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Thurs, Oct 29, 7:00 pm
"Amending the Constitution"
LWVGP Membership Consensus Meeting
Home of Fran S
264 McMillan Rd, GPF
Thurs, Nov 12, 7:00 pm
"Money in Politics"
GP United Methodist Church
211 Moross Rd, GPF
Speaker: Rich Robinson, Michigan Campaign Finance Network
Sheriff Michael Bouchard of Oakland County
Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon of Wayne County
Jerry Burden, President of Oakland Area League of Women Voters and a retired police officer
Each panelist will give a 10 minute statement. Written questions from the audience will then be accepted.
A continental breakfast will be served at 9:30 am with the panel discussion beginning at 10:00 am.
Cost: $15.00 per person.
RSVP by Oct. 8 to League of Women Voters Oakland Area
Phone: 248/594-6602 and Fax: 248/594-6603
Website: http://www.lwvoa.org and e-mail: Pres@lwvoa.org
NOTE: GP War Memorial TV will be broadcasting the forum: Oct. 5-11, at 7:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.
Comcast Channels 5 & 915, AT&T-99; WOW-18
The candidates who filed for Council are:
John Chouinard, Daniel E. Clark, Barbara Detwiler, Edward V. Keelean, and William P. Shield, Jr.
The mayoral candidate, Robert Denner is running uncontested.
The candidates for the Shores are:
Rebecca Booth, Tina Ellis, Robert Gesell, Douglas Kucyk, and Paul Thursam.
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.
For more information go to SOS Michigan Voter Information Center
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 7:00 pm
GP War Memorial
32 Lake Shore Rd
GP Farms, MI 48236
The LWV of Michigan Announces 30-plus Redistricting Educational Town Halls: "Redistricting in Michigan: Should Politicians Choose Their Voters, or Voters their Politicians?"
(LANSING) The League of Women Voters of Michigan announced today that it would host over 30 Town Halls throughout the fall to educate the public on the importance of redistricting. The presentation will explore how legislative lines are drawn in Michigan, who draws them and why it is a critically important question for those concerned about fair representation.
"In Michigan the district lines are drawn by elected officials in the legislature, effectively allowing politicians to choose their voters, rather than voters their elected leaders," said Judy Karandjeff, President of the League of Women Voters of Michigan. "This system gives the political party in power at the time a tremendous advantage but is this the best system for voters? Our Town Halls will explore central questions, such as: What are the consequences of partisan drawn districts that favor one party over another? Is there a better and fairer way to do this? What are the alternatives?"
The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision on Arizona's Independent Restricting Commission said there is an alternative and that citizens, not just politicians, have the right to decide how Congressional district lines are drawn. The decision has grabbed the public's attention. Some have asked if Michigan, like Arizona, should use an independent commission to draw the lines, not only for the Congressional Districts, but for the State House and Senate, as well. This alternative and others will be explored in-depth at the town hall.
"Government is supposed to of, by and for the people, but more and more it seems to ordinary voters that their voices are not being heard and that our elected leaders are becoming more extreme, less compromising and more disconnected from a public they are supposed to serve," said President Karandjeff. "Instead, special interests and lobbyists seem to get the attention of our elected leaders. We need to ask fundamental questions about why this is happening and whether allowing politicians to draw their own districts contributes to the problem."
A complete list of Town Halls by date and location can be found on the League of Women Voters website at: www.lwvmi.org.
The events are free and open to the public. All are invited to attend.
Thursday, October 29
Home of Fran S.
264 McMillan, GPF
To read the consensus questions and a brief pro and con for each question, click forum.lwv.org/category/member-resources/our-work/constitutional-amendment-study.
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.
Consensus is due by December 1st and our answers will be submitted to the national committee which will tally answers from around the country to arrive at a position on this topic.
Please let Jan Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org know if you plan to attend so that there are sufficient handouts.
The League of Women Voters of Grosse Pointe empowers our voters through education, registration and get-out-the-vote activities in every election. We host candidate and issue forums and registration drives while also providing trusted and timely elections information on VOTE411.org. We do this because we believe our democracy is strongest when every voice is heard.
It is easy to register to vote or update your registration online at the LWV website Vote411.org. This site also helps voters find their polling place, check voting hours and read tips about voting in Michigan.
You can also register with your county or city clerk or at any Secretary of State branch office. Online help can be found at Michigan.gov/sos.
You can print out the Voter Registration Application here
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!
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 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.