The Two V’s of the Midterm Election

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PEG 12th Congressional District Newsletter 285

Twenty-seven days until the midterm election on November 8, now is the time to Volunteer and Vote if you care about the fate of our democracy. 

Voters Not Politicians                                                               

Particularly crucial is Proposition 2, a ballot proposal also known as Promote the Vote, which provides safeguards to the electoral process. It will put significant voting rights directly into the Michigan Constitution, thereby enhancing the integrity of our elections and protecting the vote of every eligible Michigan voter.

We must promote Proposition 2 by canvassing at every opportunity. Promote the Vote is in desperate need of more volunteers. If you are interested in contributing to this effort, please go to Remember, those who wish to suppress the vote haven’t lost time, going on the street and airwaves with outright lies. We must counteract their duplicity.

One Campaign For Michigan                                                                                

Another avenue for volunteerism is through the ONE Campaign for Michigan. On their website, you can sign up to talk to voters both about the two vital propositions (Promote the Vote and Reproductive Rights) and a wonderful slate of Democratic candidates, most notably, of course, Governor Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist, both running for reelection. 

If you sign up to campaign and you’re nervous about calling strangers, never fear. You’ll receive training on phone-banking with an expert over Zoom.


If you wish to volunteer in the safety of your own home, you can do so through the website, Describing themselves as a “digital movement,” they and their army of volunteers are dedicated to opposing the GOP’s network of lies on social media. DemCast uses Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to message the truth. You can join this effort by going to their website.

Promote the Vote – Support Prop 2

Volunteer, Learn more about Why we need to Vote YES on Prop 2, and Donate!

To Volunteer, Click HERE

Why Vote YES on Prop 2?

Donate Here

Sources for Prop 2 images to download and share!

Source 1

Source 2

Source 3

Events and Ways to GOTV

Sending letters for an hour can be an important contribution to electing your candidates 

Want to know which candidates for nonpartisan offices share your values?

Your friends and neighbors want to know who to vote for as well. Learn how you can find out and help others do so too, by emailing It’s easy and important.

Join Virtual Phone Bank with “One Campaign for Michigan

Each phonebank shift begins with a quick training over Zoom with an organizer who will walk you through the phonebanking process and answer any questions you may have. Daily shifts now through November election. Sign up for a shift here today!

Visit the PEG website for the full list and details of Upcoming Events

More ACTION items and things to read, watch, and listen to

Watch the final house hearing from 9/28 about January 6 Attack

Check out this short TikTok interview of My Pillow Guy (Mike Lindell) interview by Distill Social. You can file this one under Election disinformation.

Good News

PEG has a new contributor!

The creator of these cartoons is Fred Clark, a resident of mid-Michigan.. His first career was as a newspaper artist with the Tallahassee Democrat. Subsequently he fell in love with computer animation and interactive multimedia which he taught at the college level. We hope and expect he will be a regular contributor to this newsletter.

Register to Vote here

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  • Track an absentee ballot, and more

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  • Absentee ballot status
  • All voter district information

Ballot preview* – View

  • Allows you to view your upcoming ballot
  • The nonpartisan portion does NOT show party affiliation
  • If you live in Washtenaw County, the 2022 Democratic Voter Guide provides suggestions for partisan and non-partisan races.

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Write us at if you would like help create our weekly newsletter OR if you would like to be a guest contributor! It’s fun and no ongoing commitment is required.


A special thanks to our newsletter contributors: Ellen Halter, Leslie McGraw, Leslie Kamil, Lisa Kamil, Richard Gaeth, Bette Cotzin, Bernie Banet, Fred Clark, and Chuck Newman for their contributions and help preparing our newsletters. PEG is a (somewhat) non-partisan volunteer organization whose mission is to assure that our government will treat all Americans with equality and acceptance. PEG’s work is primarily done by recruiting, educating and nurturing supporters for worthy organizations, actions and events that reflect our beliefs.  To subscribe to this free weekly newsletter, go to our sign up form by clicking here.

DemCast is an advocacy-based 501(c)4 nonprofit. We have made the decision to build a media site free of outside influence. There are no ads. We do not get paid for clicks. If you appreciate our content, please consider a small monthly donation.

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