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The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
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Jo Foley and Barb Chapman, joined with the Superior Alliance for Independent Living to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the American With Disabilities Act. They participated on a panel covering accessibility issues and voting. Tune in and watch “Your Right to Vote” on July 19th on the SAIL website: http://www.upsail.org/30-years-of-the-ada/.
League of Women Voters of Marquette County urges voters to prepare for elections using VOTE411.org The site features information on state and federal candidates and ballot proposals and Marquette county, city and township races and proposals.
Prepare for the upcoming Aug. 4 primary election and the Nov. 3 general election by visiting VOTE411.org. The website, which the national League of Women Voters launched in 2006, serves as a “one-stop-shop” for nonpartisan election related information. Candidate information and responses to relevant questions are also included. VOTE411.org also assists voters in finding their polling places, hours and learning about candidate forums. Additional resources for how to navigate elections during the COVID-19 pandemic are included.
Darlene Allen, the local League of Women Voter’s President said, “Our VOTE411 volunteer team has been working diligently to reach out to candidates, particularly those who are in competitive races, to encourage the candidates to answer a set of questions that will provide voters with some information to make their voting choices.” The League team also works closely with Linda Talsma, the Marquette County Clerk, to get accurate information on the local ballot proposals. “We want Marquette County Voters to be informed and vote informed”, said Darlene.
VOTE411.org is also available in Spanish. VOTE411.org, like the League, is nonpartisan and offers information on candidates in races for all political parties. The site aims to safeguard democracy by driving voter engagement.
4th of July Get out the Vote Caravan to the City Band Concert
A get out the vote caravan and gathering to encourage voters to get informed and vote informed on August 4th by visiting our non-partisan voter guide VOTE411.ORG
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The League of Women Voters of Marquette County celebrated the centennial of the League of Women Voters at their February membership meeting. Happy 100th Birthday to us. Our local Marquette County League has a goal of reaching the 100 member mark for our centennial year (we are now at 81 and counting). Join us now!
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