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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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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BLOG

Up-to-date voter information.

Celebrating 101 Years

While the League’s 100th year took many unexpected turns—a global pandemic, economic hardship, a reenergized social justice movement—it proved to be a profound moment for our organization and for our democracy. We prepare to celebrate our 101st birthday in the wake of another epic milestone with more energy and optimism about the role of women in leadership than ever before.

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New Year, New Page for Democracy

Following is LWVUS January recap the new Congress and new Biden Administration, which are busy working on legislation that supports a number of League priorities, including the For the People Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, and a commitment to tackle climate change.

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National Popular Vote Interstate Compact

The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) is designed to ensure the candidate who wins the most popular votes is elected president.

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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.

LEAGUE STATISTICS

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.

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700+ State & Local Leagues

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500K+ Members & Supporters

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100’s of Voting rights victories

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10 million voters reached in 2018

Action Alerts

Advocacy is a key part of the LWV mission. The League of Women Voters of Michigan (LWVMI) often takes 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 (such as testimony, letters, phone calls, and 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.

We encourage you to take a few minutes to read current Action Alerts effecting Michigan and the country.

LWVMI Action Alerts