Making Democracy Work

Make Democracy Work!

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Upcoming Events

On Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at noon in the lower level of the Leelanau County Government Center the League of Women Voters Leelanau County will host a forum entitled "Are You Prepared for an Emergency in Leelanau County?" Panelists Matt Ansorge, Director of Emergency Management, Sheriff Mike Borkovich, April Missais, Director of Senior Services and Jim Reardon, Emergency Coordinator for the Benzie/Leelanau Health Department will advise Leelanau residents how to be prepared for all types of emergencies - health, weather or crime related - and how to deal with the problems that could occur. The panelists will also discuss how local organizations and agencies coordinate their responses to dangerous, unexpected events. Join the League as we learn how Leelanau County officials work together to benefit us. The public is invited to the presentation. Many people bring a sack lunch. A LWVLC business meeting will follow the presentation.

For more information call 231-271-5600, visit LWVLeelanau.org or follow LWVLC on Facebook at League of Women Voters Leelanau County

League of Women Voters Leelanau County (LWVLC) is a proud sponsor of the PBS showing of The Raising of America on WCMU on December 7 and January 7. The LWVLC sought and obtained other local sponsors for this PBS showing. They are the LWV Grand Traverse Area, the Leelanau Early Childhood Development Commission, the Michigan Association of Infant Mental Health, NW MI and 5toONE, a project of the Great Start Collaborative of Traverse Bay. More HERE about the WCMU presentation. Links to the other sponsoring organizations are below.

The League is a strong advocate for addressing early childhood needs. The League understands what research now shows, that each of the first five years of a child's life are crucial in building the foundation for education attainment and greatly impact success or failure in later life. The League believes high quality, developmentally appropriate, and voluntary early learning experiences should be available to all children.

The LWVLC EARLY CHILDHOOD NEEDS AND SERVICES COMMITTEE started in 2013. Its focus is on children from birth through 4 years of age. It has investigated what services for these children and their families are available within Leelanau County and has begun to explore ways that the needed services could be offered and/or funded at the local government level. The LWVLC Early Childhood Needs and Services Committee meets at noon on the 3rd Friday of the month in the Munnecke Room, at the Leland Library. For more information contact Sue Miller, the Chair of the LWVLC Early Childhood Needs and Services Committee at manitoutrail@gmail.com

List of resources compiled by the LWVLC Early Childhood Needs and Services Committee

League of Women Voters of the Grand Traverse Area http://www.lwvgta.org/

Leelanau Early Childhood Development Commission http://www.leelanau.cc/lecdc.asp

Michigan Association of Infant Mental Health, Northwest Michigan http://mi-aimh.org/chapters/northwest-michigan-chapter/

5toONE, a project of the Great Start Collaborative of Traverse Bay http://greatstartkids.com/