Have you been following the state of voting rights in America? Test your knowledge with the League’s brief quiz about the latest voter suppression tactics sweeping state legislatures.
There are still things you can do to get involved in redistricting, such as participating in the National John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act Day of Action and staying connected with People Powered Fair Maps.
Here’s a recap of League of Women Voters’ work in April: Putting redistricting on the map with a People Powered Day of Action, partnering with voter rights groups to host a Civic Health Conference, and working to help pass the Washington, DC Admission Act (HR 51).
LWVMI opposes the package of bills introduced by Senate Republicans on March 24 and assigned to the Senate Elections Committee, prior to the spring recess. The bills as introduced set up barriers to carrying out a safe and secure election in which the right to vote is protected.
It’s been 101 years since the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote and 98 years since the ERA was first introduced in Congress. But the Equal Rights Amendment still needs to be added to the Constitution.
Once a decade, state legislators draw up maps that determine where and how we can place our votes. When this process is powered by and for the people, fairer and more equitable maps are created. The League of Women Voters of the U.S. encourages you to join Leagues across the nation to work together to shine a light on the importance of redistricting!
The Detroit Public Library and Detroit League of Women Voters invite you to a collaborative forum on “How Political Cartoons Happen” with guest speakers Mike Thompson, Editorial Cartoonist for The Detroit Free Press, and Henry Payne, a syndicated cartoonist whose work has appeared in The Detroit News. Mr. Thompson and Mr. Payne will discuss their process and approach to developing political cartoons and expressing complex political ideas through their work.
Join Artworks for the Voices and Votes Brownbag Lunch Session where Rhonda Craig, President of Detroit League of Women Voters will present the African American Suffrage Movement: Fighting Against All Sides. Ms. Craig’s presentation offers a brief synopsis of the work of African American women in the suffrage movement who had to fight the male white establishment, white suffragists, and even African American men in the struggle for the right to vote.
First Call to LWVMI 2021 Convention ⏤ Defending Democracy is the timely theme for the League of Women Voters of Michigan’s 2021 Biennial Convention, which will be held virtually this year and will running from 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 21 through Saturday, May 22 at 5:00 p.m.
The LWV Education Fund offers citizen education and research to help Americans perform their civic duties, including exercising their right to vote, particularly those at the greatest risk of disenfranchisement. LWVEF helps to facilitate dialogues that enable communities to bridge political and ideological divides and find common ground on issues of greatest concern, from terrorism to global poverty.