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Tuesday, May 5 is Election Day: Be sure to Vote

Besides Proposal 1 on road funding and much more, many communites have other proposals on the ballot.

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.

LWVBCC May 5 Ballot Proposal Meeting with Judy Karandjeff

Judy Karandjeff Vice-President for Advocacy of the League of Women Voters of Michigan made an in-depth presentation on the May 5 Ballot Proposal at a meeting sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Berrien and Cass Counties. Here Judy is Pictured with LWVBCC member John Ripley, who handled the technology set up and the video recording.

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.

Rep. Dave Pagel on the May 5 Ballot Proposal: January 19

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.

Lunch Meeting March 11 with Sheriff L. Paul Bailey

Berrien County Sheriff L. Paul Bailey was the speaker at the March 11 "Lunch with the League" at Coach's in Stevensville (regular home of these Lunch programs).

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"

Video One

Video Two

League Turns 95 Years Young!

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!

October 2014 Candidate Forum Videos On New Video Page of This Website

See the menu list top left VIDEO RECORDINGS.

LWVBCC Newsletters

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