The League joined constitutional rights and public interest groups in opposing calls for an Article V Constitutional Convention. The League believes that a constitutional convention under Article V of the U.S. Constitution is a threat to every American's constitutional rights and civil liberties. Group letter on Constitutional Convention
Houghton Jail Fact Sheet-One Page Description
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Daily Mining Gazette Editorial Feb. 24, 2018 Jail Millage's Lack of Public Input by Faith Morrison
UPEA comments from Karin Cooper and Rod Miller.
The solutions presented may not solve every issue, but we believe it is a good solution for the jail for many reasons:
* conforms to jail construction standards
* improves security for the public, corrections staff, and courthouse employees by providing interior connection to the courthouse
* provides flexibility for classification and separation of inmates
* more controlled and observable movement paths (safety)
* cost-effective for construction, efficiency, and operations
HOUGHTON COUNTY FACILITIES/JAIL, COURTHOUSE, SHERIFF'S OFFICE LEAGUE POLICY The League of Women Voters of the Copper Country supports the construction of a new Houghton County Jail building (to replace the facility in existence as of 04/2007) with adequate facilities for functional, cost and energy efficient, secure operation in compliance with State Administrative Rule requirements, as set forth in the Rules for Jails, Lockups and Security Camps. LWVCC supports comprehensive planning to include the needs of the offices housed in the historic Courthouse, including Administrative offices, the Courts and also the administrative offices of the Sheriff's department as well as the Jail.
The presentation will focus on Michigan and on the recent Supreme Court decision on redistricting in Arizona. A documentary film on Gerrymandering, the current state of redistricting and its impact on voters will be presented and discussed.
The Library is located at 58 Huron St in Houghton. Light refreshments will be provided. For additional information, you can contact Mary Marchaterre at email@example.com or 906-483-2291.
Endorsements and Praise are Starting to Flow In on the LWVIL Electoral College Presentation "Electoral College Reform--Why We Should Abolish the Electoral College and How to Do It" :
Dr. George C. Edwards III, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Jordan Chair in Presidential Studies at Texas A&M University. "With this excellent presentation on the electoral college, The League of Women Voters are making a major contribution to improving democracy in America."
Dr. Tom Ginsburg, Constitutional scholar at the University of Chicago. "The League of Women Voters is a critical organization for American democracy, and their electoral college proposal makes imminent sense. In years to come, the need to reform the archaic way we elect the president will only become more pronounced, and I hope the League's proposal gains widespread attention."
New Shorter Presentation Available
Are community groups asking your League for a presentation on the Electoral College but in a shorter format? We have heard you! A shorter presentation (20 minutes) is now available for download on the LWV-Wilmette website. (+https://www.lwvwilmette.org/electoral-college-reform.html). There is also an improved version of the full-length presentation available for download and some new materials for printing and distribution.
Karen Glennemeier of LWV-Wilmette. IL, gave our presentation at the Stevenson Center on Democracy in Mettawa, Illinois on Sunday, August 26, 2018. Here is a link to the video of the presentation about the Electoral College https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch8sfPSg16k&t=230s
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In League, LWVIL- Electoral College Committee Nov 8, 2018