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NOWGR Voter’s Guide November 8th

NOWGR Voter’s Guide November 8th President of the United States Dem: Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine Endorsed by National Organization for Women https://www.hillaryclinton.com/   76th District State Representative  Dem: Winnie Brinks Endorsed by Michigan National Organization for Women http://winniebrinks.com/   3rd District Representative in Congress Dem: Douglas Smith http://smithformichigan.com/   State Supreme Court Deborah Thomas https://ballotpedia.org/Deborah_Thomas   17th Circuit Court Curt Benson https://ballotpedia.org/Curt_Benson   Kent County Clerk Dem: Chris Reader https://readerforclerk.com/   Grand Rapids Drain Commissioner Dem: Rachel Hood https://hoodfordraincommissioner.com/why-rachel-hood/   State Board of Education Ish Ahmen https://ourrevolution.com/candidates/ismael-ahmed John Austin http://www.austinformichigan.com/news   Grand Rapids School Board Raynard Ross (Incumbent) Jen Schottke (Incumbent) Katherine Downes Lewis Kristian Grant http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2016/10/crowded_field_of_nine_vie_for.html   Kent County Prosecuting Attorney Dem: Alida J. Bryant https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNqGvxd6Jbo   Kent County Sheriff Dem: Michael B. Scruggs https://www.facebook.com/Michael-B-Scruggs-for-Kent-County-Sheriff-932693466861689/   Kent County Treasurer Dem: Jody Betten   Grand Rapids Community College Trustee Kenyatta Brame Kathleen Bruinsma   Get out and vote, November...

I’m With Her

I’m With Her NOWGR Contributor: Laura Howard I’m seventeen and won’t be eligible to vote this coming November, but the importance of this election is in no way lost on me, as it shouldn’t be for anyone else, of age or otherwise. As I sit writing this piece I’m overwhelmed by a contrast of emotions, something most Americans have been experiencing this past year. I’m both hopeful and fearful of what the results may be this election, and what those results will mean for our country. Both candidates and their supporters are looking for change, that much seems evident in both camps. However, any similarities begin and end there: at the desire for change. In the preamble of the United States’ constitution the words, “…to form a more perfect Union,” are stated in the first line. These five profound words, encapsulate the essence of America and her people: the land of the free and home of the brave. We look forward. We innovate. We progress. These are the hallmarks of America, and these hallmarks, are exactly what separate and contrast the ideology of our presidential candidates. One candidate would like to see America as something it was before, “to make it great again,” yet no matter how far into the past one looks, whether yesterday or 1776, America, despite its imperfections, has truly, never been greater than it is at this moment. Have we come close to achieving a perfect union? No. Is the premise just an ideology, something unattainable? Nothing is ever perfect, but it is an ideology we strive to live by, and today by all standards, this is the...

Michigan Primary Election Information August 2nd

Michigan Primary Election Information August 2nd Preview your ballot here.  To find your polling location or to check if you are registered to vote, click here. Addresses for the polling stations in Kent County, click here. All Candidates and Proposals in Kent County, click here.  Polling Locations are open on Election Day from 7:00am – 8:00pm. Get out and...
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