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.
Distill Social hosted a free advance screening of the new motion picture, Call Jane, based on the inspiring story of the women in Chicago who organized to help those who needed abortions. An enthusiastic crowd of 600 enjoyed the movie and learned how to reach out to other voters, talking to volunteers from the Reproductive Freedom for All campaign (Prop 3), and Promote the Vote (Prop 2).
Are you confused by the three Michigan Ballot Proposals? If so, you’re not the only one. Here is a little cheat sheet for each of the three Proposals.
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.
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
Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, it is essential to get the 425,059 required signatures for this petition to prevent Michigan from becoming a state where abortion is a felony. There is a risk of this not going on the ballot in November if the required number of signatures isn’t reached.
Promote the Vote aims to advance voting rights for the people of Michigan. However, it is imperative that we get enough signatures this final weekend. Places to sign petition are inside (by date, then location):
The first attempt at anti-lynching legislation occurred in 1900 when Rep George White (R-NC) — the only black member of Congress at the time — introduced legislation that would have prosected lynchings at the federal level. Since that time, anti-lynching bills were introduced and failed nearly 200 times! Between 1882 and 1968 more than 4000…
After being held up in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for eight months, the nomination of Deborah Lipstadt to be the State Department’s envoy to combat and monitor antisemitism is heading to the Senate for a vote. The committee vote was 13-9 with two Republican Senators, Mitt Romney of Utah and Marco Rubio of Florida,…
by Leslie Kamil, OTR/L, MS, JD How petitions work in Michigan Michigan citizens can file a petition with the state government to establish a new law, repeal a newly-enacted law through a referendum or amend the state’s constitution. Groups that want new legislation or a constitutional amendment must submit a copy of their petition to…