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Report: Proposal 2 does not change Michigan law regarding prisoners voting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 CONTACT: Stephanie Cepak, Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications, scepak@byrumfisk.com Report: Proposal 2 does not change Michigan law regarding prisoners voting Opponents spreading misinformation debunked by Bridge Magazine reporting LANSING, Mich. – Bridge Magazine’s reporting has uncovered misinformation being spread by opponents to Proposal 2. A mass text sent …

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Michigan voters to decide fundamental voting rights through Proposal 2 on November ballot

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Sept. 9, 2022 CONTACT: Stephanie Cepak, Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications, scepak@byrumfisk.com Michigan voters to decide fundamental voting rights through Proposal 2 on November ballot Board of State Canvassers finally confirms Promote the Vote 2022 submitted sufficient number of signatures from registered voters after court order LANSING, Mich. – Promote the …

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MI Supreme Court places Promote the Vote 2022 on Nov. 8 general election ballot

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022 CONTACT: Stephanie Cepak, Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications, scepak@byrumfisk.com MI Supreme Court places Promote the Vote 2022 on Nov. 8 general election ballot Court decision overrides partisan deadlock by Board of State Canvassers and lets the people of Michigan, not partisan appointees, decide LANSING, Mich. – Promote the …

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Promote the Vote 2022 files Supreme Court action to place proposal on November ballot

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022 CONTACT: Stephanie Cepak, Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications, scepak@byrumfisk.com Promote the Vote 2022 files Supreme Court action to place proposal on November ballot Following deadlock by Board of State Canvassers, PTV22 calls on Supreme Court to compel board to do its duty LANSING, Mich. – Promote the Vote …

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State board deadlocks on key Michigan voting rights ballot initiative, campaign vows to take case to court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022 CONTACT: Stephanie Cepak, Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications, scepak@byrumfisk.com State board deadlocks on key Michigan voting rights ballot initiative, campaign vows to take case to court Board of State Canvassers splits 2-2, stalling placement of Promote the Vote 2022 on November general election ballot LANSING, Mich. – Promote …

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Promote the Vote 2022 one step closer to November ballot

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022 CONTACT: Stephanie Cepak, Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications, scepak@byrumfisk.com Promote the Vote 2022 one step closer to November ballot Michigan Bureau of Elections staff confirms ballot campaign submitted sufficient number of signatures from registered voters, recommends placement on November 2022 ballot LANSING, Mich. – Promote the Vote 2022 released …

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Associated Press: Initiatives battle for voter rights in Michigan

An effort to lock certain voting rights in the Michigan Constitution has taken a major step toward the fall ballot, eclipsing a rival campaign led by Republicans to limit absentee voting and add other restrictions. Promote The Vote, a coalition of 27 groups, submitted nearly 670,000 signatures Monday. While the signatures still must be validated …

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Detroit Free Press: Early voting amendment could land on Michigan’s November ballot, petition organizers say

The group behind the successful 2018 ballot proposal that created no-excuse absentee voting and same-day registration in Michigan filed signatures Monday to put a new constitutional amendment to voters this fall that would bring a wide range of changes to elections, including establishing early voting in the state. Khalilah Spencer, president of Promote the Vote, said that …

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MLive: Petition to expand Michigan early voting, absentee access submits 670k signatures

In 2018, nearly 7 in 10 Michiganders voted to enshrine in the state constitution no-excuse absentee voting, automatic voter registration and other policies to expand ballot access. Four years later, advocates behind that push are back with a constitutional amendment to further expand voting rights, and they submitted a near record-breaking number of signatures on Monday to …

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