League of Women Voters - Flint Area

League of Women Voters - Flint Area Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political membership organization which influences public policy through education and advocacy.
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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political membership organization which influences public policy through education and advocacy. These are two distinct roles: Voters Service/Citizen Education - we present unbiased, nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process, and issues. Action/Advocacy - we are nonpartisan, but, after study, we use our positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest. To conduct our voter service and citizen education activities, we may use funds from the League of Women Voters of Flint, Michigan Education Fund, which is a 501(c)(3) corporation, a nonprofit educational organization. To conduct action and advocacy activities, we use funds from the League of Women Voters of the Flint Area, Michigan, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation. Guiding Principles We believe in: - respect for individuals - the value of diversity - the empowerment of the grassroots, both within the League and in communities We will: - act with trust, integrity, professionalism - operate in an open and effective manner to meet the needs of those - we serve, both members and the public - take the initiative in seeking diversity in membership - acknowledge our heritage as we seek our path to the future. Our History The League of Women Voters of the Flint Area grew out of the Woman Suffrage Movement. In 1915, eight Flint women founded the Flint Woman Suffrage Club. By March, 1919, Michigan, along with the fourteen other full suffrage states, joined to form the League of Women Voters. The Flint Woman Suffrage Club was reformed into the League of Women Voters of Genesee County, with several local units. By 1926, there were 183 members. Through the following decades, members were active in educating voters, getting out the vote, studying and advocating on issues of city and county government, child labor and welfare, presidential primaries, limitation of armaments, minimum wage, housing, education, health, fair employment practices, conservation, trade agreements and immigration. In 1974, our name was changed to League of Women Voters of the Flint Area. Members - men and women - continue to become informed and active on these and other issues at the local, state and national levels.

Mission: Our Goal The goal of the League of Women Voters is to empower citizens to shape better communities at the local, state and national levels. Our members are also members of the League of Women Voters of Michigan and League of Women Voters of the United States.

The Election Protection coalition has developed a "Know Your (Voting) Rights" publication - available in multiple langua...
07/17/2020
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS | Michigan Voting

The Election Protection coalition has developed a "Know Your (Voting) Rights" publication - available in multiple languages. Please share this resource widely among your family, friends, acquaintances, communities, etc.
https://www.michiganvoting.org/know-your-rights

Read this guide for the most up-to-date information on how to vote and make your voice heard in Michigan’s Presidential Primary on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

07/17/2020
#FLINT, FYI!#PrimaryElection
07/17/2020

#FLINT, FYI!
#PrimaryElection

07/17/2020
Off-road vehicle ordinance goes into effect in Genesee County
07/16/2020
Off-road vehicle ordinance goes into effect in Genesee County

Off-road vehicle ordinance goes into effect in Genesee County

The off-road vehicle, or ORV, ordinance passed late February and was made public July 15. The move has been discussed since early 2018, according to county commissioner David Martin.

Hey folks, Michigan’s doing ‘okay,’ at 68% response but that means we’re only headed toward 68% of potential power and f...
07/14/2020
Response Rates

Hey folks, Michigan’s doing ‘okay,’ at 68% response but that means we’re only headed toward 68% of potential power and federal funding. As Midwesterners, we know better than to ‘waste’ 32% of allowable resources. Please check with friends & family to make sure everyone is counted!

How many people in your community have already responded to the 2020 Census? Keep track with this map of response rates.

Had a great time working with volunteers today at the #FlintMuslimFoodPantry. What a great group of civic-minded individ...
07/12/2020
VOTE411

Had a great time working with volunteers today at the #FlintMuslimFoodPantry. What a great group of civic-minded individuals helping to ensure Genesee County residents have help getting by.

The League’s role was to talk to people about voting, registering to vote, tracking Absentee Ballots, and our online Voter Guide VOTE411.org.

Thank you Flint Muslim Food Pantry!

Election information you need. Brought to you by The League of Women Voters Education Fund.

Voting Safe and Secure - YOU decide what works best for you!Remember, Monday, July 20 is the last day to register to vot...
07/12/2020

Voting Safe and Secure - YOU decide what works best for you!

Remember, Monday, July 20 is the last day to register to vote online AND still be able to vote in the Primary. From July 21, right up through Election Day, you can still register with proof of at least 30-day residency, but you must do so in person by contacting your local clerk.

Not sure if you want to vote? Get registered and know you have options, for in-person voting or absentee voting.

Voting in Michigan's state primary election Aug. 4 will be done safely and securely. Here's a guide.https://www.michigan.gov/documents/sos/MI_Safe_Voting_Options_696113_7.pdf

07/12/2020
mvic.sos.state.mi.us

Voters can now apply for Absentee Ballots online through the Michigan Voter Information Center (MVIC - www.michigan.gov/vote).

You can also follow the progress of your Absentee Ballot, from when it is sent and when it is received back. When the ballot is marked ‘received,’ it means that the signature of the voter has been verified and it will be counted on Election Day.

NEW: voters who need accommodations with their ballot may now request digital options. Check here for more information: ...
07/12/2020
NEWS RELEASE: Voters have multiple digital options to apply for accessible absentee ballot

NEW: voters who need accommodations with their ballot may now request digital options.

