We are non-partisan. Everyone is welcome! That means all political backgrounds and genders - the League is not "just" women. You need not be a member to attend any event listed below. Events are free, unless noted. NOTE: Our meeting days, times, and locations vary!
Questions? Email us at info@LWVBrightonHowellArea.org
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Saturday, May 11th ,10:00 a.m. MEMBERS ONLY - Annual Spring Meeting
Livingston County EMS Building on 1911 Tooley Rd. Howell, MI - in the Hartland Auditorium
Join us for some behind the scenes fun and action. We are a group of can do people and we are gearing up for the busy election season in 2020. We will discuss the specific jobs that need doing and divvy them up so there's not too much for anyone person to take on. We will also decide on what topics we want to present on this next year. Some topics already discussed are include our favorite of voter registration, VOTE411, planning candidate forums and meeting more of our elected officials, as well as new ones like the 2020 Census, establishing an observer corp, You're welcome to bring in your own refreshments and snacks. We hope you're able to assist in building an even stronger LWV in Livingston County.
May 17-19, 2019 League of Women Voters - Michigan State Convention
All members are encouraged to attend the LWVMI State Convention May 17-19 in Livonia. This is a great opportunity to meet lots of engaging people while learning about the business of the state league and how local leagues can influence decisions at the state level. Visit the LWVMI website for more information.
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".
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.
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!