September 16, 7:00
17150 Maumee, GP 48230
An evening with Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free Press.
Mr. Henderson, the DFP Editorial Page Editor, is a native Detroiter, who grew up in the Lafayette Park area. He is a graduate of University of Detroit Jesuit High School and the University of Michigan. He also serves as host for "American Black Journal" and a contributor for "MiWeek".
This past year he received a 2014 Pulitzer Prize and 2014 Scripps Howard Award for Commentary.
Mr. Henderson is first and foremost a citizen of Detroit, then of Michigan. His topic for the evening: "Detroit: Bringing Its Success to the Neighborhoods"
Our League is co-sponsoring this event with the Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church Alliance. It is a gift to the community, so please pass the word and plan to attend with guests!
The candidates who filed for Council are:
Daniel E. Clark, Barbara Detwiler, John Chouinard, Edward V. Keelean, and William P. Shield, Jr.
The mayoral candidate, Robert Denner is running uncontested.
The candidates for the Shores are:
Paul Thursam, Robert Gesell, Douglas Kucyk, Rebecca Booth, and Tina Ellis.
The mayoral candidate, Ted Kedzierski is running uncontested.
Both forums will have audience-generated questions with time for each candidate to give their responses. The audience will also be able to listen to each candidate's opening and closing statements.
The Grosse Pointe War Memorial will film each forum. These films will be shown on the War Memorial's local channel at a future date.
Speakers will include:
Dr. Abigail Derby Lewis
Conservation Ecologist, The Field Museum
Co-Chair: Chicago Wilderness Climate Change Task Force
Policy Director, Alliance for the Great Lakes
Former Senior Program Officer
Environmental Program, Joyce Foundation
Judy and Gordon Morlan attended this meeting in Traverse City last fall and found it to be exciting and informative.
Want to know more? Contact our Natural Resource Director, Gordon Morlan at NaturalResourceChair@grossepointe.mi.lwvnet.org
The topic of "Redistricting" is being studied at the state level and our League will be a part of that study.
The other two topics, "Money in Politics" and "Amending the Constitution", require our League to come to consensus.
Our League held an informational meeting in April to review how the Constitution can be amended and how this process has unfolded in the past. The answers to the consensus questions will create League policy on when we might support an amendment; under what circumstances we would support a Constitutional Convention; and if our policy on those two aspects could be set aside in favor of our policy on a particular issue.
To read the consensus questions and a brief pro and con for each question, click LWV.org.
The consensus meeting will be in October; meeting details will be published in the September Voter.
The League of Women Voters (LWV), a nonpartisan, non-profit, political organization, invites all Macomb County residents, male and female, to join the newly formed LWV Macomb County Voter Services organization.
The LWV encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
To learn more about how you can help create more educated, informed voters, please join us
Thurs, August 6
Civic Center Library
The Mark Twain Room
One City Square
Warren, MI 48093
(across from the GM Tech Center)
For more information, send an email to email@example.com
Their next steps are to establish a meeting venue and distribute flyers in an effort to recruit the necessary people to help with the first forum, for the city of Warren.
You can check out their facebook page at Facebook/LWVMacomb County
For questions, or if you're able to help. Contact Maria at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information go to SOS Michigan Voter Information Center
For your personalized voter guide, go to Vote411.org, which provides voter guides; helps the electorate find their City Council district & 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 "Find my information"
4) Click "Go to my races"
5) For the full list of your possible voter guides, click "All my races"