Detroit changemaker shines through during 2020 election chaos
DETROIT – Sommer Woods is a Detroit entrepreneur, a mentor and a changemaker. Woods, a life-long Detroiter, found herself in the national spotlight during the 2020 U.S. General Election and the experience changed her forever. AdShe prides herself on always being passionate about the policy change and how it impacts the Black community. If that’s paying for tuition, paying for apartments, if that’s paying for gas for them or paying for them to get home from school.”AdShe said she views the children she mentors as her family and that’s why she’ll always stand up for democracy. “When you heard the quote ‘Be the change you want to see,’ I truly live my life that way,” Woods said.
Workers share experience inside TCF Center during ballot counting, protests
DETROIT – Two people are describing their experience working inside the TCF Center amid the lawsuits and chaos surrounding the counting of ballots. READ: Experts put the ballot count protests at TCF Center in Detroit into perspectivePresident Trump supporters were outside the TCF Center in Detroit on Wednesday, chanting and banging on windows. There were between around 650 and 700 paid and trained vote counters inside at any given time. When the crowd chanted, “stop the count” many of the workers inside were afraid. People who were inside said both official challengers and some of the poll watchers were yelling slurs at the poll counters.