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League of Women Voters - Flint Area

League of Women Voters - Flint Area Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy. Our History
The League of Women Voters of the Flint Area grew out of the Woman Suffrage Movement.

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 aga

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 aga

Operating as usual

12/29/2022

Do you enjoy free stuff? Join the SMILE club and earn rewards for doing things you’ve already been doing for you and your baby! For more information about SMILE, call 810-237-4606 and check out the SMILE catalog here: https://bit.ly/3Se9lT8

Thanks to the multitudes of people who worked to ensure fair access to women.
12/24/2022

Thanks to the multitudes of people who worked to ensure fair access to women.

GOVERNOR WHITMER SIGNS EXECUTIVE DIRECTIVE AFFIRMING REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOMS

The League was invited to the signing of this bill with the governor. Paula Bowman and Judy Karandjeff were there to represent us.

Education is key to a strong democracy.
12/15/2022
Why America Fails Adults Who Struggle to Read

Education is key to a strong democracy.

The nation’s approach to adult education has so far neglected to connect the millions of people struggling to read with the programs set up to help them.

Judges appoint new clerk/register of deeds
12/12/2022
Judges appoint new clerk/register of deeds

Judges appoint new clerk/register of deeds

The Genesee County Circuit Court Judges selected Domonique Clemons to fill the position of Genesee County Clerk/Register of Deeds. The position was vacated by the resignation of former Genesee County

Dec 15, 2:30-4:00pm - learn and share
12/12/2022

Dec 15, 2:30-4:00pm - learn and share

FRWC Community Mosaic Planning
Help us design a mosaic for our new offices while learning about the Flint River ecosystem - Join us this Thursday, Dec, 15th at 2:30pm at the Flint Public Library to learn a bit more about what lives in/relies on the Flint River, issues that risk the health of the Flint River system (including PFAS), and what you can do to help. Then we'll have an interactive session led by mosaic artist Kate Pepin where you can draw/create items to include in the mosaic. All ages welcome!

When: Thursday, December 15th - 2:30pm
Where: Flint Public Library - 1026 E. Kearsley St, Flint, 48503
What: FRWC Mosaic Planning
Event here: https://fb.me/e/33pFNF1u1

2022 Cityzen of the YearLinnell Jones- McKenney - My City Magazine
12/12/2022
2022 Cityzen of the YearLinnell Jones- McKenney - My City Magazine

2022 Cityzen of the YearLinnell Jones- McKenney - My City Magazine

She’s a basketball superstar, a member of six halls-of-fame, a Senior Olympic Gold Medalist, recent Art Hurand Art of Achievement Award recipient, a champion of Flint youth and MCM’s 2022 Cityzen of the Year – Linnell Jones-McKenney. “Awww… it’s such an honor to be recognized for everyth...

A new type of health care coming to Flint in January
12/12/2022
A new type of health care coming to Flint in January

A new type of health care coming to Flint in January

By Tom Travis Harris Family Health, Flint’s first direct primary care clinic, is opening in downtown Flint in January, 2023. It is a membership-based primary care clinic started by Flint native, D…

New members sworn in to Flint Board of Ed - Flint Beat
12/12/2022
New members sworn in to Flint Board of Ed - Flint Beat

New members sworn in to Flint Board of Ed - Flint Beat

Flint, MI—The family and friends of Flint's newly elected school board members filled the auditorium of the Accelerated Learning Academy on Dec. 6, 2022.

Photos from League of Women Voters of the US's post
12/08/2022

Photos from League of Women Voters of the US's post

Kay Schwartz has led the Flint Public Library with distinction and will be missed. Enjoy your retirement and all the won...
12/08/2022
Kay Schwartz has retirement plans: time with grandchildren and time “to sit and read” in the library she transformed

Kay Schwartz has led the Flint Public Library with distinction and will be missed. Enjoy your retirement and all the wonderful books you’ll now have (more) time to read!

By Tom Travis After 24 years at the Flint Public Library and playing a major role in its dramatic renovation, Kay Schwartz has plans for her retirement: spending time with her growing number of gr…

12/08/2022

FRWC welcomes Jennifer Raymond as our new Executive Director, as well as six additional board members from our recently dissolved Corridor Alliance Chapter.

The Corridor Alliance Chapter’s board voted last month to dissolve with a goal of strengthening the overall leadership and focus of its parent organization. Six former board members from the Corridor Alliance Chapter have joined FRWC’s board of directors, bringing significant Flint connections and talent to the organization's leadership team.

