Making Democracy Work

Past

Date & Time        Place        Description
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
7:00-8:30pm
Plymouth City Hall Candidate's Forum: Plymouth Canton School Board. This forum has been completed. The video for this forum is available by clicking here
Monday, September 29, 2014
7:00-8:30pm
Canton Township Hall Candidate's Forum: State Reps: 20th and 2lst Districts. This forum has been completed. The video for this forum is available by clicking here
Thursday, October 9, 2014
8:20-9:00
Livonia City Hall Candidate's Forum: 19th District State Representative.. This forum has been completed. Bright House Networks is making the program available on Channel 12 at the following Times: Mon, Oct. 13, 6:15pm, Mon, Oct. 20, 5:00pm, Wed., Oct. 22, 4:00pm, Tues, Oct. 28, 5:15pm and Monday, Nov. 3, 6:15pm. The forum will also be available to view at your convenience on Bright House Networks "Local on Demand" Channel 123 or 999 beginning sometime the week of October 13.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
7:00-8:10pm
Livonia City Hall Candidate's Forum: Livonia School Board. This forum has been completed. Bright House Networks is making the program available on Channel 12 at the following Times: Mon, Oct. 13, 5:00pm, Mon, Oct. 20, 5:45pm, Thurs, Oct. 23, 4:00pm, Tues, Oct. 28, 4:00pm and Monday, Nov. 3, 5:00pm. The forum will also be available to view at your convenience on Bright House Networks "Local on Demand" Channel 123 or 999 beginning sometime the week of October 13.
Monday, October 13, 2014
 
Livonia Civic Center Library Auditorium Candidate's Forum: 7th District State Senate. This forum has been completed. The video for this forum is available by clicking here
Friday, October 24, 2014
4:00-5:30pm
University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Joan and Sanford Weill Hall
735 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI
Candidate's Forum: University of Michigan Regents. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Michigan and the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, this forum is open to the public. (NOTE DATE CHANGE).
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
7-9:00 pm
Livonia Civic Center Library Public Meeting: Community Conversation. League members and the public are invited to attend this (free) event hosted by the Center for Michigan to discuss, "Getting to Work: Opportunities and Hurdles to Prosperity in Michigan." RSVP is needed by February 14th. Click here to view the flyer for more details.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
5:30-8:00
Byblos Banquet Center
7258 Chase Rd
Dearborn, MI
Dearborn LWV Fundraiser. Members and the public are invited to attend a dinner featuring speaker, Debbie Dingell. Click here for more details.
Friday, May 15, 2015-Sunday, May 17, 2015
 
Kalamazoo LWVMI State Convention.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
 
Livonia City Hall Livonia Candidates' Forums: Mayor, Clerk and Treasurer. These forums are complete and can be viewed on Brighthouse Networks at the following times:

MAYOR: Tuesday, June 30, 5;00pm, Monday, July 6, 6:00pm, Friday, July 10, 7:00pm, Friday, July 24, 7:00pm and Monday, July 27, 6:00pm.

CLERK: Monday, June 30, 4:00pm, Monday, July 6, 5:00pm, Thursday, July 9, 4:30pm, Friday, July 24, 6:30pm, and Monday, July 27, 7:00pm.

TREASURER: Monday, June 30, 4:30pm, Monday, July 6, 5:30pm, Thursday, July 9, 5:00pm, Friday, July 24, 6:00pm, Monday, July 27, 5:30pm

All forums will be available on Brighthouse Networks LOCAL ON DEMAND beginning (approx.) June 24.

Monday, June 22, 2015-Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Evening
Private Livonia City Council Candidates Video Interviews. The League has conducted interviews with the 16 candidates running for Livonia City Council. View those interviews by clicking here.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
7:00-9:00pm
Livonia City Hall Candidates Forums - Livonia. These forums have been completed, but are available for viewing anytime on Brighthouse Network's "Local On Demand" channels 123 or 999 beginning Sept. 28th. Additionally, the forums will be aired on Channel 12 at the following times:

