Forums across Detroit inform voters about ballots

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DETROIT - A group of organizations and unions is sponsoring the Community Voter Education Forums, a series of twelve events that will be held at six locations across Detroit on Saturday.

Organizers said the goal of the forums is to inform voters about statewide proposals on the November 6 ballot, and that all sides have been invited to represent their perspectives.

The first forum at each location will be from 10 a.m. until noon. The second forum at each location will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.  

The events will feature a detailed explanation of the ballot on which voters will cast their votes on Election Day. Representatives from each of the six statewide ballot proposals will explain the language and answer questions.

Organizers said they suggest voters attend the forum nearest their home or job. 

"Our primary goal of the forums is to educate voters about the proposals that will appear on the ballot so they can make the decision they feel is best for their families and their community when they step into that voting booth on November 6th," said Erica Hill, coordinator for Victory Detroit 2012, the organizers of the forums. 

The locations are:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School

    3200 E. Lafayette

  • Renaissance High School

    6565 W. Outer Drive

  • Wayne County Community College District -- East Campus

    5901 Conner St

  • East English Village Academy

    17200 Southhampton

  • Wayne County Community College District -- Northwest Campus

    8200 W. Outer Drive

  • Western High School

    1500 Scotten Street

For more information, call (313) 567-2114.

Organizers said the Community Voter Education Forums are sponsored by Victory Detroit 2012, a coalition formed by the United Auto Workers (UAW) that is working in partnership with the Detroit Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO Council, Service Employee International Union (SEIU), and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).

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