By Dominique Madden
Contributing Writer 

Local League of Women Voters to Hold Town Hall in Partnership with Local NAACP Branch.

 

January 30, 2020

The League of Women Voters of Dearborn-Dearborn Heights will hold their Making Democracy Work Town Hall style meeting on Saturday, February 15, from 1 pm – 3 pm at the Caroline Kennedy Public Library (24590 George). Presenters will cover Michigan's new voting rights (resulting from passage of Proposal 3) the Citizens Redistricting Commission (created by Proposal 2 to end gerrymandering), and the 2020 Census. The event is partnering with the Western Wayne County NAACP.

"The League of Women Voters is pleased to present educational information on the implementation of the two ballot proposals which amended the Michigan Constitution" said Mary Jo Durivage, LWVDDH president. "This presentation will allow voters to learn more about how the proposals are being implemented in 2019 and beyond. Gina Wilson Steward, president of Western Wayne County NAACP stated that "Funding from the Census affects programs and services to schools, hospitals, community centers, roads, transportation, and public service departments. We realize that marginalized communities will suffer if residents go uncounted. The 2020 Census is right around the corner and the League of Women Voters and NAACP wants to make sure everyone in Michigan is counted."


The presentation will include a discussion of the 2020 Census, why we should all participate and how it will be conducted; the Citizens Redistricting Commission, how it will be selected and function; Michigan's new Voting Rights, early voting, and expanded voter registration.

This Town Hall is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact the local LWV at [email protected] or 313-278-6476.

The Town Hall is made possible by a grant from the League of Women Voters Education Fund.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization whose mission is to Empower Voters and Defend Democracy. The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

 

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