Mayor: Sept. 28 at 5:00pm, Oct. 2 at 7:00pm, Oct. 6 at 5:30pm, Oct. 12 at 7:00pm, an Nov. 2 at 5:00pm.
Clerk & Treasurer: Oct. 2 at 5:00 pm, Oct. 7 at 6:30pm, Oct. 12 at 5:00pm and Nov. 2 at 5:30pm
City Council: Sept. 28 at 6:00pm, Oct. 2 at 5:30pm, Oct. 9 at 6:30pm, Oct. 12 at 5:30pm, Oct. 14 at 5:00pm and Nov. 2 at 6:00pm.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
7:00-8:30pm
Plymouth City Hall Candidate Forum - Plymouth City Commission. This forum has been completed. Click HERE to view the video of this forum.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
6:30-7:50pm
Wayne Public Library Candidates Forum - Wayne Mayor and City Council. This forum has been completed. Click HERE to view the video of this forum.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
7:00 - 8:30pm
Westland City Hall
Grande Ballroom
Candidates Forum - Westland City Clerk and City Council. This forum has been completed. Click HERE to view the video of this forum.
Monday, October 12, 2015
7:00-8:30pm
Northville City Hall
215 W. Main
Northville, MI 48167
Candidates Forum - Northville Mayor and City Council. This forum has been completed. Click HERE to view the video of this forum.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
11:00am-1:00pm
Greenmead Historic Park
20501 Newburgh Road
Livonia, MI 48152
Auction!. Come and help support the League by bidding on fabulous opportunities and items: Jewelry, holiday gifts, services, gift certificates and much more! If you would like to DONATE an item, please contact Lena Packer at 248-536-2583.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
7:00-9:00pm
Livonia Civic Center Library Town Hall Meeting: Redistricting. The public is welcome to attend and learn about the recent Supreme Court decision regarding redistricting and how it might affect Michigan.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
 
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
55 Harrison Road
East Lansing, MI
Michigan Women's Hall of Fame 32nd Annual Awards Dinner and Induction Ceremony. The League of Women Voters of NW Wayne County is proud to celebrate the induction of former League member, Janet Cooper (d) who will receive the Life Achievement Award by the Michigan Women's Studies Association. For ticket information, visit the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame website.
Saturday, April 9, 2016
10:00am-noon
Cozy Corner Cafe
36083 Plymouth Road
Livonia, MI 48150
Membership Meeting. Join us for breakfast, lunch or brunch as we discuss upcoming League activities. (Cozy Corner Cafe is on Plymouth Road, east of Levan, across from the Ford plant).
Monday, April 11, 2016
7:00pm-8:45pm
Livonia Civic Center Library
32777 Five Mile Rd
Livonia, MI 48154
Membership Meeting. Topic: Campaign Financing. Speakers include Craig Mauger, Executive Director of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network and Wayne County Commissioner (former Senator) Glenn Anderson. The public is invited.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
9:30am-2:30pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
218 W. Ottowa
Lansing, MI 48933
LWVMI Workshop. Topic: Defending Democracy by Making Democracy Work. All members are invited. For more information and registration, click here.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Noon-3:00pm
Ace Hardware
9395 Telegraph Road
Redford, MI 48239
Voter Registration. The public is welcome to come and register to vote. You must be 18 years old and a US citizen. Bring your driver's license or the last 4 digits of your social security number.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
 
Thurston High School Auditorium Candidate's Forum - Redford Township Candidates. This forum, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Redford Chamber of Commerce has been completed. You may view the forum here
Thursday, June 9, 2016
7:00pm-8:45pm
Livonia Civic Center Library
32777 Five Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48154
Community Conversation. Co-sponsored with the Citizens for Peace, this Community Conversation facilitated by the Center for Michigan will focus on Restoring Public Trust in Michigan's State Government. The public is invited.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
 
Wayne County Community College Candidate's Forum- Van Buren Township. This forum has been completed. Click below to access the video links:

Van Buren Township Supervisor
Van Buren Township Treasurer
Van Buren Township Board of Trustees

(The incumbent clerk, Mr. Leon Wright, is running unopposed)

Monday, June 20, 2016
 
Plymouth Library Candidates Forum- Plymouth Township Treasurer. This forum took place prior to the Primary Election. Both the current Democratic Candidate, Mary L. Siefert, and the current Republican Candidate, Mark Clinton, appear on the video. The current Township Treasurer, Ron Edwards, who lost the Primary Election to Mark Clinton, does not appear. The forum video can be viewed by clicking here
Monday, June 20, 2016
 
