The League of Women Voters mission encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Education on Issues
The League encourages people to vote and to have a say in the complex decisions that affect us all. League members continue to advocate for implementation of stronger campaign finance reforms. LWVJA was a leader in the successful push to the 2019 Constitutional Amendments on:
Michigan’s new independent panel will manage the redistricting process resulting from the 2020 National Census. Click here for more redistricting information.
Led by the League, Michigan passed ballot 18-3 adding to our Constitutions crucial Voting Rights affecting every Michigan citizen. Click here to learn more about voting rights.
LWVJA speaks to local organizations on issues relating to the following. Please contact LWVJA if you are interested in a presentation to your organization.
- Voter Registration
- Voter Rights
- The League’s 100 Years of History
- League Positions and Advocacy Issues
- 2020 Census
JXN Community Forum
The JXN Community Forum is in its 15th year of offering forums to inform and educate the citizens on important issues affecting life in Jackson. We co-sponsor the Forums with the Carnegie Branch of the Jackson District Library. Click here to learn more about community forums.
Advocacy is a League activity that encourages the support or opposition for change including legislative change. Action can take place at all three levels of the League organization – national, state or local. The League supports issues and advocates for issues after member study and agreement. Currently local housing and foreclosure issues are being studied. Please click here to learn more about LWV positions and advocacy.