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Serving the Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods communities since 1950


LWVGP Program – The public is invited:

Saddle up for what looks to be an extraordinary political year by joining two Michigan political insiders for a frank discussion about what lies ahead.

Former Democratic Party chair Mark Brewer and former Republican Party executive director Jeff Timmer, who host the weekly podcast, A Republic, If You Can Keep It, will bring their insights and analysis  for a lively discussion.

  • Wednesday, May 8, 7 pm
  • Grosse Pointe United Methodist Church
  • 211 Moross Road, Grosse Pointe Farms.

Registration is requested (see below).  The event is free and open to the public.

Brewer and Timmer host the weekly podcast,  “A Republic, If You Can Keep It,” which provides a steady diet of analysis about politics from two men who know it inside and out. They’ll explore current political topics, including what happens if one of the two presidential nominees is unable to run or unable to serve and what events could signal threats to American democracy.

JEFF TIMMER has spent 30 years in the trenches of Michigan and national politics as a political, public affairs, and communications strategist. He has advised and directed hundreds of legislative, congressional, statewide political and ballot issue campaigns. He was an advisor to Ohio Governor John Kasich’s 2016 presidential campaign. Timmer is a leading redistricting expert and has been an advisor to Speakers of the Michigan House, Michigan Senate Majority Leaders, the Michigan House and Senate Republican campaign committees, and the Michigan Republican Party. He is also cofounder of Republicans and Independents for Biden, and a senior advisor to the Lincoln Project.

MARK BREWER served for 18 years as chair or executive chair of the Michigan Democratic Party and as a member of the Democratic National Committee. He’s been a delegate to five Democratic National Conventions. He has been involved in a wide variety of election cases since the 1980s including county, legislative and congressional redistricting, presidential primaries/caucuses, recalls, recounts, ballot access, voter protection on Election Day and the protection of the right to vote a straight party ticket. Brewer’s ballot question work ranges from city to county to statewide on topics from the minimum wage, earned sick leave and community benefits to straight party voting, tax reform, redistricting, campaign finance and ethics reform, and county charter government.

Register soon because space is limited.

Yes! I will attend the May 8 Program!

 

If you require accommodations, please notify us at lwvgrossepointe@gmail.com

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MEMBER ALERT!

DEMOCRACY IN ACTION!  VOTER REGISTRATION, EDUCATION, AND ACTION MEETING

The next follow up to our  Position Review and Planning meeting will continue to develop our brainstorming ideas and begin to turn them into action.  Let us know of your interest by contacting Dawn Drodz or Marge Freundl to be part of our efforts to promote democracy in 2024.

  • WHEN:  Monday, April 29, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
  • WHERE:  Grosse Pointe Memorial Church

Details are on the Upcoming Membership Events page.

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YOUR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS BROCHURE

It’s a great resource to keep at the ready.   Your government officials want to know what you are thinking about issues that matter to you!  Call, email or write them today.

Click here for a download or pick one up at GP and HW libraries and city halls today.

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VOTER INFORMATION 2024

LWVMI & VOTE411.ORG PRESENT:

LWVMI VOTER  INFORMATION 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