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Help us celebrate Women's History Month!

Wednesday, March 18, at 7 PM
Grosse Pointe War Memorial
32 Lake Shore Rd
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

On March 18 our League is honoring three women who personify women's history in Michigan.

The Honorable Lynne Pierce, who, after practicing law privately, moved into the public sector to serve as Municipal Judge in Grosse Pointe Woods, then as a Wayne County Circuit Court Judge.

Carol Cain, Free Press columnist and host of "Michigan Matters", is a highly respected journalist. Journalism runs in her family - her mother, Ruth Cain, was also a journalist known to many as Ruth Alden.

Emily Fijol, Executive Director of the Michigan Women's History Museum and Hall of Fame, represents all those Michigan women whose knowledge and talent have contributed so much to our lives.

Guests are welcome. Dessert reception to follow.
Cost : $8.00

Print out the reservation form here.

Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce's Meet & Greet Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Our League is a member of the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce, which is sponsoring a Meet and Greet with our new Congresswoman, Brenda Lawrence. It will be Thursday morning, March 12 from 9-10 at The War Memorial.

Check out the Chamber's flyer here for additional information

Save the Date!

The LWVGP Annual Brunch & Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 9, at the Country Club of Detroit in GP Farms. More details to follow!

Happy Birthday, League of Women Voters!

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell will be the keynote speaker at a fundraiser for the Dearborn-Dearborn Heights LWV on Thursday, February 19, organized to celebrate the League's 95 years supporting democracy.

The event will be at
Byblos Banquets at
7258 Chase Road,
Dearborn, MI 48126

It begins at 5:30. Tickets are $50 individually or $500 for a table.

Interested? Make checks payable to:
LWV-DDH and send to 120 N. Military, Dearborn, MI 48124.
Friends and family welcome -- a great opportunity to meet Congresswoman Dingell.

See the flyer here

Save the Date: Annual Chinese Dinner: Wed, January 21

The annual Chinese Dinner meeting is

Wednesday, January 21
6 PM- 9 PM
at the home of Aphie Roumell
(please refer to your Voter or directory for the address)

We will review the state League positions at the meeting based on directions that we receive from LWVMI. Your input is important. Please attend.

Print out your Chinese Dinner RSVP Form here

Will the Michigan Legislature Change the Electoral College?

For LWVMI's statement regarding HB 5184, a proposal to allocate the state's electoral college votes by congressional districts, click here

League of Women Voters Holiday Party

December 10, 2014
Cotswold Cafe
Edsel and Eleanor Ford House
1100 Lake Shore
GP Shores, MI 48236

6:15 Check-In, 6:30 Dinner

The event costs $37.00 and menu choices are chicken or pasta.

Questions? Call Mary Jo J at 884 5495
Reservations are due by Thursday, Nov 27th.
Print out the reservation form here

Community Meeting: "Detroit's Bankruptcy: A Primer for the Non-Lawyer."

The League is hosting a meeting titled "Detroit's Bankruptcy: A Primer for the Non-Lawyer." Our guest speaker is Laura Bartell, professor, Wayne State University Law School.

Wednesday, November 19
7 - 9 pm
Grosse Pointe War Memorial
32 Lakeshore Dr
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

Presidential Team

Presidential Team

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)

Important links to the Secretary of State's Office for voting information

Check out VOTE411.ORG for all your important voter information

Vote411.org

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"

Local, State, and National LWV Links

Read LWVGP's Newsletter The Voter

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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.