Republicans and Mitt Romney wanted to let the auto industry fail. Here’s yet another reason why elections matter.
The polls will be open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To find out if there is an election in your community, visit www.michigan.gov/vote. This election will be a primary in some cities.
To register, applicants must be at least 18 years old by Election Day and be U.S. citizens. Applicants must also be residents of Michigan and of the city or township in which they wish to register.
Voters may register by mail or in person at their county, city or township clerk’s office or by visiting any Secretary of State office. When registering in person, voters must present identification or sign an affidavit stating they do not have identification with them. The mail-in form is available at www.michigan.gov/elections. First-time voters who register by mail must vote in person in their first election, unless they hand-deliver the application to their local clerk, are 60 years old or older, are disabled or are eligible to vote under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.
To check their registration status, residents may visit the Michigan Voter Information Center at www.michigan.gov/vote. Residents can also find information on absentee voting, Michigan’s voter identification requirement, how to use voting equipment and how to contact their local clerk.
In addition, they will find a map to their local polling place and a sample ballot. A mobile version is also available at the same website.
Thousands gather at Michigan Capitol as debate continues in House
The Obama administration, in a statement Thursday afternoon, came out against proposed “right-to-work” legislation being pushed by Republicans in Michigan including Gov. Rick Snyder (R).
Michigan Republican Governor Rick Snyder is on a post-election power grab to strip the rights of workers. Just like Wisconsin, the Koch brothers have emerged from the shadows to support Snyder’s extreme lurch to the right.
Michigan voters tried to make clear that they didn’t want this, but they were shut out of the state Capitol building. What Republicans are doing in Michigan is more than anti-worker – it’s just plain wrong. This isn’t the way states should be run.
Add your name to send a message to Snyder and the Kochs that we won’t stand for this. We support workers in Michigan who are fighting to be heard.
Made in America
In 2009, the President decided to extend emergency loans to GM and Chrysler—preventing the collapse of a major American industry:
- More than 1.1 million jobs saved in 2009
- More than 310,000 jobs saved in 2010
- Nearly $97 billion in personal income losses prevented
- More than 200,000 jobs added since June 2009—the most growth in a decade
- Industry expects to add 167,000 jobs by 2015
Obama for America | By Noah Remnick on June 20, 2012
“I was able to expand my Rochester-based business and open an office in Midtown Detroit, where the majority of my new clients are coming from. These clients are telling me that the auto rescue has improved their bottom lines. An automobile dealership was able to renovate and expand their showroom. A Tier One automotive supplier has been able to hire more people and grow their tubing business. I hear more success stories every day.”
—Marilyn from Michigan, on the upswing in business following President Obama’s rescue of the automotive industry