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. It neither opposes nor endorses candidates or political parties.
The election of 2018 is over. Now the work begins. Our first job, as citizens, was to vote. We did. Now we must hold the feet of our elected officials to the fire. Watch what they do: are they fulfilling their campaign promises? Are they working and voting for the issues that are important to us?
Much can happen in the lame duck sessions after the elections and before the newly elected legislators take office in January.
The Midland Area League of Women Voters will watch what happens in our state and national legislatures. We will watch what our city and county officials do. We are planning programs throughout the next year to highlight areas of concern to Midland area citizens and possible ways to correct the problems. We ask you to help.
Keep watching this site. Also click on the League of Women Voters of Michigan http://www.lwvmi.org
to find out what is happening. Remember the words, spoken almost a century ago, by Judge Learned Hand: "The price of a democracy is one hour a week. From everyone!"
Great Decisions 2019. A great way to spend a cold winter is to join a great decisions group and discuss important world issues. There are eight topics for the new year; you do not have to be an expert to participate . Discussion booklets and video tapes will be provided. Click on Great Decisions to learn the new topics and find out how you can join a group.
Calendar of Events Learn More
- Meetings and Events of Interest to the League and the Public
After the election Learn More
- what will you do now?
timely league issues Learn More
- housing, 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 us, support us, contact us 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.