Welcome to the LWV
of Saginaw County

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.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

US Census 2010

The U.S. Census happens only once every 10 years - and Census 2010 is fast approaching!

Across the country, individuals and families are beginning to receive their Census questionnaires. The League is dedicated to ensuring an accurate count, so we've mobilized a network of more than 300 state and local Leagues who are working in their communities to ensure broad participation. These Leagues are providing resources and getting the public involved.

Why is 2010 Census participation so important for your community? Here's what's at stake:

  • The distribution of $400 billion in federal funds per year to communities around the country;
  • Funding to build infrastructure, such as new hospitals, roads, tunnels, and schools;
  • Funding to improve public services, such as emergency services, job-training and senior centers;
  • Critical demographic data informing businesses where to invest in local economies;
  • Perhaps most importantly, for the next 10 years the Census will help determine how we are represented in Congress, in every state legislature, and in many local legislative bodies.

The 2010 Census is a short form with 10 questions that will take 10 minutes to complete.

We need your help spreading the word that the Census is important, easy, and fair. Will you forward this message to 5 of your neighbors or friends today?

The Census influences public policy decisions, and we all must do our part to see that it is accurate and inclusive. Our goal is to help eliminate any undercount, particularly in low-income and minority populations.

It's too important to miss. Fill out and mail your questionnaire by the April 1, 2010 deadline - and make sure your family and friends know what's at stake.

For more information on confidentiality, language assistance, and other questions on how the Census works, click here.


Mary G. Wilson

Mary G. Wilson
President, LWVUS

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