Making Democracy Work

Because Democracy Is Not A Spectator Sport

The League of Women Voters of Detroit is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. The League does not endorse candidates or political parties. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We invite you to join us as we make democracy work in our communities.

The LWV of Detroit
LWV of Detroit

The LWV of Detroit is open to new members who share our ideals. Our League registers new voters, educates voters on upcoming elections and advocates for local issues. We work to engage Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park citizens in local governance, decision-making, and issues of interest.


When We All Vote graphic In celebration of the 53rd anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act, Michelle Obama's When We All Vote Campaign is partnering with Black Entertainment Television (BET) to promote its Week of Action.

From Saturday, September 22 to Saturday, September 29, communities across the country will host voter registration events throughout the week in cities big and small. There will be flagship events in at least a dozen cities including Detroit. View the League's online calendar for info on when and where the When We All Vote team will be in Detroit.

FMI on the When We All Vote Campaign:


Voter Town Hall Flyer

Rhonda Craig, President of the LWV of Detroit, in partnership with CitizenDetroit, Voters Not Politicians, and Promote the Vote will host two separate Voter Town Halls on September 25 and October 3.FMI: refer to the LWV website calendar or the event flyer.

This event will focus on two proposals that will appear on the non-partisan section of the November ballot in Michigan: Promote the Vote and Gerrymandering/ Redistricting.

Participants will also receive information on what to listen for when candidates speak the 5 P's: Platitudes, Pandering, Good Pivot/Bad Pivot, Pertinent, and Potshot.

These presentations are free and open to the pubic. All are encouraged to attend.

LWV Student Membership Waived


Join the League Now!

Effective immediately, the League will not be charging student* memberships fees to join the LWVDetroit, the LWVMI, and the LWVUS. This waiver program will run through January 31, 2020.

The LWV of Detroit encourages all students (at least 16 years of age) to join the League by filling out the Membership Information Form and mailing to the LWV of Detroit PO Box. For more information and a link to the Membership Information Form, refer to the main menu on the site and click on "Join LWV of Detroit."

*LWV recognizes a student as anyone registered at an accredited high school or college and enrolled in at least one one-credit course.


National Voter Registration Day graphics National Voter Registration Day is a national holiday celebrating our democracy. It involves tens of thousands of voters registering to vote (online or at registration drives across the country) in a single day. National Voter Registration Day is a day of civic unity, uniting us for a common purpose.

FMI: refer to the official National Voter Registration Day website at for visit their Facebook page at