We are a non-partisan group of concerned citizens who believe that equality and fairness are essential to democracy.

To that end, we endorse organizations that work towards these goals and share ways to support their efforts. We also publish informative articles from trustworthy news sources and information on related events and actions we can take as individuals.

Featured Articles From Our Newsletter

The Right to Not Get Shot Shall Not Be Infringed

I send love to the victims and survivors of last weekend’s massacre at Club Q in Colorado Springs, and I offer my particular support to members of the LGBTQ+ community who are wrestling with unfathomable pain. I also send my love to the victims and survivors of yesterday’s mass shooting at the Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia. 

I’m writing this on a Wednesday. I believe this newsletter will be distributed on Thursday. So, I will take this opportunity to proactively offer my love and support to all who will become victims and survivors between now and the time you eventually read this. It’s come to that. 

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PEG Newsletter – Voting Edition

In this PEG’s special Voting Prep Edition find information on Returning your Absentee Ballot, Training for Pre-Processing Observers, Voter Turnout Training with Chuck Newman, Voting Info for the Homeless, and what to expect in regards to election results.

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We still need Pre-Processing Observers

Training is still available to help monitor absentee ballot pre-processing activities prior to Election Day this year. In light of strong GOP and “Big Lie” scrutiny of this process, we are taking nothing for granted and intend to keep a watchful eye throughout. Click the button to complete the 2022 General Election Absentee Ballot Pre-Processing Observer Availability Form here.

How the Associated Press counts the vote on election night

The U.S. doesn’t have a government agency that tells the nation who’s won an election right away. Every state has its own process for counting votes, and news organizations play a key role.  Learn more HERE. -Associated Press

Why election results may not be known right away

Unlike in many countries, elections in the U.S. are highly decentralized, complex and feature long lists of races, from president and Congress all the way down to local measures and town council seats. Some states give local election offices several weeks before Election Day to process mailed ballots, including checking signatures and verifying ID information. In other states, that process can’t start until Election Day or shortly before, meaning those ballots might not get counted until the next day or even later. Learn more HERE. -Associated Press

Keeping Elections Safe and Fair

from our friends at the Liberal Leadership League

Michigan elections are secure, accurate, and fair. Here is information about voting security and factual information so all Michiganders can have faith in our elections.

https://www.michigan.gov/sos/elections/security

https://www.michigan.gov/sos/faqs/elections-and-campaign-finance/fact-checks

COMBATING MISINFORMATION OR DISRUPTION TO VOTING

If you notice misinformation or see anyone committing voter intimidation, notify an election worker, send an email to misinformation@michigan.gov or call the nonpartisan voter protection hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE. (866-687-8683)

VOTER INTIMIDATION

Voter intimidation is against the law. Help protect our elections by reporting any voter intimidation, harassment, or coercion you witness. Notify an election worker or call the nonpartisan voter protection hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE.

POLLING LOCATION INTIMIDATION

Election Day Polling Location Intimidation is a FELONY punishable by 5 Years in State Prison! If you see anyone committing voter intimidation, send an e-mail to misinformation@michigan.gov or call the voter protection hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE. (866-687-8683)

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