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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06/25/2021

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“The League of Women Voters supports legislation that strengthens our elections and increases voter participation so that every voice is heard in our democracy. We call on the Senate to work together to pass the For the People Act and find a solution for the American people.” - LWVUS CEO @KaseVirginia
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House passes bipartisan bill for election challenger training ⋆ Michigan Advance
06/22/2021
House passes bipartisan bill for election challenger training ⋆ Michigan Advance

House passes bipartisan bill for election challenger training ⋆ Michigan Advance

A GOP-sponsored bill requiring training for election challengers passed easily in the Michigan House on Thursday, a small spot of election policy bipartisanship in the state Legislature during fierce partisan debate around voting restriction bills. House Bill 4528 was adopted 105-4 in the House. The...

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06/18/2021
Juneteenth, 2021

Free viewing, thanks to public television

Observing Juneteenth in 2021 means expanding knowledge, honoring history, and gathering communities.

EVENTS | Flint Juneteenth
06/16/2021
EVENTS | Flint Juneteenth

EVENTS | Flint Juneteenth

3:00pm – 6:00pm: Vendor Expo                                                                 

There are 5 more scheduled meetings for public input. If you cannot attend one of them, you can send your written commen...
06/16/2021
Michigan’s redistricting commission sought opinions. It got plenty. | Bridge Michigan

There are 5 more scheduled meetings for public input. If you cannot attend one of them, you can send your written comment(s) to the commission.

Should farmers get more clout in redistricting? Or churches? Those are among the ideas emerging from a statewide listening tour from a group charged with redrawing Michigan’s political districts.

People, this is a big deal! Because WE (the voters) passed Prop 18-2, WE have a voice in how political boundaries are sh...
06/15/2021

People, this is a big deal!
Because WE (the voters) passed Prop 18-2, WE have a voice in how political boundaries are shaped, WE can submit testimony and maps for the commission’s consideration, WE have a voice again.
All we need to do is use it.

By allowing citizens to have a say, we make sure no one has an unfair advantage. Have your say by sharing your comments at a public hearing or going online at www.Michigan.gov/MICRC. #ShowUpSpeakUp

06/15/2021

A group with shared culture, economics, history, or other common characteristics can be considered a ‘Community of Interest,’ (COI) and should weigh in on the redistricting process. Ask your family, friends, neighbors, and community members to take part in an upcoming public hearing and/or make comments online at www.Michigan.gov/MICRC. #ShowUpSpeakUp

(There is 17 minutes of waiting until) AG Garland shares a message that is profoundly promising for those who support fa...
06/13/2021
WATCH: Justice Department will review restrictive GOP voting laws

(There is 17 minutes of waiting until) AG Garland shares a message that is profoundly promising for those who support fair access to voting.

The Justice Department will scrutinize a wave of new laws in Republican-controlled states that tighten voting rules, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Friday, vowing to take action on any violations of federal law.

06/10/2021

Free Appliance Recycling for Genesee County residents! See below for details.

Thursday night in Pontiac!
06/09/2021

Thursday night in Pontiac!

People, this is YOUR democracy and representation at stake. If you have something to offer, now is the time to say it - ...
06/05/2021
Redistricting commission seeks more public input

People, this is YOUR democracy and representation at stake. If you have something to offer, now is the time to say it - before the maps are drawn. If you cannot make it to an in-person meeting, you can send in your written comments. If someone else shared your concerns, repetition helps drill it in as a popular consideration.

MARQUETTE — Community input is considered a crucial component to political redistricting in Michigan, and it was provided at Tuesday’s Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission public hearing at the Northern Center at Northern Michigan University. The purpose of the event was to pro...

06/05/2021

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Major LGBTQ+ Rights Cases Happening Now | League of Women Voters
06/04/2021
Major LGBTQ+ Rights Cases Happening Now | League of Women Voters

Major LGBTQ+ Rights Cases Happening Now | League of Women Voters

In the past year, The League signed on to numerous amicus briefs to defend the LGBTQ+ community from the wave of attacks on their rights. Many of these cases could set a precedent for discrimination against both LGBTQ+ and other marginized groups.

06/04/2021
A New Beginning!!

This was a great day for a lot of people.
Glad the LWV was invited to share education on voting!
#OperationCleanSlate

A good explanation of sexual/gender identity and references.
06/03/2021
A Guide To Gender Identity Terms

A good explanation of sexual/gender identity and references.

Issues of equality and acceptance of transgender and nonbinary people — along with challenges to their rights — have become a major topic in the headlines.

