Bringing Experience in Action to VNP’s Board

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Voters Not Politicians boasts an impressive track record of success and leadership when it comes to voting rights reforms in Michigan. And we’re proud to say that Board Member Dana Thompson boasts the same level of proven experience and leadership in public service and community building.  Dana Thompson first learned about Voters Not Politicians during […]

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How to get your elected officials to listen to you

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In 2016, Michigan’s congressional districts were among the most gerrymandered in the country, heavily favoring Republicans despite Democrats winning equal or more votes in local races. Frustrated, a group of Michigan voters with no political experience connected via Facebook to create a grassroots anti-gerrymandering campaign called Voters Not Politicians, collecting over 400,000 signatures in support of a ballot […]

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Experts warn of anti-democratic peril from upcoming SCOTUS case

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Despite seeing progress in advancing voting rights in the last several years, the organization that spearheaded the 2018 initiative that created the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission says an upcoming case before the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) threatens to undo that effort — and much more. Voters Not Politicians (VNP) held a panel discussion Wednesday night to […]

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It’s official: Abortion, voting rights proposals will be on Michigan’s Nov. ballot

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The two Republicans on the Board of State Canvassers who voted against certifying the Reproductive Freedom for All (RFFA) and Promote the Vote (PTV) ballot proposals insisted Friday morning there was “nothing partisan” about their decision. Moments later, they followed a Michigan Supreme Court order to certify the proposals. With the final certification, which received […]

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Voters in Michigan will decide whether to protect abortion this November

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Voters in Michigan will decide whether to amend the state constitution to include protections for abortion access this November following a contentious battle over including two petition-driven proposals on the ballot. The Michigan Supreme Court voted Thursday evening 5-2 to order the inclusion of the measure on the ballot. It was certified by the state’s […]

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VNP Veteran Seeks Newcomers to the Board

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As Voters Not Politicians continues to expand and evolve, we’re always working to grow our circle of volunteers and supporters. Board member Ed Aboufadel recognizes that our Board of Directors should be just as diverse as the Michiganders we represent. He’s working to help make that happen. When Ed first joined the Board of Voters […]

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Voters Not Politicians’ Pro-Voter Endorsements!

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In case you missed the announcement last month, Voters Not Politicians completed the evaluation process and chose 58 candidates to receive a Pro-Voter endorsement! Voting is fundamental to representative government; it is essential that elections are accessible to all who take the time and responsibility to cast their ballots.  Our path to these endorsements started […]

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Gearing up to Protect Our Elections: Become a Poll Challenger Today!

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In partnership with Promote the Vote’s Election Protection Program, the Voters Ed Fund is launching a full-scale Non-Partisan Poll Challenger and Observer Recruitment Program for the November 8th General Election! We are committed to recruiting and training volunteers to protect voters’ rights and help keep Michigan’s elections safe, free, fair, and transparent.  Voters Ed Fund’s […]

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Two Conservative-Backed Initiative Campaigns Submit Signatures. What Happens Now?

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LANSING—Let MI Kids Learn, an initiative drive that would set up a tax-incentivized school voucher program, submitted signatures on Wednesday to the Michigan Board of State Canvassers in hopes that the Republican-controlled legislature can unilaterally pass the package by the end of the year. The DeVos-funded proposal joins Secure MI Vote in pushing for a swift […]

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Voters Not Politicians setting sights on GOP election deniers

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The campaign that created a state independent redistricting commission is focusing now on the November races for public office. Voters Not Politicians’ political action committee plans to oppose candidates who are election deniers. Jamie Lyons-Eddy with Voters Not Politicians said the Voters Action Committee will choose candidates based on answers to a questionnaire, candidates’ public […]

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