The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
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Members may not be able to meet in person, but the work of the LEAGUE goes on!
LWV of the Lansing Area has issued the following statement:
“On June 4, 2020 all local area Leagues received this statement from the national League of Women Voters: “It is time that the League of Women Voters take a stand for social justice for Black lives in America.” The members of the Lansing Area League, many who have actively supported social justice, welcome this statement. It is our intent to run with it. The League began a hundred years ago when the 19th amendment was ratified allowing women the right to vote. In order to obt...See More
POST-ELECTION WRAP-UP 2020 - FROM POLLS TO PROSE MPLP & MPHS Post-Election Wrap-Up. This event was jointly hosted by the Michigan Political History Society in partnership with the Michigan Political Leadership Program at the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research at Michigan State University. Please click the link below to see the video:
30th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT & EAST LANSING SCHOOL DISTRICT FORUMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
ON-LINE Check out two recent forums hosted by the League of Women Voters - Lansing Area highlighting the race for 30th Judicial Circuit Court – Non-Incumbent and the East Lansing School Board.
30th Judicial Circuit Court – Non-Incumbent Forum can be accessed here.
East Lansing School Board Forum can be accessed here.
Much To Do About Trash was our Virtual Luncheon Webinar held Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Speakers Emily Freeman and Heidi Sanborn gave us plenty to think about! The webinar is available on our YouTube page, or just click here.
In case you missed it, this is the link to the webinar on Michigan Democracy: Safe, Accessible, and Secure featuring Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, City of Lansing Clerk Chris Swope and Delhi Township Clerk Evan Hope. click here
Recent Environmental News! To see recent positions that the Lansing League has asked LWVMI to support or oppose click here then scroll down to 2020 Activities.
August 26 at 12:53 PM - LWVLA In the News
In celebration of Women's Equality Day, Donna Mullins, President of LWVLA and Dorothy Engelman, VP-Programs LWVLA, had the opportunity to participate in the CATA-LWV event showcasing the posters from the "Celebrate 100 Years of Women's Suffrage....VOTE!" contest today. What a joy to have this project come to fruition! Special thanks to Allegra Printing & Marketing of Okemos for the generous grant for the printing. Channels 6 and 10 were there and recorded the parts of the event; the LSJ and City Pulse were in attendance too! Chris Swope, Lansing City Clerk, announced the placement of a Voter Ballot Box that will be installed in the Transit Center for the November 3, 2020, election. Additional thanks to CATA and especially Lolo Robison for giving us a public space to encourage people to register and vote!
The League of Women Voters of the Lansing Area has its own YouTube Channel! (See new Icon at Left of Page, with other Social Media Icons!)
Here is the posting for the July 13, 2020 Luncheon Webinar Discussion about Criminal Justice Based on the movie, Just Mercy, The speakers are Jose Burgos, a former juvenile lifer who served 27 years incarcerated within the Michigan Department of Corrections and is a Reentry Specialist; Mike Cheltenham, Ingham County’s Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney; and Kathy Swedlow, Deputy Administrator of the Michigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System. It features questions from the luncheon attendees too.
Urging Member Support for Climate Resolution
(Update) The Climate Emergency Resolution was passed by the Ingham County Commissioners on July 28, 2020 after being sponsored by Commissioner Tom Morgan. Members were urged to support a resolution declaring a climate emergency being presented to the Ingham County Board of Commissioners which was recommended by the League of Women Voters Environmental Committee. See updated Resolution here.
November 3 -TUESDAY ELECTION DAY! Vote! Remind your friends and family to vote!
November 10, 2020 - Book club is meeting Tuesday, on Zoom at 10:00 a.m. and we’ll be discussing The Women of the Copper Country, by Mary Doria Russell. It’s a historical novel set on the Keweenaw Peninsula in 1913. Annie Clements, “America’s Joan of Arc,” started a rebellion by leading a strike against the largest copper mining company in the world. The discussion is open to all. Please contact Donna Mullins to be put on the Zoom list!
November 17 - Tuesday, Evening Zoom meeting, 7:00 p.m. Webinar format. Celebration of League Election Achievements, plus the Annual Meeting. Watch your email for more information.
November 18, 12 noon - POST-ELECTION WRAP-UP 2020 -- FROM POLLS TO PROSE. The Post-Election Wrap-Up is a traditional event taking place every two years after an election. Sign up now for your Zoom location to be emailed Nov. 17, 2020. Click REGISTER to sign up. (See more info on Calendar Page.)
November 20, 11 a.m. - Press Conference/ Livestream Event, Conversation with Michigan Election Law Experts: The Role of the Board of State Canvassers. To see the rest of the MEDIA ADVISORY and the links to watch the event live, click here.
November 26, 2020 - Thanksgiving!
December, 2020 - The tentative topic will be “Just What Does the Canvassing Board Do???” Watch your email for information!
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