In every election, each vote matters. Races at all levels often are decided by a handful of votes, with great consequences about policies that affect our lives.
YOUR RIGHTS DEPEND ON IT
A LOT MORE AT STAKE
You must be registered to vote for any elective office in the United States, from the president to township advisory board. You only have to register once, though, as long as you live at the same address and vote periodically. Now let's get started by registering!
Absentee ballot application (online)
Voting Resources (pdf)
MICHIGAN FELONY VOTING RIGHTS
Some might wonder what rights a convicted felon has, especially when it comes to voting. Each vote makes a difference, and understanding the rights that a convicted felon has is important. For the State of Michigan, a felony conviction makes an individual ineligible to vote only while they are incarcerated. Once a person is released from prison they are able to have their voting rights automatically restored. Learn More About Felon Voting Rights.
MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD
Most U.S. citizens who are 18 or over have the right to be part of the political decision-making process that impacts all of us. Our right to vote is fundamental to our way of life. It's why this upcoming election is more important than ever. .
BLACK LIVES MATTER
THE GLOBAL MOVEMENT
Celebrating Pride and rallying for racial equality. We seek 'to stand in solidarity with the black community'
#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.
SERVICES AND ADVOCACY FOR GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL & TRANS ELDERS
SAGE Metro Detroit was launched in October 2015. It was formerly known as The LGBT Older Adult Coalition which was originally formed in 2010. It is a collaboration of people and organizations in Southeastern Michigan who are working to establish effective programs and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults. It is hosted by Affirmations and supported with grants from AARP Michigan and the HOPE Fund.