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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.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Fight of Michigan Barmaids for Civil Rights

In 1945, Michigan legislators passed a law which prohibited women from being bartenders in cities with populations of over 50,000. In order to retain their economic livelihood, 28 women, bar owners and barmaids, sued. It ultimately ended up in a case (Goesaert v. Cleary) which was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. Law schools teach this as a classic case of gender discrimination.

Amy French received a B.A. from U of M, a M.A. from CMU, and is currently working on her Ph.D. from Wayne. Throughout her career, she has attempted to bring women’s issues to the forefront. She is also very active in the community

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