Tag: vote

To my fellow Muslims: 2018 is our wake up call

To my fellow Muslims: 2018 is our wake up call

The Michigan primaries are looming close and I have one request for my fellow Muslims: Please vote! With all that’s on the line and with all that is happening in our country today, the last thing we need is for our community to sit out another election because we feel that our vote doesn’t matter. Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election by […]

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The surest way to ensure fair, corruption-free elections is probably not what you think

The surest way to ensure fair, corruption-free elections is probably not what you think

The following guest post was written by Friend of the Blog Barb Byrum (D-Onondaga). Barb is currently serving her second term as the Ingham County Clerk. Before that, Clerk Byrum served in the Michigan House of Representatives for six years. She currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee of the Michigan Association of County Clerks (MACC) and also […]

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The 2016 Michigan Progressive Voter Guide is out, an essential resource for every progressive voter in our state

The 2016 Michigan Progressive Voter Guide is out, an essential resource for every progressive voter in our state

Although Eclectablog is largely out of the business of running ads on the site (in favor of being completely reader and partner supported), you may have noticed the burgundy banner up there to the right of our logo for “MIVoterGuide.com“. That’s because this election is too important and too complicated to be either sitting on the sidelines or making the […]

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GUEST POST: You get what you vote for so take a look at how “they operate” before you vote

GUEST POST: You get what you vote for so take a look at how “they operate” before you vote

“What happened to your family was terrible, but I didn’t do anything to you.” Yes. Yes you did. The following guest post was written by Tali Wendrow of Oakland County. I had spent much of my adult life trying (not always successfully) to keep my political views quiet, at least in public fora. Oh sure, I’d let ‘er rip at […]

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No, Washington Post, President Obama didn’t “suggest requiring everyone to vote”

No, Washington Post, President Obama didn’t “suggest requiring everyone to vote”

Ya gotta admit, it’s terrific clickbait, though, right? Yesterday, the Washington Post ran a piece titled “Obama suggests requiring everyone to vote”. It was total clickbait that went nuts on Facebook. Other media outlets followed suit but it was the WashPo piece that went viral. And it’s pretty provocative, right? I mean, what sort of dictator would take away your […]

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GUEST POST: Saving Pure Michigan with your vote

GUEST POST: Saving Pure Michigan with your vote

Could this be the end of Pure Michigan? The following guest post was written by Janis Bobrin, Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner from 1989 to 2012. The Pure Michigan advertising campaign is so compelling because it touches on a fundamental Michigan value – the sense of place fostered by the state’s majestic waters, lands, fish and wildlife. No one who […]

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Tell everyone why you’re voting Democratic on Nov. 4th

Tell everyone why you’re voting Democratic on Nov. 4th

There are still undecided votes to be won for Democrats. Now is the time to make your case. I know regular readers of Eclectablog are fully aware that Election Day is next week. A lot of you are the same people who are knocking on doors, making phone calls and doing whatever you can to help get out the vote. […]

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If you’re being helped by the Affordable Care Act, thank the Democrats with your vote

If you’re being helped by the Affordable Care Act, thank the Democrats with your vote

Wisconsin woman who couldn’t get insurance without Obamacare urges everyone to remember who supported the law on Election Day. Jenell Larson is a healthy 61-year-old woman who could not buy insurance at any price due to a single illness in her 30s — an illness that was treated successfully. But thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare, she […]

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VIDEO: #TurnOutForWhat – Why are YOU turning out to vote on November 4th?

VIDEO: #TurnOutForWhat – Why are YOU turning out to vote on November 4th?

So much awesomeness in one short video from RockTheVote.org: Why are YOU turning out to vote on November 4th?

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Are you better off than you were four years ago?  Well, are you, really?

Are you better off than you were four years ago? Well, are you, really?

1980 was the first year I was able to vote in a presidential election and, with chest puffed out, off I went to the polls to vote for Jimmy Carter on November 4, 1980. It began a long, sad slide for me personally as the country was electing Republicans at a record pace, and I seemingly was voting for people […]

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Michigan Dems make major move to increase Michiganders’ access to the ballot through online absentee ballot application

Michigan Dems make major move to increase Michiganders’ access to the ballot through online absentee ballot application

As Republicans around the country work hard to restrict voter access, Democrats are doing the opposite. On the same day a federal judge forced Ohio to reopen early voting for its residents, the Michigan Democratic Party announced an important and major step forward in helping Michiganders access the ballot by apply for them online using a mobile device (smartphone or […]

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