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.
Anne personally recruited several individuals who joined the League and became active members of the Voter Service Committee. They helped to register over 100 new voters for the 2018 election and worked on our forums.
Through Nancy's efforts in reaching out to and coordinating efforts with Township Clerks and Library officials in Antrim Co. for the first time in the League's history, we had a presence throughout the county registering voters and advocating for public participation in government on all levels.
Marcia implemented Vote411 for Crawford County for the primary and the general election in 2018; conducted voter registration drives in Crawford County and Kalkaska County; and produced the elected officials brochure for Crawford County.
Description: Campaigns are becoming increasingly costly, and the sources of the money is becoming harder to track. The 2018 election was the most expensive in Michigan history with millions of dollars pouring into the state from dark-money groups that didn't have to disclose their donors. Craig Mauger, the executive director of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network (MCFN), gave this presentation about what happened in 2018, how the role of money in state politics has changed and how it impacts policy decisions that affect everyone. MCFN is a nonprofit organization that works to shine light on the role of money in Michigan politics.
Description: Political organizations and elected officials are everywhere but who are the non- political, appointed professionals who run our local governments day to day? Nate Alger and Marty Colburn describe their roles in managing the activities of the County and the City.
Our April program, "Stumbling Over Our Own Brains: 'Media Literacy' & the Interrupted Mind" presented by NMC librarian Nicco Pandolfi can be streamed online at https://vimeo.com/344456622