The League of Women Voters of Michigan often takes positions on legislative or citizen initiatives and other proposed governmental policy or regulatory decisions. If an initiative reaches a legislative committee, a voting body or other decision makers, the League may take action (testimony, letters, phone calls, public statements, etc). The lack of public action is not indicative of the numerous decisions to support or oppose an issue that the League makes on a regular basis.
2-5-24 WILL LABOR SHORTAGE IMPACT SAFETY OF PIPELINE?
The League joined the oil & Water Don’t Mix Coalition in a letter to the US Department of Transportation citing concern that the remaining staff at Enbridge after a sharp reduction in their labor force will have the capacity to protect the pipeline. Read the letter here.
1-18-24 PLEA TO CONGRESS RE: LINE 5 PERMIT
The League sent a letter to our US Congressional Representatives and US Senators strongly urging them to tell the Biden administration that it must revoke the presidential permit for Line 5 and stand with the American people in a huge legal battle pitting Big Oil and Canada against American laws and Tribal sovereignty. Read the letter here.
1-13-24 PETITIONS TO ELIMINATE POWER OF PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
The League urges its members and supporters to decline to sign this petition that will amend PA 233 taking power away from the Public Service Commission and returning it to local governments concerning siting authority for wind and solar energy projects as well as energy storage facilities granted under HB 5120, now PA 233 of 2033.
1-13-24 PETITION TO VOID THE EXTREME RISK PROTECTION LAW
The League urges its members and supporters to decline to sign this petition that will nullify this law that passed in 2023 (now PA 38 of 2023). The law allows family, police, mental health professionals, roommates and former partners to petition a judge to remove firearms from people they believe pose a threat.
1-13-24 FOIA APPLIES TO ALL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN MICHIGAN
The League supports SB 669 and SB 670 which would require the Governor’s office and the Legislature to comply with the Freedom of Information Act.