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3 Ways to Vote Easily

Hi there Michigan voters!

Did you know there are 3 ways for you to vote EASILY in Michigan this year? Here’s how:

OPTION 1: Vote Early from Home

  • With a MI driver license or state ID, request your ballot online at http://michigandems.com/onlineavapp and have it mailed to you.
  • You can also download and print an absentee ballot application from http://michigandems.com/avapp and mail it or drop it off to your city/township clerk. Your ballot will be mailed to you.
  • Vote your ballot, sign the envelope, and mail it to your local clerk, or drop it off at their office designated dropbox. Your clerk must receive the ballot by 8 p.m.

OPTION 2: Vote Early at the Clerk’s office (starting September 29, 2022)

  • Go to your city/township clerk’s office, register to vote if you haven’t already, and get an absentee ballot application by 4 p.m. on Monday, November 7th, 2022. Find your clerk’s address and hours at http://michigandems.com/clerk.
  • Fill out the application, give it to the staff and receive your ballot.
  • Vote your ballot, sign the envelope, and submit it as directed by the staff

Voting in Michigan is easy. Do you have a plan to vote? Comment below and tell me all about it. Need help? Let me know.

If you are reading this blog post and you are not a Michigan resident, then please share this information with anyone you know that lives in Michigan and is at least 18 years-old, voting age.

Register to Vote

Hey there Michiganders!

Registering to vote in Michigan gets easier each year thanks to our Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson! Make sure you and your friends are ready to go when it’s time to vote and select a method to register!

Are you a registered voter in Michigan? If so, then please help a family member, friend, or neighbor get registered. We all know at least 1 person that’s not registered to vote.

Registering to vote in Michigan is quick and easy.

Do you have a plan to vote? Comment below! Need help? Let me know!

If you are reading this blog post and you are not a Michigan resident, then please share this with anyone you know that lives in Michigan and is at least 18 years-old, voting age.

Vote La Cracha Handy for Flint Township Trustee

Hi there!  I know this post is different than what you’re used to on this blog, but I am excited to share my good news with everyone.  I am running as a Democrat for Trustee in Flint Township, Michigan.  You know, the mitten shaped state.  The only state where you can show people where you live at on your hand.

Here is my campaign page.

Three challenges lie ahead of me as a candidate, and if I am elected to a seat on the Flint Township Board of Trustees:

  1.  I am a first-time candidate
  2.  I am a minority
  3.  I have little political experience

However, none of the above will hinder me from serving my community if I am elected.

With that being said, I would love and appreciate your support.  If you know any registered voters residing in Flint, Township Michigan, then please spread the word that I am running for Trustee.  Tell you family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers.  If they are not registered to vote, then please encourage them to get registered so they can vote Democrats across the board in the upcoming elections.

I am looking for your support on August 4, 2020.  If you would like to make a small donation, then you can go here.  No amount is too small and all will be truly appreciated.

My Impromptu M.L. King Day Moment

Posing for a picture with Yolanda King while getting her autograph in January 1991 in Flint, Michigan.

Yesterday was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  I would say that I am a day late with this blog post but I won’t.  I attended Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in Flint, Michigan.  Therefore, EVERYDAY is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to Me.

I entered every essay contest I found about in grades K-12.  I won a couple of them.  I was even asked to read one of my essays during the Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday celebration at my school in 6th grade.  I have never been camera-shy.  So speaking in front of the standing room only audience in the school’s gymnasium didn’t bother me one bit.

The best moment over the years was meeting Dr. King’s daughter, Yolanda.  She delivered the keynote address at a luncheon at Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan in January 1991.  Yolanda King’s voice was loud, powerful, and soulful.

Lunch took place immediately after.  My mother and I were very excited to have sat at the same  table as Yolanda during lunch.  Yolanda had such a beautiful smile and talked to everyone seated at the table while we were eating.

When I told Yolanda my name (La Cracha pronounced Lacrisha), she smiled and said my name was beautiful.  She also told me how pretty I was.  After I thanked her, I turned and looked at my mother who was standing right behind me.  Her eyes lit up like a Christmas tree.  I am sure mine did the same!

To be honest, I wasn’t going to post anything about M.L. King Day.  I was looking through some old pictures a few hours ago and came across the one above.  Besides my mother and siblings, no one else has seen this picture.  Until now.

