Posts Tagged ‘voting’

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Guest Column: JCRC/AJC Endorses Proposals 2 & 3

I have a confession to make. I have never waited in line to vote. Having voted in Farmington Hills, Ann Arbor, Royal Oak and Birmingham, I have often sent in an absentee ballot; and when I have gone in person, I have never had more than one or two people in front of me. Now…

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Jodie Wittenberg Heicklen, Fran Heicklen and Cecile Richards

Making Trouble

Activist Cecile Richards urges women to take action and fight for progress. Above: Jodie Wittenberg Heicklen, Fran Heicklen and Cecile Richards Photo by Barbara Lewis More than half of the registered voters in the U.S. are women, more than half of all college students are women, and women account for nearly half the workforce. And, if Cecile…

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Today’s the Last Day to Register to Vote!

Michigan residents have until Tuesday, Oct. 9 to register if they want to vote in the Nov. 6 general election, according to Secretary of State Ruth Johnson. “This election is vitally important for all Michigan residents because of the number of offices being selected,” Johnson said. “I urge every qualified resident not yet registered to…

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Yitzhak Shamir and Shimon Peres in the Knesset in 1985.

Shimon Peres Becomes Prime Minister

Center for Israel Education September 13, 1984 Shimon Peres becomes Israel’s Eighth Prime Minister as he forms a coalition government comprised of Alignment (which would become the Labor party in 1992), Likud, NRP, Agudat Yisrael, Shas, Morasha, Shinui and Ometz. Elections were held in late July 1984 with Peres’ Alignment party receiving the most votes (724,074…

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Mary Ellen Gurewitz helped secure the right to straight-ticket voting in Michigan.

Landmark Court Case Win

Ruling means straight-ticket voting remains an option for Michiganders. Mary Ellen Gurewitz, a lawyer at the Detroit law firm of Sachs Waldman and Detroit Jews for Justice (DJJ) co-founder and steering committee member, recently won a historic case for voting rights in Michigan’s straight-ticket voting issue. Straight-ticket voting is a tool that allows a voter…

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Man holding a sign saying "register early to vote," register to vote.

Students At Michigan Colleges Encouraged To Register To Vote

Students At Michigan Colleges Encouraged To Register To Vote At Secretary Of State Mobile Office Office to travel 3,000 miles offering full services this fall. Students at 18 Michigan colleges and universities will have a chance to register to vote at the Mobile Office this fall, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced today. “We’re launching…

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