Tag Archives: Voting

Are you READY to vote?

Every Vote Counts graphicThe Michigan Secretary of State has posted A Guide to Voter Identification at the Polls that you should check BEFORE you vote.

The ACLU of Michigan provides these tips to avoid problems at the polls.

You may have heard about voter suppression challenges and provisional ballots on social media.  Find out more about provisional ballots from the National Conference of State Legislatures, and you can see the form from the Michigan Secretary of State.

The system only works when you VOTE!

 

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Diversity Lecture Series: Navarro to Speak

  • Book display photoDiversity Lecture Series: Political Outlook
  • Speaker: Ana Navarro
  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 7 p.m. | Fountain Street Church
  • Lectures are free and open to all.  Book signing to follow.

Ana NavarroAna Navarro is a: Republican strategist; political analyst for CNN and CNN en Español; and, a political contributor on ABC’s “The View.” The Miami New Times named her a “Republican power-consultant,” and the Tampa Bay Times called her “a sought-after voice in Republican politics and an adviser for any presidential hopeful.”

Add this lecture to your calendar!  Before you go, take a look at the book display that librarian Sophia Brewer curated to support this event.  Books on display CAN be checked out!

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Gerrymandering – “Is it a Thing?” (YouTube available)

Proposal 2 on your November ballot is intended to fix what some perceive as gerrymandered election districts in Michigan.  Find out what gerrymandering is, what Voters Not Politicians proposes, and how gerrymandering impacts everyone while viewing the streaming video from a recent on-campus open forum.

Voters Not Politicians is a nonpartisan, grassroots group working to pass Proposal 2 that “will fix Michigan’s broken redistricting process.”  Michigan Public Radio reported on this issue and there’s an interesting TED Talk about it.   Opposing Viewpoints provides background to this issue, too.

The American Heritage Dictionary defines gerrymander as “To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts in a way that gives one party an unfair advantage in elections.”

The Faculty Association hosted this event for students, staff and faculty.  The Association is not making an endorsement for or against the proposal.

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Are you registered?

Your Vote CountsTuesday, October 9 is the last day Michigan citizens may register to vote in the November elections.  Check here to see if you are registered – and see what will be on your Michigan ballot.

Why is voter registration such a big deal? Take a look at some of these Opposing Viewpoints articles on the topic to find out why you should register – and vote!

The Voting 2018 Subject Guide has much more.

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Marijuana Ballot Proposal Panel Streamed

GRCC Student Life gathered an expert panel for its Marijuana Ballot Proposal Panel on September 19, as part of GRCC’s Civic Engagement Week.  Maijuana leaf

Read about the different viewpoints that surround this controversial issue in some of the library’s databases:

Off-campus or wireless users will be prompted to logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number.  For more about registering to vote, and other proposals on the November ballot – check the Voting Subject Guide.

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