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Karen Hubbard, Alyce Thorpe, Vi Halkola were presented lifetime membership awards and spoke about the early days of LWVCC.

Lifetime Members at Annual Meeting 04-27-2019

Karen Hubbard, Alyce Thorpe, Vi Halkola were presented lifetime membership awards and spoke about the early days of LWVCC.

LWVCC Planning Meeting

LWVCC Planning Meeting at Kangas Cafe on 01-21-2020

LWVCC Planning meeting was catered by Kangas at the Jutila Center on Jan 21. in photo: left to right: Gloria Melton, Barb Turuc, Valorie Troesch, Cat Madish, Mary Marchaterre, Barry Fink, Kristine Bradof, Donna Cole, Pushpa Murthy, Lora Repp. Missing Faith Morrison, photographer Linda Belote

LWVCC Planning Meeting

LWVCC Planning Meeting at Kangas Cafe on 01-21-2020

LWVCC Planning meeting was catered by Kangas at the Jutila Center on Jan 21. in photo: left to right: Gloria Melton, Barb Turuc, Valorie Troesch, Cat Madish, Mary Marchaterre, Barry Fink, Kristine Bradof, Donna Cole, Pushpa Murthy, Lora Repp. Missing Faith Morrison, photographer Linda Belote

Women's March 01-18-2020

Women's March 01/18/2020

(Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette)

Kristine Bradof holds multiple signs while crossing the Portage Lake Lift Bridge during Saturday’s Women’s March. The sunflower is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which recognized women’s right to vote.

Speakers were County Commissioners Roy Britz and Gretchen Janssen

Annual Meeting Speakers 04-27-2019

Speakers were County Commissioners Republican Roy Britz and Democrat Gretchen Janssen

Equal Pay Day Event by Michigan Tech Husky Statue 04-02-2019

Equal Pay Day Event at Michigan Tech Husky statue 04-02-2019

Pictured Faith Morrison, Linda Belote, Barry Fink and Barb Turec

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Michigan House of Representatives 110th District Primary Candidate Interviews

LWVCC conducted video interviews with the three Democratic candidates who will face off in the August 4 primary for the 110th district seat in the Michigan House of Representatives. One of these candidates will run against incumbent Rep. Greg Markkanen in November. The interviews range from 12 to 17 minutes long, with responses to seven questions on different topics.

Note: The reminders at the end of the interviews should have said that signing up for the permanent absentee voter list means your local clerk will mail an APPLICATION for an absentee ballot to you before each election. You still need to submit the application each time to receive the BALLOT by mail, which you can now do online. You do not have to be added to the permanent absentee voter list. However, either way, you need to apply before each election to receive a ballot in the mail. Even if you apply to vote by mail, you can change your mind and vote in person.

Lawrence Dale interview (password: 5h=1b53U)

Janet Metsa interview (password: 6y#^P=n!)

Casey VerBerkmoes interview (password: 1n?I%rdz)

Houghton County Sheriff Primary Candidate Interviews

LWVCC also conducted primary candidate interviews with the two Republican candidates for Houghton County sheriff. There are no Democratic candidates. The candidates responded to four questions, and the interviews are 12-13 minutes each.

Brian McLean interview (password: 5D+%#78B)

Steve Laux interview (password: 2q+K#v5g)

August 4, 2020 Primary Note: Dem. and Rep. candidates are on the same ballot. Only vote for ONE party. Voting for both will invalidate the ballot and it will not be counted. Candidates in uncontested primary races will also be invited to provide background information and respond to general questions on Vote411.org later in July. There are also countywide and local proposals.


"Petticoat Patriots: How Michigan Women Won the Vote" Exhibit

You can now enjoy a virtual tour of the exhibit "Petticoat Patriots: How Michigan Women Won the Vote" and the opening reception held March 5, 2020 at the Carnegie Museum. Read the panel text (pdf).

riseUP grew as a collaborative organization of groups and individuals to create a community-wide, year-long, multi-faceted celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment and women’s right to vote. To learn more, you can go to their Facebook page or their website

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.

Event Date: 
Aug 4 2020 - 6:00pm

Board meeting will be held using Zoom.  If you wish to join, contact Mary Marchaterre at 483-2291 or email mmmarcha [at] mtu.edu