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The League of Women Voters of Detroit encourages informed and active participation in government. We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate.

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National News Literacy Week

National News Literacy Week, January 23 to 27, 2023, will offer a variety of ways for public engagement.

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DPL/LWVD Collaborative Series: Erasing the Voting Rights Act

DPL and LWVD continue their collaborative series ⏤ partnering in talks promoting voter education and tools for action ⏤ with the first forum of 2023 entitled Erasing the Voting Rights Act on Tuesday, February 21 at 6 pm.

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January 2023 Membership Meeting Canceled

Due to several unexpected events, the Board of the Detroit League has canceled the January membership meeting scheduled for Saturday, January 21, 2023.

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Established in 1920 after winning the right to vote for women, the League of Women Voters today is one of the nation's most respected and most effective grassroots community-based organizations.


The League of Women Voters has evolved from a mighty political experiment, designed to help 20 million newly enfranchised women vote in 1920, to what it is today: a unique, nonpartisan organization that is a recognized force in molding political leaders, shaping public policy, and promoting informed citizen participation at all levels of government.


700+ State & Local Leagues


500K+ Members & Supporters


100’s of Voting rights victories


10 million voters reached in 2018

Action Alerts

Advocacy⏤supporting, defending, or arguing for a specific cause or issue⏤ is at the core of the League's mission. LWV of Detroit looks to our state League (LWVMI) to take positions on legislative or citizen initiatives and other proposed governmental policy or regulatory decisions. If an initiative reaches a legislative committee, a voting body or other decision makers, the League may take action (testimony, letters, phone calls, public statements...). The lack of public action is not indicative of the numerous decisions to support or oppose an issue that the League makes on a regular basis.

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