League of Women Voters of Northeast Michigan

Mission Statement

Democracy is not a spectator sport. 

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Interested in seeing more LWV out in the community? Visit our LWV in Action page!

Dues Update!

 

Dues are $55 for one person or $82.50 for two members of the same household. Mail your check payable to League of Women Voters of Northeast Michigan to 307 W. Maple Street, Alpena, MI 49707

LWV Membership Form

Lunch Bunch

When: April 19, noon

Where: Polish Corner

 

 

Action and Advocacy

We are truly a grassroots organization…

The League of Women Voters takes action on an issue or advocates for a cause when there is an existing League position that supports the issue or speaks to the cause.

Positions result from a process of study. Any given study, whether it be National, State, or Local, is thorough in its pursuit of facts and details. As the study progresses, a continuing discussion of pros and cons of each situation occurs. Prior to the results of the study being presented to the general membership, study committee members fashion consensus questions that are then addressed by the membership.

Additional discussion, pro and con, takes place as members (not part of the study committee) learn the scope of the study. After the members reach consensus, the board forms positions based on that consensus.

It is the consensus statement — the statement resulting from the consensus questions — that becomes a position. Firm action or advocacy can then be taken on the particular issue addressed by the position. Without a position, action/advocacy cannot be taken.

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Recent Events

LIBRARY CENSORSHIP PETITION

PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE

Many of you are aware of the push to move a book (“All Boys Aren’t Blue”) from the youth section of the library. Please sign this petition in protest of such a move.  Online petition:  

                   https://tinyurl.com/ndvc543w

 

Voter Guide

Know Your State Candidates? LWV Voter Guides Can Help.

The League of Women Voters of Michigan have published easy-to-read, newspaper-style Voter Guides that provide information from candidates running for state offices in Michigan. Guides include candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor, State Board of Education, and the Boards of Education for U of M, Michigan State U, Wayne State U, Supreme Court, and the wording and explanation of State Ballot Proposals. The voter guides assembled responses to questions using candidate’s own words.

Voter Guides are available at the Alpena County Library, Alcona County Libraries, and Presque Isle Libraries.

For a digital (PDF) version, click here.