As a nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization, the Detroit Lakes Area League of Women Voters strives to provide educational opportunities in which all points of view are heard and respected with a common goal of understanding and building consensus. Our policy is that when one elected official or candidate or a political party declines to participate, the League's event goes on as planned. The reason for this is two-fold: our primary mission is voter education and civic engagement; and, the League and voters cannot be forced to cancel events by those who refuse to appear.
Does a public library play a vital role in Detroit Lakes? Stop in on any given day and you'll see infants and their new mothers using language and rhythm to help in brain development or a box of books being delivered by a volunteer to residents of a retirement home. At a computer, a librarian is helping a young man apply for a job online. He's at the library because his rural residence does not have affordable internet access.