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A weekly, non-partisan web-series about Michigan Elections

Weekly sessions will be held through November and feature department staff and experts discussing a range of non-partisan election topics including helpful voter how-tos, a deep-dive into how Michigan elections are run, and tips for how voters and partners can help prepare their communities for election season. Seats to the live sessions are limited. Select the links below to sign-up to attend, or to submit a question for our hosts to answer live on the call. A replay recording will be available after the call.

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All registered voters are eligible to vote by mail

To use the Online Absent Voter Ballot application tool below, you need to be registered to vote in Michigan and have a valid Michigan driver’s license or state ID. If you need to register to vote, click on “Registering To Vote.” If you don’t have a Michigan driver’s license or state ID but you are registered to vote, go to “Absentee Voting” for more info

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Protect the Earth with your vote

Nixon created the EPA. John McCain and Joe Lieberman sponsored bipartisan climate legislation, supported by McCain’s sidekick Lindsay Graham. Then, many believed in climate change. Now, there is one way to protect the planet, and who you vote for matters. Currently, we have one party that supports climate change legislation, with a president working his darndest to get climate change legislation over the finish line. Sadly, the climate has become a partisan issue at the federal and state levels.
At the state level in Michigan, “The Michigan Council on Climate Solutions (Climate Council), alongside other experts and stakeholders, have been working under the leadership of the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) to come up with recommendations to Governor Whitmer that will ensure Michigan’s place in a greener, healthier future. Drawing on Michigan’s unique assets, the draft MI Healthy Climate Plan helps position Michigan to be a leader in the clean energy and advanced automotive transition and builds on progress the state, private industry, and numerous local communities are making toward Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s goal of achieving economy-wide carbon neutrality by 2050.”
The plan is to benefit from federal infrastructure dollars to make Michigan a leader. In addition, support from the private sector will also help position Michigan as a leader in environmentally beneficial projects.
The Ecology Center of Ann Arbor participated in several Working Groups that helped develop the core recommendations in the draft plan. Public comment on the plan is open through Friday, February 14. EGLE has a virtual listening session, where oral comments will be recorded on February 8 from 6 to 8 pm. Click here to register. Along with voting for the planet, participating in its good health is equally important. So please vote appropriately, make public comments about this plan and protect our home, earth. – Ecology Center

After Texas Republicans imposed a draconian abortion ban, these corporations sent checks. And a few still oppose the ban.

On May 19, 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) signed legislation banning virtually all abortions in Texas and creating a system of vigilante justice to enforce the ban.
  • CVS Health donated $72,500 to the sponsors of Texas’ abortion bill since 2018.
  • AT&T donated $80,000 to key proponents of Texas’ abortion ban. While on August 26 celebrating “Women’s Equality Day,” saying it was “a day to reflect on the many challenges women in our society still face to achieve equity.” The company said that it believed “empowered women are key to the success of their communities.”
  • AT&T donated $50,000 directly from its corporate treasury to the Texas Senate Republican Caucus. They are the single largest donor. On December 14, 2021, AT&T’s PAC donated $30,000 to House Speaker Dade Phelan (R), who marshaled Texas’ abortion ban through the House.
  • PepsiCo donated $15,000 to the Texas GOP. The company publicly touts its commitment to “empowering women in the workplace, marketplace and community.”
  • Walmart donated $10,000 to Texas Republicans responsible for abortion ban. While on Twitter, the company declared that “[e]mpowering women creates shared value: it’s good for society, and it’s good for business.”
  • The latest filings with the Texas Ethics Commission also revealed several other major corporate donations to Texas Republicans after the abortion ban was enacted in May 2021.
  • Ford donated $5,000 to Phelan on December 5, 2021.
  • Zillow donated $5,000 to the Texas Senate Republican Caucus on December 28, 2021.
  • Allstate donated $3,000 to Phelan on October 20, 2021.
  • Exelon donated $10,000 to Phelan on October 27, 2021, and $10,000 to the Texas House Republican Caucus on November 30, 2021
  • Koch Industries donated $10,000 to Phelan on December 5, 2021, and $5,000 to Patrick on December 9, 2021.
  • USAA donated $20,000 to Patrick on October 10, 2021, and $2,500 to the Texas House Republican Caucus on December 31, 2021.
  • United HealthCare donated $5,000 to the Texas House Republican Caucus on November 30, 2021.
  • UPS donated $7,500 to the Texas House Republican Caucus on December 31, 2021.
Several dozen other companies — including Netflix, Yelp, and Lyft — have signed a statement opposing Texas’ abortion ban. “Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health, independence, and economic stability of our workers and customers,” the companies said. Read more here. – Popular Information

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