Yolanda King transitioned into Heaven, but she will always be one of the greatest women I have ever met.

If I Can Then You Can

I went canvassing after I voted this morning.  I am a volunteer with the Michigan Democratic Party.  It was cold, windy, and raining.  Ponchos and hand warmers were provided for canvassers.

There is no excuse if you didn’t vote in the Midterm Elections 2018 today.  Especially Michigan.  If I can walk door-to-door in the rain, then you can get out and vote.

In case you’re wondering, yes I am holding a Deadpool umbrella.  Comic book nerds vote too, you know.

Michiganders: It’s Time to GOTV

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This is one of my NO BARS HOLD post.

Midterm Election 2018 is Tuesday, November 6.  If you live in Michigan, then you know how important it is to vote.  Michigan is a swing state, and it is time for us to turn it BLUE.

In order to end this swing state nonsense, we have to GOTV (Get Out The Vote).  The House, Senate, and Governor all need to be flipped.

We need to put people in office that are for Michiganders.  Someone that cares about:

  • Putting Michiganders first, and not their wealthy friends and special interest groups
  • Healthcare
  • Clean drinking water
  • The elderly
  • Public education (especially K-12 including special needs students)
  • Special needs community
  • Protecting our Great Lakes
  • Fixing the “damn roads”

I could go on.  But you get the picture.  Actually you should already know this.  So I am writing this blog post as a reminder.

Now it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty.

  1. Expect long lines at the polls on Tuesday.  This might be a historic election.  I am predicting a larger turnout than both of President Obama’s elections (2008, 2012).  However, experts are predicting what could be the largest voter turnout in 50 years.
  2. Donald Trump’s rhetoric has his followers thinking they can say whatever the hell they want to say to folks.  This shit doesn’t just happen in other states.  It happened right here in Michigan a few days ago.  My friend was talking to her young son in her language as they sat in a restaurant.  Some random man stared at her.  She ignored him.  He stood up and called her a stupid camel jockey and stupid sand nigger.  She continued to ignore him.  Then he called her a dumb camel jockey, and told her to go to her country.  The hate is real, y’all.  The hate….is….real.
  3. Voter suppression.  There will be NO straight-ticket voting for the first time in 127 years.  No more filling in the Democratic or Republic bubble.  We now have to fill in individual bubbles next to the candidates names.  They tried to ban it for the August primary election but was unsuccessful.  This is definitely voter suppression.  A way to discourage people from voting.  The lines are going to be extremely long and slow because a lot of people don’t understand how to read the ballot.  I have never had a problem reading the ballot.  I am a speed reader and I catch on easily.  So the language on the ballot is nothing to me.  Although this crazy ban on straight-ticket voting is going to frustrate a lot of voters, I sure hope they are able to complete it with no errors.
  4. Voter registration card is not required to vote.  All you need to know is your polling location and precinct number.  Live in Michigan and don’t know where to report on Election Day?  No problem.  You can find your voting location, precinct, and a sample ballot here.
  5. Photo ID is not required to vote.  You will be required to sign an affidavit (statement saying you are who you say you are).
  6. The League of Women Voters of Michigan published a 2018 Nonpartisan Voter Guide.  There is a form on the back page that you can complete, clip, and take with you to vote.  You will not forget who to vote for this way.
  7. Let me know if you need a ride to the polls.  I don’t care if you live in the Upper Peninsula.  I will be more than happy to make that 6 hour drive to beautiful northern Michigan and take you.

Michiganders, I cannot stress enough how crucial it is vote this Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Every election is important.  Primary.  Midterm.  Presidential.  But Midterm Election 2018 is serious business.  We have the chance to make history.

The upcoming election is so important to me that I signed up to volunteer with the Michigan Democratic Party.

I went canvassing yesterday.  I knocked on doors and spoke to a lot of people.

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I also plan to canvass, work the phone bank, or whatever is needed as soon as my children leave for school on Tuesday.

As I step down from my soapbox I would like to leave you with this.

It is time for a change.  There is massive chaos in our country.  There is chaos in our great state of Michigan also.  We need to elect those who will fight for us.  Don’t just vote in Presidential elections.  Vote in the primaries and midterms as well.

If you DON’T VOTE then you DON’T have a right to COMPLAIN.

If you live in Michigan, then it is time to GOTV.  It is time to turn our state BLUE.  So get up, get out, and VOTE.