Vote YES on Prop 2
Proposal 2 is a constitutional amendment to put key voting rights directly in the Michigan Constitution. It will enhance the fairness and integrity of our elections and protect the ability of every eligible Michigan voter to be heard. Promote the Vote 2022 would: Recognize the fundamental right to vote without harassing conduct; Require military or overseas ballots to be counted if postmarked by Election Day; Provide voters the right to verify identity with photo ID or signed statement; Provide the voter right to a single application to vote absentee in all elections; Require state-funded absentee-ballot drop boxes, and postage for absentee applications and ballots; Provide that only election officials may conduct post-election audits; Require nine days of early in-person voting; Allow donations to fund elections, which must be disclosed; Require canvass boards to certify election results based only on the official records of votes cast. No matter what we look like, where we come from, or what candidate we support, we all want safe, secure, and fair elections. That’s why we must vote Yes on 2.
Vote YES on Prop 3
This proposal will affirm that every person has the fundamental right to reproductive freedom, which involves the right to make and carry out decisions without political interference about all matters relating to pregnancy, including birth control, abortion, prenatal care, and childbirth. Specifically, this measure will ensure that all Michiganders have the right to safe and respectful care during birthing, everyone has the right to use temporary or permanent birth control, everyone has the right to continue or end a pregnancy pre-viability, and no one can be punished for having a miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion. Important medical decisions should be guided by a patient’s health and wellbeing, not by a politician’s beliefs. But for far too long, politicians across the country have been fighting to restrict reproductive health care, and now they are gaining ground. Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, a 1931 Michigan law could go back into effect that would make abortion illegal and threaten doctors with prison for up to fifteen years for providing an abortion. In addition to ensuring access to a broad range of reproductive health care, this amendment would make sure no one goes to prison for providing safe medical care. Protecting reproductive freedom in the Michigan Constitution will preserve this right for all Michiganders in our state, no matter what happens in Washington, D.C. When people are able to make decisions about their own reproductive health care, including whether and when to have children, they have more control over their health and their economic security. That is why we strongly recommend that you VOTE YES on Prop 3.