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

LWV of Detroit is open to new members who share our ideals: men and women who strive to be better informed at the ballot box.

LWV of Detroit engages our communities (Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park) in the our League's mission to register new voters and provide educational opportunities regarding governance, decision-making, and public policy.

When you join the League, you belong to all three levels of the League--local, state and national. So when you join LWV Detroit, you automatically join LWVMI and LWVUS. Your membership dues go to support the organization at the local level as well as at the state and national level.


Join the League for its 2nd annual theatre fundraising event for a matinee performance of The Puppeteer by Desiree York.

From the Harlem Renaissance to present day, women in one family cut racism's strings and sing their own song.

Detroit Repertory Theatre located at 13103 Woodrow Wilson Street, Detroit, MI 48238. Free Attended Parking in the lot next to the theatre.

Champagne + Appetizer Reception begins at 1:00pm in the Lobby. Curtain Time is 2:00pm.

Fundraiser ticket prices are as follows:

  • MARYANN MAHAFFEY ..... $25
  • FRIDA KAHLO .................... $50
  • ERMA HENDERSON .......... $75
  • ARETHA FRANKLIN ............ $100
  • ROSA PARKS ...................... $500

To purchase tickets, send a check to LWV Detroit, P.O. Box 2503, Detroit, MI 48202. Please make checks payable to LWV Detroit.

Donations are not tax deductible

FMI: contact Susan Slattery (

We will need volunteers at this fundraising event (greeters, ticket takers, someone to make programs, etc.). If you're interested in volunteering, contact Susan Slattery at


There have been changes to Michigan's voting laws in order to make voting more accessible for Michigan voters. The following website is a non-partisan resource to help voters navigate Michigan's new voting laws so that we can all successfully cast our ballots in 2020.


Once on this site, be sure to click on: View the Know Your Rights Guide ( for the most up-to-date information on voter registration, voting accessibility, and frequently asked questions about voting.

Make your voice heard in Michigan's Presidential Primary on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

LWV Student Membership Waived!

Until January 31, 2021, the League will not charge student* membership fees to join LWV of Detroit, LWVMI, and/or LWVUS.

Join the League Now!

LWV of Detroit encourages all students (at least 16 years of age) to join the League. For more membership information and a link to the application, refer to the main menu and click "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.