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Common Cause Michigan Issues Statement After FBI Arrest of GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Ryan Kelley

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Voting & Elections 06.9.2022

Common Cause Michigan Issues Statement After FBI Arrest of GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Ryan Kelley

This afternoon, the FBI arrested Michigan gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelley in Allendale. Kelley has been charged with a misdemeanor in relation to the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol. Kelley is alleged to have entered and engaged in disorderly conduct, as well as physical violence during the insurrection.

Voting & Elections 06.4.2022

Common Cause Michigan Issues Statement After State Supreme Court Rules Against GOP Gubernatorial Candidates’ Appeal to Remain on Primary Ballot

Voting & Elections 11.3.2021

Michigan State Democrats Introduce Voting Rights Package

Earlier this morning, Michigan Democrats introduced a nine-bill package of pro-voter bills that protect the freedom to vote. The bills will help ensure Michiganders are informed about their voting rights, have options for how they cast their ballot, and provide election clerks with the tools to ensure our elections continue to run smoothly.

Voting & Elections 10.29.2021

Michigan Governor Vetoes Pair of Voter Suppression Bills

Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed amended versions of SB 303 and SB 304, legislation that would have made it more difficult for voters to cast a ballot on Election Day and to have their vote be counted. The bills were passed on a strictly partisan basis.

Voting & Elections 08.19.2021

Community and Environmental Organizations Partner with Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson to Call for Action on Voting Rights.

Over 100 Michiganders joined Common Cause Michigan, the Sierra Club, Community Alliance for the People, Detroit Disability Power, and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson for a digital event highlighting the importance of protecting voting rights in Michigan and the country.

Voting & Elections 08.9.2021

More Than 100 Michiganders Compete in Olympic-themed Relay in Support of The For The People Act

"The reforms in the 'For the People Act' are overwhelmingly popular across the political spectrum," said Quentin Turner, Program Director of Common Cause Michigan. "The bill draws from policies that have long had bipartisan support at both federal and state levels, including Michigan’s Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission."

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