You can still register to vote through Election Day!
Now through 8 pm on November 3, 2020, you have only one way to register to vote: visit the city or township clerk’s office where you live and provide “proof of residency.” Documents must have your name and current address. You can show a digital copy of any document. Acceptable documents include:
Make a phone call to every family member and friend you have in Michigan and engage them in a conversation about voting. If they are not registered to vote, do they know how they can yet register? What’s their plan to vote? Do they know where to drop off their absentee ballot? Do they know how to track their ballot? Do they know how to early in person absentee vote? Share with them the websites www.michigan.gov/vote and centralvotes.org to find information about voting, as well as www.vote411.org for information about candidates. You can also share how your values help you make your decisions about your votes.
In preparation for the Tuesday, November 3 ballot, Sara Prussing has created a document describing each candidate’s public stance on environmental issues. Information was gathered from candidates’ websites and Vote411.org, and has been approved by the Environmental Issues committee. Please use this and share it with others!
This Sunday, a special plate collection will be taken to supplement the minister’s discretionary fund. Our minister is often contacted by people in the community who might need gas money, money to pay an electric bill, a night in a hotel, etc., and he uses his discretionary fund to provide this. While we have a line item in our budget, it does not suffice for the needs like this in the community, especially in the time of the coronavirus. You can donate online to this fund at our website or checks can be sent to our treasurer made out to UUFCM with “Discretionary Fund” indicated in the memo line.