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 League of Women Voters
Leelanau County 
 February 5, 2020 Event  

Michigan's 2020 Citizen Redistricting Commission 
1.  Why is it needed?
2.  Who can be on the Commission?
3.  What is the timeline for its existence and work?
4.  How will it work after the 2020 Census?

Come to the LWV Leelanau County February 5 Forum to learn about Michigan's brand new Citizen Redistricting Commission.  This will take place Wednesday, February 5. 2020 at 12 noon at the Leelanau County Government Center in the lower level public meeting room.

The public is invited.  Many bring a sack lunch. For more information call 231-313-0359, follow LWVLC on Facebook at League of Women Voters Leelanau County

Our 2020 Bookread is  The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir
The author is Samantha Power who served in the Cabinet of President Barack Obama and as US Ambassador to the United Nations.  We meet for discussion on April 16.It's time to think about new officers for the League.  We need nominees for president, vice-president, three members of the Board of Directors, nominating committee chairman and nominating comittee member.  Please submit your nominations for any or all of these positions to Sharon Golm at sharongolm@gmail.com or 231-386-5520.
The Gun Show A one-act play will be presented by the Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence. This event is sponsored by the American Nurses Association-Michigan on Wednesday, February 17 at 7 pm at the Historic Elk Rapids Township Hall in Elk Rapids.
Elaine Weiss is coming back! On June 11 the City Opera House will host Elaine Weiss as part of their National Writers Series. Last May Elaine was the guest speaker at our Annual Meeting.  She has written "The Woman's Hour" the story of the great fight to win the vote 100 years ago.  LWV Leelanau County has agreed to co-sponsor this NWS event.  You will want to mark your calendars now. In addition, the National Writers Series is offering LWV members a discount to attend a presentation on February 6 at 7 pm by Steve Luxenberg who wrote, "Separate but Equal: the Story of Pleasy v. Ferguson, and America's Journey from Slavery to Segregation".  This book is about the landmark Supreme Court decision that affirmed the "separate but equal" doctrine which allowed whites to continue segregating hotels, schools, drinking fountains, bathrooms, everything. To get your tickets and $5 discount, call 231-941-8082, Ext. 201 or stop by the City Opera House, 106 E Front St between 10 and 5 Monday-Friday.  Just mention that you are a League member to get your discount.  
Representative Jack O'Malley and Senator Curt Vanderwall will be at the Government Center on Monday, January 27 from 3-4 pm to hear from constituents. This is how democracy works.


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