Voter Education Resources

CANDIDATES

Learn about the candidates on your ballot by using this non-partisan resource from the League of Women Voters.

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MI House Districts 60 and 61

The League of Women Voters of Kalamazoo Area presented this forum with the Michigan District 60 and 61 House of Representative Candidates: Gary Mitchell, Julie Rogers, Stephanie Moore, and Christine Morse. Learn more about these candidates and their policy positions by watching this recording!

Recording link

MI House District 63

The League of Women Voters of Kalamazoo Area presented this forum with the Michigan District 63 House of Representative Candidates: Luke Howell, John LaPietra, Rafael Wolf, and Ronald Hawkins (write-in). Learn more about these candidates and their policy positions by watching this recording!

RECORDING LINK

MI 6th Congressional District

Debate between Jon Hoadley and Fred Upton, featured on WKZO.

WKZO Link

BALLOT PROPOSALS

Learn about what's on your ballot by using this non-partisan resource from the League of Women Voters.

VOTE411.org

WHAT'S ON YOUR BALLOT?
2020 Kalamazoo County Housing Proposal

Watch this information session

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Proposition 20-1 Statewide Ballot Proposal: Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund

Citizens Research Council of Michigan, an independent non-profit research organization since 1916, has put together a summary of this Michigan Statewide Ballot Proposal

read more here

Proposition 20-2 Statewide Ballot Proposal: Protection of Electronic Data and Communications

Citizens Research Council of Michigan, an independent non-profit research organization since 1916, has put together a summary of this Michigan Statewide Ballot Proposal

Read more here

TOPICS

Forum on Climate and Environment Action

Hear what the candidates running in House Districts 60, 61, 63 and 66 have to say about environmental and climate action. This non-partisan forum was hosted by the WMU Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, the Kalamazoo Climate Crisis Coalition, and the Western Student Association. 

RECORDING LINK 

The Realities of Free Speech

Check out this interactive virtual presentation about free speech rights and responsibilities on campus presented by Jessica Swartz, WMU deputy general counsel. This is a basic, “First Amendment 101” discussion. Topics covered include different types of speech, how the government (i.e., the University) is allowed to regulate that speech, and how to exercise that speech on campus. Also discussed are the types of speech that are not protected and why. Viewers will come out understanding why we must protect the free speech rights of everyone—even if every fiber in our being disagrees with what they are saying.

Recording Link