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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

LWVUS Responds to Police Killing of

George Floyd

LWVUS issued the following statement which you can read online here.

RECENT ACTIVITY:

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.

The 2020 Voter Guides are Here!  To view them go to the Voter Guide page by clicking here.  You can also find them in printed version at most Libraries, Clerks offices, etc.

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! The 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. 

 

Post Convention News From LWVUS:  Thanks to every- one who attended the Post Convention Webinar Q&A with Deborah Turner and Virginia Kase. We appreciated all of the great questions and comments we received before and during the webinar. A recording of the webinar is available here:  See the entire report here.

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.

 

We’re bringing you a Special Edition of the Digital Digest this week because it’s National Disability Voter Registration Week! (to see more click here)

 

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Upcoming Events

  • October 13, 2020 -  10:00-11:30 a.m. Book Discussion Group - "The Sellout"  If you'd like to join, please contact Donna Mullins to be added to the Zoom information.
     

  • October, 20, 2020 - The Program Committee is meeting on Tuesday, October 20 at 4:00 p.m to plan programs through March.  If you’d like to suggest a topic, please email me at LWVLA100years@gmail.com
     

  • OCTOBER 21, 2020 - Wednesday, October 21, at Noon on Zoom.  The LWVLA Education Committee invites you to participate in this forum on "K-12 Education During A Pandemic."  Sponsored by the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR) at Michigan State University.   REGISTER NOW.  See more here!
     

  • 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!
     

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