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March 23rd 2015:My Right To Vote

50 years after Selma and the atrocities of the Edmund Pettus Bridge crossing; has anything really changed?

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Honorable Janice Winfrey

Honorable Janice M. Winfrey was elected as City Clerk of Detroit in 2006. She is currently serving her 3rd Term as City Clerk. Clerk Winfrey methodically and simultaneously implemented two new voting systems in Detroit and set precedence in the election community for early and accurate result reporting. Under her leadership Detroit has received grants to improve voting access for our military service men and women, their dependents and our overseas citizens. The City of Detroit was the first municipality in Michigan to allow eligible residents to apply for absentee ballots by touch-screen-enabled devices due to Winfrey's leadership. Also another technological milestone is the creation of
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Attorney Jocelyn Benson

Jocelyn Benson is the Dean of Wayne State University Law School. Previous to serving as Dean. Benson was an Associate Professor of Law and the Associate Director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights. Jocelyn is also the founder and current director of the Michigan Center for Election Law and Administration. A former member of the ABA's Committee on Election Law. During the 2008 election, she led an effort to block the use of foreclosure lists to challenge voters’ eligibility on Election Day. Benson has earned bachelor's degree at Wellesley College, Master of Philosophy as a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University in the United Kingdom, and subsequently earned her law degree from H
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