VOTERS FIGHT BACK
After a historically successful election, Michigan Republicans are trying to make it harder to vote.
A huge majority – nearly 67% – of Michigan voters supported expanding our access to the ballot through the Promote the Vote Proposal 3 ballot initiative in 2018. More than 5.5 million Michiganders exercised their constitutional right to vote in the 2020 presidential election — the most ever and the highest percentage of voting-age residents to cast a ballot in 60 years. Of those voters, 3.2 million cast their ballot by absentee. Over 250 audits at state and local levels showed that this election was safe, secure, and accurate.
But now, Senate Republicans have introduced a package of anti-voter bills with the mission to make it harder to vote and restrict eligible people’s constitutional right to vote. These efforts are part of a larger strategy by national special interests to suppress the vote, similar to what we’re seeing in Georgia.
Senate Bills 273-311 would create unnecessary regulation, red tape, and restrictions on our elections. Voters Not Politicians volunteers are getting the word out about these bills through many tactics including online advocacy, writing letters to editors of local publications, distributing informational literature to constituents of these legislators, and making phone calls to lawmakers to urge them to oppose this legislation.
Voters Not Politicians believes that in order for democracy to work for us, it must include all of us. We must protect the freedom to vote and ensure every eligible voice is heard. Our organization was founded on the principle that voters should choose their politicians, not the other way around. Together, voters and activists in Michigan can move our state forward — not backward — by creating a process where every eligible person can safely and freely cast their ballot.
Learn more about these anti-voter efforts:
- Bridge Michigan: Michigan GOP unveils election ‘reforms.’ Most would make voting harder.
- Newsweek: Democrats Fear Michigan Will Follow Georgia in Tightening Voting Restrictions
- Black Cable News Voting Rights Battleground segment
- MLive: Michigan Senate GOP debuts election reforms critical of Secretary of State’s handling of November election
- WLNS: Skubick: Republicans, voter rights groups, butt heads over voter reform
Help Voters Not Politicians sound the alarm and educate your group or organization's membership on these anti-voter bills. Request a VNP speaker at your next event here!