Making Democracy Work

Past - 2016-2017

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
5:00 PM
Copper Country Intermediate School District
809 Hecla St
Hancock, MI 49930

Phone: (906) 482-4250
Youth Leadership Program with 4-H.
Monday, March 13, 2017
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Country Inn & Suites
919 Razorback Drive
Houghton MI 49931
Board Meeting.
Monday, March 13, 2017-Monday, March 20, 2017
 
  Sunshine Week. From Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunshine_Week

Sunshine Week is a national initiative spearheaded by the American Society of News Editors to educate the public about the importance of open government and the dangers of excessive and unnecessary secrecy. It was established in March 2005 with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.[1]

Overview Sunshine Week occurs each year in mid-March, coinciding with James Madison's birthday and National Freedom of Information Day on the 16th.

During Sunshine Week, hundreds of media organizations, civic groups, libraries, nonprofits, schools and other participants engage public discussion on the importance of open government through news and feature articles and opinion columns; special Web pages and blogs; infographics; editorial cartoons; public service advertising; public seminars and forums. The purpose of the week is to highlight the fact that "government functions best when it operates in the open."[2] Unfortunately, in many states legislatures exempt themselves from public-records laws, claiming "legislative immunity."[3]

References
1. "Sunshine Week". Sunshine Week. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
2. Dukes, Tyler (13 March 2016). "Sunshine Week to celebrate government transparency". WRAL. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
3. Lieb, David (13 March 2016). "Many state legislatures exempt themselves from record laws". Naplesnews.com. Associated Press. Retrieved 13 March 2016.

Monday, February 27, 2017
6:30 PM
Country Inn & Suites
919 Razorback Dr
Houghton, MI 49931

Phone: (906) 487-6700
Consensus Response on LWVMI Taxation & Budget Study.
LWV delegates to the 2015 state convention approved a study to update the current position on taxation and budgeting so that LWVMI could speak more effectively to a variety of government finance issues. In recent months there has also been a growing awareness of the severe financial stress faced by many local units of government and of the complex inter-relationship between state and local governments. Martha Sloan, state study committee member will facilitate the unit meeting, Mon. Feb. 27th. A background and questions document accompanies the e-mail version of this Voter.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Country Inn & Suites
919 Razorback Drive
Houghton MI 49931
Board Meeting.
Monday, January 23, 2017
5:00 pm
Kangas Cafe
200 Michigan St
Hancock, MI 49930
Annual Planning Meeting. Consensus questions for MI State Finance will be done at this meeting.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Country Inn & Suites
919 Razorback Drive
Houghton MI 49931
Board Meeting.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Portage Lake District Library
58 Huron St
Houghton, MI 49931
National Popular Voter. The National Popular Vote Initiative will be examined in a program by The League of Women Voters of the Copper Country held in the community room of the Portage Lake District Library at 6:30pm on Thursday, December 8th.

The US League of Women Voters has had a position calling for abolishing the Electoral College since 1970. In 2008 the League conducted a study of the NPV Compact proposal. The 2010 Convention amended the national position to support the National Popular Vote compact as another method of selecting the President until such time as the Electoral College is abolished. Join us to learn more about the pros and cons of this issue and where it stands today.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
7:00 PM
  Board Meeting - cancelled.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
 
  NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Due by 2:00pm
  November general election absentee ballot requests must be received by 2:00 pm.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
7:00pm
Country Inn & Suites
919 Razorback Dr
Houghton, MI 49931

Phone: (906) 487-6700
Board Meeting.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
 
  Voter Guide in Daily Mining Gazette - National, State and Local.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
 
Northern Michigan University
Don H. Bottum University Center
UP Action Day Conference.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portage Lake District Library
58 Huron St
Houghton, MI 49931
LWV Taxation and Budgeting Position Education Meeting. LWV delegates to the 2015 state convention approved this study to update the current position on taxation and budgeting so that LWVMI could speak more effectively to a variety of government finance issues. In recent months there has also been a growing awareness of the severe financial stress faced by many local units of government and of the complex inter-relationship between state and local governments.
Monday, October 17, 2016
1:30 PM
Baraga High School Voter Education.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
 
