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Civic Engagement: Lessons and Opportunities
Unformatted Document Text:  Henry Ford Community College Sponsors If I am not for myself, who will be? If I am but for myself, what am I? If not now, when? — Hillel In the spirit of Otto Feinstein (1930-2003) Thanks to the Organizers League of Women Voters Dearborn-Dearborn Heights: Mary Bugeia, Judy Carty, Besty Cushman, Mona Hammoud, Chris Sullivan Jeffrey Farrah Political Science Faculty at Oakland Community College, Auburn Hills Robert Fox Teacher at Huron High School, Ann Arbor, Michigan The Political Science Faculty at Henry Ford Community College: Henry Bowers, Tony Perry, Eric Rader, Cynthia Stiller, Barbara Suhay Henry Morgan, Henry Ford Community College Cyndi Parrelly, President’s Office Henry Ford Community College Special Thanks to Laura Mado of CENGAGE Learning and the orgnaizers above for refreshments. VOTING RULES • Each Voting Caucus group will tally the students’ vote for presentation at the Final Plenary Session. • For an issue to be considered for a vote in the caucus each issue that can be voted on in the caucus must receive a nomination by one student, and a minimum of two students must second the nomination. • Each student is allowed to nominate only one (1) issue, but has no limit on the number of issues they can second. • Issues receiving a nomination, but not receiving the required seconds can only be considered one time for inclusion in the caucus vote. • Once an issue has been nominated and seconded two times, then the caucus coordinator will write the issue on the chalk board. [This will indicate the issues eligibility for being voted on.] • Caucus coordinator shall announce three (3) times that the nominations are closing before accepting no more nominations and proceeding with the voting. • Each student can cast up to 3 votes. The votes can be cast towards a single issue or can be distributed for up to 3 issues. • Caucus coordinator can allow students to speak for or against issues —time permitting. • Students will write their votes on the voting card provided to them at registration. Caucus coordinator will make sure that only one card per individual is collected. Cards that have more than 3 votes cast will be considered spoiled ballots and shall not be counted. Voting ballot cards will have the assigned caucus room label attached. • Caucus Coordinator will provide on the caucus report form (the caucus group’s list of issues and the number of voters for each issue) to Dr. Anthony Perry in the Forfa Auditorium by 12:30 pm. Caucus Coordinators will read the vote of their caucus at the final plenary session. • Based on the number of votes each issue receives in the caucus, the top seven issues will be placed on the final Michigan Student Political Issues agenda. • If fewer than seven issues are reported out of the caucus, then those issues will be the only issues considered during the vote of the final agenda. • All issues receiving votes, but not making it upon the final agenda, will be listed in an addendum indicating their support. • After the report of the caucus sessions, a vote will occur during the final session on the final agenda. A motion must be made by a caucus (made by caucus coordinator) and seconded by another caucus to begin the final vote or for any other modification to the final list of issues (combining or eliminating issues can occur in the final session; however, additions will not be accepted). • Elected Official are requested to consider the student when determining policy priorities.

Authors: Perry, Anthony.
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Henry Ford
Community
College
Sponsors
If I am not for myself, who will be?
If I am but for myself, what am I?
If not now, when? — Hillel
In the spirit of Otto Feinstein (1930-2003)
Thanks to the Organizers
League of Women Voters Dearborn-Dearborn Heights:
Mary Bugeia, Judy Carty, Besty Cushman, Mona Hammoud, Chris Sullivan
Jeffrey Farrah
Political Science Faculty at Oakland Community College, Auburn Hills
Robert Fox
Teacher at Huron High School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Political Science Faculty at Henry Ford Community College:
Henry Bowers, Tony Perry, Eric Rader, Cynthia Stiller, Barbara Suhay

Henry Morgan, Henry Ford Community College
Cyndi Parrelly,
President’s Office Henry Ford Community College
Special Thanks to Laura Mado of CENGAGE Learning and the orgnaizers above for
refreshments.
VOTING RULES
Each Voting Caucus group will tally the students’ vote for presentation at the Final
Plenary Session.
For an issue to be considered for a vote in the caucus each issue that can be voted on
in the caucus must receive a nomination by one student, and a minimum of two
students must second the nomination.
Each student is allowed to nominate only one (1) issue, but has no limit on the
number of issues they can second.
Issues receiving a nomination, but not receiving the required seconds can only be
considered one time for inclusion in the caucus vote.
Once an issue has been nominated and seconded two times, then the caucus
coordinator will write the issue on the chalk board. [This will indicate the issues
eligibility for being voted on.]
Caucus coordinator shall announce three (3) times that the nominations are closing
before accepting no more nominations and proceeding with the voting.
Each student can cast up to 3 votes. The votes can be cast towards a single issue or
can be distributed for up to 3 issues.
Caucus coordinator can allow students to speak for or against issues —time
permitting.
Students will write their votes on the voting card provided to them at registration.
Caucus coordinator will make sure that only one card per individual is collected.
Cards that have more than 3 votes cast will be considered spoiled ballots and shall
not be counted. Voting ballot cards will have the assigned caucus room label
attached.
Caucus Coordinator will provide on the caucus report form (the caucus group’s list
of issues and the number of voters for each issue) to Dr. Anthony Perry in the Forfa
Auditorium by 12:30 pm. Caucus Coordinators will read the vote of their caucus at
the final plenary session.
Based on the number of votes each issue receives in the caucus, the top seven issues
will be placed on the final Michigan Student Political Issues agenda.
If fewer than seven issues are reported out of the caucus, then those issues will be the
only issues considered during the vote of the final agenda.
All issues receiving votes, but not making it upon the final agenda, will be listed in an
addendum indicating their support.
After the report of the caucus sessions, a vote will occur during the final session on
the final agenda.
A motion must be made by a caucus (made by caucus coordinator) and
seconded by another caucus to begin the final vote or for any other modification
to the final list of issues (combining or eliminating issues can occur in the final
session; however, additions will not be accepted).
Elected Official are requested to consider the student when determining policy
priorities.


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