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Michigan’s Mid-Term November Election Could See 16 Ballot Proposals

(Click on the underlined links to read the petitions)

The 2022 gubernatorial election is shaping up to contain a record number of ballot proposals allowing voters to take on a wide array of hot-button issues.

A total of 16 proposals have been put forward to the Michigan Secretary of State with topics from dueling voter amendments to drugs and abortion amendments to a variety of COVID-19 pandemic topics and the raising of the state minimum wage. None of the proposals have been approved to appear on the ballot as of Feb. 7. 

The Michigan Board of Canvassers is expected to meet on Feb. 11 to approve language on several proposals.

The Michigan Board of Canvassers has received four ballot proposals to amend the state Constitution: 

  • Protect the Right to Vote petition– The Michigan Republican Party-driven proposal would require photo ID or a signed affidavit to vote; would require a partial Social Security number to register to vote; would provide state-funded IDs to those who need them; would make it so absentee ballot applications would only be available on request; would set the times for absentee voting ; and would make all elections run through public funds by disallowing private donations.  
  • Promote the Vote 2022 petition – The League of Women Voters/ACLU/Voters Not Politicians proposal would insert language in the state Constitution that would bar any law from creating an “undue burden” on voters; It would allow absentee ballots to be counted six days after election if they are postmarked by Election Day; would require proof of identity to register to vote, but would be able to sign for absentee ballots; would require the state to pay for absentee ballot postage; would require at least one secure absentee drop box in every municipality; would enshrine the power of election audits with the Secretary of State Office.  
  • Reproductive Freedom for All Michigan – The Planned Parenthood/ACLU constitutional amendment would allow abortion in the state of Michigan; would allow the state to keep a ban on abortion after a baby could survive outside the womb without extreme measures; it would not allow any bans on contraceptives.  
  • Michigan Changes to Initiative and Legislative Process petition – The proposal would change a process the Michigan Legislature has used to bypass veto from the Governor.  It would require any ballot initiative to be voted on and not allow the Legislature to pass a ballot proposal into law after it meets the requirements.  It would also extend the validity of signatures for a petition by two years. The initiative was filed by something called Michigan Right To Vote.

There are three Michigan constitutional amendments up for a vote that have been proposed by the Michigan Legislature.  The Legislative constitutional amendments have to be passed by the Michigan Senate and House by a two-third majority before heading to the ballot:

  • Michigan Two-Thirds Lame-Duck measure – The constitutional amendment was proposed by House Speaker Jason WENTWORTH (R-Farwell).  The proposal would require any bill proposed between November and the start of a new Legislative session, known as a lame-duck session, receive two-thirds majority to pass. It has passed the House, but not the Senate.
  • Michigan Civil Service Employee Legislative Communication measure – The constitutional amendment was proposed by a group of Michigan Senators in March.  The amendment would keep state civil service employees from being disciplined for talking with legislators or their staff.  It has passed the Senate, but not the House.
  • Legislative Vote to Suspend Legislator’s Salary measure – The proposal passed in the House would amend the Michigan Constitution to allow a legislator’s salary and expense account to be suspended for unethical actions or excessive absence.  A vote would need to pass both chambers of the Legislature by a two-third majority. It has passed the House, but not the Senate.

There are nine citizen-initiated state statutes that are heading to the state Board of Canvassers.  These proposed laws can create veto-proof legislation that can be directly passed by the Michigan Legislature if they collect the number of signatures to end up on the ballot.  If the legislation is not taken up by the Legislature, then the proposals end up on the ballot:

  • Voter ID Initiative – The proposal would require an ID card to vote in-person or by absentee ballot.  
  • Michigan Election Audits Initiative – The proposal would create a Forensic Audit Board that would be responsible for auditing election results, including those from November 2020. 
  • Michigan Minimum Wage Increase to $15 – The proposal would increase the minimum wage in the state to $15 per hour by the year 2027.  The increase would start at $11 per hour starting in 2023 and increase by $1 per year until the $15 cap. 
  • Payday Loan Interest Rate Cap – The proposal would set the interest rate on payday lenders at 36% annually.  Any rate exceeding the cap would be deemed unenforceable.  The initiative would also create a consumer warning for payday loan businesses. 
  • Unlock Michigan II – The ballot proposal would limit the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and county health department emergency orders to 28 days unless approved by the legislative government controlling the area. 
  • This Liberty and Justice for All proposal – The initiative would incentivize good behavior in prisoners through credit for time served, regardless of their sentence date.  Under current legislation, according to the ballot measure, only prisoners sentenced after April 1, 1987, are eligible to have time knocked off for good behavior. 
  • Student Opportunity Scholarship Program – The Great Lakes Education Project-backed measure would create a program called the Student Opportunity Scholarship that would allow organizations to register with the state to distribute scholarships to students for both public and private education.  
  • Student Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit – The proposal would create an income tax credit for anyone contributing to the Student Opportunity Scholarship program. 
  • Decriminalization of Psilocybin Mushrooms and Other Plants and Fungi – The proposal would decriminalize the cultivation, possession and use of psychotropic plants and fungi, such as mescaline, peyote and psilocybin mushrooms. 

