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!
LWVLA hosted a Town Hall, "Redistricting in Michigan: The MI Independent Citizen Redistricting Commission (MICRC) & Communities of Interest" on
April 13, 2021.
The Town Hall was moderated by League President Donna Mullins and attended by local League members, the general public, and Leagues outside the Lansing area. MICRC Commissioner MC Rothhorn was able to join the Town Hall for its entirety and answered questions about the Commission in general and explained how the MICRC plans to elicit public comment and testimony regarding redistricting and Communities of Interest. YouTube link https://youtu.be/9MoUZfgTdd4
Further Redistricting Discussions:
Policy Talks @ the Ford School/CLOSUP Lecture Series
"Michigan Redistricting: Making Public Hearings Fair and Effective"; Co-sponsored by LWVMI; This virtual event is Free and open to the public. REGISTER HERE Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 7:00pm
A Reminder to Vote on May 4, 2021!!!!!!
There are several school and township proposals in Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham County. A list of the proposals and a link to each county’s election site is provided in Vote411.org
"The Circular Economy in Michigan: Changes are Coming" - Join this presentation to learn about ongoing discussions at the state legislature that can change how you manage your waste materials. From updated recycling and solid waste laws to management of the state’s bottle bill, you'll hear the latest on all things solid waste and recycling happening at the Capitol. Featuring Sean Hammond, Policy Director at the Michigan Environmental Council Register Here; LWVLA Virtual Lunches; Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:00-1:30pm
"Gun Violence: How Research Directs Policy" -
How does a gun violence prevention researcher gather data; what are data sources; and do research reports influence legislation and reduce gun deaths and injuries by suicide, homicide, mass shootings, and accidental shootings. Register Here LWVLA Virtual Lunches; Thursday Apr 29, 2021 12:00-1:30pm
"How Using Native Plants Can Restore Nature in our Communities" Join Meridian Township's Land Stewardship Coordinator, Emma Campbell to explore the magical world of native plants, the effect they have on our ecosystems, and how we can bring them into our backyards. We will discuss some of the biggest threats to native species, and how our community can take part in conserving local natural areas by growing native!
Tuesday, May 18 at 7:00pm
LWVLA Calendar Summary
April 29 at 12pm - "Gun Violence: How Research Directs Policy" - Zoom
May 4 at 6pm - LWVLA Board Meeting -for further information contact email@example.com
May 10 - Registration Deadline for LWVMI Convention for visitors - link HERE for information
May 11 at 10am - Book Discussion Group Zoom. "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent" - For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
May 18 at 7pm "How Using Native Plants Can Restore Nature in our Communities" - Webinar registration information TBA
May 21-22 - Virtual "Defending Democracy" LWVMI Biennial Convention - For more information link HERE
June 6 at 6pm - LWVLA Board Meeting -for further information contact email@example.com
June 9 at 10am - 'Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Women, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants" - LWVLA Book Group, for further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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