Welcome to the CivCity Update! You'll find news on upcoming events, the May 3 election, our awesome Twitter feed – and more!
Come Talk to Us!
On Thursday, March 31, CivCity is hosting a Center for Michigan "Community Conversation
" from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Workantile
in downtown Ann Arbor.
The focus will be on how we can restore public trust in state government. Please add your voice by joining us to discuss this timely, relevant concern. The event is free. Click here to RSVP
and we hope to see you there!
(Is this Center for Michigan image a politician getting ready to lie or a voter hoping he can trust politicians? Fingers crossed!)
Register to Vote:
April 4 Deadline
Yes, there's another local election coming up! On May 3, voters in Washtenaw County will weigh in on a ballot proposal to fund support services for students with special needs. If approved, it would increase the tax for special education by 1.5 mills annually for 10 years. The funds are administered by the Washtenaw Intermediate School District.
Click here to read the ballot proposal
. More information is also on the WISD website
To vote on May 3, you must be registered by April 4
. Not sure if you're registered to vote? Check this site to find out
. And if you need to register, here's a link to the application form
CivCity on Twitter
Follow @A2CivCity to find out when and where public entities are meeting, and what's on the agenda. We'll let you know the haps for Ann Arbor city council and its advisory boards and commissions, as well as the Washtenaw County board of commissioners, Ann Arbor District Library board, Ann Arbor Public Schools board and more – many, many more. More than you can imagine.
(Why yes, we have fans!)
How Can You Help CivCity?
Contribute to CivCity today with a one-time or monthly online donation. It's tax deductible!
Or you can send a check to:
The CivCity Initiative
118 S. Main St.
Ann Arbor MI 48104
CivCity also accepts stock donations through our broker, the local office of Wells Fargo Advisors. Contact Mary Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Help Spread the Word!
Know of someone who might be interested in our work? Please forward this e-newsletter – we appreciate your help in letting people know about CivCity.
And One Final Shout Out
Thanks to Sarah Bush of Bali Ha'i Dreams for helping promote the March 8 primary election! Sarah put out signs every day for a week prior to the election, reminding people who walked past the Workantile in downtown Ann Arbor to vote. Awesome!
What if everyone found a way to publicize elections and get informed about candidates? One more way to help transform our civic culture!