ADVOCACY & NEWS: National, State, Local

This page provides links and information about the work conducted by the League of Women Voters.

Thanks for your interest.

Centennial Car Parade & Rally

Join us on Wednesday, August 26th, 9am-noon for a car parade, followed by a rally, which will be at the William S. White parking lot at 5th and Saginaw Streets.. Event is free, but you MUST preregister.

Contact Pegge Adams to register.

Give name, phone, email, and theme. You MUST have current license and insurance per Michigan law.

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Celebrating 100 Years of Suffrage

Information from the American Bar Association on Women's Suffrage.

Onward to the next 100 years and true equality of opportunity.

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LWV Michigan

The LWVMI website is where you can get information specific to our state organization. 

When you join a LWV local chapter, you are automatically enrolled as a member of the state and national LWV.

The state League advocates on issues that are state-wide, provides guidance to local Leagues, researches and approves position statements that are used by the state and local Leagues to conduct advocacy, and more.

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Issues of the LWV

This link will take you to a summary of some of the current issues being addressed by the national organization. Recognizing that ALL public decisions are based on how people vote, it is important to have informed voting.

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Legal Challenges - 2019 Summary

This link takes you to the LWV national website providing a summary of various legal challenges brought about by our national organization or various state/local chapters in 2019.

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Celebrating 100 Years of the LWV

The League of Women Voters over the past 100 years!

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Where Does the LWV Go

in the Next 100 Years?

Where do we go from here? Discussion with LWVUS CEO, Virginia Kase and LWVUS President, Deborah Turner. Note: this is a FaceBook link. 

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2020 Census

The 2020 Census is very important for the nation, for each state, and for every local community.

The Census count determines the number of Congressional Representatives each state is allowed our Congress. That number is also directly related to the number of Electoral College votes each state receives in determining the election of the President.

 

It also provides a database of information from which many political and business decisions are made, and how much infrastructure funding is directed to various entities. 

Being counted is, perhaps, one of the most important civic actions you can perform and it takes less than 10 minutes of your time.

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Dr. Deborah Turner

Introducing the LWV's 20th President, Deborah Turner.

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The LWV Supports ERA

The League believes that equal means equal. Women have, for too long, been denied fair pay, fair access, fair treatment, and fair opportunity.

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100 Years of Women's Suffrage

A comprehensive resource for information related to the 19th Amendment of the Constitution.

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FACES: A Message from Flint

The LWV of the Flint Area is happy to share several videos that were produced by our own East Village Magazine in Flint. The LWV of the Flint Area is one of the sponsors of these videos.

The purpose is to strike a chord of familiarity among residents that we are each a valuable part of our nation and each of us has a Constitutionally guaranteed contribution to make. While there are a few locally familiar faces, the 'faces' are intended to represent the diversity of our community and nation. 

We hope you find this inspiring.

Many thanks to the creative team and the various experts who played a part in creating this message.

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Why is August 26th,
Women's Equalitly Day?

The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote nationally on August 18, 1920, so why is Women’s Equality Day on August 26th each year?

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Voter Purge Litigation

Too often political groups, and even partisan state officials, use the practice of "voter purges" to disenfranchise voters. While it is important to maintain current databases of registered voters, purging voters, especially those just prior to a big election disenfranchise infrequent voters, who do not understand their vulnerability, or their rights to have them restored.

In the case of PILF v Winfrey, the LWV of Michigan joined on the side of the City of Detroit to help protect voters. On June 29, 2020, the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) voluntarily asked the court to dismiss the case. On June 30, 2020, the parties stipulated to a dismissal of the case with prejudice.

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The LWV Democracy Agenda

This link will take you to the LWVUS site describing the work of the Democracy Agenda.

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The LWV Blog of Issues

This link will take you to the LWVUS blog where you can review a number of issues, comments and statements on the work of the League.

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