Where are the votes?

by (TSzakal)

Submitted 07-28-2015 under NEWS

Grand Rapids has over 130,000 registered voters, but the actual act of voting rarely peaks over 80,000 participants within the city limits. Least likely among those participants at the polls are young people and people of color. When asked, the...

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Local politicians struggle with sign theft, defacement before Election Day

by (rachelcc)

Submitted 07-18-2014 under NEWS

As the August 5 primary approaches, yard signs for various campaigns are being defaced and stolen. Last week, a picture of two young women stealing a Justin Amash sign from a yard in Plainfield Township circulated on social media. Brad Tobin, who...

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Catalyst Radio: Ready To Run helping women hit the campaign trail

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-23-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we learn about a training program that helps prepare women for the campaign trail and seek political office. Ready To...

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Williams honored for nearly 50 years of community & political action

by (Charlsie Dewey)

Submitted 02-17-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

When Mary Alice Williams first began participating in community organizing in the 1960s going door-to-door meant literally that. She said that engaging people was a one-by-one, house-by-house effort. Today, Williams remains involved in community...

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