Plymouth Library Candidates Forum- Plymouth Township Treasurer. This forum took place prior to the Primary Election. Both the current Democratic Candidate, Mary L. Siefert, and the current Republican Candidate, Mark Clinton, appear on the video. The current Township Treasurer, Ron Edwards, who lost the Primary Election to Mark Clinton, does not appear. The forum video can be viewed by clicking here
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
 
Sumpter Township Community Center
23501 Sumpter Road
Belleville, MI
Candidate's Forum- Sumpter Township. This forum has been completed. Click below to access the video links:

Sumpter Township Supervisor
Sumpter Township Clerk and Treasurer
Sumpter Township Board of Trustees

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
6:00pm-8:00pm
Claddaghs irish Pub
17800 Haggerty
Livonia, MI 48152
Annual Meeting. All members are encouraged to attend the League's annual meeting, where we will pass a budget, elect new officers and establish a program for the next year.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
 
Plymouth Library Candidate's Forum- Plymouth Township. This forum has been completed. Click below to access the video links:

Plymouth Township Supervisor
Plymouth Township Clerk
Plymouth Township Treasurer
Plymouth Township Board of Trustees

Thursday, September 22, 2016
 
Belleville High School Candidates Forum - Van Buren Public Schools. This forum has been completed. The video of the forum (about an hour) can be viewed by clicking here.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
 
Belleville High School Candidates Forum - Van Buren Public Schools. This forum has been completed. The video of the forum (about an hour) can be viewed by clicking here.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
 
Livonia City Hall Candidates Forum- Livonia School Board, Wayne County Commissioner 9th District and State Representative 19th District. This event has been completed. Video links to the forums can be accessed below:

Livonia School Board
9th District Wayne County Commissioner
19th District State Representative

Thursday, September 29, 2016
 
Livonia City Hall Candidates Forum- Livonia School Board, Wayne County Commissioner 9th District and State Representative 19th District. This event has been completed. Video links to the forums can be accessed below:

Livonia School Board
9th District Wayne County Commissioner
19th District State Representative

Thursday, October 6, 2016
 
Plymouth District Library Candidates Forum- Plymouth Canton School Board, State Representative 20th District. This forum has been completed. The video links can be accessed below:

Plymouth-Canton School Board
20th District State Representative

Thursday, October 6, 2016
 
Plymouth District Library Candidates Forum- Plymouth Canton School Board, State Representative 20th District. This forum has been completed. The video links can be accessed below:

Plymouth-Canton School Board
20th District State Representative

Monday, October 10, 2016
 
Canton Township Hall Candidates Forum- Canton Township offices. The forums for the Canton Township Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer and Board of Trustees have been completed. Please access the video links below:

Canton Township Supervisor
Canton Township Clerk
Canton Township Treasurer
Canton Township Board of Trustees

Monday, October 10, 2016
 
Canton Township Hall Candidates Forum- Canton Township offices. The forums for the Canton Township Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer and Board of Trustees have been completed. Please access the video links below:

Canton Township Supervisor
Canton Township Clerk
Canton Township Treasurer
Canton Township Board of Trustees

Sunday, December 11, 2016
3:00-5:00pm
Judy Patrick's home in Plymouth League's Holiday Party. Members and guests are welcome to attend this social event to celebrate the holidays with League friends.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
7:00pm-8:45pm
Livonia Civic Center Library
32777 Five Mile Rd
Livonia, MI 48154
Membership Meeting. Members and the public are welcome to join us as we hear from a panel of experts discuss government financing. This meeting will assist our members to participate in the LWVMI study on Government Financing. Panelists include: Wayne County Commissioner Glenn Anderson, City of Wayne Mayor Susan Rowe and Van Buren Township Trustee Sherry Frazier.
Saturday, March 4, 2017-Thursday, March 9, 2017
 