Want to tell your State Senator to oppose bills harmful to voters? Click the link. You can use the wording provided or m...
06/02/2021
League of Women Voters

Want to tell your State Senator to oppose bills harmful to voters? Click the link.
You can use the wording provided or make your own personalized message.

Rooted in the movement that secured the right to vote for women, the League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government by working to educate voters and to increase understanding of major public policy issues, including pro...

Kansas Civic Groups File Lawsuit Against Newly Enacted Voter Suppression Laws | League of Women Voters
06/02/2021
Kansas Civic Groups File Lawsuit Against Newly Enacted Voter Suppression Laws | League of Women Voters

Kansas Civic Groups File Lawsuit Against Newly Enacted Voter Suppression Laws | League of Women Voters

Today, the League of Women Voters of Kansas filed a lawsuit challenging newly enacted voting laws in Kansas that will make it more difficult for Kansans to vote. House Bill 2183 and House Bill 2332 violate the Kansas Constitution by interfering with Kansans’ voting, due process and free speech and...

Consumers Power to institute summer peak ratesThe Summer Peak Rate includes a peak period from June 1 through September ...
06/02/2021
Summer Peak Rate | Consumers Energy

Consumers Power to institute summer peak rates
The Summer Peak Rate includes a peak period from June 1 through September 30.

“On-peak” rate price From 2 to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, the electricity rate will be about 1.5 times higher than the “off-peak” rate price.

“Off-peak” rate price Customers will pay a lower rate price for electricity used outside of on-peak times. This is the same rate you would pay October through May.

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Growing line of registered and walk-ins for Operation Clean Slate in front of the Genesee County jail. We are here to he...
06/02/2021

Growing line of registered and walk-ins for Operation Clean Slate in front of the Genesee County jail. We are here to help educate formerly incarcerated about their voting rights!

Growing line of registered and walk-ins for Operation Clean Slate in front of the Genesee County jail. We are here to help educate formerly incarcerated about their voting rights!

Sad that we did not see a stronger turnout at the Flint meeting. HOWEVER, there is still time to participate at a differ...
06/02/2021
State commission being held about re-charting Michigan districts

Sad that we did not see a stronger turnout at the Flint meeting. HOWEVER, there is still time to participate at a different meeting OR through written testimony. Please compose your thoughts and share them with the commission BEFORE maps are drawn.

You may have forgotten what it feels like to be ‘represented,’ but this is your future, and Michigan’s future - YOU have to represent yourself to make sure the commission understands your needs and concerns.

A state commission hosted a meeting Tuesday in Flint to inform mid-Michigan residents about the process of re-charting Michigan’s districts.

Questions, Concerns, Curiosities about Child Nutrition? Here is a USDA sharing site.https://theicn.org/cnss/resources
06/01/2021
New Resources

Questions, Concerns, Curiosities about Child Nutrition?
Here is a USDA sharing site.
https://theicn.org/cnss/resources

Child Nutrition Resources Search for Operation-related Child Nutrition Program (CNP) Resources or Browse through all the available Resources below Click here to submit/view state agency resources ? If you are looking to submit resource(s) developed through Team Nutrition Training Grant, please

Join the Conversation: Bias in the AlgorithmThu. Jun. 3, 2021 at 7pm on WKAR OVEE |  Can a search engine produce raciall...
06/01/2021
Bias in the Algorithm w/Q&A | WKAR

Join the Conversation: Bias in the Algorithm

Thu. Jun. 3, 2021 at 7pm on WKAR OVEE | Can a search engine produce racially biased results? Can software recognize faces with unbiased accuracy? Join the film screening and conversation exploring the impact of bias in internet search and facial recognition technologies.

This virtual film screening with panel discussion features two short films: Search Engine Breakdown, from the NOVA television series seen on PBS; and Algorithmic Injustice, a report from WKAR Public Media produced in collaboration with NOVA. The WKAR report explores the case of Michael Oliver, a Black man falsely arrested in Detroit after being misidentified by facial recognition technology.

This event is FREE but registration is required.
https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/itubg

Angelo Moreno, adult services librarian at East Lansing Public Library, moderates a Q & A session following the film screenings and will offer commentary on library catalogs and other resources to search for information in comparison to internet search engines.

Can a search engine produce racially biased results? Can software recognize faces with unbiased accuracy? Join the film screening and conversation exploring the impact of bias in internet search and facial recognition technologies. This virtual film screening with panel discussion features two short...

