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Vote early or on election day In our community dedicated to the public good, we believe that participating in democracy is an irreplaceable way to strengthen it. We welcome everyone in our community into that work, and we strongly encourage all...
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Bednar analyzes Michigan Democrats' agenda

Nov 17, 2022 Bridge Michigan
Jenna Bednar, Bridge Michigan: "Our governor's a very pragmatic leader, one who's going to carve out a positive forward-looking but centrist agenda. This isn’t a time for Democrats to say, ‘Oh, it's our turn, and we're going to move (toward) some...
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El-Sayed analyzes results of midterms

Nov 15, 2022 Detroit Metro Times
Abdul El-Sayed, Detroit Metro Times: "Democracy was decidedly on the ballot these midterms. Dozens of election deniers were running for seats involving elections administration. Several won, just not in communities where they can influence important...
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El-Sayed discusses the effectiveness of Obama's midterm remarks

Nov 5, 2022 The New Republic
Abdul El-Sayed, The New Republic: "Obama in his remarks reminds Democrats of how to “hit back”—how to remind Americans that beyond the “inflation” talking points are real people living real lives—and that Republican plans would simply make their...
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Getting out the vote in style

Nov 3, 2022
Installations at the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) and the Duderstadt Center (the Dude) on North Campus are aimed at increasing voter turnout among U-M students. The spaces were designed by the Creative Campus Voting Project, a...
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Fair elections on the ballot - Ivacko

Oct 31, 2022 CBC
CBC: Tom Ivacko at the University of Michigan says the fair administration of elections is absolutely an election issue this fall. Yet it's unclear how many Americans care: Ivacko noted polls indicating that 70 per cent view democracy as under...
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Goldenberg promotes absentee voting

Sep 13, 2022 The Conversation
With midterm elections approaching, many voters are deciding how they will cast their ballots. In an interview with The Conversation, Edie Goldenberg, Professor Emerita of Public Policy and Political Science, confirmed the security of absentee...
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Rabe urges Dems to flaunt their success

Feb 18, 2022 E&E News
With the 2022 midterm elections approaching, Barry Rabe, J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy, advised Democrats to take advantage of their successful legislative action. "It’s almost a political no-brainer to show what...
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Ivacko weighs in on 2022 Secretary of State election

Feb 7, 2022 HOUR Detroit
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is preparing for the 2022 election. So far, her Republican opponents don't seem viable based on their extreme views.  “If the GOP nominates QAnon conspiracy theorists, Benson will have an easier path...
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Rabe on midterms and climate policy

Feb 4, 2022 E&E News
With midterms approaching, people are wondering if climate action will impact the elections. Barry Rabe, J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy, explained how Democrats might face issues at the polls due to the failure of the...
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Spotlights, fall 2021

Dec 13, 2021
Face to face After 18 months of remote learning, teaching, and work, Ford School students, faculty, and staff enjoyed gathering in person for a Fall Welcome in Weill Hall courtyard. Ice cream sandwiches, games, and warm smiles marked the start of...
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Ali rings alarm bells on national security

Dec 10, 2021 Protect Democracy
In a week when President Biden convened a global summit on democracy, Javed Ali joined two other national security experts in who signed an open letter to Congress highlighting the security dangers that have risen from election subversion. Watch the...
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Ali on rising security issues at home and abroad

Nov 11, 2021
On election security as a national security issue Javed Ali and a bipartisan group of former national security officials recently co-signed a letter urging Congress to take more action against the security threat of election...
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Yusuf Neggers discusses latest research with VoxDev

May 31, 2019
Ensuring voters are well informed about candidates’ backgrounds is a hot topic of late, and in India that focus is on past criminality. There, upwards of nine percent of legislators have faced criminal charges, numbing people to the potential...

Immigration and the midterms: the pro-immigration push

Oct 29, 2018
As the midterm elections rapidly approach, President Trump is eager to rally his base, escalate voter turnout and see a pro-Trump referenda come November. Returning to his incendiary rhetoric on immigration, a strategy that helped propel Trump to...