Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton travels to Michigan tomorrow (Thu.) to deliver a speech on jobs and the economy. Her visit follows a jobs speech Monday in Detroit by Republican nominee Donald Trump. Continue reading →
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has set the stage for the next step in the fight over straight-ticket voting. A federal judge last week blocked Republican efforts to stop voters from using a single mark on the ballot to support a political party’s entire slate of candidates. Continue reading →
Monday, the Democratic National Convention officially kicks off in Philadelphia. The youngest member of Michigan’s delegation to the convention hasn’t even been able to vote in a general election before. He’s an incoming Central Michigan University student experiencing the political process for the first time. Continue reading →
Several organizations are coming together to host an event called Pop The Polls. The price of admission is simply signing up to vote in November.
Pop The Polls is a one day voter registration drive and concert… and everyone in the Great Lakes Bay region is being invited to attend.
Benjamin Champagne is head of production for Pop The Polls. He said he loves seeing people get involved in their community. He hopes a little music, art and creativity will help more people get involved.
“I think that is is one of the most direct actions someone can take towards changing their community and it takes very little effort. You just go vote. You know? It’s not like you gotta go maintain a garden all summer or help build things in the community. It’s one simple act that has so much power to it.”
Champagne said several bands are scheduled to perform… and all people have to do to attend is register to vote. The event will take place Sunday, August 21 in downtown Saginaw.
Citing health issues, actor Melissa Gilbert says she is ending her campaign for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District. She was poised to be the Democratic nominee to face Republican incumbent Mike Bishop. Continue reading →
Michigan voters stunned the political world by handing Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders a surprise Democratic primary victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The win means the two Democrats will split Michigan’s national convention delegates. Continue reading →
Presidential Candidate John Kasich visited Traverse City on Saturday ahead of Tuesday’s presidential primaries. During a press conference following the rally, Kasich spoke about his path to the Republican nomination.