Raymond brings over a decade of non-profit experience to the FRWC role, including administrative roles in domestic violence crisis shelter services and USDA Commodity Food programming. As a life-long resident of the Great Lakes bioregion, she has been a passionate participant in many projects promoting water quality, including the Chippewa River Water Festival. Raymond holds a B.S. from Ferris State University, and in 2016 received a Leadership Institute Certification from the Michigan Community Action Association. When she's not at work, she enjoys kayaking, vegetable gardening (especially hot peppers), and 80's horror movies.

WELCOME, Jennifer!

Read more here: https://www.flintriver.org/frwc-welcomes-new-executive-director-board-members

12/08/2022

The Ruth Mott Foundation was profoundly saddened to learn our community has lost Bryant “BB” Nolden, a champion of Flint, servant leader, true community visionary, and a dear friend. Our thoughts are with all who knew and loved him.

It isn’t an exaggeration to say that Bryant is the reason Flint can still call the storied Berston Field House one of its anchor institutions and major points of pride. For years, he voluntarily ran Berston: mowing the lawn, opening the gym, and acting as facilities director. Later, as executive director and founder of the nonprofit Friends of Berston organization, he led Berston’s resurgence, opening the door for the critical partnerships and fundraising needed to re-envision and reinvigorate Berston into a state of the art, multi-generational community hub. Bryant was a gentle soul and stalwart activist who mobilized community and genuinely connected with folks across political and social boundaries.

Flint is a better community because of the life and work of Bryant Nolden, and he will be deeply missed.

Photo: Bruce Edwards for Flintside

11/29/2022

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30
7:00-8:30

Every citizen should have equal rights, regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, socieo-economic status...
11/29/2022
Bills targeting trans youth are growing more common — and radically reshaping lives

Every citizen should have equal rights, regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, socieo-economic status, health, age, or even political party affiliation.

An NPR analysis finds that over the past two years, state lawmakers introduced more than 300 bills targeting trans people. Most of this legislation, 86%, takes aim at the rights of trans youth.

11/29/2022

Secretary Benson on today's certification: "Michigan's State Board of Canvassers has voted unanimously to certify the results of the 2022 election. Thank you to the thousands of clerks, poll workers & the hardworking team at Bureau of Elections who ensured this election was secure, safe & free. Democracy has prevailed."

Analysis: UM – Flint wrestling with implications of Strategic Transformation draft report: will liberal arts — or the ca...
11/28/2022
Analysis: UM – Flint wrestling with implications of Strategic Transformation draft report: will liberal arts — or the campus itself — survive?

Analysis: UM – Flint wrestling with implications of Strategic Transformation draft report: will liberal arts — or the campus itself — survive?

By Jan Worth-Nelson Pressed by a complex mix of serious financial issues, declining enrollment, momentum to supply expected workforce needs, effects of the pandemic, and even socio-cultural shifts,…

11/28/2022

AUCHTER: There seems to be a consensus that mental illness is a core problem to our country's ongoing epidemic of mass shootings. The question is: What are we willing to do about it? So far, not nearly enough.
Full commentary: https://bit.ly/3iflU47

Today
11/28/2022

Today

Let's go, Michigan! 👏

Join us either in-person or virtually this Monday to ensure Michigan's elections are certified and that the voice of the people is heard!

Need to (re)think about your health insurance? Deadline to enroll is December 15!
11/24/2022
Enroll by Dec. 15

Need to (re)think about your health insurance?
Deadline to enroll is December 15!

For Jan 1 coverage​

11/23/2022

Mark your calendars! We are so excited to celebrate the holidays with all of you on December 8th with our free and inclusive holiday party! ❄️☃️

A disconcerting story about SCOTUS. Whether one believes it, or not, it still underscores the need for  for .
11/23/2022
The Real Supreme Court News Isn’t the Alleged Alito Leak

A disconcerting story about SCOTUS.
Whether one believes it, or not, it still underscores the need for for .

Revelations about an influence campaign by anti-abortion activists and donors highlight the need for ethics safeguards.

Thursday, noon to 4pm, or while food supply lasts. 124 W 1st St, Flint - details in the flyer
11/22/2022

Thursday, noon to 4pm, or while food supply lasts.
124 W 1st St, Flint - details in the flyer

11/22/2022

In this workshop for beginners, become acquainted with the Library's Genealogy resources as you begin your family history journey. Registration Required for this in person event. Register here: https://www.fpl.info/event/genealogy-beginners-1

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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 and Update on the unusually bipartisan Michigan effort to reform the electoral college via the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact! See bottom for .

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.

:
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!
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