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State Rep to Discuss Gerrymandering in Huntington Woods May 23

May 16th 2017

State Rep to Discuss Gerrymandering in Huntington Woods May 23 (EVENT page)   Since taking office as State Representative in 2015, I’ve talked a lot about gerrymandering. You can read my thoughts here. And here. And here and here. I think gerrymandering is a big deal and undermines our representative democracy. As I told HBO […]

State Rep to Discuss Gerrymandering in Southfield May 17

May 13th 2017

State Rep to Discuss Gerrymandering in Southfield May 17 (EVENT page)   Since taking office as State Representative in 2015, I’ve talked a lot about gerrymandering. You can read my thoughts here. And here. And here and here. I think gerrymandering is a big deal and undermines our representative democracy. As I told HBO Vice […]

Community Conversation about Redistricting Feb. 1

January 29th 2017

Community Conversation about Redistricting Feb. 1 (EVENT page) Pleasant Ridge, MI – Gerrymandering and Non-Partisan Redistricting are important topics in Michigan. Join us for an informational presentation and discussion on these topics with Kevin Deegan-Krause. Kevin is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Wayne State University, and has a passion for a fair voting […]

Ferndale Clerk Offers Friday and Saturday Hours for Absentee Voters

November 2nd 2016

Ferndale Clerk Offers Friday and Saturday Hours for Absentee Voters (City of Ferndale, Nov. 2, 2016) Ferndale, MI – The City Clerk’s Office will offer expanded hours this weekend to issue and accept absentee voter ballots. The Clerk’s Office will be open Friday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m.to Noon and Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 […]

2016 Candidate Interview County Commissioner David Bowman 10th District

October 28th 2016

2016 Candidate Interview County Commissioner David Bowman 10th District (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 28, 2016) Pontiac, MI – Oakland County Commissioner David Bowman of the 10th District representing Pontiac is running for re-election on the Nov. 8 ballot.  He is being challenged by Republican David B. Foster. In addition to being County Commissioner, Bowman works […]

AARP “Vote Ready” Workshop in Ferndale Oct. 5

September 25th 2016

AARP “Vote Ready” Workshop in Ferndale Oct. 5 (EVENT page) Ferndale, MI – AARP Sponsors “Vote Ready” Workshop On Wednesday,October 5, AARP will sponsor a “Vote Ready” drop in workshop at the Ferndale Public Library from 7:00 PM until 8 PM. Topics will include voter registration and absentee voting. There will also be handouts available […]

2016 Candidate Interview Richard (Dick) Rossell for Holly Village President (video)

September 9th 2016

2016 Candidate Interview Richard (Dick) Rossell for Holly Village President (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 4, 2016)   Holly, MI – The race for Holly Village President is between three people:  Dave Cruickshank, James Perkins and Richard (Dick) Rossell. The election takes place Nov. 8, 2016. Rossell is currently the Chair of the Downtown Development […]

What do Low Voter Turnout Numbers Mean for Democracy?

September 1st 2016

    What do Low Voter Turnout Numbers Mean for Democracy? (Kurt Metzger, Sept. 1, 2016) Pleasant Ridge, MI – Does anyone care about Voter Turnout any more – especially in the primaries? While it is my hope (though I have grave doubts, especially with primary turnout) that voters realize how often primaries determine most […]

2016 Candidate Interview Vicki Barnett for Oakland County Executive (video)

August 4th 2016

2016 Candidate Interview Vicki Barnett for Oakland County Executive (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 31, 2016) Farmington Hills, MI – The race for County Executive is now down to two people.  Democrat Vicki Barnett of Farmington Hills is challenging incumbent L. Brooks Patterson for the position. Barnett is the former Mayor of Farmington Hills and […]

2016 Primary Election Results and oc115 Readers’ “I Voted” Sticker Selfies

August 2nd 2016

2016 Primary Election Results and oc115 Readers’ “I Voted” Sticker Selfies (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 2, 2016) Pontiac, MI – The results are in from the Aug. 2 Primary Election.  Scroll beyond the “I voted” sticker selfie photos to check out how the voting went. In Oakland County, 97,506 people cast ballots in the Republican […]