We are a non-profit, nonpartisan political organization comprising men and women from Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park. We endorse neither candidates nor political parties but strive to make members of our community better informed at the ballot box; we do this by encouraging reasoned and active participation in local, state, and national politics.
The mission of LWV Detroit is to engage our communities by registering new voters and providing educational opportunities regarding governance, decision-making, and public policy.
We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate.
LWV of Detroit will act to inspire good government and transparency so that government is responsive to the needs of its people. We will do this by providing candidate forums, policy studies, and tools to encourage an informed citizenry to participate actively in the political process.
LWV of Detroit believes in the power of people to create a more perfect democracy, and such adheres to specific core values:
- Grassroots initiatives and consensus-building are the strengths of our organization.
- Our organization models the principles of good governance.
- Consider well before taking action, and prepare well before beginning to act.
- Citizenship requires knowledge as well as the ability and will to act.
- The responsibility of good government rests on the shoulders of its citizens.
- The rights of citizens at home and abroad are interdependent.
For more information on our political nonpartisan activity policy, read League CEO Virigina Kase Solomón’s blog, Remaining Nonpartisan in Hyper-partisan Times.
Tenant Council Elections
As a fundraiser, LWV Detroit will hold elections for housing units that need to elect Tenant Councils. We conduct the election, count the ballots, help the participants with the ballot if needed, report on the results, and certify the elections. Often the housing unit needs to establish a duly elected Tenant Council before approaching HUD for assistance in disputes with the housing unit management. We help them prove that the elections were fair, impartial, and equitable.
For more information on the Detroit League’s tenant council elections or to inquire about holding tenant council elections for your housing unit, please contact copresidents Deborah Bunkley and Sara Weertz at 313-288-9590 or email@example.com.