Presidential Race

This is a Purple “battleground” state, one of six critical states that voted for Obama in 2012, but then voted for Trump in 2016. It is absolutely critical to our survival that we win back this state for Biden in 2020.

stateVoted_for_TrumpVoted_for_ClintonDid_Not_Vote
Michigan2,279,5432,268,839 2,621,344
Source: US Census Bureau, Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2016
https://www.census.gov/data/tables/time-series/demo/voting-and-registration/p20-580.html

Trump won this state in 2016 with just 0.2% more votes than Hillary Clinton, or less than 11,000 votes out of more than 4.5 million votes cast in Pennsylvania. More than 2.6 million people in this state did not vote in that election, including 500,000 young people, aged 18-25, almost 50 times the number that could have changed the outcome of that election in Michigan. A similar number of young people have turned 18 since 2016 and are thus able to vote for the first time in 2020.

stateTrump_Won_Byunder_25_didnt_votedTurned_18_Since_2016
Michigan10,704505,000 529,406
Source: US Census Bureau, Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2016, Table 4c
https://www.census.gov/data/tables/time-series/demo/voting-and-registration/p20-580.html

If you live in Michigan, your vote is critical to our survival. Voting for a third party or not voting at all is the same is giving your vote to Trump in this state.

stateTrump_Won_ByVoted_for_SteinVoted_for_Johnson
Michigan10,70451,463172,136
Source: Federal Election Commission, Election Results 2016
https://www.fec.gov/resources/cms-content/documents/federalelections2016.pdf

AND, you can help win this state for all of us by encouraging a friend, relative, colleague, former neighbor, or somebody else you know to vote, and to vote for our survival, at this election.

Click here for more ideas and help in convincing a friend or relative to vote.

Senate Race

Michigan Senator Gary Peters is a Democrat who could lose his seat to Republican challenger, John James. This is the number one Senate seat in the country for Democrats to win, because losing this seat would make it almost impossible to re-take control of the Senate and enable a Biden administration to pass legislation opposed by current Republican Senate Leader, Mitch McConnell.

Gary Peters won his seat in 2012 by a significant majority, but the political landscape in Michigan has changed dramatically since then, and John James has strong support from the Black community.

A vote for Gary Peters is a vote for survival!

stateRegistration_by_MailRegistration_OnlineRegistration_in_Person
MichiganOct. 19Oct. 19Nov. 3

House Races

If you live in one of these US Congressional Districts, you have a progressive member of Congress to support!

District 5 – Rep. Kildee

District 9 – Rep. Levin

District 12 – Rep. Dingell

District 13 – Rep. Tlaib

District 14 – Rep. Lawrence