Making Democracy Work

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.

Dedication

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.