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League of Women Voters Grosse Pointe

Empowering voters.  Defending democracy.

Serving the Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods communities since 1950


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PROGRAM ALERT!

The Battle for Ideas:  Inside Schools and Libraries’ Response to Book Bans

Tuesday, March 12, 7:00 pm

Book bans are becoming increasingly common in the US, but what’s happening in our own community?  Please join us at this important event as we hear from our panel of experts:

  • Jessica Keyser, Library Director, Grosse Pointes
  • Kristen Valyi-Hax, Library Director, Harper Woods
  • Steven McGhee, Superintendent, Harper Woods Schools

We’ll be exploring their thoughts on the impact book bans have in their communities, challenges they’ve faced, and how they’re prepared to address future demands from those who want to ban books.

  Click Here to register soon.  Space is limited.

Location:  Mary Ellen Stempfle University Center, Wayne County Community College District, 19305 Vernier, Harper Woods 48225

The public is welcome to attend.  Bring a friend.  We hope to see you there!

*If you need accommodations, please email us at lwvgrossepointe@gmail.com

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MEMBER ALERT!

VOTER REGISRATION, EDUCATION, AND ACTION  MEETING

The first follow up to our February Position Review and Planning meeting will develop our brainstorming ideas and begin to turn them into action.  Contact Dawn Drodz or Marge Freundl if you want to be part of our efforts to promote democracy in 2024.

  • WHEN:  Wednesday, March 6, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Grosse Pointe Public Library – Central Branch, 10 Kercheval

Details are on the Upcoming Membership Events page.

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IT’S NEW FOR 2024

YOUR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS BROCHURE

It’s ready now.  Click above for a download today.

League members who want to help bundle them and deliver them to City Halls, schools and churches in Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods should go to the Upcoming Membership Events webpage for details on how you can help.

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VOTER INFORMATION 2024

LWVMI & VOTE411.ORG PRESENT:

NONPARTISAN VOTER GUIDE

The LWV Works to Preserve, Protect & Promote Voting Rights and Civic Engagement.  Click the link above for this comprehensive guide.

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LWV logo Advocacy Update

LWVMI has been lobbying and monitoring bills about:

  • Firearms Safety
  • Environment
  • Healthcare
  • Freedom to Read

Our Advocacy Blog has details.


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The League of Women Voters Grosse Pointe, in partnership with the LWV Detroit and the War Memorial presented:

From Darkness to Light:

How Michigan’s “Sunshine Laws” Impact Your Civil Liberties.

Our thanks to our Panelists:
  • Christine MacDonald, Investigative Editor, Detroit Free Press
  • Ralph C. Simpson, Attorney and Freedom of Information Act expert
  • Gouri Sashital, Attorney with Keller Thoma and OMA expert

Click here for the recorded video.

The video recording from the November Know Your Voting Rights town hall is now posted on our YouTube channel.

 

Click here for more information about recent legislative changes:

  • Drop Boxes
  • Early Voting
  • Ballot Tracking
  • Permanent Mail Ballot List.

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MICHIGAN ELECTION CALENDAR 2024

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy

The League of Women Voters, in both its values and practices, affirms its belief and commitment to diversity and inclusion. LWV recognizes that diverse perspectives are important and necessary for responsible and representative decision-making, and subscribes to the belief that diversity and inclusion are fundamental to the values it upholds. Inclusiveness enhances the organization’s ability to respond more effectively to changing conditions and needs, and therefore, LWV will in both principles and practices promote the inclusion in participation in any activity of LWV all persons whatever their gender, race, socio-economic status, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability. We call that working from a DEI LensRead the League’s policies that define its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by clicking here