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The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, has fought since 1920 to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy. The League's enduring vitality and resonance comes from its unique decentralized structure.

The League of Women Voters is strictly nonpartisan; it neither supports nor opposes candidates for office at any level of government. At the same time, the League is wholeheartedly political and works to influence policy through advocacy. It is the original grassroots citizen network, directed by the consensus of its members nationwide.


All of our meetings are open to the public. We welcome you to membership in the Saginaw League of Women Voters if you are a voting age citizen. Come to our meetings, eMail our president [address at the bottom of this page], or click the Join the League button on the right side of this page.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Action Alert on Global Climate Change

The League of Women Voters of Michigan is working in partnership
with the international humanitarian group Oxfam America, to get the
message out that now is the time to act on global climate change.
We have been working on a variety of fronts to advance policies that
will reduce global warming. An event, featuring a screening of the
video Sisters on the Planet, was held in September. You can view
these videos at
Attendees included key environmental leaders across the State and
LWVUS President Mary Wilson. While in Michigan, President
Wilson and I met with a representative from Senator Levin's office.
Following up, in October I travelled to Washington DC and, along
with an Oxfam representative, held meetings with staff members
from both Senator Levin's and Senator Stabenow's staffs.

Oxfam America's Sisters on the Planet initiative brings together
prominent women in the US, including Members of Congress
and leaders in civic, business, faith-based and philanthropic
communities who recognize the disproportionate impact of
climate change on poor people, especially women and children.
These ambassadors are willing to use their strong voices on
behalf of voiceless and vulnerable women around the world.

Michigan, Indiana, New Mexico, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, are
considered swing states. Our Senators are considered crucial
in getting the Climate Change legislation through Congress.
LWVMI is getting the Sisters message out and recruiting
influential women across the state who can help carry the
message to Senator Stabenow. We want to increase the number
of Sisters ambassadors by asking presidents of statewide
organizations and other prominent Michigan women to join
in this effort.

Our current Michigan Sisters Ambassadors list includes:
Honorable Jennifer Granholm Governor
Honorable Liz Brater Michigan State Senator
Honorable Sheila Cockrel Detroit City Commissioner
Honorable Shelby Bupp Ingham County Commissioner
Jocelyn Benson Law Professor, Wayne State University
Debbie Dingell Member Democratic National Committee
Patricia Gillis Executive Director, Voices for Earth Justice
Amanda Stitt Director, Michigan Voices
Raj Weiner Former Director, Michigan Department
of Public Health
Marianne Williamson Author
Jessica Reiser President, League of Women Voters of Michigan

If you have personal contact with someone who you believe
would consider becoming a sister and you are willing to ask
them to do so, please let me know. Contact me at president@lwvmi.org.
Thank you for your help,
Jessica Reiser

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