Michigan Republicans push for sweeping voting restrictions with new election bills
Michigan Republicans have introduced a series of bills to promote election integrity by restricting access to the ballot box. These bills would reduce ballot drop box availability, require an ID for absentee voting, prevent unsolicited absentee ballot applications from being sent to voters, and provide greater access to and transparency around the ballot counting process, among others. Republicans have defended the bills as necessary to restore voter confidence in the electoral process, a claim rooted in the widely debunked assertion that rampant voter fraud took place during the 2020 election. Democrats have criticized the bills as a cynical ploy to disenfranchise voters after Republicans lost the White House and Senate.
Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and the National Voter Education Week plans to equip them with the tools and information they need to cast a ballot this fall.
A voting initiative started by several Black athletes and artists combatting systemic and racist voter suppression. This initiative aims at educating, energizing, and protecting the Black community’s right to vote.