Election 2018 Ballot Proposals

In November, Michiganders will vote on three statewide ballot proposals. The U.S. bishops call for Catholics to seriously evaluate each of these proposals and their impact on human life and dignity, justice and peace, and the common good.

Proposal 1: Legalization of Recreational Marijuana

“A proposed initiated law to authorize and legalize possession, use and cultivation of marijuana products by individuals who are at least 21 years of age and older, and commercial sales of marijuana through state-licensed retailers.”

Michigan Catholic Conference opposes Proposal 1.

Proposal 1: Say No to Recreational Marijuana

Proposal 2: Creation of an Independent Redistricting Commission

“A proposed constitutional amendment to establish a commission of citizens with exclusive authority to adopt district boundaries for the Michigan Senate, Michigan House of Representatives and U.S. Congress, every 10 years.”

Michigan Catholic Conference has no position.

Proposal 3: Voting Reforms in Michigan’s Constitution

“A proposal to authorize automatic and Election Day voter registration, no-reason absentee voting, and straight ticket voting; and add current legal requirements for military and overseas voting and post-election audits to the Michigan Constitution.”

Michigan Catholic Conference has no position.

To request a Faithful Citizenship talk from Michigan Catholic Conference for your parish or group, email publicpolicy@micatholic.org.

[The Church] cannot and must not remain on the sidelines in the fight for justice. —Deus Caritas Est

“Study the proposals well, pray, and choose in conscience!”
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