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This story was originally published by CBS News Detroit.

Longtime League leader and voting rights advocate Mildred Madison passed away at the age of 97.

This letter to the editor was originally published in The Morning Sun.

Theresa Turner from the League of Women Voters of Mt. Pleasant Area wrote about elections in Michigan.

This story was originally published in the Manistee News Advocate.

The League of Women Voters Manistee County will team up with the Manistee County Clerk's Office and the Vogue Theatre this week to register high school seniors to vote.

In June 2022, the US Supreme Court ruled in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey and ending the federal constitutional right to abortion. As the Supreme Court no longer recognizes the right to abortion as protected by the US Constitution, this ruling makes state constitutional amendments even more significant, leaving the right to abortion up to federal or state laws. 

This article was originally published by Public News Service.

The midterm elections are coming up on Nov. 8, and advocates are reminding Michiganders to plan now on how, when, and where they will cast their ballots.

In November of 2018, voters passed ballot initiatives in three states to curb gerrymandering by reforming the redistricting process. Four years later, as redistricting battles once again sweep the nation, it’s time to look back at what those initiatives accomplished, and what still needs to be done.