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.
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.
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 following is a special message from League of Women Voters of Michigan President Christina Schlitt, regarding the passage of HR1⏤For the People Act.
January 7, 2021 ⏤ The full LWVUS and LWVEF boards met to consider the events of this week and unanimously voted to call for the removal of President Trump from the office of the president.
Join us for the Detroit League’s February membership meeting. All are welcome; you need not be a member to attend. The flyer below contains the meeting agenda plus info about the main topic: the Michigan League’s Lame Duck Study.
January 6, 2021 ⎼ Click the READ MORE link for a statement the League issued this evening. We share it with you as state leaders because we know this may be seen as controversial with some League members and because it is more direct than our messaging in the past.
The League of Women Voters board of directors voted unanimously to call for the immediate removal of Donald J. Trump from the office of the President of the United States of America via any legal means.
The Michigan State Capitol Commission is meeting today at 1 p.m. to consider a ban on open carry firearms in the Capitol.
January 20, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. In the aftermath of the attacks on the U.S. Capitol, the FBI is aware of armed protests being planned at all 50 state capitols and at the U.S. Capitol. State capitals are tightening security. While we hope that these events will not come to fruition, we feel it is important to lay out some guidance for you.