Antrim County Board of Commissioners & Clerk,…served a “Constructive Legal Notice” by county resident, 1-20-22

Click on the link below to access a PDF file copy of the “Constructive Legal Notice” that was served on the Antrim County Board of Commissioners and Antrim County Clerk – Sheryl Guy, by county resident, Randy Bishop at their monthly meeting, Thursday January 20th, 2022;




Video of ACCU’s – January, 2022 Monthly Meeting

Click on the link below to view the meeting, that was held Monday, January 10th, 2022 at Torch Lake Township Hall;


https://bit.ly/ACCUjanuary2022monthlymeeting


November’s Monthly Meeting – Monday, November 8th, 2021, 6-8 pm. Torch Lake Twp. Hall

2355 US-31, Kewadin, Michigan 49648

Click on this link for all the details and our agenda for this meeting;

https://bit.ly/accumeeting11-8-21


ACCU’s 3rd Annual – “Fun Shoot/Pig Roast”, Saturday August 28th, 2021, 1-4 pm, Central Lake, MI.

State Representative – Ken Borton (105th House), U.S. Congressman – Jack Bergman (MI-1st District) and
2022 Michigan Gubernatorial Republican Candidate – Garrett Soldano

Come party with the Antrim County Conservative Union at their 3rd Annual “Fun Shoot/Pig Roast” with our special guests;

State Representative – Ken Borton (105th House District)
U.S. Congressman – Jack Bergman (MI – 1st District)
2022 MI Gubernatorial Candidate – Garrett Soldano
2022 Attorney General Candidate – Matthew DePerno
Former State Representative/RNC Committeeman – Dave Agema
Former State Senator/Gubernatorial Candidate – Patrick Colbeck

This will be an outdoor event at the private property of Richard Davis, located at; 5600 Wicks Way (off Muckle Rd.) Central Lake, MI. The gate will open at 12 Noon!!!

The property has multiple gun ranges (handguns, shotguns & long rifles). Please bring your own firearms and ammunition.

One of our sponsors, Brett Gooding owner of Wildwood Firearms Training & Range will be providing the NRA certified Range Officers and Instructors. They will have many various models of firearms for you to safely test shoot and be trained in their use. (NOTE: Bring some extra cash to purchase the ammunition for your test shots).

We will have additional sponsors who will be displaying their products and services.

We will be providing a “Pig Roast” meal, complete with; Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Rolls, Beverages and Randy Bishop’s “World Famous – Carrot Cake” and other desserts too!!!

Door prizes will be awarded after our Guest Speakers deliver their messages, all of which will be included in the price;

Adults – $35.00
Children 10 – 16 are $15.00
Kids under 10 – FREE

Non-Refundable Tickets are limited (we will be SOLD OUT) and can be purchased on this page, just Click on the

YELLOW DONATE BUTTON ABOVE
to make a donation for your tickets.

YOUR RECEIPT FOR YOUR DONATION,…IS YOUR TICKET!!!
(Just print it out, or take a picture of it on your cell phone)

Please bring a folding lawn chair, come early,…and pray for
GREAT weather!!!

If you have any questions, please email us at;
antrimcountyconservativeunion@gmail.com
Or, call us at; 231-360-5125


Video of the Election Integrity Event, Saturday June 5th, 2021

Please click on the link to view the video, as produced by Greg MacMaster of Eagle-Eye Video Drone Service, LLC;

http://bit.ly/accuelectionintegrityevent6-5-21


REPORT; Forensic Audit of Antrim County’s Election Management System

CONCLUSION – Bottom of Page 1 – (Be sure to read the last two (2) sentences)

Click on the link below to view the entire 23 page Report;




Election Integrity – Fundraiser Event; “Decision Day,…Come Hear the Evidence and you be the Judge”!!!

Saturday, June 5th, 2021 – Friske’s Farm Market in Ellsworth, Michigan.

TO REGISTER – Click on the Gold “Donate” Button (to the right) and Donate $20.00 per Adult (over 17 yrs. old, Kids are FREE) ticket. You will be emailed a receipt for your donation,…simply print out your receipt, (or take a picture to save it on your phone) and bring it as your Ticket to the event
.

(Any problems, email us at; antrimcountyconservativeunion@gmail.com)

NOTE: LIMITED Parking (please carpool) will open at 12 NOON!!!
Be sure to bring a comfortable
folding lawn chair, and come hear our great lineup of Speakers;

Bring some extra cash for autographed books, Rob Cortis’ – Trump Unity Bridge political gear,…and be sure to Smile & Wave to Greg MacMaster’s Eagle Eye Video & Drone Service “Fly Over”!!!


SAVE THE DATE!!! Saturday, June 5th, 2021 @ 12 Noon – 6 pm Friske’s Farm Market

A BIG EVENT IS COMING; Saturday, June 5th, 2021 from 12 Noon – 6 pm at Friske’s Farm Market, 10743 US-31 Hwy N., Ellsworth (mailing) in Atwood, Michigan!!!

More details and list of speakers will be forthcoming!!!


CALLING ALL CHRISTIANS!!!

MONDAY, March 29th, 2021 at 2:00 PM., Antrim County Courthouse, 205 E. Cayuga Street, Bellaire, Michigan.

Please click on this link for all the details;


https://mailchi.mp/b2c4edaf4005/accu_call_to_action-march29th?e=[UNIQID]


  • Next Monthly Meeting; Monday, June 13th, 2022, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Location; Torch Lake Twp. Hall, US-31, South of M-88

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