A proposed initiated law to authorize and legalize possession, use and cultivation of marijuana products by individuals who are at least 21 years of age and older, and commercial sales of marijuana through state-licensed retailers
This proposal would:
A proposed constitutional amendment to establish a commission of citizens with exclusive authority to adopt district boundaries for the Michigan Senate, Michigan House of Representatives and U.S. Congress, every 10 years.
This proposed constitutional amendment would:
o 4 each who self-identify as affiliated with the 2 major political parties; and
o 5 who self-identify as unaffiliated with major political parties.
A proposal to authorize automatic and Election Day voter registration, no-reason absentee voting, and straight ticket voting; and add current legal requirements for military and overseas voting and postelection audits to the Michigan Constitution
This proposed constitutional amendment would allow a United States citizen who is qualified to vote in Michigan to:
The annual Kick-Off meeting will be at the GP War Memorial this year on Sept. 27 that will feature a PowerPoint presentation on these issues which will be on the ballot in November.
For the PROMOTE the VOTE ballot initiative--League members and others will be collecting signatures with plans to have the proposal on the ballot in November 2018. To change the Constitution, a majority of Michigan voters have to approve the proposed amendment. The Legislature cannot change the Constitution without a vote of the people
The PROMOTE the VOTE ballot initiative would amend Michigan's Constitution to:
Lansing, MI: The Michigan Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, 7/31/18, to keep the redistricting ballot initiative on the November ballot. The League of Women Voters state president Judy Karndjeff issued the following statement:
"The League of Women Voters of Michigan is thrilled that the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission will be on the November ballot. We will work for the passage of this proposal which would end partisan gerrymandering in Michigan. The League supports this independent process to allow voters to choose their politicians, instead of the other way around. This year Michigan voters will have the chance to change the way their districts are drawn following the 2020 Census. This is a victory for Michigan voters and our democracy."
The League of Women Voters of Michigan is so proud of all the men and women who have gathered signatures to place Promote the Vote on the ballot. We thank the local Leagues for leading the efforts in their communities.
We want a voting system that works for all Michigan Citizens. We want voting to be more accessible. We want to ensure votes are secure and counted.
You can watch our press conference at LWVMI's facebook page!
Now we will need your help to educate voters about this proposal! Please sign up to help at www.promotethevotemi.com or volunteer with your local League!
We look forward to passing this proposal in November!
Judy Karandjeff, President
LWVMI has joined with other entities throughout Michigan to support the Promote the Vote ballot proposal. This proposal represents the core of the League's purpose and values.
A core committee is spearheading our LWVGP efforts to "Promote the Vote." We have copies of the petitions, have printed brochures explaining the ballot proposal, and have directions for circulators.
We are holding an information and training session on
Thursday, April 5
GP Central Library Program Room
10 Kercheval Ave, GPF 48236
At this meeting, which is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, we will present a brief powerpoint about the ballot proposal, review the directions for circulators, and distribute the petitions. We hope to see MANY of our members there.
We hope that EVERY LWVGP member will become involved in some way.
The collection of over 400,000 signatures from registered Michigan voters needs to be done by June.
We also have a FACEBOOK PAGE devoted to Promote the Vote. Please like the page, and share the posts there on your own page and with other groups you are involved with.
We hope you are as excited as we are about getting this proposal on the ballot, and then working to ensure its passage in November by a majority of voters.