Organize for Voter Rights ~ Like Our Democracy Depends on It!

ICPJ does not endorse political party or candidates.

Join the ICPJ Voting Access Group for regular weekly meetings on Mondays, 2-3:30. Join remote meetings here.

The group offers tools and supports to voters that have been developed by its members. The Voting Access Group is a collaborative effort of members of multiple organizations, including the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor (UUAA), WeROC, Circles of Washtenaw, St. Clare’s Church of Ann Arbor, Friends of Restorative Justice (FORJ), Washtenaw PPC, and others.

Tools developed (by UUAA) include the Non-Partisan Voter Tool Kit that covers many possible issues and questions about voting. Tools developed for distribution by the UUAA include post cards, posters, a Voting Kit and Voting Helpline. Information about those tools may be found on the slides here

GOTV Tools: Videos for New Voters

Ypsi Can I Share GOTV resources & videos for folks who don’t typically vote.

ACLU’s Know Your Voting Rights Guide

The Voting Access Group is particularly focused on increasing voter turnout in traditionally low turnout areas, prioritizing Zip Codes 48197 and 48198.

Sign up to be a poll worker in Michigan here.

Volunteers are also needed for multiple tasks on this project. Persons interested in helping may volunteer by emailing: [email protected]. Funds are also needed to purchase stamps and items for the Voting Kits, which are a high cost item.

Other Resources:

Register Michiganders to Vote!  Phone bank to follow up on mailers to unregistered voters.

  • training via a triple partnership of State Wide Michigan Indivisible (SWIM), Register2Vote, and Rust Belt Rising

Call for Poll Workers in Washtenaw County – people ages 16 to 50 are encouraged to apply!

Call for Poll Workers in Michigan – young 16- to 50-year old people can sign up here to help where the need is greatest in Michigan!

  • you can specify where you are willing to go
  • aim to do this by Monday, October 12th to be ready to work.  Sign up now!

Volunteer and paid work to enable EVERYONE to vote, esp. in under-resourced locations

  • provided by Deborah Groban Olson, Attorney at Law, PLLC
  • this is a special call for workers in Detroit and Oakland County, but there’s lots of info for all Michiganders

COVID-19 Safety Measures from the Department of Elections, 2978 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI

Michigan Court of Appeals rules to expand voter rights! – Sept. 18th, 2020

  • Ballots postmarked by 11/2 & received w/in 14 days of E-Day will be counted.
  • Ballot collection is allowed from the Friday before Election Day through Election Day

Links & Information to Increase Representation for ALL Citizens

If you would like a Mobile Census Event as part of your event, contact [email protected]. Neysha herself conducts these events.

Michigan Census 2020 Office Phone Bank training

  • click this link to sign up for training.

Michigan Municipal League’s Census Toolkit

  • 12 pages to help you learn all about the census, its significance, and launching a campaign to get the word out!

The Art of Voting which is raising money for Fair Fight. ICPJ’s own Desirae Simmons has a poem within!

  • a collection of more than 100 political posters and written work by activists and citizens all over the United States, speaking out for democracy.