Ballot initiatives are key to advancing democracy in Michigan. On Monday, April 25, 2022, the Washtenaw County Democratic Party (WCDP) voted overwhelmingly to endorse the following 2022 statewide ballot proposals:
- Promote the Vote
- MI Right to Vote 2022 Citizen Initiative Reform
- MI Right to Vote
- Reproductive Freedom for All
- Raise the Wage MI
- Michiganders for Fair Lending
- Michigan United (Good Time Credit)
- Michigan Initiative for Community Healing (Decriminalize Nature)
- Voters for Transparency and Term Limits
Additionally, the WCDP passed four resolutions related to domestic violence in Washtenaw County, supporting prevention education in schools, training for all law enforcement personnel engaged in the response, strengthening procedures to remove firearms that have been court-ordered to be surrendered, and emergency cash assistance to ensure safety for survivors of domestic violence.
Democracy is on the ballot in 2022. The passionate, engaged Democrats in Washtenaw County are all in on the fight to preserve it, this year and into the future. — Chris Savage, WCDP Chairperson
The WCDP also passed resolutions in support of four new wilderness areas in Michigan, the Y-Town (Ypsilanti Township) ARPA Committee, and a millage renewal for the Ann Arbor Area Transit Authority.
“Washtenaw County Democrats are eager to help get these proposals on the ballot in November,” said WCDP Chair Chris Savage. “From expanding voter rights and ballot access to ensuring the right to obtain an abortion and beyond, we are fighting for the people of our County and our state. With Republicans working overtime to enshrine voter suppression into our state constitution and maintain their last remaining shreds of gerrymandered power in state government, we are committed to delivering for the residents of our state.”
“Democracy is on the ballot in 2022,” Savage continued. “The passionate, engaged Democrats in Washtenaw County are all in on the fight to preserve it, this year and into the future.”