Michigan, Michigan Democrats — October 19, 2012 at 6:27 am

Michigan progressive voters: Be responsible and get informed


The following guest post is by Chad Cyrowski and my good pals at Progress Michigan. They have done the research and put together a fine voters guide for some of the ballot initiatives on the Michigan 2012 ballot along with a new website to help you get informed. I endorse their selections.

– Chris

31 myths in 41 minutes.

That’s how many times Mitt Romney lied, stretched, and fabricated his own truth in the last debate. He even lied about his infamous “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt” prescription for Michigan’s auto industry.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. In Michigan, well-heeled special interests backed by large corporations and wealthy individuals will spend millions of dollars on slick TV ads to get your support. So the Michigan League of Responsible Voters is taking their case directly to Michigan’s voters with a no-nonsense ballot proposal guide. Be responsible. Get informed. Check it out at LeagueOfResponsibleVoters.org.

The best voter is an informed voter, and an informed voter is a responsible voter. This year, Michiganders will see several extremely important proposals at the ballot box. And to be a responsible voter, we all need to get informed.

The Michigan League of Responsible Voters has gathered and organized endorsements from organizations around the state with short, simple write-ups so you know what your vote will mean for Michigan’s future. You can print out a copy of the non-partisan Ballot Guide and email a copy to your friends, family, and co-workers.

The Ballot Guide indicates which organizations have taken a position on Proposals 1-5, and includes responses from the following groups: AFT Michigan; Alliance for Immigrants Rights/Michigan Organizing Project; Clean Water Action; Equality Michigan; Michigan Education Association; Michigan AFL-CIO; Michigan Disability Rights Coalition; Michigan Environmental Council; Michigan League for Public Policy; Michigan League of Conservation Voters; Progress Michigan; Sierra Club; UAW; and many others.

Check out the Michigan League of Responsible Voters website, LIKE them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.