viebit.com/

The Ypsilanti Water Street millage proposal - pro and con - was the subject of a debate July 19th You can see a video of the event on the YouTube

Election date is Tuesday, August 8.

MEETINGS/EVENTS SCHEDULED - JULY

FRIDAY, JULY 28, LUNCH AND LEARN
Reservation required

THERE WILL BE NO AUGUST LUNCH & LEARN.
SEPTEMBER LUNCH & LEARN WILL BE A BOOK DISCUSSION:

"The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America". Listen to an NPR podcast about the book HERE

JUNE-JULY NEWSLETTER IS HERE

UPDATE: LWV-AAA REDISTRICTING EDUCATION PROJECT

We have now presented to over 500 people in the last 3 months. If you know of a group that would like to learn about redistricting and why it is important to our electoral process, contact Redistricting@lwvannarbor.org to request a presentation by an LWV-AAA representative. EDUCATION COMES FIRST.

Redistricting Ballot Proposal Initiative

The League supports an independent commission as a solution to the problems with Michigan's current redistricting process. LWVMI is aware that other groups are thinking about a ballot proposal campaign. At this time, the League has not endorsed a ballot proposal or joined a coalition to do so. The LWVMI Board will evaluate the possibility of joining a ballot campaign based on the proposal and the probability of the campaign's success.

The League of Women Voters of Michigan will continue to educate the public on this important issue.

MICHIGAN SOS RESPONSE TO GOVT REQUEST FOR VOTER INFORMATION

WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE LINE 5 PRESENTATION

The VIDEO of the June 20 public presentation "The Dangers of Oil Spills in the Great Lakes: and Why We Need to Retire Line 5" is available on the LWV-AAA YouTube site

TECUMSEH LWV UNIT IS SPONSORED BY LWV-AAA

Residents of the Tecumseh, MI area have joined together to form a local League under the guidance and assistance of LWV-AAA. To find out more, contact Tecumseh@lwvannarbor.org.

YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS (printable brochure)

YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS 2017-2018 has names and contact information for elected officials for this area including local, state and national.

YOU CAN HAVE YOUR OWN SUPER LWV T-SHIRT

For order form, go to FORM

More volunteers at LWV art fair booth July 2012

WHO'S WHO IN LANSING

And how to contact them. See 2015-2016 Citizen's Guide to Government issued by the Michigan Legislature; includes state agencies.