Redistricting Commission to hold public hearing in Flint on June 1The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commis...
06/01/2021

Redistricting Commission to hold public hearing in Flint on June 1
The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission will conduct a public hearing at 6 p.m. June 1 at Dort Financial Center, located at 3501 Lapeer Road in Flint.

Individuals are encouraged (but not required) to RSVP in advance to attend the hearing by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SR32ZW3.

Remote or virtual attendance and participation options are also available. Registration to attend the hearing remotely is available at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CziQWWajSVW1qA7720CoNA.

Public hearing dial-in information
+1 312 626 6799
Meeting ID: 892 8145 4862
Webinar Passcode: sz43Ab

A livestream of the hearing will be available at: YouTube.com/MichSoSOffice/Videos

A copy of the hearing agenda will be made available at https://www.michigan.gov/micrc/0,10083,7-418-106525---,00.html

Redistricting Commission to hold public hearing in Flint on June 1
The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission will conduct a public hearing at 6 p.m. June 1 at Dort Financial Center, located at 3501 Lapeer Road in Flint.

Individuals are encouraged (but not required) to RSVP in advance to attend the hearing by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SR32ZW3.

Remote or virtual attendance and participation options are also available. Registration to attend the hearing remotely is available at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CziQWWajSVW1qA7720CoNA.

Public hearing dial-in information
+1 312 626 6799
Meeting ID: 892 8145 4862
Webinar Passcode: sz43Ab

A livestream of the hearing will be available at: YouTube.com/MichSoSOffice/Videos

A copy of the hearing agenda will be made available at https://www.michigan.gov/micrc/0,10083,7-418-106525---,00.html

Photos from League of Women Voters of the U.S.'s post
05/30/2021

Photos from League of Women Voters of the U.S.'s post

Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission has not yet set a date for hazardous recycling. However, PLEASE keep thi...
05/29/2021

Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission has not yet set a date for hazardous recycling. However, PLEASE keep this info sheet handy as you do your spring cleaning in your garage.

Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission has not yet set a date for hazardous recycling. However, PLEASE keep this info sheet handy as you do your spring cleaning in your garage.

Thus SUNDAY, May 30th.The LWV FA will be there with VOTING information (noon to 2pm). Come with your questions!
05/29/2021
“Walk With Us” Day of Service

Thus SUNDAY, May 30th.
The LWV FA will be there with VOTING information (noon to 2pm).
Come with your questions!

“Walk With Us” Day of Service 0 By Cheryl Dennison on May 25, 2021 My Community Join Genesee County Sheriff’s Department for its first annual “Walk With Us” day of service on Sunday, May 30, 2021! This event is designed to strengthen the Flint and Greater Flint community. The Genesee Count...

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DRIVE-THRU PRECINCT DELEGATE AFFIDAVIT NOTARIZING EVENT ON 4/30: https://www.facebook.com/192867854070362/posts/3202560763101041/
Voters Not Politicians (the Prop 2 folks) are hosting town halls throughout Michigan to inform residents about the new redistricting process and to get input on other democracy issues that the group might tackle next. Join us in Lapeer @ deAngeli Library, Sunday, April 7, 2:00 to have your voice heard
10/2018 #ActionAlert and Update on the unusually bipartisan Michigan effort to reform the electoral college via the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact! See bottom for #CallToAction. The National Popular Vote bill (SB1117, HB6323) has now been introduced in both houses of the Michigan legislature and has bipartisan support, with broad cosponsorship commitments in the senate! The only thing standing in our way is Speaker of the House Tom Leonard (R-DeWitt Township) who REFUSES to give the bill a hearing in committee despite calls from his Republican and Democratic colleagues to move the bill forward. Now is the moment when we need grassroots action to push this over the line. Let's use our energy in this moment to make real change at the root of the problem: How we elect Presidents in this country. #CallToAction: 1. Join the force at One Person One Vote Michigan where we will be coordinating our efforts 2. Find out where your state legislators stand on this bill by calling them and reporting back in the comments 3. Read more about the Michigan NPV situation at https://wwmt.com/news/state/national-popular-vote-in-michigan-speaker-leonard-says-im-i-am-100-percent-opposed 4. PM me with any questions about the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact :) Thank you for reading and THANK YOU for all that you do!
Women political leaders and activists set to talk about justice and economic dignity for women kicking off International Women's Day in Flint.
Meet 13-year-old Tiara Darisaw, the teen pushing to engage her peers in politics and volunteerism in the Flint area. #RealFlint #FlintBeat