Getting Involved

Getting Involved

2020-2021 Committees and Teams for greater Washtenaw County

 See the many ways to get involved in the League.  For general information or to volunteer contact  membership [at] lwvannarbor.org

  Advocacy –  Contact advocacy [at] lwvannarbor.org for interest or further information

  • The League takes action and advocacy on issues to inform our members and community of League positions.  Advocacy and action cannot be taken without a position. 
  • Seeking members to serve as legislative watchdogs
  • Needs input to determine member interest in specific issues
  • Currently the LWV of AAA and the greater Washtenaw County has a monthly meeting; every third Tuesday at 3:00 via zoom. The issues we are currently working on include voting rights for all including the incarcerated and those returning citizens; health care for all,  the environment and affordable housing.  We seek members interested in joining our discussion either to engage in these issues or to find support to start a new advocacy group on furthering social justice within the League.

   Membership  contact membership [at] lwvannarbor.org 

  • · Facilitate communication between League committees needing volunteers and new members/volunteers.
  • · Help members learn about the League and how to join in
    • o Use social media, tables at public events and other strategies.
  • · Coordinate distribution of membership information at all public events.
  • · Present orientation sessions, llive and on-line, to facilitate member engagement.
  • · Engage in outreach work to individuals in historicially under-represented communities and groups.

 Observer Corps -

  • Attend local governmental unit meetings and provide feedback
  • Recruit and  train additional volunteers for this new program

 Program Committee-

  • Help plan and coordinate events
  • Monthly events:  Lunch & Learn (4th Friday noon) and Brews & Views (3rd Wednesday evening)
  • Public forums
  • Membership meetings

Technology & Communications - Email management, newsletter, website, Facebook, graphic design, publicity.  Bring your technical skills to help communicate to the community and our membership.

  • Looking for  webmaster(s) to be responsible for a portion of the site - calendar, news, etc.
  • Reasonably-tech-savvy person to work with email system - post and send messages provided by League teams.
  • For more information, contact league [at] lwvannarbor.org (Susan Wooley) and put COMMUNICATIONS in subject line.

 Voter Service - Oversees voter information related to elections (May, August and November);

  • Assist with voter registration programs (on going throughout the year) 
  • Assist with  Candidate Forums  as a time, greeter and/or moderator
  • Help  prepare questions for candidates based on current events, issues and legislation
  • Manage VOTE411.org for Washtenaw County 

 Information Table at Events such as Art Fair, festivals, colleges

  • Coordinating the staffing and set up of booth
  • Being part of the committee to handle logistics, scheduling
  • Take a turn or two staffing the booth, talking with passersbys, handing out literature