Marquette County Unit Information
Information about the Marquette County Unit
Learn more about the new Unit of the LWV in Marquette County
Observer Corps Newsletter Launched - What's happening at your community government meetings?
We currently have 10 LWV members in our Observer Corps, and we are following 11 local governmental entities. Our goals are to provide the LWV and the public with information about their local government and to ensure that local government is aware of public interest and scrutiny regarding their efforts on our behalf.
This quarterly newsletter is one of the avenues by which we hope to accomplish our goals. Here, we will provide a calendar of upcoming governmental meetings for the coming quarter, and brief summaries of the highlights of the meetings that we have followed in the previous quarter.
Check out the first Marquette County Observer Corps Highlights
We recently celebrated the 1st Anniversary of the Marquette County Unit being reestablished. We now have 57 members. Check out this link to see what we have been up to over the 12 months. If any of our projects look interesting to you join our League Unit soon!
Marquette Unit Organizing
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.
To learn more about the Marquette County League's organizing efforts listen to The 8th Day Show on 101.9-Sunny FM as host Todd Pazz interviews Darlene Allen, League Unit Leader.
The 8th Day Interview - Part 1
The 8th Day Interview - Part 2
The 8th Day Interview Sunshine Week, the Observer Corps and League Activities
The Marquette County Unit would like to bring back the printed voter guide in 2018. Until then you can check out the candidates and the propositions at Vote411.org. Read about the candidates for the Michigan 109, Marquette City Commission, Marquette BLP, and the Negaunee City Council. Find out about any propositions on the ballot throughout Marquette County.
Check out our events section to read about our Public Information Meeting, our participation in Fall Fest and our first candidate forum for the November 2017 election for the Marquette City Commission Race.
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Just for fun!
A group of League Members gathered to watch the Movie "Iron Jawed Angels". This movie takes a fresh and contemporary look at a pivotal event in American history. Iron Jawed Angels tells the true story of how defiant and brilliant young activists Alice Paul, played by Hilary Swank and Lucy Burns, played by Frances O'Connor took the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote. We learned about this movie when listening to a podcast from What Would Alice Paul Do Podcast
. Check out their podcasts. They are perfect for any LWV aficionado.
Available for loan from the Peter White Library