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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Introduction of the Observer Corps will be on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.
Black History Month Online
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February 10th VIrtual Luncheon Webinar, Education Committee presented "Online Learning: What Does Research Tell Us? How Should Research Shape Policy?" Wednesday, Feb. 10, Noon-1:00p.m. on Zoom. Professor Michael Barbour will present research that shows virtual schools have not (more info) YouTube information coming soon.
The Center for Local,State, and Urban Policy presents "Communities of Interest Redistricting Report 2." The Role of Communities of Interest in Michigan’s New Approach to Redistricting: Recommendations to the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. To view the entire report click here.
LWVLA held a Virtual Webinar Luncheon on January 13, 2021 at 12 noon! The Education Committee presented the first of two webinars focused on “cyber schools,” i.e., charter schools that are completely online. This year the Covid pandemic unexpectedly drove K-12 schools to teaching online. How does online schooling work? A video of the meeting will be posted on our Youtube Channel, League of Women Voters Lansing Area Channel. soon, if you missed the meeting.
Brief article about MSUVotes and a mention of LWVLA. See the article here!
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:
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!)
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.
February 14 - League of Women Voters is 101 !!!
February 15 - Deadline for recommendation for Program Planning Positions
March 1 - Program Planning Responses due to LWVMI
March 9 - LWVLA’s Book Discussion Group is meeting Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom. All are invited; please contact Donna Mullins if you are not on the email list for the discussions and she'll add you.
March 9 - LWVLA'S Education Committee's next meeting is tentatively scheduled for March 9, 5-6pm.
March 14-20 - Sunshine Week
March 16 - 7:00 -8:00 p.m. "Turn on the Light", a webinar highlighting the importance of transparency in government honoring Sunshine Week. Zoom link will be posted.
March 25 - 7 pm via Zoom - General Membership Meeting for Lame Duck Study Consensus. Registration and Zoom Links to come in March.
March 30 - Deadline for recommendations for the LWVMI Convention Awards
- March 31, 2021 - Local Leagues Lame Duck study due to LWVMI
April 29, 2021 - at 12 noon, the Gun Violence Prevention Committee is organizing a LWVLA Virtual Lunch Webinar, with speakers from MSU School of Criminal Justice and the Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. Topic: ERPO (Extreme Risk Protection Order) legislation in the U.S. and much more! Stay tuned for info on registration.
May 21-22 - LWVMI Convention (Virtual) Stay tuned for details.
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