Under normal circumstances, the Detroit League would be hosting continuous town halls and educational events as a means to educate voters on issues relative to our community. and candidate forums. But these are not normal times. So to fulfill our obligations, we are posting digital information. See below for links to virtual presentations and informational videos as well as information on the Census, the Citizens Redistricting Commission, and Michigan’s new voting laws.
New Detroit’s Town Hall Series: Voter Preparedness and Suppression Part II
New Detroit’s Town Hall Series, “Content and Conversations on Race” in partnership with Bridge Detroit has a new topic: “Voter Preparedness and Voter Suppression.” Special guests include Hassan Jaber, President & CEO of ACCESS, Rana Elmir, Deputy Director of the ACLU of Michigan and moderator, Heaster Wheeler, Assistant Secretary of State. Click on the link to watch: https://www.facebook.com/newdetroit/videos/1530458723814765
“VOTE” Zoom Backgrounds
Use these “VOTE” backgrounds for your Zoom platform. Follow instructions below to add a virtual zoom background.
- Copy and paste background to your desktop.
- Sign in to Zoom desktop client.
- Click Settings (in profile, top right corner).
- Click Virtual Background (left menu).
- In Choose Virtual Background, click ✛ to add an image.
Courtesy of LWV of Minneapolis. For more information, click this link: https://lwvmpls.org/i-voted-zoom-backgrounds/.
Webinar on Candidate & Absentee Ballot Info
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:00-7:00pm
You must register on eventbite.com to receive a link to the webinar at https://dpl-candidates-and-absentee.eventbrite.com before the program.
Women’s Information Network Virtual Town Hall
Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
Please join us for Women’s Informal Network’s Virtual Town Hall: Community Update 2020 Census Count & Upcoming Election/Voting.
- Edna Bell, Moderator and Vice President, Women’s Informal Network
- Victoria Kovari, Executive Director, Detroit 2020 Census Campaign, Mayor’s Office
- Rhonda Craig, Esq. and President, League of Women Voters of Detroit
Zoom link to access this event: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3682216990?pwd=YThPZ1hDWWJ4TmJIU2FsdEVENXYwZz09
Just the Beginning: A Century of Women’s Political Power
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Special 1-hour virtual event via Zoom
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Join us to celebrate how far we’ve come and help us keep forging ahead on Just the Beginning: A Century of Women’s Political Power.
With thanks to our generous donors, even during this difficult time of COVID-19 and critical time for our democracy, we have continued creating. Together, we are celebrating 100 years of women’s political power and the League of Women Voters (LWV). We are also recognizing – and working to heal – the racism that continues to this day.
Special Guest: Dr. Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins—It is a great honor to welcome Dr. Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, two-term 15th and first Black President of the LWV of the United States, and author of The Untold Story of Women of Color in the League of Women Voters.
Our Cohosts: Former Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider and Dr. Thyonne Gordon
We hope you are staying healthy and safe during this challenging time. We know you remain committed to building that “more perfect union” through your vote, your activism, and leadership (while social distancing).
Virtual Town Hall: New Voting Rights
Look here for information on new voting laws in the state of Michigan.
Informational Video: Absentee Voting
As part of their Voting 101 series, Get Out The Vote (GOTV) and the City of Southfield, MI, produced a voter informational video about Absentee Voting. Click here to view the video.
Virtual Town Hall: Census 2020
The 2020 Census counts every person living in the United States and five U.S. territories. In mid-March, homes across the country began receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. When you respond to the census, you’ll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.
● Click here for the link to frequently asked questions about the Census, such as what the census form looks like and what questions it asks.
Virtual Town Hall: Citizens Redistricting Commission⏤The Answer to Gerrymandering
Every 10 years following the U.S. Census, district lines for political offices must be redrawn in states across the country to accurately reflect their population. In Michigan, a randomly selected commission of citizens is responsible for drawing U.S. Congressional and Michigan State House and Senate district lines. Voters amended the state constitution in the November 2018 general election to make citizens — not legislators or special interests — responsible for drawing district lines (called “redistricting”). The commission will be composed of 13 randomly-selected Michigan registered voters: four who affiliate with the Democratic Party, four who affiliate with the Republican Party, and five who do not affiliate with either major political party.