We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members
|Date & Time||Place||Description|
|Monday, April 16, 2018
|TBD||Book Group. "The Women's Hour: The Great Fight To Win The Vote" by Elaine Weiss (released on March 6) will be our April Book Group selection. We will announce here the home where the meeting will take place.|
|Thursday, March 29, 2018
If you plan to attend.
|The Women's Hour.
"Anyone interested in the history of our country's ongoing fight to put its founding values into practice--as well as those seeking the roots of current political fault lines--would be well-served by picking up Elaine Weiss's The Woman's Hour." -- Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller "Hidden Figures."
Elaine Weiss tells the incredible story of one of the greatest political battles in American history: the fight to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote.
"The Woman's Hour:The Great Fight To Win The Vote" will be our April Book Group selection.
|Wednesday, March 21, 2018
|Niles District Library
620 E. Main St
Niles, Michigan 49129
|LEAGUE ANNOUNCES EXAMINATION AND CONSENSUS MEETING ON AGRICULTURAL AND SEASONAL WORKER DRIVER'S LICENSES AND ID CARDS.
The League of Women Voters of Berrien and Cass Counties will host a public forum and
discussion on the issue of allowing seasonal and agricultural workers to apply for or secure
and renew a driver's license or obtain an identification card regardless of immigration
The meeting is open to the public and will be held on Wednesday, March 21, at 1:00 p.m. in
the Community Room at the Niles District Library in Niles, Michigan. The public is invited to
bring questions and be ready for an opportunity to express viewpoints as members of the
League discuss this issue from the inside and out.
The League will welcome 78 th House District Dave Pagel who will participate from Lansing by
telephone due to Michigan legislature being in session later in the day. Rep. Pagel is the
author of Michigan HB-4795 which is directly concerned with the means for providing "for an
official personal Identification card" to undocumented persons under
Also on the program will be Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey; Theresa
Hendricks, Executive Director of Migrant Legal Aid in Grand Rapids; and
a representative from the Berrien County Farm Bureau, to provide other
perspectives on this multi-faceted issue.
Following this public session, a League member panel will analyze the
consensus responses from League members, and look for areas of
member understanding and agreement. Then using this information, along with information
from other Michigan Leagues, at the state level the League of Women Voters of Michigan,
Lansing, Michigan, will create a revised position statement for its members which could change
the Michigan League's position from Michigan "Should allow a lawfully present, qualifying
person to apply for or secure and renew a driver's license or obtain identification
card" to "Should allow a person to apply for or secure and renew a driver's license or
obtain an identification card regardless of immigration status."
Location: Niles District Library: 620 E. Main St., Niles, Michigan, (269) 683-8545
March 21, 2018 at Niles District Library, 1:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
More information is available on the LWVBCC website at http://www.lwvbcc.org.
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.
|Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Niles District Library
620 E. Main St.
Niles, Michigan 49120
|General Consensus Meeting Studying Seasonal Workers and Drivers' Licenses. We are conducting a study to possibly update our League of Women Voters of Michigan's position on Agricultural/Seasonal Workers in Michigan. The main question we will discuss is whether the position should be changed from "...allow a lawfully present, qualifying person to apply for or secure and renew a driver's license or obtain identification card" to "...should allow a person to apply for or secure and renew a driver's license or obtain an identification card regardless of immigration status."|
|Wednesday, February 21, 2018
12 noon - 1PM
|Berrien County Health Department
2149 East Napier, Benton Harbor
(just east of I-94 exit 30)
|LEAGUE TO HOST PUBLIC MEETING ON HUNGER IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN. Food on the table three times a day--at least if we want it. That's a choice most Americans take for granted. But some--even in such a bountiful agricultural area as Berrien and Cass Counties--don't always have a choice about what to eat. The consequences can be dire. At noon on February 21, League of Women Voters of Berrien and Cass Counties (LWVBCC) member Linda Strohl will focus on hunger in our area, whom it impacts, what those impacts are, how it is being addressed now, and current funding issues (including governmental sources). Strohl is Executive Director of Senior Nutrition Services / Meals on Wheels of Southwest Michigan and a member of the Berrien County Board of Health. All members of LWVBCC and interested people who are not members, as well, are encouraged to attend. Public Invited.|