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Michigan Can Do More in 2024

Common Cause is encouraging both Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Legislature to continue to prioritize our democracy and safeguard our elections this year.

Voting & Elections 11.30.2023

Michigan Becomes First State to Register People to Vote as They Leave Prison

Today, Michigan became the first state to automatically register people to vote as they leave prison. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed into law House Bill 4983 requiring Michigan’s secretary of state to coordinate with the Department of Corrections to register people upon their release from prison as part of an expansion of the state’s automatic voter registration (AVR) program.

Money & Influence 10.30.2023

Michigan Legislature Must ‘Prioritize Transparency’ In Passing Financial Disclosure Laws

LANSING, MI — Following the Michigan Legislature’s introduction of HB 5248 - 5258 and SB 613 - 616 — two separate bill packages seeking to define which state officials and their immediate family should disclose their financials to the public and how — Common Cause Michigan is calling on the Legislature to pass legislation implementing comprehensive disclosure requirements.

Voting & Elections 08.30.2023

Michigan Must ‘Finish the Job’ on Protecting Democracy

LANSING, MI — This morning, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer gave her “What’s Next” address to the public and legislature. Among several issues, Gov. Whitmer highlighted the importance of protecting the “health of democracy” heading into the upcoming fall legislative session. Of note, the governor called on the legislature to shore up election laws targeting voter safety.

DePerno, Rendon’s Charging in Ballot Tampering Case Renew Common Cause Calls for Accountability in Investigation

LANSING, MI — This afternoon, former GOP Michigan Attorney General candidate Matthew DePerno and former MI state Rep. Daire Rendon were criminally charged in an alleged tabulator tampering scheme.

Voting & Elections 06.15.2023

Today ‘Marks A Huge Win For Democracy’ in Michigan Following Passing of Elections Bills

LANSING, Mich. — Yesterday, the Michigan House and Senate passed several bills implementing Prop 2, a voting reform ballot measure.

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