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Lifting Up the Voice of All - Embracing Love in Michigan

Michigan LGBT rights initiative launched for the November ballot (Petition to expand current Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act of 1976)

A coalition of civil rights, business, faith and political leaders is launching the Fair and Equal Michigan led ballot initiative to expand current Michigan law by including anti-discrimination protections for gay and transgender residents in the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act.

Inclusive Justice applauds this ballot language and is strongly encouraging everyone to not only sign the ballot initiative themselves, but to encourage others to become signature collectors as well.

Why Is GOTV Important?

GOTV (Get Out The Vote) is important for the simple fact that many eligible voters don’t cast a ballot. In the 2016 presidential election, only 58.1 percent of eligible voters cast a ballot. It’s not uncommon for local elections to draw far fewer voters than the general election. For instance, the 2015 race for mayor of Dallas, Texas only drew 6.1 percent of eligible voters.

Because so few Americans vote, the ones who show up have increased leverage. Successful campaign strategists have increasingly theorized that the way to win elections is not to flip voters from one party to another, but rather to flip like-minded citizens from “non-voter” to “voter.”

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