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Michigan voting rights group forms super PAC against ‘election deniers’

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LANSING — A Michigan voting rights advocacy group is forming a super PAC to defeat “election deniers” in the November general election, according to a Thursday press release. The announcement comes two days after the Tuesday primary, which recorded the victory of several statewide and congressional candidates who have repeated the disproved claim the 2020 […]

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Trump-Backed Candidate Wins Michigan GOP Primary, Will Now Face Incumbent Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

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Tudor Dixon’s name will officially be on the ballot for Michigan governor after winning the primary race on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. The conservative media personality led the Republican gubernatorial primary election with the majority of the votes after facing off against four male candidates: Kevin Rinke, Garrett Soldano, Ryan Kelley, and Ralph Rebandt, per NPR. In […]

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Meet an all-around, all of the above VNP volunteer

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Voters Not Politicians relies on all types of supporters to do the difficult work of protecting democracy. That includes donors, board members, volunteers, and more. And some supporters, like Jeff Padden, do all of the above! Jeff first got started with Voters Not Politicians back in 2016, before it even was Voters Not Politicians! In […]

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Michigandropbox.com launches for the November General Election

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By Charlie Beall After six weeks of intense development, the Voters Ed Fund proudly announces that Michigandropbox.com is now live and available to Michigan voters! Drop boxes can eliminate barriers for some voters who can rest easy knowing their ballot was received in time to be counted. Now voters across the state will have an […]

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Restoring Political Power to the People: The Secret to Our Success

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Voters Not Politicians volunteers collected 171,636 signatures, overshooting our commitment to the coalition effort and ensuring that Promote the Vote 2022 will qualify for the statewide ballot. What’s the “secret sauce” that allows Voters Not Politicians volunteers to do so much extraordinary work across the state? Our success can be directly attributed to our training, […]

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Michigan voter ID initiative submits 500k signatures too late for election

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Advocates of an initiative to tighten Michigan voting laws and require voter identification on Friday submitted petition signatures, a move those in opposition say was intended to “veto proof” their efforts after the submission was previously delayed. The petition failed to meet the May 31 deadline to turn in signatures for the November general election […]

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Promote the Vote 2022 partners estimate they have exceeded their signature goal ahead of Monday deadline

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The deadline for signatures on ballot petitions is fast approaching, and there are a few pretty high profile efforts confident they’ll be on the ballot come November. One of those is Promote the Vote 2022. Their partner organization Voters Not Politicians tell me they’ve exceeded their signature collection goals. “We surpassed our internal goal, which […]

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This Donor Wants to Transform Michigan

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By Melissa Horste Jim is relatively new to political activism, but that didn’t stop him from hosting his first political fundraiser for Voters Not Politicians at the Community Unitarian Universalists Brighton (CUUB) on June 11th in order to help our organization with the resources we need to fight against anti-voter extremism, expand voting rights and […]

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Leading the Way in Circulating

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By Melinda Billingsley Next week, when the Promote the Vote 2022 coalition submits their petition signatures, over 170,000 of them will have come from Voters Not Politicians volunteer circulators.  From micro-circulators to super-circulators to our top five on the leaderboard, along with every volunteer and staff member who supports them, Voters Not Politicians has been […]

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Nights and Weekends: Celebrations and Expansions!

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By Alyson Grigsby Our Nights and Weekends program is expanding to more cities this year after starting our clerk engagement work in 2019! Building on the success of Promote the Vote 2018 (2018’s Proposal 3), we are working to expand convenient voting services in clerk’s offices across the state.  Even after the passage of Proposal […]

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