Check here for more information: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MISOS/bulletins/2953553%E2%80%AC

The Michigan Department of State’s online platform now provides voters with an additional method of applying for an accessible electronic absent voter ballot. Blind voters and others with severe disabilities that prevent them from voting absent voter ballots privately and independently can now sub...

MASK-UP Michigan - Monday, July 13 (mandatory)LANSING, Mich. -- Executive order 2020-147, reiterates that individuals ar...
07/10/2020

MASK-UP Michigan - Monday, July 13 (mandatory)
LANSING, Mich. -- Executive order 2020-147, reiterates that individuals are required to wear a face covering whenever they are in an indoor public space. It also requires the use of face coverings in crowded outdoor spaces. Most significantly, the order requires any business that is open to the public to refuse entry or service to people who refuse to wear a face covering, with limited exceptions.

Folks, you are on the edge (Monday, July 20) of whether you can register to vote online so that you may vote in the Augu...
07/10/2020

Folks, you are on the edge (Monday, July 20) of whether you can register to vote online so that you may vote in the August Primary. Thanks to voters in 80 of 83 MI Counties, if you have a MI driver’s license or personal Identification, you are eligible to register online AND apply for (and track) your Absentee Ballot.

If you have questions, ASK!
Our work is to help ensure your vote - and to be an educated voter!
Go to Michigan.gov/vote!

THIS is an opportunity for you to speak up and suggest topics related to women’s health that should be studied. Written ...
07/10/2020
Office of Women's Health Strategic Priorities; Establishment of a Public Docket; Request for Comments

THIS is an opportunity for you to speak up and suggest topics related to women’s health that should be studied. Written and electronic comments open until September 8.
Please share with your female advocates.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is opening a public docket to solicit input and comments from stakeholders interested in informing strategic priorities for the Office of Women's Health (OWH). This will help the Agency ensure that important health concerns are carefully considered...

Reminder: After July 20th, any person wanting to register to vote for the August Primary Election, must do so in person.
07/09/2020

Reminder: After July 20th, any person wanting to register to vote for the August Primary Election, must do so in person.

07/07/2020
Petitions and votes are how democracy works. The question now is whether enough of ‘the people’ believe any Governor sho...
07/07/2020
Federal judge dismisses challenge to redistricting commission

Petitions and votes are how democracy works. The question now is whether enough of ‘the people’ believe any Governor should NOT have the power to enact executive power. If so, whether voters also share that opinion.

A federal judge has dismissed a legal challenge to Michigan’s voter-approved commission to draw new district lines for legislative and congressional seats.

If you have SOS business coming up this year, now is a good time to plan - you can schedule up to SIX months in advance....
07/05/2020
SOS - Michigan Secretary of State

If you have SOS business coming up this year, now is a good time to plan - you can schedule up to SIX months in advance.
Online, at Michigan.gov/SOS, or call 888-SOS-MICH.
Same-day appointments become available 24 hours prior to the appointment time.

Secretary of State - Michigan Secretary of State

League of Women Voters of Michigan
07/05/2020

League of Women Voters of Michigan

This 4th of July as you contemplate what it means to be an American, why not contemplate how you’ll exercise your right to vote in the upcoming elections? Plan your vote now. #MIVoting

“Editor's note: We seem to live in an age without nuance. Our national dialogue seems only to respond to those who criti...
07/04/2020
A July Fourth tradition: The Declaration of Independence

“Editor's note: We seem to live in an age without nuance. Our national dialogue seems only to respond to those who criticize their opponents the loudest, and we are unable to have real conversations amid the arguing, misunderstanding and name-calling. We have often failed in our daily lives and conversations to "mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor" as our founders did 244 years ago in the noble goal to protect life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Today we celebrate the ideals our nation was founded on, but we must also take the time to consider what we must personally do to protect freedom and equality for all. To honor our nation’s past and to consider its future, here is our unanimous Declaration of Independence:”

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.

Opening July 8th - masks required.
07/04/2020

Opening July 8th - masks required.

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Longway Planetarium
Show Schedule July 8 – August 2
Closed Mon. & Tues

Wed./Thurs./Fri./Sat./Sun.
12:00 PM - Accidental Astronauts
1:30 PM - Stars
3:00 PM - Skies Over Michigan
4:30 PM - Oceans: Our Blue Planet

Thurs./Fri./Sat.
6:00 PM - The Queen Light Show: From Mercury With Love
7:30 PM - Dark Side: The Light Show

1310 E. Kearsley St. Flint, MI 48503 | 810-237-3400 | Longway.org

Compare numbers over the past 3 years. Interesting.
07/02/2020

Compare numbers over the past 3 years. Interesting.

Apply TODAY! Vote. Be heard. Be represented.
07/02/2020

Apply TODAY!
Vote. Be heard. Be represented.

ELECTION ALERT: Michigan's Aug. 4 state primary election is 5 weeks from today. You can register to vote, apply for an absent voter ballot and get personalized voter information at Michigan.gov/Vote.

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P.O. Box 230
Flint, MI
48501-0230

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