Voter Education Network (“VEN”) is a nonpartisan civic education project sponsored by Metro Detroit APRI . VEN has organized a series of workshop gatherings for community members to receive information about not only the procedures for voting, but also the importance of voting. These workshops are designed for not just the dissemination of information, but to help foster critical thinking skills in the voters. Empowering them to better determine those who should represent them in various offices.
- It isn’t just who is running for what office — more importantly how the issues the community faces intersects with those offices,
- How can constituents be better served? If we know what the offices do we can develop better skills to determine which candidates have skill, record, and/or platform to address these concerns.
We have tailored it so there will be community dialog and input into forming content for these workshops. The community should be determining its goals — as such we invite all community members of Detroit/Wayne County to attend. Information will also be provided for potential voters on exercising their voices and making them heard. If you need to register or update your voter information (in Michigan) you’ll be able to do that at these workshop; you can also use that site to find your polling location.
 A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) is an organization of Black Trade Unionists to fight for racial equality and economic justice. Metro Detroit APRI