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Fall 2022 Griffin Forum

Ballot Breakdown

Tuesday October 25
6:30 p.m. in the Bovee U.C. Auditorium

Join us for a panel discussion featuring campaign representatives for Proposals 1, 2 and 3. This forum is hosted in partnership with the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center, the League of Women Voters, the Institute for Transformative Dialogue, CM Life, and the CMU Voter Coalition.

  • Proposal 1 Support: Voters for Transparency & Term Limits, Rich Studley
  • Proposal 1 Opposition: No More Time for Career Politicians, Scott Tillman
  • Proposal 2 Support: Promote the Vote, Susan Smith
  • Proposal 2 Opposition: Secure MI Vote, Jeff Litten
  • Proposal 3 Support: MI Reproductive Freedom, Dr. Melissa Bayne, DO
  • Proposal 3 Opposition: Support Women & Children, Abby Wirth

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The Griffin Endowed Chair in American Government organizes two policy forums each year that address social, political-economic, environmental, and other current and important issues. The forums are hosted twice yearly by the Robert and Marjorie Griffin Endowed Chair in American Government at the School of Politics, Society, Justice and Public Service at Central Michigan University.

Past forums

  • Cannabis Policy: Hashing it Out (3/15/2022)
  • Reporting from Washington: A Conversation with Political Correspondents (4/12/2021)
  • Building Better Communities Through Passion, Power, Politics and Purpose (2/18/2019)
  • The Redistricting Dilemma: How the Political Map Determines Elections (4/9/2018)
  • Off the Record, On the Road: Borders, Boundaries, and Migration (10/30/2017)
  • Civility, Engagement and Polarized Politics: How Can I Make a Difference? Five Perspectives from Distinguished Michigan Leaders (4/17/2017)
  • HUMAN TRAFFICKING! Not in my neighborhood? (3/20/2017)
  • Michigan's Democratic and Republican Parties: In a State of Evolution or Revolution? (9/26/2016)
  • Emergency Financial Managers . . . Do They Have a Legitimate Place in Michigan Government? (3/21/2016)
  • Highway Tax Proposal (4/20/2015)
  • The Future of Healthcare in Michigan: Availability, Affordability, and Quality (4/7/2014)
  • ​​Justice Elizabeth Weaver (10/21/2013)
  • The Future of Labor Unions in Michigan (4/8/2013
  • Predictions for the November Elections (4/2/2012)
  • The Future of Higher Education in Michigan (10/10/2011)
  • And Justice for All? Should Michigan Change the Way We Select Judges? (4/4/2011)
  • Making Public Management Work in the Global Economy (9/23/2010)
  • Changing Michigan's Mitten: How Many Cities, Townships and School Districts Do We Need? (4/14/2010)
  • Michigan's Economic Future: Is There a Light at the End of the Assembly Line? (10/27/2009)
  • Election 2008: What will happen on November 4th and how will the results impact Michigan? (10/22/2008)
  • Can Climate Change Heat Up Michigan's Economy? (4/9/2008)
  • Now What? Managing the Budget Crisis (11/6/2007)
  • Does Michigan Need a New Constitution? (4/11/2007)
  • November 7: What Will Happen? (10/25/2006)
  • Affirmative Action/Racial Preferences: Should They Be Banned? (3/29/2006)
  • Michigan's Economy: Can it be Saved? (10/26/2005)
  • Multiple Threats to Michigan's Water (4/19/2005)
  • Campaign 2004: What Will Happen? (10/19/2004)
  • Future of Gambling in Michigan (4/14/2004)
  • Is the Michigan Judiciary Being Corrupted by Money & Elections? (11/20/2003)
  • Women in Power in Lansing (3/26/2003)
  • Investing in Higher Education in Michigan (11/20/2002)
  • Term Limits (4/18/2002)
  • Political Civility (4/12/2001)