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NOVEMBER 2, 2021 ELECTION FORUMS
(Brighton & Howell)
 

The LWV has issued invitations to participate in public forums to all 14 candidates for the upcoming November 2021 Brighton and Howell elections.  Format details and schedule information will be posted as it becomes available. 

We invite members of the community to Submit Questions Here on topics they would like the candidates to address.

Vote411 information for the November election will be available September 21, 2021.


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Michigan Voter Rights and Election Law Activity

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Sept. 1, 2021 : LWVMI opposes Secure MI Vote ballot proposal as voter suppression action. 
Read LWVMI Press Release

 

League of Women Voters of Michigan opposes anti-voter bills and Secure MI Vote ballot proposal.

LANSING – Sept. 1, 2021: The League of Women Voters of Michigan opposes Secure MI Vote Ballot Proposal as a voter suppression effort. The LWVMI has been vocal against bills that restrict voting rights and make it more difficult to administer elections, especially after Michigan voters in 2018 overwhelmingly affirmed their desire to make voting more convenient and accessible for all through Proposal 3.   Read the ballot proposal.  Read LWVMI's Press Release in response to the ballot proposal.

Learn:
  • March 24, 2021: Thirty nine election-related laws were introduced to the Michigan Senate.   Christina Schlitt, then-President of the LWVMI issued a statement, saying that, "The bills that have been announced today are antithetical to fair elections and violate the clear will of Michigan voters who participated in record numbers in 2020."

View : Current Status of Active MI Election Law Proposals and LWVMI's position on each. 

Act:

  • Contact your Your State Senator to let them know you oppose legislation that will restrict voter's rights in Michigan.
  • Encourage your friends and neighbors to educate themselves and join the fight.

Redistricting in Michigan: The MICRC and Communities of Interest


The process of redrawing the political boundaries in Michigan continues. The work of the Michigan Independent Citizens redistricting Commission (MICRC) is gaining momentum and is depending on citizens to assist them in identifying Communities of Interest (COI) across the state.  The LWV is working to inform citizens about the process and help COIs communicate with the Commission.
Learn:

Act:

  • Attend, monitor and provide input to Commission meetings and public hearings: MICRC Meeting Schedule .  Sign up to receive notifications of Commission meetings at https://www.michigan.gov/micr  .  Dial 211 to register to comment at a meeting.
  • Share this information with your friends and neighbors.

New for 2021

Livingston County
OBSERVER CORP
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!



The Observer Corps is a group of League members who agree to observe meetings of groups that regularly meet. This is an opportunity to get informed on issues that matter to your community by learning what public organizations do, who runs them, how they impact the community and just what the issues are.


We are seeking member volunteers to observe one or more government entities.  The extent of your commitment is flexible, dependent on what you’d like to take on. Meetings may be attended in person, on zoom, or viewed on the entity’s website. Quick training is available and the documentation of the meetings is simple. Find the Observer Report Form on our Observer Corp Page


Volunteers can observe whatever government agencies are of interest to them or the League. Our Observer Corps will attend meetings of the County Commissioners, city councils, township boards, library boards, and school boards. There are also meetings of other relevant entities such as planning commission, road commission, drain commission, etc. Find schedules on our Observer Corp Page


Your observations become part of our League’s mission to educate voters. Observations can help us in planning for candidate forums or informational presentations to our community.


Sound interesting?  Contact us at:  ObserverCorp@lwvbrightonhowellarea.org




What Does The LWV do in Livingston County?

The LWV assists eligible persons to register to vote, providing information and supporting Register To Vote events.

We provide voters with non-partisan information on candidate positions and issues.

We educate our members and the public on important topics. Recent forums topics  have included  Rank-Choice Voting,  the Census,  Redistricting, PFAS Contamination,  and Line 5.

LWV members observe and report on government meetings and polling locations to ensure  transparency in our government.


The LWV advocates for national and state level policies which support voter rights.

Read more...


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Democracy is not a spectator sport.


The League offers opportunities to learn about and  be involved with issues important to our democracy,  and to connect with  others who may disagree politically (we need diverse perspectives)  but  value the democratic process.  

Our name honors the women who founded the League in 1919 at the advent of women's suffrage, but we welcome ALL people aged 16 and older to join us. 

It is important work.  We could do more with your help.  Learn more...?

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