AAUW Farmington Michigan

Beginning in the 1800s women organized, petitioned, picketed, paraded, held silent vigils, suffered physical and verbal attacks and went to jail to seek the right to vote. However, it took until the 19th Amendment was ratified on August 28, 1920 to guarantee women the vote.  While it is important for everyone to vote, women have a special call to honor those women who fought for that right.  In view of some of the changes in voting restrictions it is vital to verify that you are registered and to locate your polling place.  To do this use the links below. 

• Find your voting information at https://webapps.sos.state.mi.us/MVIC/


•  How to register to vote at https://www.michigan.gov/sos/

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•  Complete voting information at https://www.michigan.gov/sos/

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AAUW FARMINGTON BOARD MEMBERS

• CO-PRESIDENTS

DIANE HAGUE

TERRY KLENCZAR

• PROGRAM VPS

SANDRA CATHERMAN

PATTY SOMA

• FINANCE VP

CAROL POSBY

• MEMBERSHIP VP

HILARY MAHON

• RECORDING SECRETARY

SANDY COLEMAN

• CORRESPONDING SECRETARY

BARBARA DEGRAZIA

During the 2016 election, voters

in many states faced new

restrictions at the polls. These

voting restrictions directly affect

women, minorities, young voters,

and the elderly from accessing

the ballot box. The Voting Rights

Act of 1965 was supposed to

stop states from passing voting

restrictions. But the 2013 Shelby

v. Holder Supreme Court decision

weakened the law.

 

Everyone should be able to have

their voice heard, but without

the protections of the Voting

Rights Act, new laws are enacted

that confuse voters and create

unnecessary barriers to the

ballot box. The right to vote is an

essential part of our democracy.

Tell your elected officials you

support the right to vote.

Study the issues and the candidates,

make your vote an informed one.

FYI

Two films

describing the

suffrage

movement in

England

“Suffragette,”

2015

and

in the US

“Iron Jawed

Angels," 2004.

 AAUW’S MISSION

To advance equity for women and girl’s through
    advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.


AAUW Websites:

National AAUW        aauw.org
Michigan AAUW       aauwmi.org

Farmington AAUW   aauwfarmingtonmi.org