The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Kelly Carter, Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan and a member of the Michigan Human Trafficking Commission
Ted Wolters, Special Agent, Department of Homeland Security, Human Trafficking and Smuggling Division
Deena Policicchio, Director of Alternatives for Girls, a community organization that helps homeless and high risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation.
Wednesday, September, 24, 2014
7 - 9 pm
17150 Maumee, Grosse Pointe - which is the building in the parking lot behind the church
There will be a brief business meeting for League members following the presentation.
Election Day is our opportunity to support our community and have a say in our future. These elections are about our jobs, our health, our communities and our future. They're about us; we all need to weigh in.
Rooted in the movement that made the victory on August 26, 1920 possible, the League of Women Voters has always been committed to educating and turning out voters, and we're not stopping now....
Chair, League of Women Voters
The Grosse Pointe League has had co-Presidents before, but this year we are trying something brand new - a four person Presidential Team. It appears it needs four of us to fill the shoes of outgoing President Christina Schlitt, who has led us so efficiently and with such graciousness. All of us are committed to keeping our League an important part of this community and having fun doing it!
(Left to Right: Judy Morlan, Ann Nicholson, Sharon Riley, & Mary Zahler)
Field trips include guided kayaking/canoeing trip on the Boardman River, driving tour in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and visiting the Inland Seas Education Center.
For questions, contact Judy Morlan at NaturalResourceChair@grossepointe.mi.lwvnet.org
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For additional information & voter guides, you can go to: Vote411.org
1) Type in your complete address,
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3) Click "Find my information"
4) Click "Go to my races"
5) For the full list of your possible voter guides, click "All my races"
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Please note the following candidate forums and plan to attend!
The Leagues of Women Voters in Wayne County and the Henry Ford College Democracy Institute are sponsoring a public candidates forum for those seeking election to the position of Wayne County Executive. The forum is scheduled for:
Thursday, June 12, 2014, 7:00-8:30
Forfa Auditorium, part of the Mazzara Conference Center
Henry Ford College
Three Republican and eleven Democratic candidates are running in the Primary Election, and all have been invited to attend.
The public is invited to attend the forum and submit questions for the candidates that may be asked by a League moderator.
The forum will be filmed and be available on the websites of the Leagues of Women Voters in Wayne County. Additionally, Channel 7 News has agreed to stream the unedited forum on their website and will be covering the forum as a news event.
The forum is on:
Wednesday, June 25, 7:00 pm
Oakland Community College Orchard Ridge Campus,
27055 Orchard Lake Rd.,
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
(Park in Lot 4 Staff parking, gate will be open or handicap parking Lot 5).
Republican: Christina Conyers
Democrat: Hansen Clarke
Democrat: Burgess D. Foster
Democrat: Rudy Hobbs
Democrat: Brenda Lawrence
LWVGP will be jointly presenting a candidate forum for the 14th Congressional District with the LWV Oakland Area and Oakland Community College. The nature of our 14th district snakes from the Grosse Pointes through Oakland County to Pontiac which includes both of our Leagues.
We will have a different format than what is generally presented at our forums. Instead of questions from the audience, we will have a panel that will ask questions.
Steven Henderson (Free Press), Nolan Finley (Detroit News) and Tim Bledsoe, (former Grosse Pointe State Representative and Wayne State Professor of Political Science) are the panelists.
This will be a VERY busy pre-Primary Election season for LWVGP Voter Services and our community. A candidate Voter Guide will be available for all Wayne County races and the state races on www.Vote411.org in mid-June. The LWV Vote411 information will be available through the Detroit News at DetroitNews.com.
For more information go to SOS Michigan Voter Information Center