1. Poverty Solutions Informs Launch of Detroit Affordable Housing Fund

    Mark Rivett posted September 30, 2020

    Read Full Article on Detroit free Press

    Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced a major affordable housing initiative for the city at a news conference at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Detroit Public Safety Headquarters.

    The city is calling Detroit Housing for the Future Fund, “the most significant fund dedicated to affordable housing to date.”

    In a recent report by the University of Michigan’s Poverty Solutions initiative, Detroit residents say they want afforable housing, more jobs that match their skills and they want to start their own businesses but face financial barriers.

    Read Full Article on Detroit free Press

  2. Ann Arbor City Clerk opens satellite office in Collaboration with University of Michigan Museum of Art

    Mark Rivett posted September 24, 2020

    In the first two days, the satellite office has processed over 400 voter registrations.

    Read article on Michigan Daily

    Read more at UMMA Vote 2020

    Read article on Click On Detroit

    In the lead up to the 2020 US Presidential Election and beyond, The University of Michigan Art Museum (UMMA) is handing over space and resources in the name of civic duty and engagement. Working closely with partners on several projects, UMMA is turning an art museum into an election hub.

    Christina Olsen, Director of the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)

    “Art museums, and campus art museums especially, are uniquely positioned to drive national dialogue around the issues that matter most in the world today,” said UMMA Director Christina Olsen. “We’ve been working to make good on that potential all year and we are excited to work with these partners to offer our space to the city of Ann Arbor to transform the museum into a true election hub and powerful site for democracy.”

    Most noticeably, this will take the form of converting the Museum’s street-facing glass-walled Stenn gallery into a satellite Ann Arbor City Clerk’s office. U-M Students, Faculty, and Staff will be able to register to vote, request an absentee ballot, and vote early at UMMA every weekday between Sept. 24 and election day. The office also makes the work of administering the election and managing voter rolls and absentee ballots a publicly visible, transparent undertaking.

    Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson visited the site on Tuesday, September 22nd.

    Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson

    Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson

    “City clerks are stepping up this year to develop important partnerships with community leaders and grassroots organizations all around the state to make voting accessible and secure, ensuring that every vote is counted and every voice is heard,” Benson said.

    Satellite office hours

    • Sept. 22-Oct. 23: Weekdays 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
      (with voter registration only for the first two days until absentee voting begins Sept. 24)
    • Oct. 24-Nov. 1: Weekdays 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturdays 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Nov. 2: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Nov. 3: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

  3. Michigan Law – Presidential Impeachment, from Johnson to Trump: What Have We Learned?

    Mark Rivett posted September 11, 2020

    09/17/2020 04:10 PM to 05:30 PM

    Contact: Rickard,Jenny

    Location via Zoom at https://umich.zoom.us/j/97622039094

    Read more here

    Please join us for UM’s annual commemoration of Constitution Day. Professor Michael Gerhardt (UNC School of Law) and Professor Jonathan Turley (GWU Law School)- two of the four scholars who testified, one on each side, on constitutional standards for impeachment before the House Judiciary Committee during President Trump’s impeachment- will debate. MLaw Professor Rich Friedman will moderate.

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