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There are a number of important races this election cycle. Stay informed and spread the word.

The WCDP will continue to post updates on canceled events, postponements, and venue changes as they occur.

News & Updates

Fundraising for the Voter Guide

Our popular Voter Guides are a big contribution to Washtenaw elections, and to get them out we depend on you! We serve Washtenaw voters, but also neighboring counties in the 7th and 12th CDs. This year, we want our Voter Guides to reach more voters than ever. The...

Republican Absentee Voting Hypocrisy

In February of 2020, Republican Majority Leader for Michigan Senate Mike Shirkey called efforts to encourage absentee voting in light of the COVID pandemic a “dangerous precedent.” However, Shirkey has voted absentee the last five times he voted and hasn’t voted at...

Juneteenth Observance- on CTN, if you missed it!

On Saturday, June 20, the City of Ann Arbor and the Protectors of Equality in Government (equalityingov.org)  supported the Ann Arbor branch of the NAACP in a variation of the normal gathering. The special day of commemoration began with a Walk for Racial Justice with...

Action Items

It’s Go Time for Criminal Justice Reform

Last Fall, the Michigan House passed a package of bills (HB 4980-4985, and 5120) that would allow more returning citizens to get on with their lives and make restitution for their crimes. There are now only 3 senators holding up these bi-partisan expungement bills in...

It is Time to Pass Bi-partisan Expungement Bills

Last Fall, the Michigan House passed a package of bills (HB4980-4985, and 5120) that would allow more Michiganders to expunge their criminal records. The criminal justice system disproportionately affects people of color in our state, creating life-long barriers to...

Allow Absentee Ballot Processing To Begin Before Election Day

Amend State Election Law to Increase Absentee Ballot Efficiency and Integrity:  Michigan Senate Bill SB0757 would amend State Election Law to allow city or township clerks with larger municipalities to pre-process absentee ballots the day before elections, all the...