The digital version of the Voter Guide is here! It will still be a few days before we have the print version, but while we are waiting, share this link, or the downloaded file, with as many people and groups as you can. We know that communications from someone we know are received much better and are more influential than emails, calls or texts from someone we don’t know. So let’s get this out there!
Native Vote Town Hall
Sept. 24, 7:00 p.m. (TONIGHT)
Activist initiatives from WCDP members are bearing fruit all over the state. The Anishinaabek Caucus of the MDP, whose Chair and founder is Ypsi Precinct Delegate Andrea Pierce, has made great strides in the 2 years it has existed. It has spurred tribal members to sit on commissions and boards and run for office, and brought attention to the continued use of native stereotypes in sports. It is now launching its biggest effort, a statewide series of Town Halls to rally the Native vote. (Visit our calendar for information on tonight’s town hall.) Tribal Sovereignty and the great strides in tribal government that have been made over the last few decades are under threat, as are natural resources. Tribal activists have been among the strongest defenders of the environment, leading the fight against Line 5 and other damaging developments.
The Next General Membership Meeting
Oct. 3, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Next month’s Community Forum and General Membership Meeting will focus on housing access and affordability in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County. More information can be found here.
Satellite City Clerk Office at UM Museum of Art (UMMA)
Beginning Tuesday, September 22, the City Clerk’s Office, in partnership with the University of Michigan Museum of Art, will be open for the campus community to register to vote, request absentee ballots (no-reason needed) and drop off voted ballots. The satellite office is open M-F, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Stenn Gallery on the first floor. The satellite office will also be open Saturdays, October 24 and 31 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday, November 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday, November 3 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. After 4 p.m. Monday, ballots will only be available to those registering in person. Read more.
Final Endorsement List
The Washtenaw County Democratic Party held its final endorsement meeting via Zoom on Monday, September 21 to endorse additional candidates for the 2020 General Election. Here is the final 2020 WCDP endorsement list.
Sheriff Clayton on Policing
Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton was recently on the Everyday Justice podcast to talk about policing, race, and mass incarceration. Listen here.
Reminder: First Presidential Debate
Sept. 29, 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
The first debate will take place at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. It will be hosted by Chris Wallace, the anchor of “Fox News Sunday.” The Washington Post will have an uninterrupted live stream the day of the debate.
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