LWV is where hands-on work to safeguard democracy leads to civic improvement
Calendar of Events Learn More
- Meetings and events for both the public and League members
How to Reach Your Govt: Links to Federal, State & Local Officials Learn More
- Here's how you can contact the people who represent YOU!
Join the League Learn More
- Established in 1920 after winning the right to vote for
women, the LWV is one of the nation's most
respected community-based organizations.
District 1 Election to Vote for a New Representative in the State House
This is a Message from the State House District 1 Staff:
Brian Banks resigned as the representative of the 1st House District in February, but staff of House District 1 are still available to assist you. They will make every effort to respond to your needs, questions and concerns as soon as possible. To contact their office, please call (517) 373-0154 or reach them toll-free at (888) 254-5291, or leave them a message using this contact form
The primary election for Brian Banks' replacement is on Aug. 8.
The general election will be on Nov. 7.
Click here for additional information on the special election for District 1 State Representative.
To review the current candidate list, click here.
In the Pointes, State House District 1 covers GP Shores, GP Woods, Harper Woods as well as an eastern section of Detroit. To review the complete district map, click here
May 13: Annual Spring Breakfast Meeting Just Around the Corner
Mark your calendar and send in your reservation early for our Annual Spring Breakfast Meeting.
Saturday, May 13
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Country Club of Detroit
220 Country Club Drive, GPF
A beautiful buffet breakfast will be served at 9:00, followed by our speaker, Judy Karandjeff, President of the League of Women Voters of Michigan. Her topic, "Protecting Our Democracy", will include an update on current proposed legislation of interest to the League.
Judy has a long history of volunteering with the League, both in her Lansing Branch and at the state level, where she was legislative Chair 1981-83 and Advocacy Chair the four years prior to becoming President. She is extremely knowledgeable about Michigan politics and speaks throughout the state on the need for redistricting reform. Long a civil rights and women's activist, Judy has a master's of Public Administration and was Executive Director of the Michigan's Women's Commission and Planned Parenthood Affiliates and Advocates of Michigan.
Following the speaker will be the Annual Meeting where members elect officers, approve next year's budget and propose program ideas.
To reserve, please send a check to LWVGP for $20.00 to Jan Wells by May 6. (fyi, this is a new RSVP address)
Print out your reservation form here.
Valet parking will be available.
You can watch the GPPSS Diversity Forum online
If you were unable to attend the public forum April 12th where the Grosse Pointe Public School System Diversity Plan was presented, the event was videotaped and can be accessed from the district website (http://www.gpschools.org
, under the School Board dropdown, click Watch the Meeting) or use this direct link: https://livestream.com/accounts/3685210/events/7262415
All questions submitted last night will be answered and posted on the district site under the Headlines section. GPPSS thanks all who are participating in this civil dialogue that supports its mission to:
One GP: where everyone learns, every day.
A new meeting-time for Macomb County Voter Services
Please join with us to further our voter education efforts in Macomb County!
We meet at 7 PM on the fourth Thursday of the month (previously we met on Mondays) at the
Mt. Clemens Library, 150 Cass Avenue, (48043)
Additional information can be found on our webpage and our Facebook page
Hot Off The Press: LWVGP's "Your Government Officials 2017" is now available
LWVGP's comprehensive brochure for 2016 which lists the officials who represent you in the many different levels of government is now available. Look for it at local city halls, schools, libraries and other civic institutions, or print it out here:
Tues, Apr 25: Current Challenges to the Great Lakes
The value of the Great Lakes to Michigan is extremely high. There have been threats to these waters for over a century. It seems that every time a solution is found other threats appear.
Our speaker, Krista Grimm, is prepared to discuss the most current and on-going challenges. There are many form of pollution, plus invasive species and withdrawals.
Krista is an experienced urban planner from Chicago, who has a strong interest in and knowledge of the Lakes.
The meeting will be held:
Tues, April 25th
222 Cloverly, GPF.
Please RSVP to this meeting so we can anticipate the number of attendees. Email RSVP@grossepointe.mi.lwvnet.org or call313 8844637
April 17: LWV Redistricting Process Training
The LWVMI is providing a training session for interested individuals who would like to be able to present the League's position on Michigan's redistricting process. It will be at Jan and Tom Wells home on April 17th from 7 to 9 pm. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Tom or Jan to RSVP so they can plan on the number of attendees.
