Voting Rights

Three Michigan House Bills Threaten Our Right to Vote

Three Michigan House Bills Threaten Our Right to Vote

2016-12-05 00:00:00

Lame duck session in Michigan always brings challenges.  Last week, on the heels of a truly concerning presidential election that will without a doubt have chilling consequences for our most basic constitutional rights, term-limited Representative Lisa Lyons, R - Alto, introduced bills to further restrict and suppress access to the voting booth. 

Letter: Detroit City Clerk, Stop Misleading Detroit Voters About Need to Bring Picture ID to the Polls

Letter: Detroit City Clerk, Stop Misleading Detroit Voters About Need to Bring Picture ID to the Polls

2016-11-07 00:00:00

The ACLU of Michigan sent a letter to Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey urging her to share correct information about Michigan's Voter ID law.

Letter to Detroit City Clerk: Stop Misleading Detroit Voters About Need to Bring Picture ID to the Polls 

ACLU of Michigan Kicks Off 2016 “Let Me Vote” Campaign to Educate, Empower the Electorate

ACLU of Michigan Kicks Off 2016 “Let Me Vote” Campaign to Educate, Empower the Electorate

2016-08-08 00:00:00

DETROIT—Hoping to eliminate confusion at the ballot box in November, the ACLU of Michigan on Monday kicked off its "Let Me Vote 2016" campaign to provide voting-rights information to communities, organizations and individuals across the state. Campaign materials are available at www.aclumich.org/letmevote.

Democracy Watch: A Project That Fights for Democracy

Democracy Watch: A Project That Fights for Democracy

2014-01-27 00:00:00

Another blog. That’s just what the world has been crying out for, right? Yet another blog. Especially one that doesn’t yet have a name, and is still searching for the right voice. A permanent home with a web page of its own also remains in the future. And actual, substantial content … that too is yet to come.

Other than that, though, everything is good to go.

So, let's begin this experiment in nonprofit journalism by turning to the traditional five Ws -- who, what, when, where, why -- and scrambling their order, going straight to the last one first.

Second Anniversary of Switch to Flint River Sees Too Little Progress in Ending Water Crisis

Second Anniversary of Switch to Flint River Sees Too Little Progress in Ending Water Crisis

2016-04-25 00:00:00

In 2015, to mark the first anniversary of Flint’s fateful switch to river water, about 100 Flint residents marched through their city’s downtown in protest.

“Stop poisoning the children,” was one of the refrains they chanted on a cold and blustery day.

Barely anyone noticed. The protestors were literally shouting into the wind.

Things have certainly changed since then.

Amid Flint Water Crisis, ACLU, Activists Call for Deportation Relief for Immigrants

Amid Flint Water Crisis, ACLU, Activists Call for Deportation Relief for Immigrants

2016-02-29 00:00:00

DETROIT—More than 60 children's rights, public health, and immigrant advocacy organizations today sent a joint letter urging the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to offer relief from deportation and to immediately and publicly suspend all immigration-enforcement activity to protect families exposed to lead poisoning as a result of the continuing water crisis in Flint, Mich.

Campaign to Ensure Equal Voting Rights for All Citizens

The ACLU of Michigan has spent decades working to challenge regressive voting policies, protect the rights of college students and stand up to intimidating efforts to purge voter rolls. We also work to make sure that each vote counts by opposing voter suppression efforts and seeking to repeal or limit a state “emergency manager” law that has been used to strip voting power from many in Michigan, especially communities of color.

No Picture? You Don’t Count: Fighting Voter Suppression

No Picture? You Don’t Count: Fighting Voter Suppression

2012-02-15 00:00:00

Voting is the fundamental right that our Republic is based on: the imbuement of individuals with the power to rule over others (within fixed time limits, of course).  

That essential right hit a pot-hole yesterday, when the Michigan Senate approved a bill that would require photo ID for voter registration. The Detroit News reports the bill passed along close-to-party lines, with all Democrats voting in opposition with the exception of Sen. Bert Johnson (D-Detroit.

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DETROIT—Hoping to eliminate confusion at the ballot box in November, the ACLU of Michigan on Monday kicked off its "Let Me Vote 2016" campaign to provide...
In 2015, to mark the first anniversary of Flint’s fateful switch to river water, about 100 Flint residents marched through their city’s downtown in protest. “...
The ACLU of Michigan documentary “Here’s To Flint” is a searing examination of the origins of the Flint water crisis and the determined efforts of Flint...
DETROIT—More than 60 children's rights, public health, and immigrant advocacy organizations today sent a joint letter urging the Department of Homeland...
June 25, 2010 Voting Rights
DETROIT – The state of Michigan has agreed to stop two voter-purge programs that unlawfully disfranchised thousands of Michigan voters in violation of federal...
January 29, 2009 Voting Rights
DETROIT – Today, Advancement Project, the American Civil Liberties Union and Pepper Hamilton LLP filed a motion on behalf of Lisa A. Blehm – a Michigan...
October 30, 2008 Voting Rights
CINCINNATI — The U.S. Appeals Court for the Sixth Circuit late Wednesday rejected Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land’s request to stay a lower court...
October 13, 2008 Voting Rights
DETROIT — In a major victory for voting rights, a judge today ruled that Michigan’s voter removal program violates federal law and ordered the state to stop...
September 18, 2008 Voting Rights
DETROIT – Advancement Project, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Michigan and the law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP filed a federal lawsuit late...
July 31, 2008 Voting Rights
DETROIT – In an effort to educate all Michigan residents about recent changes in election law, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan sent a letter to...
November 07, 2001 Voting Rights
Three victories for GLBT rights in Michigan Efforts to deny civil rights protections for GLBT persons in Michigan were defeated by Michigan voters on November...
February 24, 2000 Voting Rights
LANSING — Today, representatives from six university student assemblies announced the filing of a lawsuit to challenge Public Act 118 which requires that a...
If Your Rights Are Violated, call the ACLU  Michigan Voter Rights Polling Place Hours: Polling places are open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Application: At your...
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