Voting For Better With Action in Northern Michigan

Every action we take is a vote for the kind of community we wish to become.

And no single act will drive change, but as the votes build up, so does the evidence of what’s possible.

Evidence that our actions are making a difference.

Evidence that builds the confidence and courage required to keep going.

What’s one action — one vote — you can take today to help us get to where we want to go as a community?

My action — my vote — is to share my power.

To share my power with other ordinary people working to improve lives here in Northern Michigan.

What does it mean to share power?

I believe every ordinary person can be a giver, a contributor, a helper, a catalyst for community change.

And as JustLeadershipUSA, an organization led by formerly incarcerated people, says, “the people closest to the problem are closest to the solutions.”

As part of a project with the Michigan Public Health Institute✎ EditSign, I learned that power sharing is critical when elevating vulnerable citizen voices, strengthening our civic foundation, and moving beyond surface-level community engagement strategies.

How do I share my power?

It’s simple, every day, I do my best to be:

  • accessible
  • generous
  • welcoming
  • helpful

Every day, I do my best to help other ordinary people:

  • build trusting relationships
  • organize caravans for change
  • communicate and message what they want to happen and why
  • implement ideas and solutions

”You are more powerful than you think.”

How will you vote for a better Northern Michigan today?

We’re counting on you.

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