Approximately 80 members of the League of Women Voters of Michigan (LWVMI) met at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church across from the Capitol in Lansing to learn how to educate lawmakers about changes needed to make voting more convenient for Michigan citizens. The training session focused on showing members how to talk to legislators about issues such as early voting and “no excuse” absentee voting.
In the slideshow above, you will see LWVMI President Jessica Reiser presenting the Visionary Voter awards to Secretary of State Terre Lynn Land and Representative Kathy Angerer. The Making Democracy Work Award went to Mildred Madison and was accepted by her granddaughter Renata Polk. Representative Joan Bauer brought a tribute from the legislature honoring the League’s 90 years of service to the voters of Michigan.
After the formal training session, members spent the afternoon visiting the Capitol and observing the House of Representatives or visiting elected officials in their offices.
Music by Acapella, used with permission.