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Welcome to CivCity's latest news and updates!


Oct. 11 Deadline: Help Us With Voter Registration!

 
We're sure that YOU are registered to vote – but what about your friends, family and colleagues? People in your neighborhood or place of worship? If they're not registered by Tuesday, Oct. 11, they won't be able to vote in the Nov. 8 election. CLICK HERE FOR A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM.

CivCity's voter resource, AnnArborVotes.org, has more info. Check out The Basics page if you need details about registering, voting absentee, polling locations and more. And of course we've got loads of info about local candidates and ballot proposals, as well as upcoming election-related events.


Screenshot of AnnArborVotes.org.
 
Look for CivCity's Voter Registration posters around town! Want a poster for your workplace, school, or place of worship? Help us spread the word – email marymorgan@civcity.org. 
 

CivCity's Voter Registration Poster.
 
Keep informed by following Ann Arbor Votes on Twitter and Facebook!

Get updates like this on Twitter @AnnArborVotes!
 

UM Ginsberg Center:
Promoting Active Citizenship 

 
Under the leadership of Mary Jo Callan, the Ginsberg Center is cranking up the volume on campus civic engagement. Among other things, they're registering students via TurboVote and hosting election events – including a presidential debate watch party on Monday, Sept. 26!

CivCity's executive director, Mary Morgan, is Ginsberg's Community-Leader-In-Residence for 2016-17. We're excited to be partnering with their energized staff and strategic efforts to support informed, engaged voters! 

 

Skyline High Students Help CivCity's Voter Education

 
CivCity is again working with students in Skyline High School's Communication, Media & Public Policy magnet program. They'll be developing videos to help inform voters about local candidates and ballot proposals. We'll keep you posted as their work progresses!

From left: Avery Lumeng, Mary Morgan, Naseem Othman and Michael Parrott at Skyline's CMPP classroom.
 

Yes, You Can Help!

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 a2marymorgan@gmail.com for details.


Bonus points if you're still reading! How about sharing this newsletter with your friends, family & colleagues to add a little civic sauce to their day? We'd appreciate it!
It's happening! With less than 2 months until the Nov. 8 election, we're working hard to make sure residents are registered to vote and aware of what's on the ballot – especially local candidates and ballot proposals.

Please check out our new online voter resource, AnnArborVotes.org. It's full of info, resources, tools and more – and you'll see familiar faces in our photo gallery!

I also hope you can attend a public forum on participatory budgeting that we're co-sponsoring with a2ethics and the local League of Women Voters. Join us on Thursday, Sept. 29 at the downtown library (343 S. Fifth Ave.) from 7-8:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!

We're grateful to CivCIty's supporters, who understand that a healthy community relies on strengthening our civic life. Participating in local elections is one crucial way to do that.

– Mary Morgan, CivCity Founder & Executive Director

 

Support CivCity

CivCity is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan nonprofit focused on increasing awareness of how local government works and motivating residents to get involved in civic life. Please support our work by sending donations to: 
 
The CivCity Initiative
118 S. Main St.
Ann Arbor MI 48104

You can also donate online by clicking this link – it's easy!

You'll get our heartfelt thanks written by hand (let's hear it for old school!) on a notecard featuring local public art or civic infrastructure. How cool is that?

This image is a detail from the mosaics at the Fourth & Washington parking structure.
 
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CivCity Board of Directors
 
Devon Akmon
Paul Courant
Mary Morgan
Ingrid Sheldon
Linh Song


Special thanks for generous support from the James A. & Faith Knight Foundation, the Buhr Foundation, United Way of Washtenaw County, the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, the Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation, the Mosaic Foundation of Rita and Peter Heydon, and the Ann Arbor Area Spirit of Woodstock Fund!
 

CivCity Online

Find more information – including CivCity's five-year strategic plan – on our website at civcity.org
 
Be sure to join CivCity on Facebook, where we regularly post items of community interest. Ann Arbor Votes is also on Facebook!
 
On Twitter, you can follow us at @A2CivCity and get details about local public meetings and other civic-related info. Get election Tweets by following @AnnArborVotes!
 

Upcoming Events


Mon. Sept. 26 – 8:30 p.m.: U.S. Presidential Debate watch party hosted by the UM Ginsberg Center. Click for details.

Tues. Sept. 27 – 7 p.m.: League of Women Voters forum for candidates of the Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education. Click for details.

Tues. Sept. 27 – 9 p.m.: League of Women Voters forum for candidates of the Ward 5 Ann Arbor City Council race. Click for details.

Tues. Sept. 27 – 9:45 p.m.: League of Women Voters forum to debate the ballot proposal that would increase term length for the mayor and city council from 2 years to 4 years. Click for details.

Thurs. Sept. 29 – 7 p.m.: Public forum on participatory budgeting, co-sponsored by a2ethics, the League of Women Voters and CivCity. Click for details.

Check out the Ann Arbor Votes events calendar for more election activities!

NOW GO FORTH
& BE CIVIC!

 
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