Great Women of the Great Lakes IX

War Chest 2022 — Opportunity of the Decade

Join us for this fall for Great Women of the Great Lakes IX!

2022 brings new opportunities to elect more women to the Michigan Legislature. We support and mentor the next generation of leaders who value our democracy, livelihoods and reproductive freedoms. Your vote and your dollars matter…let’s get to work!

 

 

Sunday Brunch

September 19th, 1-3 pm

New Open Air Venue:

Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest

1275 Huron Street

Ypsilanti, MI 48197  

*This event will follow COVID-19 public health guidelines

Honorees

Marseille Allen

Marseille Allen

Marseille Allen is a trusted political strategist known for her dedication to grassroots initiatives. She is the founder of The Fairfield Group, LLC, a strategy consultation firm based in Michigan, and served as one of Michigan’s 16 electors in the 2021 Presidential election.  Best known for her commitment to empower all communities, Marseille garnered national and international media attention after creating the WaterForFlint-WFF GoFundMe campaign in wake of the ongoing Flint Water Crisis. Marseille’s team raised more than $60,000 in donations from around the globe, enabling them to deliver to Flint residents more than 300,000 bottles of water, hundreds of filters, food, and other essential supplies. Read more

Lori Carpentier

Lori Carpentier

As President and CEO of PPAM, Carpentier is an advocate for access to quality reproductive health care, and represents the public policy interests of Planned Parenthood patients and supporters across the state. She is recognized in Michigan as a leading expert on women’s reproductive health care and has testified by invitation before Congress and the Michigan State Legislature. Read more 

Gilda Jacobs

Gilda Jacobs

Gilda Jacobs has served as president & CEO of the Michigan League for Public Policy since 2011, following a 30-year career in public service at the local, county and state levels. Gilda has won numerous awards for her work, including being named as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Michigan by Crain’s Detroit Business in 2016 and receiving the Michigan Food Bank Council’s Hunger-Free Award in 2015. Read more

Special Pre-Reception Guest Speaker

Mark Brewer

Mark Brewer

Mark Brewer of Goodman Acker, P.C. received his J.D. from Stanford University Law School in 1981, and his A.B. with honors from Harvard College in 1977.  As a lawyer, Brewer’s principal areas of practice include union-side labor, election, campaign finance and non-profit law. He has been involved in a wide variety of election cases since the 1980s including county, legislative and congressional redistricting, presidential primaries/caucuses, recalls, recounts, ballot access, voter protection on Election Day and the protection of the right to vote a straight party ticket. Brewer’s ballot question work ranges from city to county to statewide on topics from the minimum wage, earned sick leave and community benefits to straight party voting, tax reform, redistricting, campaign finance and ethics reform, and county charter government.

Mark will hold an insider briefing on the Michigan political landscape at a pre-reception event for our Founders Council members and all VIP-level ticket holders.  For information and to buy your tickets, click here.