Making Democracy Work


Promote the Vote - Ballot Initiative for Michigan Constitutional Amendment

The LWV is part of a collaborative collecting signatures for a state constitutional amendment guaranteeing certain basic voting rights.

The amendment for voting rights offers a common-sense approach to safeguarding our elections & puts voters first:
- Protects the right to vote a secret ballot
- Ensures military service members overseas get their ballots in time for their votes to count
- Provides all registered voters equal access to an absentee ballot
- Allows citizens to register to vote closer to Election Day, as the majority of states do
- Provides voters with the option to vote straight party
- Automatically registers citizens to vote at the Secretary of State's office unless the citizen declines
- Creates fair rules that remove barriers and make voting more secure so we the people are heard on Election Day

If you want to get involved, please contact the League of Women Voters at

VOTING RIGHTS Presentation

The League of Women Voters, as part of our Public Advocacy and Voter Protection initiative, had a presentation at the Flint Public Library on Oct 18, 2017. Our co-hosts included the Flint Public Library, the Flint Area Public Affairs Forum, the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

Here are powerpoint videos created from the material presented: "Part 1 of 3: Historical Reflections" "Part 2 of 3: 1900's to the Present" "Part 3 of 3: What Voters Need to Know"

Redistricting News


Select local Leagues across the state are ready to present information on the issue of Redistricting to local groups. Please contact us if your group would like a presentation, or you would like to train as a small group presenter.

For more information, contact Linda Hoff at

Poisoned Water Documentary

Here is the link to the recent PBS NOVA documentary Poisoned Water

Flint Water Crisis - Information for the Public

Here is the link to the recent PBS NOVA documentary Poisoned Water

Following are articles of importance regarding the Flint Water Crisis.

Flint Water - State of Michigan:

Expanded Pre-school Opportunities:

Flint Cares:

Help for Flint Website:

Videos of Flint Water Interagency Coordinating Committee (FWICC) Meetings:

Fighting LEAD Exposure with Nutrition

FEMA Update - Health & Human Services to Lead the Federal Response

Released e-mails from Governor Synder,4668,7-277--374050--,00.html

Follow-up Letter to Governor Synder, Commissioner Curtis and Mayor Weaver

Letter to Governor Snyder on Flint Water Investigation

Flint Water Crisis - Advocacy Documents