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Useful Links and League Documents

Useful Links and League Documents

Nominees, Bylaws, and Budget for Annual Meeting Approval

The following members of LWVBCC are nominated to a two-year term on its Board of Directors: Linda Cheek Kathleen Fleming (currently serving, having been appointed by the Board during the 2016-17 fiscal year to fill a vacancy) Marilyn Klawiter* Dorothy Parker (currently serving, having been appointed by the Board during the 2016-17 fiscal year to fill a vacancy) Jane Raymond John Ripley* Karen Ristau* Christiana Zilke*
  • Completing a two-year term and nominated to a new two-year term Donna Dutton will continue on the Board, to serve the second year of a two-year term.

Proposed by-law changes are available by clicking here. As with the proposed budget, if you have questions or concerns, please e-mail Marilyn Klawiter at no later than June 10. We will not be distributing copies of the bylaws on June 15.

Proposed 2017-2018 Budget This year, in the interest of saving "clutter", the proposed 2017-2018 budget is available here and will not be available in printed form at our meeting. Please review this information now. You will be asked to approve this budget at our June 15 meeting. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS or concerns, please e-mail me ( or John Ripley for clarification prior to June 10. Thank you.

Other League Websites

League of Women Voters of the United States <>

League of Women Voters of Michigan <>

LWBCC Nonpartisanship Policy

LWVBCC Newsletter

LWVBCC Annual Report

Each year LWVBCC issues an Annual Report. These are large files and take some time to open.

The 2015 Annual Report

The 2014 Annual Report

The 2013 Annual Report

The 2012 Annual Report

LWVBCC Original Essays

What Lies Beneath An informative essay about oil and natural gas pipelines. May 2011 with June 2011 and July 2011 updates.

Great Asian Carp Story More of the story than you will probably find anywhere in one place.

What a Revolt'n Development This Turned Out to Be About current developments in education.

Other Useful Websites

To check the accuracy of political statements and ads go to PolitiFact <> or FactCheck <>

The Citizens Research Council is a privately funded, not-for-profit public affairs research organization that publishes consistently good research papers on many Michigan topics. <>

Michigan Campaign Finance Network is nonpartisan, nonprofit coalition of organizations and individuals concerned about the influence of money in politics and the need for campaign finance reform. <>

The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law is a nonpartisan public policy and law institute that focuses on the fundamental issues of justice and democracy. <>