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 times vary!

Questions? Email us at info@LWVBrightonHowellArea.org


Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 6-7:30 PM  -  Why Redistricting Matters

Howell Carnegie Library, Meabon Room, Brighton/Howell Area Unit, 314 W. Grand River, Howell

Monthly meeting of the League of Women Voters

Main speaker will be Carey Swanson who learned about the need for redistricting reform through her volunteer work with the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice.


Monday, April 23, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 PM - LIne 5 Retirement Party

Pinckney, MI Click here for details & to RSVP.

LWV has studied the 65 year old, failing double pipeline which runs under the water next to the Mackinaw Bridge and agrees that it  puts our Great Lakes water and economy at risk every day it operates. 


Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 6:30-8:00 PM - Dark Money in Michigan Politics

Howell Carnegie Library, Meabon Room, 314 W. Grand River, Howell

Monthly meeting of the League of Women Voters, Brighton/Howell Area Unit

Main speaker will be Craig Mauger who is the Executive Director of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network. We will learn about why and how Michigan lawmakers raised over $8 million in 2017 and where it went. 


MONDAY, June 25, 2018 from 6:30-8:00 PM - topic to be announced

BRIGHTON Library, 100 Library Dr, Brighton, MI 48116

Please note day and location change!


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


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!