We Can't Afford Voter Suppression in Michigan
The right to vote is at risk for many in Michigan – and your state representative is to blame. Right now, they are poised to quickly pass dangerous legislation intended to restrict and suppress access to the ballot box.
It’s Time to Make Voting More Accessible and Secure in Michigan
Recently, I visited Alabama with the Faith and Politics Institute for Congressman John Lewis’ Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage. We visited civil rights monuments in Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama, before heading to Selma to commemorate Bloody Sunday. As we reflected on the rights that were so bravely fought for on that Sunday decades ago, we recognized that the fight continues on across the country. In Michigan, we’re taking the fight to the ballot and aiming to ensure all can vote. We want to make voting more accessible, secure, and fair for all Michiganders.
Three Michigan House Bills Threaten Our Right to Vote
Lame duck session in Michigan always brings challenges. Last week, on the heels of a truly concerning presidential election that will without a doubt have chilling consequences for our most basic constitutional rights, term-limited Representative Lisa Lyons, R - Alto, introduced bills to further restrict and suppress access to the voting booth.
Letter: Detroit City Clerk, Stop Misleading Detroit Voters About Need to Bring Picture ID to the Polls
The ACLU of Michigan sent a letter to Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey urging her to share correct information about Michigan's Voter ID law.
ACLU of Michigan Kicks Off 2016 “Let Me Vote” Campaign to Educate, Empower the Electorate
DETROIT—Hoping to eliminate confusion at the ballot box in November, the ACLU of Michigan on Monday kicked off its "Let Me Vote 2016" campaign to provide voting-rights information to communities, organizations and individuals across the state. Campaign materials are available at www.aclumich.org/letmevote.
Democracy Watch: A Project That Fights for Democracy
Another blog. That’s just what the world has been crying out for, right? Yet another blog. Especially one that doesn’t yet have a name, and is still searching for the right voice. A permanent home with a web page of its own also remains in the future. And actual, substantial content … that too is yet to come.
Other than that, though, everything is good to go.
So, let's begin this experiment in nonprofit journalism by turning to the traditional five Ws -- who, what, when, where, why -- and scrambling their order, going straight to the last one first.
Second Anniversary of Switch to Flint River Sees Too Little Progress in Ending Water Crisis
In 2015, to mark the first anniversary of Flint’s fateful switch to river water, about 100 Flint residents marched through their city’s downtown in protest.
“Stop poisoning the children,” was one of the refrains they chanted on a cold and blustery day.
Barely anyone noticed. The protestors were literally shouting into the wind.
Things have certainly changed since then.
Here's To Flint: Documentary on Flint Water Crisis
The ACLU of Michigan documentary “Here’s To Flint” is a searing examination of the origins of the Flint water crisis and the determined efforts of Flint residents, activists and researchers to learn the truth about the city’s lead-contaminated drinking water.
Amid Flint Water Crisis, ACLU, Activists Call for Deportation Relief for Immigrants
DETROIT—More than 60 children's rights, public health, and immigrant advocacy organizations today sent a joint letter urging the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to offer relief from deportation and to immediately and publicly suspend all immigration-enforcement activity to protect families exposed to lead poisoning as a result of the continuing water crisis in Flint, Mich.