Making Democracy Work
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages
informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The League of Women Voters of Delta County
The Delta County League was organized in 1951 as the Escanaba League of Women Voters. The name change to Delta County came many years later to be inclusive of the members from the surrounding areas. Throughout the years, the LWVDC member activities have changed in relation to the size of the membership. However, the LWVDC has always kept it's focus on Voter Services. We are respected in our community for non-partisan candidate forums and voter education. Our printed Voter Guides in election years are sought out, and we actively promote the use of Vote411 as an online tool. We do act in coalition with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the Delta County Chamber of Commerce to sponsor our candidate forums.
We present public programs on timely topics. In the past, we have partnered with the Escanaba Public Library to bring programs to our citizens.
At present, we are mentoring the newly formed Marquette Unit, as they strive to become a full-fledged League. In the process of doing that, we hope to re-energize our local membership to reinstate activities, such as the Observer Corp.
Our only fund raiser is an Annual Used Book Sale held in early August. Membership meetings are normally held the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
League of Women Voters Organizing in Marquette County!
The League of Women Voters of Delta County, Marquette County Unit is pleased to announce the reestablishment of the league in Marquette County. The League has had a rich and long history in Marquette County. In 1968 a provisional Marquette County League formally organized with 46 charter members. For almost 40 years they thrived and grew with a reported high of 120 members. They provided many voter and education services to the community until they saw membership numbers dwindle and the same small group of women found themselves responsible for the leadership roles. In 2006 with great regret the group disbanded.
The times right for the League to begin its work again in Marquette County. Citizens are craving reliable accurate, fair and impartial information and that's what the League can provide. The League of Women Voters is an historic, respected organization.
As the new Unit's name implies, the "League of Women Voters of Delta County, Marquette County Unit" will be operating under the governance of the Delta County League for a period of time. This will allow the new group to learn more about the mission, policies and practices of the League. The Marquette group is fortunate to have mentors from the Delta County League and former Marquette County League members to provide guidance and leadership as the Marquette group grows.
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