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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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
The League of Women Voters of the Lansing Area has its own YouTube Channel!
The newest posting is 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 everyone who attended yesterday's 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 at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/2JRzFaD08U1LaYHn8V7YR6IgLpbjaaa8g3cbqadYnUzMe2Ogg7T0JaryMz6czRSx . See the entire report here.
Urging Member Support for Climate Resolution
We urge members 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 entire Resolution here.
Check this out before you choose your car insurance coverage! If you missed the webinar with Attorney Steve Sinas of Sinas Dramis Law Firm, Monday, June 22nd on "No Fault Insurance Law & Your Choices", you can see the power-point presentation by clicking the link below. You will be glad you did! "No Fault Insurance Law & Your Choices" Powerpoint Presentation
Michigan Nonprofit Association reports that Michigan has a 67.1% return rate for the 2020 Census, which ranks us 4th in the nation! Ingham County has a 69.2% return rate, Eaton County has a 75.3% return rate and Clinton County has a 75.2% return rate!! Deadline for completing the 2020 Census has been extended until 9/30/2020.
Meet the winners of the LWVLA
"Celebrate 100 Years of Women's
Suffrage...VOTE!" Poster Contest.
1st Place: Claire Daniels,;
Williamston High School
2nd Place: Bella Spagnuolo,
Williamston High School
3rd Place: Jasmine
Hernandez, Mason High
Congratulations to all. An additional Thank You to Allegra Marketing for a generous grant of $3000 to utilize these poster to encourage people to register and vote. (To see all three winning posters and artists along with the rest of the Press Release click here.)
August 11, 2020 - Book Discussion Group - 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. "Leadership in Turbulent Times" by Doris Kearns Goodwin will be discussed via a Zoom Meeting. It deals with the four presidents Goodwin has studied most closely: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson (in civil rights). She addresses how they recognized leadership qualities within themselves and were recognized as leaders by others. Please contact Donna Mullins to get the Zoom link for the meeting.
August 26, 2020 - Women's Equality Day. The 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. Go to Calendar Page for a full list of events and links.
September, 2020 - Planning stages of Annual Meeting. Watch for a "Save the Date" message.
September 8, 2020, Book DIscussion Group from 10:00 a.m. - 11: 30 a.m. on Zoom. "How to Be an Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi is this month's pick. See the author discuss his work at the Aspen Festival here: https://www.aspenideas.org/sessions/how-to-be-an-antiracist. If you'd like to join, please contact Donna Mullins to be added to the Zoom information.
October, 2020 - EducationCommittee is planning the October Webinar Luncheon.
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to see all upcoming events!