Author: Garlin Gilchrist II

What if Detroit became the Midwest model city for participatory democracy

Detroiters have the power to swing important elections. In November 2016, the presidential election in Michigan was decided by just 10,704 votes, and the question of whether to fund the Regional Transit Authority by just 18,000. Yet less than half of Detroit voters showed up to cast ballots. It’s likely those outcomes would have been…

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