Mon, April 17
472 Shelbourne, GPF
Wed Apr 12, GPPSS Diversity Plan Forum Rescheduled
The Grosse Pointe school district has a vision of "One GP -- where everyone learns, every day," and as stated in its Strategic Plan, has a commitment to:
- Diversity -- respecting differences among individuals and groups;
- Equity -- creating opportunities and challenging discrimination; and
- Inclusion -- where everyone can participate regardless of the groups to which they belong.
The district has drafted a diversity plan with these values, and wants to engage the community in the process.
The forum to present the GPPSS Diversity Plan has been rescheduled for
Wednesday, April 12
Pierce Middle School Auditorium
15430 Kercheval, GPP
A panel of experts with local ties will follow the presentation by GPPSS' Directors of Curriculum. The discussion will be moderated by the non-partisan League of Women Voters. Principals, clergy, municipal leaders and the public are all invited to attend.
For additional details, check out the flyer
Wed, Mar 29 "New Member" Reception
There will be a 'Get Acquainted' reception at Wilhelmina's home for new members and our local league. Please RSVP by no later than Friday March 24 by phone or email to Wilhelmina. Refer to the LWVGP membership directory for the address of the event, or it can also be provided when you confirm attendance.
Postponement of Showing of The Richmond Rosies
Due to the power outage at the GP Woods library, the showing of The Richmond Rosies, planned for Saturday, 3/11, has been postponed.
As of this morning (Friday), power is still out at Parcells Middle School & the Woods Branch. Unfortunately, even if power is restored sometime today, the branch would remain CLOSED tomorrow, Saturday, March 11, so that the room temperature could return to an acceptable level - a process that takes over 24 hours.
We will attempt to reschedule this event ASAP with the GP AAUW, Soroptomists International of Grosse Pointe, and Dining for Women, Grosse Pointe.
Thank you for your patience.
And continued Happy Women's History Month.
Postponement of Diversity Forum
The GPPSS community forum on diversity entitled "Raising Global Leaders"
originally scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight at Pierce Middle School has been postponed
due to a power outage. We will notify you of the rescheduled date once it is confirmed with panel members.
Stay safe everyone.
-LWVGP March 8, 2017
Thurs, Mar 16 Luncheon & Tour of The Rivers
One of our lifetime members, Myrt Everett, has invited us to join her for lunch and a tour of The Rivers, where she is currently residing. She is so enjoying her residence there that she wants to share the concept with those of us who may have an interest for ourselves or a family member. We will meet in the Lobby (900 Cook Road) at 12:30 on March 16. Lunch will cost $10.00. Please call Aphie R at 881-8844 to make a reservation. If you need a ride, contact Jan Wells.
Sat, March 11 Showing of "The Richmond Rosies"
The Richmond Rosies
is a film about the women who worked in the shipyards during WW2. In honor of Women's History Month, it is being presented at the GP Woods Branch Library. LWVGP is a cosponsor along with AAUW.
Sat, March 11
GP Woods Branch Library
20680 Mack Ave,
GP Woods, MI 48236
Save the Date: Jan 19: Chinese Dinner & Program Planning Meeting
We have arranged to have our annual Program Planning meeting on January 19th. We will meet at the Grosse Pointe Woods Community Center at 6:30.
Chinese food will be on the menu for dinner, and Ann Nicholson will lead the discussion on program planning for the next year.
The cost will be $12.00.
Please RSVP to Jan Wells, 884 6904, by January 12, 2017 so that we order that right amount of food.
Thurs, Jan 19
GP Woods Community Center
GP Woods, MI 48236
Click here for the RSVP form to mail in with your check
Voter Guides on Vote411.org
To build your personalized voter guide, go to Vote411.org, which provides voter guides; helps the electorate find their polling place; check voting hours; and read tips about voting in Michigan.
Voters need simple, helpful tools to navigate the voting process and election day, and Vote411.org is the nation's premiere, on-line election resource now available.
For additional information & voter guides, you can go to: Vote411.org
1) Type in your complete address
2) Click "Get personalized information on candidates and issues"
3) Click "Show my races"
4) Click the individual candidates to read their responses and compare their qualifications
Judy, Ann, Tom, and Mary
- *Many thanks to our outgoing Presidential Team, Judy Morlan, Ann Nicholson, and Mary Zahler. And congratulations to LWVGP's new President, Tom Wells.** (May 2016)
Local, State, and National LWV Links
LWV Grosse Pointe
Macomb County Voter Services
The League of Women Voters encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government; works to increase understanding of major public policy issues; and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League is strictly nonpartisan, neither endorsing candidates nor supporting political parties. The LWVGP, in both its values and its practices, reaffirms its commitment to diversity. Membership is open to men and women of all ages.