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 obtain...See More
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 will 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. Parents, teachers, and kids are in an uproar sitting at their computers for hours at a time. However, online school was available in a variety of formats before the pandemic. How does online schooling work? If you were unable to attend the Luncheon, please see the video on our Youtube Channel here: League of Women Voters Lansing Area Channel
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:
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 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.
January 20 - Inauguration Day
February 9, LWVLA’s Book Discussion Group is meeting Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom. We will start with a discussion of the Daughters of ErieTown by Connie Schultz before moving on to the first half of A Promised Land by Barack Obama. All are invited; please contact Donna Mullins if you are not on the email list for the discussions and she'll add you.
February 10 - LWVLA Virtual Webinar Luncheon. Education Committee will have a follow up meeting on cyber schools.
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February 14 - League of Women Voters is 101 !!!
March 1 - Program Planning Responses due to LWVMI
March 31 - Local Leagues Lame Duck study due to LWVMI
April 2021 - 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 more info.
May 21-22 - LWVMI Convention (Virtual) Stay tuned for details.
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