The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
In Berrien County if you live in one of the following communities you need to vote on local proposals:
Baroda Township, Bertrand Township, Galien Township, Hagar Township, Niles Community Schools, Watervliet Township.
In Cass County there are four school millage proposals. One is for Niles Community Schools, as that district includes parts of both counties. The other three school districts are:
Edwardsburg, Marcellus, Three Rivers.
The video recording of the meeting is now available.
The League of Women Voters of Michigan has also prepared an informative handout on on the ballot proposal. Read the LWVMI handout and print it out if you wish for your friends and family.
District 78 Representative Dave Pagel spoke at a "Lunch with the League" meeting on the subject of liquor, wine and beer distribution in Michigan. But
as a bonus before lunch Pagel took questions on the roads and the upcoming vote in May on increasing the sales tax from 6% to 7%. Here is the video of that Q & A session.
Sheriff Bailey explained the many roles of the Sheriff's department and his views on community policing in this county. He seemed to enjoy being there and his audience was enthralled.
Here in two segments is his presentation "Law Enforcement and the Berrien County Sheriff's Office"
On February 14 the League of Women Voters celebrated it's 95th birthday! Six months before passage of the 19th Amendment, suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt organized the League to "finish the fight" to ensure that all eligible voters had access to the polls. Read about the ten ways the League has helped improve our country on the LWVUS web site.
If you are not already a member, join this exciting organization now!