Making Democracy Work

LWV of Detroit Calendar

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, February 1, 2020
12-2pm
Swords to Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery
33 E Adams Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
Exhibition: Women's Voices Then and Now. The Lansing and Detroit Leagues are invited to an exhibition commemorating and celebrating the suffrage centennial passage of the 19th Amendment: Women's Voices Then and Now.

The docent-led tour begins at 12 noon.

Free parking is available in the small lot behind Central Methodist Church (23 E Adams). The Gallery and Church are connected, both of which are just north of Grand Circus Park. Metered street parking is also available.

Hosted by the Women's Caucus for Art, Michigan Chapter (wcami.org)

The mission of the Women's Caucus for Art is to create community through art, education, and social activism. Let us celebrate and commemorate this pivotal moment in women's rights because the vote of women is more important now than ever.

Thursday, February 6, 2020
5:30-7:30pm
Cass Café
4620 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
30-30 Town Hall: Ranked Choice. RANK MI VOTE has organized 30 Town Halls in 30 Days to explain Ranked Choice Voting.

Ranked Choice Voting is a method used in some State elections. While the League currently has no position on this issue, we encourage members to attend the event to learn more. See the flyer below for more information.

Free parking in the small lot behind Cass Café. Or park on the street. The League will have a table at this event.

FMI: Call Cheryl Bukoff, Membership Coordinator @ 313-341-9355

Friday, February 14, 2020
 
  LWV DAY OF ACTION. The League of Women Voters is throwing itself a party to celebrate our 100th birthday.

Leagues all across the nation will join in this historic event. For more information about this collective day of action, visit the Day of Action Toolkit. This toolit houses all kinds of resources to help you participate in this exciting show of League power.

We encourage you to join us and make history together!

Saturday, February 15, 2020
10am-12noon
Home of LWV Detroit President,
Rhonda Craig
19000 Wildemere
Detroit, MI 48221
February Membership Meeting. PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW MEETING TIME. Our membership meetings are a great place to learn more about the League of Women Voters and meet the LWV Detroit Board as well as chapter members. You need not be a member to attend!

At the February meeting, we will discuss what's in store for the League in 2020: elections, forums, collaboration and more. We will also share League highlights from 2019.

For more information or questions, Call Cheryl Bukoff, Membership Coordinator, at 313-341-9355.

Thursday, February 27, 2020
6-8PM
IBEW LOCAL 58
1358 Abbott Street
Detroit, MI 48216
CitizenDetroit Dinner & Dialogue--March Primary Election. Join CitizenDetroit for another excellent Dinner & Dialogue where we will discuss the fast approaching March Presidential Primary Election as well as the pros and cons of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) millage proposal, which will be on the March ballot.

Dinner is free but you must make reservations. RSVP link coming soon.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
7am-8pm
Your Local Polling Place VOTE!. The Presidential Primary is scheduled to nominate a Democratic and Republican Candidate for President of the United States.

For this election, you can vote only one ballot type. Therefore, in order to vote, you must request either a Republican Party Presidential Primary Ballot, a Democratic Party Presidential Primary Ballot, or the "No Party Declaration" Special Election Ballot.

For forms and resources regarding the 2020 Presidential Primary, see the Michigan Secretary of State website:

https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_48760_74451---,00.html

REMEMBER:

  • You no longer need a reason to vote absentee.
  • Detroit City Clerk's Office has increased its number of absentee vote centers. You may vote your absentee voter ballot at whichever vote center you find most convenient. Go to the City of Detroit Elections Office website (https://detroitmi.gov/departments/elections) for a list of absentee vote centers.
  • There is no longer a voter registration deadline! You can register to vote and then vote the very same day.
Sunday, March 15, 2020
1:00-4:30
Detroit Repertory Theater
13103 Woodrow Wilson Street
Detroit, MI 48238
LWV DETROIT FUNDRAISER. 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.

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 (sslattery7@comcast.net)

Friday, March 27, 2020
10:00am-4:30pm
Wayne State University
Student Center Ballroom (2nd Floor)
5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48207
Shake-Up 2020. The League is partnering with the Coalition of Community Social Workers and Vanguard Services to offer a day of civic engagement for social work students.

Information regarding voter rights, absentee ballots, ID for voting, and voting on Election Day will be available.

The League will also provide a voter registration table.

Saturday, March 28, 2020
11:00am-2:30pm
707 East Banquet Center
707 E. Lafayette
Detroit, MI 48226
Women's Informal Network. Join the Women's Informal Network for their 23rd Women's History Month Luncheon, honoring Valiant Women of the Vote, where our very own Rhonda Craig, President of the League of Women Voters of Detroit, will be the guest speaker and Carolyn Clifford, WXYZ-TV Channel 7 News Anchor will be Mistress of Ceremonies.

Ticket Donation $75. For tickets, contact Bobbie Smith at 248-450-9645 or peltsmith@gmail.com

Complimentary Parking

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
 
  CENSUS DAY 2020. Census Day is observed nationwide. By this date, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. When you respond to the census invitation, you will tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.

FMI on the Census (Get the Fact, How to Respond, Why Your Answers Matter, Privacy and Security), visit https://2020census.gov/en/important-dates.html

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
7am-8pm
Your Polling Place VOTE! Presidential Primary Election.
Sunday, September 13, 2020
TBA
Boarding location TBA SAVE THE DATE: Detroit Bus Tour. Join the LWV of Detroit for another bus tour with Detroit History Tours, LLC. We have reserved this date but have not settled on which tour. (FMI on the types of tours offered, go to detroithistorytours.com).

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 sslattery7@comcast.net

Stay tuned for more information on this big event.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
7am-8pm
Your Polling Place VOTE! Presidential Election.