League Volunteers help the kids at PWPL learn about voting and casting a ballot for National Voter Registration Day on 9/28
AAUW Book Sale
League volunteers at the AAUW book sale at the Presbyterian Church in Marquette reminding everyone to vote for the November 2nd election (9/24 and 9/25/2021)
March for Voting Rights
We marched for Voting Rights, Marquette. The Fight for Democracy is now. We gathered together to reaffirm our commitment to protect voting rights for all! “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther King Jr. (8/28/21)
4th of July Parade
League members celebrate and encourage voting at the 4th of July Parade, Marquette
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?”
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
Happy 100th Birthday Celebration
Fundraising at Econo Foods Nov. 2019
LWV Community Educational Programs – October 23rd-24th
“Making Democracy Work” Voting Law Changes – Presented by Linda Talsma, Marquette County Clerk Redistricting Reform – Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission – Presented by Jo Foley, LWV member Census – 2020 – Presented by Pri Burnham, LWV member. All three topics were presented on the following dates: October 23, Negaunee Township Hall, October 24, Citizens Forum Room at Lakeview Arena October 24, Northern Michigan University.
Marquette Member-At-Large State Unit is recognized as an independent local League by the state League on October 12th.