AAUW Farmington Michigan
Beginning in the 1800s women organized, petitioned, picketed, paraded, held silent vigils, suffered physical and verbal attacks and went to jail to seek the right to vote. However, it took until the 19th Amendment was ratified on August 28, 1920 to guarantee women the vote. While it is important for everyone to vote, women have a special call to honor those women who fought for that right. In view of some of the changes in voting restrictions it is vital to verify that you are registered and to locate your polling place. To do this use the links below.
• Find your voting information at https://webapps.sos.state.mi.us/MVIC/
• How to register to vote at https://www.michigan.gov/sos/
• Complete voting information at https://www.michigan.gov/sos/
AAUW FARMINGTON BOARD MEMBERS
• PROGRAM VPS
• FINANCE VP
• MEMBERSHIP VP
• RECORDING SECRETARY
• CORRESPONDING SECRETARY
During the 2016 election, voters
in many states faced new
restrictions at the polls. These
voting restrictions directly affect
women, minorities, young voters,
and the elderly from accessing
the ballot box. The Voting Rights
Act of 1965 was supposed to
stop states from passing voting
restrictions. But the 2013 Shelby
v. Holder Supreme Court decision
weakened the law.
Everyone should be able to have
their voice heard, but without
the protections of the Voting
Rights Act, new laws are enacted
that confuse voters and create
unnecessary barriers to the
ballot box. The right to vote is an
essential part of our democracy.
Tell your elected officials you
support the right to vote.
Study the issues and the candidates,
make your vote an informed one.
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