Stories tagged: "voting rights"


FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2020, file photo, people carry signs supporting voting rights and former Vice President Joe Biden, during a "Souls to the Polls" march in Model City, Miami. A tough road lies ahead for Biden who will need to chart a path forward to unite a bitterly divided nation and address America’s fraught history of racism that manifested this year through the convergence of three national crises. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
Michigan Voter Turnout Could Tank if These Republican Bills Pass

If Republicans pass these 39 bills, rights that helped Michiganders shatter voter turnout records during the pandemic would be stripped.

Photo courtesy Rep. Darrin Camilleri
This State Rep Calls for More Transparency to Restore Michiganders’ Faith in Government

From forcing political donors out of the shadows to making it easier for Michiganders to see what their government is doing, state Rep. Darrin Camilleri thinks information is key.

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Michiganders Can Help Design Their Own Voting Maps. Here’s How.

Michigan residents are finally drawing their own voting maps and this is how you can help shape your community.

Red pushpin pointing to Detroit city in more than fifty years old map
Michigan Lost an Electoral Vote. It Could Lose More than That if GOP Plans Pass.

If Republicans want to make every vote truly equal, it's time for them to support the end of the Electoral College.

Photo courtesy Erika Geiss
How State Sen. Erika Geiss of Taylor is Fighting Against Republicans’ Voter Suppression

The 39 bills Republicans introduced to curtail voting rights in Michigan was aimed at Wayne County, says Sen. Erika Geiss, but it would hurt rural Michigan too.

Marcia McCoy drops her ballot into a box outside the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
How Michigan Set the Stage for National Voting Rights Reforms

The For the People Act gives more people voices, and Michigan shows why that works.

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2020, file photo, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson speaks in Detroit. More than 5.5 million people voted in Michigan's presidential election — the most ever and the highest percentage of voting-age residents to cast a ballot in 60 years. Benson said Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, it was "particularly inspiring and encouraging" that more than 28,000 people took advantage of a new option and registered and voted on Election Day. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Benson Fights Back Against Voter Suppression

As Republicans continue to focus on proposals to limit voter access, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is focused on making the polling place a little easier.