  Last day to register for November general election.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
7:00pm
Ontonagon High School cafeteria
701 Parker Ave
Ontonagon, MI 49953
Candidate Forum hosted by the Republican and Democratic parties.. The Ontonagon County Democratic Party and the Ontonagon County Republican Party joined forces in coordinating a candidate forum. This will involve both candidates for the 1st Congressional District, Democrat Lon Johnson and Republican Jack Bergman. The forum will also include both candidates for Michigan's 110th State Representative Seat, Democrat Scott Dianda and Republican Greg Markkanen.
The forum will take place on at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Ontonagon High School cafeteria. A meet and greet session will run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. when voters will have the opportunity to meet with not only the forum candidates but also candidates in Ontonagon County contested races.
Monday, October 3, 2016
7:00 pm
Marchaterre
1216 E Lakeshore Dr
Houghton, MI 49931

906-483-2291
Board Meeting.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lakeview Manor Community Room
1401 Quincy St
Hancock, MI 49930
Houghton County Candidate Forum. The CCLWV and the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Houghton County candidate forum on Thursday, September 29th from 6:00 + 8:00 pm at Lakeview Manor, 1401 Quincy Street, Hancock, in the community room. The forum is open to the public.

Candidates for the Houghton County contested races will participate in 3 segments: Prosecuting Attorney from 6:05 + 6:30, Sheriff 6:35 + 7:00, and County Commissioner District 1, 2, and 5 7:05 -7:50 pm. There will be a 5 minute break between each segment.

Candidates will have an opportunity for a 1 minute opening remarks, 1 minute response time to answer audience questions, and 1 minute closing remarks.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
 
  National Voter Registration Day.
Friday, September 16, 2016
Noon - 4:00 pm
Michigan Tech Library
Houghton
State of Michigan Secretary of State Mobile Van. The MI SOS mobile van will help you register to vote from noon to 4:00 pm.
Friday, September 16, 2016
Noon
In front of Husky statue by the Michigan Tech Library. Rain location is East Reading room of the Michigan Tech Library, Houghton. MTU Constitution Day Event.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
7:00pm
Mary Marchaterre
1216 E Lakeshore Dr
Houghton, MI 49931
Board Meeting.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
In front of
Delta Phi Epsilon
1009 College Ave
Houghton, MI 49931
An Afternoon on the Town. An Afternoon on the Town is a Michigan Tech event that invites local businesses/services to welcome our students and show them what they have to offer. Starting on campus, down College Avenue, and throughout the downtown Houghton area there will be music, refreshments, giveaways, and prizes for student participants.

Sponsored by: Student Activities, Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success, and Housing & Residential Life.

Friday, August 26, 2016
 
  National Women's Equality Day.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
4:00 pm
Mary Marchaterre's house
1216 E Lakeshore Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931
Summer Board Meeting.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
 
  AUGUST PRIMARY.
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Due by 2:00 pm
  August primary absentee ballot requests must be received by 2:00 pm.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
 
  Last day to register for August Primary.
Thursday, June 16, 2016-Saturday, June 18, 2016
 
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Rd NW
Washington, DC , 20008
National Convention.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
7:00PM
Country Inn & Suites
919 Razorback Dr
Houghton, MI
Board Meeting.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
11:15 AM - 1:30 PM
Pilgrim River Steakhouse
47409 US-41
Houghton
MI 49931
Annual Meeting with George Stockero, Superintendent of the CCISD, as speaker..
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
11:30am - 12:30pm
Michigan Tech Husky Dog
on campus near Library

rain location Fisher Hall
Equal Pay Day. Wear red to show your support!
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
7:00 PM
Country Inn & Suites
919 Razorback Dr
Houghton, MI
Board Meeting.