Promote the Vote aims to protect and expand voting options and access to the ballot. 

In 2018, voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 3 which improved access to absentee voting and helped ensure a record number of Michigan voters were able to cast their ballots during the pandemic. Now this election offers voters another opportunity to protect access to the ballot by ensuring voting options are solidified in our state constitution. As far right elected officials seek to limit that access and make it harder for Michiganders to make their voices heard, it has never been more important to pass ballot proposals like Promote the Vote. 

In November 2022, Ann Arbor residents will vote on a proposal to fund the City’s A2 Zero Action Plan, which outlines a just and equitable transition to carbon neutrality by 2030 and creates an opportunity for Ann Arbor to lead the way in climate action with effective, long-term solutions. The funds would come from a $1 million increase in city property taxes that will take place over the next 20 years.

What will the millage funding pay for? 

  • Move the city toward a zero waste, circular economy 
  • Advance the use of renewable energy, such as community solar, district geothermal, and new and expanded product discount pricing 
  • Provide services to help low-income residents, including seniors, save money and improve comfort, including a net zero energy program for all affordable housing sites 
  • Support energy efficiency improvements for residents and businesses that make their buildings more comfortable, save them money, and reduce carbon emissions 
  • Advance neighborhood and community preparedness for climate change 
  • Expand walking paths and bike lanes throughout the city
  • Expand EV charging access, especially for renters and multi-family developments, and support “beneficial electrification” of clean electric appliances and heating/cooling 

Proposal 1

Proposal 1 would create a constitutional amendment to:
  • Change term limits for state legislators from three 2-year terms (6 years) in the state House and two 4-year terms (8 years) in the state Senate to 12 combined years in the Legislature in either chamber
  • Require elected state legislative and executive officials to file annual financial disclosure reports on their income, assets, liabilities, gifts from lobbyists, positions held in certain organizations, and agreements on future employment
Michigan LCV has endorsed Proposal 1 because it will allow elected officials more time to build legislative process skill, issue expertise and closer relationships by allowing them to work longer in a single Chamber. This Proposal will also give elected officials the ability to take back some of the power lobbyists have accrued since Michigan’s harsh term limits were enacted. Proposal One is a step forward in improving state Governance in Lansing.