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MAKING DEMOCRACY WORK

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.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

LWV is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization’s current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy. Read More

Latest News & Events

Find Your Absentee Ballot Drop Box

MichiganDropBox.com is a ballot drop box locator by the Voters Not Politicians Education Fund. Use the website to find the location of the drop box in the city/township where you are registered to vote.

Media Meet WNMU-TV – Michigan Primary Primer

“We are just two weeks away from the August 2nd Michigan Primary. Are you ready to cast your vote? The League of Women Voters of Marquette County and the Marquette City Clerk are in our studios to discuss how a primary works, who can vote, how to vote, and the races and issues of interest on this year’s ballot.” – Watch this Media Meet episode which aired on 7/16/22.

The LWVMC MI House District 109 Candidates Forum

Primary Candidates Melody Wagner, Joe Boogren and Jenn Hill joined the Marquette County LWV for a forum on Thursday, June 30th.

4th of July Parade 2022


Annual Meet & Greet – Wed. June 15th

Ore Dock Brewing Company

On Wednesday, April 13th, 2022, our League received the Peter White Award from the Marquette Regional History Center in the Fred Rydholm Gathering Hall to honor the 2020 presentation “A Brief but Spectacular History of Women’s Suffrage in America” led by Pri Burnham. This award honors foundations, organizations, companies, and institutions for exceptional effort in the enhancement, restoration, conservation, or interpretation of the history of our area. They said that our League “presented an original and historically accurate accounting of the one-hundred-year celebration of woman’s suffrage in our country and our area. This presentation was a wonderful event that captured the rigorous campaign to ratify Women’s Suffrage into law, using local citizens to tell the story”

ACTION ALERT: PASS FEDERAL VOTING RIGHTS REFORMS

Virginia Kase, CEO, and Deborah Turner, President of the LWVUS, just issued Action Alerts asking us to tell our Senators to pass HR 5746, the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act. Here’s the link: Contact your senators and tell them now is the time to safeguard our democracy.

Announcement

Due to changing COVID concerns, please check the lwvmqt.org website on the evening of the meeting to determine if the meeting will be Virtual or in person.

The League of Women Voters of Marquette County has adopted a resolution supporting the cause of protecting democracy, promoting policies that protect access to the ballot for voters and building on the progress of the 2020 elections. Visit the links below to learn more about:


Advancing The Vote, Protecting Democracy – the Michigan Secretary of State’s Legislative Agenda for Elections

The League of Women Voters of Michigan’s views on Voting Rights and Defending Democracy

Every 10 years, the Marquette County Apportionment Commission determines the number of county districts. The new district maps can be viewed on this county website.

Nov. 3rd membership meeting, Peter White Library presentation

on the UP Energy Task Force.


Members and guests had the opportunity to learn about the UP Energy Task Force created by Governor Gretchen Whitmer in 2019. Jenn Hill, Marquette City Commissioner and member of the UP Energy Task Force, presented the recommendations of the Task Force summarizing ten months of research, presentations and meetings conducted in the UP. The Task Force was created to assess the UP’s energy needs, find alternative solutions for meeting those needs with a focus on security, reliability, affordability, and environmental soundness, and ways to respond to foreseeable changes to energy supply and distribution.

October 6th membership meeting, Peter White Public Library. Finally meeting in person again!

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/

Read the Voter Newsletter

Click the images below to learn about our League projects.

Voter Service & Election Activities

Voter Registration & Education Activities

Observer Corps


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.