The League of Women Voters in the Brighton/Howell Area of Michigan

Welcome to the Brighton Howell Area Unit of the League of Women Voters!

Events

We are non-partisan. All genders and political backgrounds are welcome!  You need not be a member to attend any event listed below. NOTE: Our meeting days, times, and locations vary!

Questions? Email us at info@LWVBrightonHowellArea.org


Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 7-8:30 PM - Voter Registration Training

Ann Arbor Public Library 343 S. 5th Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 10-11:30 AM - Voter Registration Training

Ann Arbor Library, Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr, AA 48103 


MONDAY, June 25, 2018 from 6:30-8:00 PM - Line 5's Preventable Threat to the Great Lakes 

BRIGHTON Library, 100 Library Dr, Brighton, MI 48116

NOTE THIS IS ON A MONDAY - AND IN BRIGHTON!
The League of Women Voters (LWV) does take positions on issues after they are well researched and explored. The LWV supports closing Line 5. Come see a short movie and learn about the 65 year old, failing pipelines that allow over 20 million gallons of oil a day to pass through the water in the Straits of Michigan, flow through Michigan, and then pass back to Canada for export and Canadian profit. Terri Wilkerson, Chair of the Great Lakes Committee for the Ann Arbor League of Women Voters will lead the discussion, give the latest updates, and share what you can easily do without spending money or much time.

Please note day and location change! 


Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 PM - Mid-term Primary Candidate Forum

Old Hartland High School/now Education Services Center 9525 Highland Rd., Howell, MI

Candidate forum for the upcoming 2018 Midterm August Primary Election sponsored by:

Voters Voice
The League of Women Voters of Brighton/Howell
Brighton Chamber of Commerce
Hartland Chamber of Commerce
Howell Chamber of Commerce
The Livingston Post – Maria Stuart


All invited for elected offices with Primaries:
8th Congressional District Republican Primary
8th Congressional District Democrat Primary
22nd District State Senate Republican Primary
44th Circuit Court Judge, 8 year term. This is a new position.


Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 6:30-8 PM - topic to be announced

BRIGHTON Library, 100 Library Dr, Brighton, MI 48116


Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 6:30-8:00 PM - topic to be announced

BRIGHTON Library, 100 Library Dr, Brighton, MI 48116


Thursday, October 4, 2018 (probably 6:30-8:30 PM)  General Election Candidate Forum

Old Hartland High School/now Education Services Center 9525 Highland Rd., Howell, MI

Details to follow - Save the Date!


Know that there are also Regional and National events like Sat. April 28, LWVMI Regional Workshop in Ann Arbor, and the LWVUS Annual Convention in Chicago from June 28-July 1.

For the latest info, click the "f" in the blue circle below to find our Facebook page, or tweet us!

About Us

We realized that to become more engaged with what is going on in Livingston County, we need to understand local issues and learn about those who represent (and want to represent) us. Several of us have been members of the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area. We were impressed by their inclusive, civil, non-partisanship approach. We asked if they would help us start a League of Women Voters (LWV) chapter in Livingston County. Because the LWV is concerned about keeping a good, neutral reputation, there is a long mentoring process involved. The rules state that those expressing interest in starting a LWV in their area begin by becoming a "unit of Geographical Interest" which we now are.


In early 2018, The LWV of the Ann Arbor Area agreed to mentor us which is why we have such a long formal name which is 

"The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area - Brighton/Howell Area Unit". 

Get Involved

Join us! There is much work to be done in Livingston County. The work of many makes the load lighter and more fun! Our beginning priorities are getting Promote the Vote on the ballot this fall to keep voting secure and make it more convenient, voter registration, and understanding why redistricting matters. As our membership increases, we would like to host candidate forums so we can meet those who want to represent us and host informational forums to understand what issues directly effect us.

Thank You

We are very appreciative of the many who fought for nearly 100 years for a woman's right to vote.  With the right to vote came the realization that there is responsibility to learn about candidates and issues. This led to the formation of League of Women Voters (LWV) in 1920. The LWV has always been non-partisan. Today's LWV is very gender inclusive.  Our members are passionate activists who support our work in all 50 states and in more than 700 communities. Join us today! We welcome everyone!