October 11th Conference
Join Common Cause Michigan in Traverse City for an all-day conference on Campaign Finance and Election Reform in partnership with the Michigan Campaign Finance Network and the Michigan Center for Election Law. Enjoy series of presentations on the current state of the law and proposals for change, brought together by top judicial, labor, legislative and progressive leaders from across the state. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from Michigan's leading experts and share your ideas for fixing Michigan's broken electoral system.
Election 2013 in Detroit
Common Cause Michigan will be leading an effort to recruit and train poll monitors in the city of Detroit. Poll monitors are non-partisan volunteers (not representing any political candidates) that stand outside of polling locations and get help for voters if needed. If a voter experiences difficulty voting, is in the wrong place, or has been turned away for any reason, our volunteers will alert Election Protection legal assistance.
Call 866-OUR-VOTE to see if you are registered to vote, find your polling location, and to report incidents encountered at the polls. The hotline can deploy volunteer attorneys to polling locations if needed to make sure every eligible voter is able to vote on Election Day (November 5th, 2013). Call (888) VE-Y-VOTA for assistance in Spanish.
Thanks to the support of our members, we are redoubling our efforts to promote transparency, ethics, and accountability in government by reinvesting in our advocacy work in Lansing as well as in several local governments across Michigan.
There is no shortage of opportunities to promote long-overdue changes for how we do business in Michigan, and no shortage of work ahead to make sure these reforms are enacted and enforced.
We look forward to working with you to bring transparency to government, protect people’s right to vote and end pay-to-pay politics in Michigan once and for all.
Common Cause Michigan
Melanie McElroy, Executive Director
P.O. Box 8494
Royal Oak, MI 48068