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.

It's Official!

The LWVMI State Board approved the LWV of Detroit reestablishment application. Thanks to the diligence, creativity, and hard work by officers and members over the past four years, LWV of Detroit is reinstated as a full-fledged chapter.

We elected President Rhonda Craig and Director-At-Large Helena Scott at the annual meeting in 2018. At the June 2019 annual meeting, we will hold elections for the following offices:

  • Membership Coordinator: Cheerleader for the League. Encourages leadership team and members to build the League; develops methods to recruit new members.
  • Voter Services Coordinator: Develops strategy for voter registration; coordinates voter education events, including candidate forums; distributes voter education materials.
  • Secretary: Records and maintains the minutes of League meetings; composes and distributes communication to membership.
  • Treasurer: Develops budget in coordination with leadership; maintains League funds; oversees dues payments and renewals.

JOIN US FOR THE LWV OF DETROIT ANNUAL MEETING ON JUNE 22. FMI: REFER TO THE WEBSITE CALENDAR.

LWV of Detroit Board from L to R-- Deborah Bunkley (Voter Services Coordinator), Susan Slattery (Treasurer), Rhonda Craig (President), Helena Scott (Director-At-Large), Cheryl Bukoff (Membership Coordinator), with LWVMI President Paula Bowman

LWV Student Membership Waived

NO LWV MEMBERSHIP FEE FOR STUDENTS!

Effective immediately, the League will not charge student* membership fees to join the LWV of Detroit, 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 Application, refer to the main menu and click "Join LWV of Detroit."

IMPORTANT NOTICE: As of March 2019, the MI Secretary of State has eliminated the "must vote in person" requirement for first-time mail-in registrants (or if one registers with a group such as LWV without a clerk present).

This means students will not have to vote in person the first time they vote. They can register at home and request an absentee ballot for their first election.

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