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Calendar of Events, Candidate Forums and Video Links

League Events, Candidate Forums and Airdates

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members. Candidate forums, video links, and broadcast dates, when available, are noted here. Please click your "Refresh" button to make sure you are seeing the latest version of this page.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, June 11, 2018
(Presbyterian) Village of Westland Candidate's Forum - 16th Dist. State House & 6th Dist State Senate - Democratic Primary. These forums are completed, however you can watch them here. Each is approximately 1 hour. Click on the links below.

16th District State Representative (covers Wayne and most of Westland). Democratic candidates at the forum: Kevin Coleman, Jacob Johnson and Mike McDermott. Mr. Bill Johnson did not attend. Note: there is only one Republican candidate on the Primary ballot (Jody Rice-White), and because there is no challenger, she did not participate in the forum.

6th District State Senate (covers the Cities of Westland, Belleville, Flat Rock, Rockwood, Romulus and Taylor and the Townships of Van Buren, Sumpter, Brownstown and Huron). Democratic candidates at the forum: Erika Geiss and Robert Kosowski. Note: there is only one Republican candidate on the Primary ballot (Brenda Jones), and because there is no challenger, she did not participate in the forum.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Livonia Civic Central Library Auditorium
32777 Five Mile
Livonia, MI, 48154
Candidate's Forum - 11th Congressional District. The public is invited to attend this 2-part forum for the Republican candidates (6:30-7:25pm) and the Democratic candidates (7:35-8:30pm) running for the 11th District Congressional seat. If you would like to suggest questions for the candidates, you may email the League at The forum guidelines for candidates and the audience can be found here.
Thursday, June 28, 2018-Sunday, July 1, 2018
Chicago LWVUS 53rd National Convention. For more information about the national convention, click here
Saturday, August 25, 2018
St. Marys Cultural & Banquet Center
18700 Merriman
Livonia, Mi 48152
Women's Equality Day Luncheon. Women's Equality Day is celebrated every year on the Saturday closest to August 26th which is the day in 1920 when the 19th Amendment was passed giving women the right to vote. This year the luncheon will be held on Saturday, August 25th 11:30 am + 2:30 pm at St. Mary's Cultural and Banquet Center at 18100 Merriman, Livonia 48152. The keynote speaker is Lisa Brown, Oakland County Clerk and former Michigan State Representative, whose talk title is "Keeping the Momentum Going." Luncheon: $30. Reservation deadline: Aug. 15th. Call 248-355-5233 or 734-425-3572 for more information.
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Greenmead Historical Park
League's 2018 Auction. It's never too early to get this fun event (and the League's major fundraiser on your calendar!
Friday, May 17, 2019-Saturday, May 19, 2018
Embassy Suites
19525 Victory Parkway
Livonia, MI 48152
LWVMI's State Convention. The Northwest Wayne County League will be host League for this event to which all members are invited.