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WHAT WILL IT DO?
An amendment for voting rights would:
WHY IS IT NEEDED?
We need a voting system that works for all Americans. We need to make sure that voting is accessible to all citizens and that everyone's vote gets counted. From working parents who struggle with long voting lines, far-away polling places and no time off work to vote, to people who frequently move for jobs or military service, we need to set up our system so that every eligible American can have their voice heard on Election Day.
We're all better off when more Americans -- Republicans, Democrats and Independents --participate in our democracy.
All citizens must be able to have their voices heard and their vote protected. Sadly, for too many of us, our trust has been shaken about the election process.
The good news is that the fix to our election system -- restoring faith in our democracy -- isn't a hard one. We can make it easier for all Americans to have a secure vote, an up-to-date system and accurate voter lists. It's just common sense.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
On January 22, petition language will be submitted to the Secretary of State's Office; once approved, Promote the Vote has to submit signatures by July 9th ahead of the November election. We will work to make sure that the vote is accessible to all Americans. We will knock on doors, call, and share with Michigan voters that everyone deserves to have a secure and accessible vote. LWVMI will keep you posted and send out more information. We will need everyone's involvement to make this campaign a success! This is a very exciting opportunity!
Judy Karandjeff, President, LWVMI