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 Redistricting. Michigan’s first Independent Citizen’s Redistricting Commission has submitted newly redrawn maps for 2022 elections. Click here for more redistricting information.
Led by the League, in 2018 Michigan passed ballot 18, which added to Michigan’s Constitutions crucial Voting Rights affecting every Michigan citizen. Know your voting rights. At the LWVMI website you may find more about your voting rights including:
- Who can register to vote
- How to register to vote
- How to vote before Election Day
- How to vote on Election Day
- Identification for voting
- Frequently Asked Questions
Citizenship School, 1929
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.