Election 2020


NCJW | MI’s 2020 Election Committee was formed to get out the vote in 2020.  The first focus was on getting young people to register and to vote.

The committee:

  • Has designed and distributed an absentee ballot application form and information sheet about absentee voting for college students
  • Has launched Let’s Both Vote!, a campaign that encourages older relatives to reach out to their loved ones to register and vote
  • Has developed and sent out a questionnaire to selected candidates for community use
  • Is  presenting “The Power of Your Vote”, a series of three webinars that focus on the November election and its aftermath

The Power of Your Vote Series:

Part I, Tuesday, September 15th: Meet the Candidates

Part II, Thursday, October 8th: Fall Focus – Protecting Michigan’s Election

Part III, Thursday, December 3rd: Post-Election Reflections: Implications for the Future

Program recordings:

Part I: Session I – Meet The Candidates – video recording

Part I: Session II – Meet The Candidates – video recording

Part II: Fall Focus – Protecting Michigan’s Election – video recording

State Representative Candidate questionnaires:

District # 2020 Candidates Response
19 D – Laurie Pohutsky
R – Martha Ptashnik
Did not reply
Did not reply
20 D – State Representative Matt Koleszar
R – John Lacny
Did not reply
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26 D – State Representative Jim Ellison
R – Chris Meister
Did not reply
Did not reply
27 D – Regina Weiss
R – Elizabeth Goss
Did not reply
Did not reply
35 D – State Representative Kyra Harris Bolden
R – Daniela Davis
Did not reply
37 D – Samantha Steckloff
R – Mitch Swoboda
Did not reply
Did not reply
38 D – Kelly Breen
R – Chase Turner
Did not reply
Did not reply
39 D – Julia Pulver
R – State Representative Ryan Berman
Did not reply
40 D – Mari Manoogian
R – Kendra Cleary
Did not reply
41 D – State Representative Padma Kuppa
R – Andrew Sosnoski
Did not reply
43 D – Nicole Breadon
R – State Representative Andrea Schroeder
Did not reply
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44 D – Denise Forrest
R – State Representative Matt Maddock
Did not reply
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45 D – Barbara Anness
R – Mark Tisdale
Did not reply

U.S. Senate Candidate Questionnaires:

Senate D – Gary Peters
R – John James
Did not reply

Voting Resources:

West Bloomfield Township clerk, Debbie Binder, answers questions

Michigan Voter Information Center, Department of State

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson – November 3 Election

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