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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.

The League of Women Voters of Marquette County affirms its belief and commitment to diversity and pluralism. We recognize that diverse perspectives are important and necessary for responsible and representative decision making, and we subscribe to the belief that diversity and pluralism are fundamental to the values it upholds. Inclusiveness enhances the organization’s ability to respond more effectively to changing conditions and needs. Read the League of Women Voters of Michigan Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy here. Definitions of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as they apply to the League’s policy can be found here.

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Take Action: Tell the Senate to Support S1!For the People Act

Over the last two years, we saw the bill pass the House of Representatives, but got stalled in the Senate. But we cannot let this happen again. The House passed the For the People Act earlier this year. The bill has just come up for the first time ever for a vote in the Senate on June 23rd, unfortunately the vote deadlocked at 50-50. This just means it is more important than ever to make your voice heard as any movement serves to advance the legislation! Contact your Senators TODAY and tell them to Vote Yes on the For the People Act (S1). Return control of our government back where it belongs—into the hands of the people. Go here to contact your Senator.

The For the People Act is the fair representation bill the American people want and deserve. This legislation will put power back into the hands of American voters by making voting easier and more accessible and by modernizing future elections. The For the People Act addresses some of the most pressing issues facing our democracy by:

Modernizing our voter registration system;
Restoring voting rights to formerly-incarcerated individuals;
Curbing partisan gerrymandering; and
Making campaign contributions more transparent

First Board of Directors Meeting of 2021

LWVMC Annual Meeting

Just for fun. We heard reports from/on First Ladies and our first African American Lieutenant Governor in Michigan. Thank you Madalyn Koval for emceeing the program

We had 28 members at our LWVMC Annual Meeting last night. We were sorry that we had to hold our second zoom Annual Meeting. We look forward to holding in-person meetings again soon. This was our member recognition section of the program. Thank you so much League members. You all are so great. Thank you Priscilla Burnham for orchestrating the awards and thank you Jane Pajot for your beautiful artwork and Marge Forslin for you creative graphic design and framing of the certificates.

Marquette County LWV Membership Committee organized a drive through “swag bag” event for members to stop by to pick up some treats and items for the Annual Meeting.

League of Women Voters of Michigan State Convention

Local League members attended the LWVMI State Convention on May 21 and 22nd. It was the first virtual convention held by LWVMI. Local members from Marquette County were recognized for their contributions to the League: Sandy Breitenbach for Voter Services, Janet Joswiak for her Membership Recruitment and Engagement, Karen Schmitt, for Advocacy, Laura Petrie for Planning and Fundraising and Darlene Allen for her service on the State Board. At the Convention David Allen was elected to serve on the LWVMI State Board of Directors for 2021-2023 and he was a workshop presenter covering the topic “Why Your League Should Have an Observer Corps?”

Learn more about Redistricting

View the County Redistricting – How Does it Work? Webinar on YouTube https://youtu.be/Fer0W28EmgE . Visit the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission website https://www.michigan.gov/micrc/

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