Date(s) - 28/07/2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mathis Community Center
VoterEducationNetwork.org, a nonpartisan civic education project by Metro Detroit APRI, has organized a series of gatherings for community members to connect the issues the community is facing with those offices that are responsible for addressing them — and to help develop better skills to determine which candidates have the record/platform to address their concerns.
These workshops are designed to help foster critical thinking skills to better determine those candidates who can represent them in various offices the best. We have tailored it so there will be community input into the formulative process by which each community determines its own goals or areas of concern — 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. Refreshments and light snacks will be served.
Each meeting will be at least 2 hours in length and will be broken up into 6 different parts:
- Offices: Roles, Responsibilities, Criteria for being a candidate
- Voting: Importance of voting, Registration (is it current?), Procedures, Absentee ballots, Handling of irregularities, Auditing
- Community Issues: Census, Statistics, Canvassing and dialog session
- Connecting Issues to Office: Tracking elected office-holders performance, Voting records, Alignment with principles, Voting smart
- Remedying Problems: Identifying what, who, when legislation needs changed, what steps are involved
- Community Dialog and candidate to office analysis…
This is the first series of workshops in the 2016 election cycle, more will be announced. Please subscribe to posts on the Voter Education Network website and/or on our social networking pages/profiles.
Bookings are closed for this event.