Michigan voting rights battle looms as Republicans plan to side-step Whitmer veto
Michigan Republicans are planning on using state law to circumvent Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s power to veto their proposed voting reform legislation. If state Republicans can gather 340,000 signatures in favor of their proposed restrictions, then they can pass and enact their legislation over the governor’s veto power. Republicans’ proposed bills would require that voters submit IDs or only be allowed to cast provisional ballots, restrict access to ballot drop-boxes, and prohibit Michigan’s secretary of state from mailing all of the state’s registered voters forms to request absentee ballots.
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.