Making Democracy Work
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.
Our League celebrates LIFE MEMBERS - at the Annual Meeting on May 16, 2018, six local members were honored as LIFE MEMBERS. Life Members have been members of the League for 50 years. These six women are the founding members of the LWV of the Midland Area.
(back row) Fran Hamburg, Maureen Phillepich, Barbara McGregor, (front row) Evelyn Lipowitz, Lucille Bicknell, Julie Schmidt
June 22 - MCESA Renewal Millage - Michael Sharrow, Supt of Midland Public Schools will discuss the Midland County Education Service Agency renewal millage that will be on the AUG 7 PRIMARY ballot. Trailside Senior Center, 11:30am. To register for the program, call 633-3700 by 9am on the day of the program. Please be sure to specify if registering for the program only or the program and lunch. Attendees planning to have lunch need to arrive by 11:30am at Trailside. Space is limited in the room, so please call ahead to reserve a spot. Lunches are by suggested donation to those over 60, or $6 for those under 60, payable at the door.
Meet Your New Voting Machines - video with John Keefer and Katherine Redwine demonstrating new voting equipment.
Promote the Vote!
To participate in Promote the Vote signature gathering or to look for events where we are gathering signatures, go to Promote the Vote!, scroll down, and click on Join the Movement.
The Michigan League of Women Voters supports and is circulating petitions for a constitutional amendment, Promote the Vote to provide election reform. The LWVMI web page also has information pertinent to the League's role in this effort.
The Bridge has information on most ballot issues in process.
Are you Registered to Vote?
It's not hard. Go to Michigan.gov/vote and click on "Register to Vote" to see steps in registering to vote and for registration applications.
You can also register to vote at any Secretary of State office, your county clerk's office, city or township clerk's office. Full information for Midland County voters may be found at: the Midland County website. Click on "Residents". Then click on "Voter Registration".
Calendar of Events Learn More
- Meetings and Events of Interest to the League and the Public
VOTE! 2018 Learn More
- ballot proposals
timely league issues Learn More
- equal pay, gun violence,redistricting, schools,great lakes
Get Involved Learn More
- Steps you can take to get involved to influence your government.
Welcome Bay County Geographical Unit! Learn More
- Bay County begins a geographical unit of the LWV
About the League Learn More
- What is our mission? How are we structured?
Your Elected Officials Learn More
- Find your elected officials at the national, state and local level.
Useful Links Learn More
- Links to government and related sites
The Midland Voter Newsletter Learn More
- The VOTER newsletter is published monthly. All members should receive this in their email. If you do not receive it, please contact Katherine Redwine
League Position Statements Learn More
- League positions adopted after study and consensus.
Resources for Study Learn More
- Papers and links for resources related to current programs
Advocacy Learn More
- Action based on League Positions
Great Decisions Learn More
- The Great Decisions program is a series of discussions on current international issues based on materials from the Foreign Policy Association.
Join the League Learn More
- Why and how can you join our grassroots organization?
Contact Us Learn More
- ...for more information.
Our original website was created in 1998 with gifts made in memory of Mary Dee Rieke, a founding member of the LWV of the Midland Area, our second president, and an active participant in League throughout her life. We remember her with gratitude.