Westwick Square Cooperative
Wayne, Michigan
Board of Directors Election. The League will monitor and run the Board of Directors Election.
Saturday, April 8, 2017
1:00pm
Livonia Civic Center Library Auditorium
32777 Five Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48154
"Gandhi's Gift". The League is a co-sponsor of the Michigan Premiere of this film brought to Livonia by the Citizens for Peace. The film's writer and producer, Cynthia Lukas, will be available at this event to discuss the film and answer questions. The film starts at 2:00 (free admission), but refreshments, browsing material and a display of international children's art will be available at 1:00 pm.
Friday, May 19, 2017-Sunday, May 21, 2017
Weekend
Kellogg Center- Lansing LWVMI Convention. Members from all over Michigan will convene to nominate board members, pass a budget, plan a program and conduct other business of the League of Women Voters of Michigan.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
11:30-2:00pm
Claddagh's Irish Pub
17800 Haggerty Road
Livonia, MI
LWV Annual Meeting. New officers will be elected, a budget will be passed and a program for the next year will be voted on by members. Members will enjoy lunch (pay individually) during our meeting.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
7:00pm
Belleville High School Candidates Forum - Belleville City Council. This forum has been completed, but you can watch the video of the event here.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
7:00pm
Belleville High School Candidates Forum - Belleville City Council. This forum has been completed, but you can watch the video of the event here.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
7:00pm
Belleville High School Candidates Forum - Belleville City Council. This forum has been completed, but you can watch the video of the event here.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
7:00-8:30pm
Livonia City Hall Candidates Forum - Livonia City Council. This forum has been completed but you can watch it by clicking here.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
7:00-8:30pm
Livonia City Hall Candidates Forum - Livonia City Council. This forum has been completed but you can watch it by clicking here.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
7:00-8:30pm
Livonia City Hall Candidates Forum - Livonia City Council. This forum has been completed but you can watch it by clicking here.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
7:00-8:30pm
Garden City City Hall Candidates Forum- Garden City City Council. This forum has been completed. Click here to watch the forum video.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
7:00-8:30pm
Garden City City Hall Candidates Forum- Garden City City Council. This forum has been completed. Click here to watch the forum video.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
7:00-8:30pm
Garden City City Hall Candidates Forum- Garden City City Council. This forum has been completed. Click here to watch the forum video.
Saturday, November 4, 2017
10:30-12:30
Scramblers Restaurant
43225 Ford Rd
Canton, MI 48188
Membership Meeting. Join us for brunch as we welcome Wayne County Commissioner Glenn Anderson. Commissioner Anderson will speak about current county issues and voting rights.
Saturday, January 20, 2018
10:30-12:30pm
Scrambler Marie's Restaurant
43225 Ford Road
Canton, MI 48188
Membership Meeting.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
10:00-noon
Waltonwood Independent Living
(Theater)
42600 Cherry Hill Rd
Canton, MI 48188
Movie: "Equal Means Equal". Members are invited to watch this documentary showing how women are treated in the US today. The director presents a compelling and persuasive argument for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. (No fee).
Thursday, April 5, 2018
7:00-8:00pm
Paula Bowman's home
Plymouth
Promote the Vote meeting. Anyone interested in circulating petitions for the Promote the Vote Ballot Proposal is welcome to attend. We will focus on what the proposal is about and how to collect petition signatures. Contact Paula Bowman for details about the location.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
8:30-3:00
Lansing Equal Pay Day. The Michigan Equal Pay Day Coalition invites the public to recognize Equal Pay Day, a national day of recognition that, even after more than 53 years of federal law banning sex-based wage discrimination, there is still a significant pay gap between women's and men's wages. The Michigan Equal Pay Day event will occur on the Capitol steps in Lansing. Similar events are occurring across the nation.

Equal Pay Day symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned the previous year. Tuesday is the day of the week on which women's wages catch up to men's wages from the previous week. For more information, click here

Saturday, April 28, 2018
9:30-3:00
S.I. Company Office
Columbia Center Industrial Park
5111 Venture Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
LWVMI Spring Workshop. All members are invited to attend a workshop which will focus on the topics of the League's Democracy Agenda, Voter Service and League Basics. Visit the LWVMI Website for registration beginning March 1.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
7:00pm-8:30pm
Trinity Church
11575 Belleville Rd
Belleville, MI 48111
"Michigan Divided". Join us to watch this 30-minute film sponsored by the Center for Michigan. We will also discuss the LWV-sponsored ballot proposal, Promote the Vote. Join us!
Saturday, May 5, 2018
9:30-3:00
Kirtland Community College
4800 W. Four Mile Road
Grayling, MI 49738
LWVMI Spring Workshop - Grayling option. All members are invited to attend a workshop which will focus on the topics of the League's Democracy Agenda, Voter Service and League Basics. Visit the LWVMI Website for registration beginning March 1.