Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, September 1, 2017-Saturday, September 30, 2017
 
  VOTER REGISTRATION MONTH.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
12:00pm
Leelanau County Government Center
Lower Level
LWVLC Monthly Meeting. Educational Program on Septic Systems and other groundwater issues
Saturday, September 23, 2017
 
Northport Michigan Leelanau Un-Caged. Visit members of the LWVLC at our table.
Monday, September 25, 2017
 
  National Voter Registration Day.
Monday, September 25, 2017
9:30am
Leelanau County Government Center LWVLC Board Meeting.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
10:00-2:00pm
Osterlin Library
Northwestern Michigan College
Traverse City, MI
Voter Registratiion. The League of Women Voters Leelanau County and the League of Women Voters Grand Traverse Area will staff voter registration tales. New voters need to bring ID. League members will help you determine if you are already registered or not, provide forms to register. Clerks from Leelanau and Grand Traverse County Clerks office will be on hand to answer further questions and to accept the registrations. Come learn about your RIGHT GO VOTE!
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
10:00-2:00 pm
Osterlin Library
Northwestern Michigan College
Traverse City, MI
Voter Registration. The League of Women Voters Leelanau County and the League of Women Voters Grand Traverse Area will staff voter registration tales. New voters need to bring ID. League members will help you determine if you are already registered or not, provide forms to register. Clerks from Leelanau and Grand Traverse County Clerks office will be on hand to answer further questions and to accept the registrations. Come learn about your RIGHT GO VOTE!
Sunday, October 1, 2017-Tuesday, October 31, 2017
 
  VOTER EDUCATION MONTH.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
6:00PM
Leelanau County Government Center
Lower Level
Early Childhood Needs and Services Presentation. First Things First: Early Childhood in Leelanau --Supporting Community Resilience Contact: Sue Miller 231-256-9106 or Marian Kromkowski 231-271-5600

The Early Childhood Needs and Services Committee of the League of Women Voters Leealanu County will host a forum entitled First Things First: Early Childhood in Leelanau --Supporting Community Resilience on Wednesday October 4, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the Community Room in the lower level of the Government Center. The later start time of this LWVLC monthly forum was chosen to allow working parents and professionals to attend. The doors open at 5:30 pm and pizza and salad will be served while it lasts. All are invited.

Our guest speaker will be long-term Leelanau resident, experienced early childhood specialist, and renowned child care consultant Maggie Sprattmoran. Sprattmoran will speak to what has worked well in our community on the early childhood front and what needs attention. She will also share ideas for a community action plan intended to strengthen our caregiving for Leelanau's youngest children and their families.

For more information on the LWVLC call 231-271-5600 , on this event call 231-256-9106, visit LWVLeelanau.org or follow LWVLC on Facebook at League of Women Voters Leelanau County

Thursday, October 5, 2017
6:00pm
Milliken Auditorium on the Northwestern Michigan College Campus
Traverse City, MI
Equal Means Equal OCTOBER 5, 2017 EVENT. On Thursday, October 5 at 6 p.m. the documentary film Equal Means Equal will be shown at the Milliken Auditorium on the Northwestern Michigan College Campus. The film describes why now is the time for a constitutional Equal Rights Amendment.

Equal Means Equal tells the story of contemporary sex discrimination, and describes how women's rights are compromised without the protection of an ERA. Young women share their stories of pay inequity, pregnancy discrimination, and violence against women. The film includes old-guard ERA activists, but features foremost the new-guard generation of women and men who bring their energy and social media skills to the ERA ratification effort.

This powerful, sometimes disturbing, film runs 93 minutes, and will be followed by an interactive panel discussion. Kamala Lopez, the film's director will appear by Skype along with other panelists who will describe the current status of the ERA at the state and national level. Sponsoring organizations will have tables in the lobby outside the auditorium; doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Some NMC faculty will offer extra credit to students who attend the film.

When the Equal Rights Amendment was first passed by the U.S. Congress in 1972, an initial wave of enthusiasm led to ratification of the ERA by 35 states, just three short of the 38 states needed by the 1982 deadline. Then 35 years later, in March 2017, the Nevada legislature ratified the ERA amendment. Now a new national ERA Coalition is asking: Does Nevada count as the 36th state to ratify? Or must the Congress once again pass the ERA, and then send it to the states for ratification a second time? Both a "three state" strategy and a "new ERA" strategy are underway. Further, some states have not waited for federal action, but have added ERA language to their state constitutions. Should Michigan do the same?

This free showing of Equal Means Equal is made possible by contributions from area groups and individual sponsors, including the League of Women Voters Leelanau County, Zonta Club of Traverse City, American Association of University Women of Traverse City, Northwestern Michigan College, Woman2WomanTC, Planned Parenthood, Women's Resource Center, Northwest Chapter of the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health, Reproductive Access Fund, Traverse Area Women Lawyers Association, League of Women Voters of the Grand Traverse Area and Traverse City Human Rights Commission.

The ERA states: Sec 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. Sec 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article. Sec 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
 
  LWV Lake Michigan Regional Conference.
Monday, October 23, 2017
9:30am
Leelanau County Government Center LWVLC Board Meeting.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
12:00pm
Leelanau County Government Center
Lower Level
Farm Labor Task Force Presentation.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
 
Green Bay, Wisconsin LWV Lake Michigan Regional Conferenc.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
12:00pm
Leelanau County Government Center
Community Room- Lower Level
Suttons Bay, MI
November Monthly Meeting. Forum on Protecting the Vote
Monday, November 27, 2017
9:30am
Leelanau County Government Center LWVLC Board Meeting.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
12:00pm
Leelanau County Government Center
Lower Level
Annual Luncheon - Book Selection.
Monday, December 18, 2017
9:30am
Leelanau County Government Center LWVLC Board Meeting.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
12:00pm
Leelanau County Government Center
Lower Level
Presentation on Dark Money in Politics.
Monday, January 22, 2018
9:30am
Leelanau County Government Center LWVLC Board Meeting.
Thursday, February 1, 2018-Wednesday, February 28, 2018
 
  YOUTH VOTER MONTH.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
12:00pm
Leelanau County Government Center
Lower Level
Healthcare and Medical Insurance Policy Review.
Monday, February 26, 2018
9:30am
Leelanau County Government Center LWVLC Board Meeting.
Thursday, March 1, 2018-Saturday, March 31, 2018
 
  WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
12:00pm
Leelanau County Government Center
Lower Level
Equal Rights Advocacy Committee Presentation.
Monday, March 26, 2018
9:30am
Leelanau County Government Center LWVLC Board Meeting.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
12:00pm
Leelanau County Government Center
Lower Level
Presentation on Voter Suppression and How to Protect the Vote.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
 
  EQUAL PAY DAY.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
 
  Book Discussion.
Monday, April 23, 2018
9:30am
Leelanau County Government Center LWVLC Board Meeting.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
12:00pm
Leelanau County Government Center
Lower Level
Age Friendly Leelanau Presentation.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
 
TBD Annual Dinner/Meeting - TENTATIVE DATE.
Monday, May 28, 2018
9:30am
Leelanau County Government Center
Conference Room #2
LWVLC Board Meeting.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
12:00pm
Leelanau County Government Center
Lower Level
Energy and Natural Resources Committee Presentation.
Monday, June 25, 2018
 
TBD Annual Board Retreat.
Thursday, June 28, 2018-Sunday, July 1, 2018
 
Chicago, IL LWV National Convention.