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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.

LWVBCC May 5 Ballot Proposal Meeting in Berrien Springs on April 22 at 6:30

The League of Women Voters of Berrien and Cass Counties is holding an information meeting on "The May 5 Ballot Proposal: What Is It? What Will It Do?" The meeting will be held Wednesday evening, April 22 at 6:30 at the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy Conference Room, One Sylvester Ave. in Berrien Springs. The speaker will be Judy Karandjeff, the Vice-President for Advocacy of the League of Women Voters of Michigan.

The May 5 ballot proposal is to amend the Michigan Constitution to increase the sales tax from 6% to 7%, but also activates 10 other laws dealing with how revenue will be raised and spent for road and bridge work and other changes dealing with competitive bidding and road warranties. It is a complex package. This presentation is open to the public and all voters are encouraged to attend. Everyone needs to be sure they understand what they are voting for or against.

The League also plans to video record this meeting and post it on this website.

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.

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

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.

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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