Sunday, November 18, 2007

Immigration Process Meeting - Nov 28th

The LWV Dearborn/Dearborn Heights will host a meeting to learn about the immigration process on Wednesday, November 28. at 7:00 pm.

It will be held in the Lounge of Christ Episcopal Church
120 N. Military.

One of the presentors will be Hiwatha Greene-Janvier, Community Liaison Officer from the Detroit office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

The meeting is planned to help learn about the Immigration process so that we may be prepared to address the consensus questions for the LWV-US study.

QUESTIONS to: Mary Bugeia 313-562-7524 or Valerie Murphy-Goodrich 313-982-9446.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

LWVDDH event: Panel Discussion TODAY 3-5pm

November 15, ThursdayLeague of Women Voters Study on Local Governance in Michigan.

Christ Church, 3 -5 PM

Two Wayne County Commissioners Gary Woronchak and Phil Cavanaugh will participate in a panel discussion regarding the issues. Come help us learn about the different powers of county government versus city and state. Should any powers be shared or merged?

Background information, including pros and cons, will be presented.


Monday, November 12, 2007

Election Results

Who said that few votes do not count? Just this November 6, 2007 election: District 7 in Dearborn Heights. David Mack and incumbent Phil Shannon won the two six year board seats taking 759 and 564 votes respectively. Gilbert Nunez came in third in that race with 551 votes just 13 votes behind the second place winner. Christine Kowalski won the race for the four year-term. She was able to get more than double the amount of vote cast for the incumbent who lost that race by getting only 295 versus her 644 that she got.

Other election news:Dearborn: Both proposals in Dearborn won. The incumbent and Mary Petlishkoff won the Dearborn School District board positions. for detail, you can visit the City Clerk's web site at and choose City Clerk from the left side.

Dearborn Heights City Council(Three 4-year terms)(41 of 41 precincts)
Elizabeth Agius (I)
Kenneth R. Baron (I)
Bob Brown

Proposal 1:To create a Department of Library, separate from the Department of Parks and Recreation.(41of 41 precincts)

Proposal 2:To prohibit city elective or appointed officials and their employees from coercing or commanding an employee of the city to give political support or contributions.(41 of 41 precincts)

Proposal 3:A requirement to establish competitive bidding procedures in an ordinance separate from the Charter.(41of 41 precincts)

Westwood Millage voted down with 413 No and only 164 yes.

For other election results, you can visit the Dearborn Heights clerks' web sites at

Again in this election we see that few votes in the local school board election was able to be the difference for an incumbent to lose his seat. This proves that just because you are an incumbent, you can not take your constituency for granted, you want to ask them for their vote.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Civic Action Institute Nov 9

The League of Women Voters and Henry Ford Community College are sponsoring a Civic Action Institute this Friday, Nov 9th.

Location: Henry Ford Community College
Mazzara Administration Services Bldg
Dearborn , MI
9:30am until 1:30pm

Public Welcome

Check-in from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
For more information contact:Anthony D. Perry, Ph.D.
elephone: 313-845-6383

Michigan Student Political Issues Convention 2007

Monday, November 5, 2007

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Dearborn School Board Candidate Forum

Watch the Dbn School Board Forum
It's on the schedule for Nov 5th, Monday at 6pm
WDPS - channel 19 (Comcast) and channel 15 (WOW)(Also on Comcast 18)