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.
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- We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members
LWV-Michigan VOTER GUIDE
Includes all federal races (President, Congress) and all statewide races (State Boards and Supreme Court Justices) and can be viewed online at http://www.lwvmi.org/
. On the home page, do "Click here to view the 2016 print voter guide" to link to the 36-page guide. You can click on Index on Page 1 to access specific races
For local races,see www.VOTE411.org
CANDIDATE FORUMS AVAILABLE "ON DEMAND"
U.S. Congressional District 7.
(Video at "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNQTKi4PeyQ
US Congressional District 12 (Video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHzdlebJvEg&feature=youtu.be
CTN Channel 19 https://a2ctn.viebit.com/ Click on Government
AA School Board (two sessions: A and B)
AA City Council Ward 5 (2 candidates)
Community College Trustees (two sessions: A and B)
Washtenaw County Commissioner District 2
AA Ballot Proposal to change mayor/council terms
AA District Library Board (two sessions: A and B)
Wash. County Sheriff
Wash. County Commission Dist. 9
State Rep District 54
State Rep District 52
State Rep District 53
State Rep District 55
Wash. County Prosecutor
Tour de Candidates, Forum Fest, Forapalooza...whatever you call it--it was a great success!
A Message from our LWV-AAA Forum Coordinator:
Let's face it. We have been in a zone and on our game. Thanks to all the LWV-AAA members and friends who worked together to help area voters learn about the candidates and the issues!
Over the span of 17 days (sounds Biblical doesn't it?):
- 3 cities-Chelsea, Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor
- 4 venues-Chelsea Retirement Community, CTN Studio, Ypsilanti Freight House, Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub
- 19 candidates fora
- 2 issues fora (Ann Arbor Term Extension and the RTA
- 1 civic innovation event (Participatory Budgeting)
- 2 information meetings with city leaders from Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti on Participatory Budgeting
- 55 candidates
- 2 high school students
Several volunteers were new members. We are thrilled that your joined our merry band. And hope you will reprise your roles in Forum Fests to come. And many long-time veterans of LWV-AAA added experience and wisdom to the process.
But all good things end, and so has this very wonderful forum fest. We will have plenty of time to assess, evaluate, and change the game in future months. But for now, let's celebrate!
Thanks to everyone for your efforts and as our t-shirts say, "Defender of Democracy."
The Forum lady
LWV-AAA's LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP WITH CTN TELEVISION
We have a long history of working with local TV network CTN to bring candidate information to area voters. Check out this recent interview
OCTOBER NEWSLETTER IS HERE
There's lots going on. Check the newsletter for coming events.
YOU CAN HAVE YOUR OWN SUPER LWV T-SHIRT
For order form, go to FORM
LWV in Action
In February, the New York Times had an article titled Republicans Hijack an Election Agency
If you read to the end of the article, you will see LWV named as one of several voting rights groups suing to stop unilateral action by the commission's new executive director. The name and reputation of LWV as a non-partisan advocate for voting rights continues to have influence. Your voice as a citizen is magnified when you join
with other LWV members to speak out.
YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS
LWV-AAA prepared listing of names and contact information of elected officials including local officials, as well as state and national. YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS
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.