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Join the Bridge Lunch Break on Openness in Michigan Government and Why It Matters on March 30, Bridge Michigan Capitol reporter Jonathan Oosting will moderate a Zoom discussion with the ACLU of Michigan and Mackinac Center on government transparency and reform efforts in Michigan.
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.
Urging Implementation of a Climate Emergency Resolution at an early January Ingham County Board meeting. (Update) The Climate Emergency Resolution was passed by the Ingham County Commissioners on July 28, 2020 after being sponsored by Commissioner Tom Morgan. See updated Resolution here.
March 14-20 - Sunshine Week
March 16 - 7:00 -8:00 p.m. Government Transparency: Let the Sunshine IN!, a webinar highlighting the importance of transparency in government honoring Sunshine Week. For more information click here. To register for the event click here.
March 29 - 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 30 -Join the Bridge Lunch Break on Openness in Michigan Government and Why it Matters on March 30, Bridge Michigan Capitol reporter Jonathan Oosting will moderate a Zoom discussion with the ACLU of Michigan and Mackinac Center on government transparency and reform efforts in Michigan.
- March 31 - Local Leagues Lame Duck study due to LWVMI
- April 6 - 6-8pm , via Zoom, LWVLA Board Meeting.
- April 13 - 10-11:30 am via Zoom. Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America by Sherrod Brown will be discussed. All are invited, even if you haven't read the book! Contact Donna Mullins for more information.
April 29 - 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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