League of Women Voters of Grand Traverse Area – Crawford County Unit (LWVGTA-CCU)
Marcia Koppa, Crawford County Unit Chair
Year Began: 2017
How many staff/volunteers do you employ? 4
Responding to interest in nonpartisan voter information, the Grand Traverse Area LWV offered to sponsor a unit in Crawford County, therefore the CCU was formed in 2017. Since then, we have worked together to inform citizens and high school students, register new voters, engage candidates in forums and observe local governmental meetings.
What product or service does your business provide?
Voter Services such as Voter Registration Drives, Voter Election Information in print and online and Voter Advocacy; local, Michigan and National issues. We neither support nor oppose any candidate or political party.
What is a product/service that you provide that people may not know?
VOTE411.org offers candidates the opportunity to respond to questions pertinent to their candidacy. Millage and ballot proposals are presented and explained. They Represent You brochures can be found in county, city, and township buildings. Chock full of information, they give contact info of all Crawford County elected officials.
What is a unique fact about your business that people may not know?
The League of Women Voters is not just for women. Men have been welcomed as members since 1970! The League is 101 years old. Many of the founders of the LWV began as suffragists, literally putting their lives on the line so that that half of the adults in the country could go to the polls and vote.
Additional information you wish to share:
The League has partnered with Promote the Vote and the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.