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Michigan Republican Party Events

Videos:
MI Team Dashboard Introduction
MI Team Dashboard Progress Bars
Groups on the MI Team Dashboard
Creating a Group Using a CSV File on the MI Team Dashboard
Walk Books on the MI Team Dashboard
Call Lists on the MI Team Dashboard


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

What is a group? Picture a group as your virtual precinct. A group allows you to identify a group of voters that you already know. This could be a group of teammates, a group of friends, a group of people that belong to the same club as you, and even a group of your Facebook friends.

Something Changed... If you used to be able to perform a certain function on the MI Team Dashboard that you no longer can, you likely can fix the issue by deleting your cookies and/or clearing your cache.  If that doesn't make any sense or you would like some help, click here for more information.

What if I want more doors than what is displayed? If you submit a walk book and want more voters to contact than the system will allow you to pull, click on the Help button on the bottom left of the MI Team Dashboard home page and contact your regional field director.

I submitted information for one voter and want to go back? Even when there is a check mark next to the name of a voter you already submitted data for, you can click on that voter and redo your selections and submit the answers again.  If the first question goes back to the "Not Home" selection after you submit, you don't have to worry.  Your new answer was captured and cancelled out the original response.

I missed somebody while building a group using the CSV file import option, how do I go back? When you are going through your imported CSV list within the MI Team Dashboard during the initial group creation process, you may go back one person. If you miss some, keep track of the people you want to check at the end.  Once you are done going through the whole list, you may manually add more members at that time or any other time.

I know my friend is a Michigan voter, but he/she won't match. As you match people to the voter file, keep track of the people that don’t match. After you’re done, you can manually find and add these friends. If your friend goes by Mike but Michael according to the voter file, you'll have to manually add this voter after you are done with the initial steps of creating the group.

What is a vote total and why is it important? The vote goal represents the number of votes we need in your precinct in order to win in November. Every precinct in Michigan has their own vote goal which, thanks to the hard work of volunteers like you, will add up to a Republican victory. Find out more about vote totals and the progress bar  here.

I keep clicking next voter and it won’t leave the page? If you are stuck at any part of the website, you may simply have to refresh your page to continue.

Can you search for people when creating a group of your Facebook friends? You can keep your actual Facebook account open in one window and the MI Team Dashboard in a separate window and switch back and forth between the two in order to answer questions about your Facebook friends in the MI Team Dashboard.

Can I call people outside my area using the call from home tool? If you want to make calls to voters outside of your precinct through the MI Team Dashboard, click the Help button at the bottom left of the home page and contact your regional field director or you can use the group feature to help identify voters outside of your precinct.

When should I contact voters? Please make phone calls Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM and on Sundays from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM. For your safety, please knock on doors Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to sunset and Sunday from 12:00 PM to sunset – do not knock doors after dark.

My walk book is taking a long time to create. If your internet browser hasn't been updated, it may take our mapping feature longer to display the map as well as display the specific houses you are selecting to populate your walk book.  Please download the latest version of your internet browser to experience the best version of the MI Team Dashboard.

The site won't load. If you are at a workplace or school, there may be a firewall in place that hinders the ability of the MI Team Dashboard to access all of the information it needs in order to work properly.

I couldn't finish my entire CSV imported group. If you were unable to finish and want to pick up where you left off, you can start making another group.  Just skip ahead to where you left off when you made the first group.

Helpful Conversation Talking Points:

Republican Leadership in Michigan

  • Since day one, Governor Snyder has been focused on creating jobs, growing the economy and improving our children’s education.
  • Under Republican Leadership, Michigan's budget process has become the envy of the nation.  The days of Granholm's government shutdowns are over.
  • We have put the Democrats’ Lost Decade behind us and are working to ensure Michigan remains the Comeback State.

Obamacare

  • Democrats sold us the “lie of the year” by telling us we could keep our plans and doctors if we liked them, but it just wasn’t true.
  • Democrats continue to ignore the stories of Michigan families impacted by Obamacare.
  • Through the Cadillac Tax, workers can expect lower wages and higher health insurance costs.
  • ObamaCare will directly drive down incomes, putting a further strain on our economy.
  • Republicans have always opposed Obamacare – it’s hurting our families, our economy and our small businesses – it’s destroying the middle class way of life.

Detroit

  • Republicans refuse to continue kicking the can down the road, but instead are providing a solution to a decades-old problem.
  • Gov. Snyder made the tough, but necessary, decision to Authorize Chapter 9 bankruptcy for the city of Detroit.
  • Court-supervised restructuring was the only responsible way to provide Detroit families with the services they need and secure a strong future for Detroit.
  • Detroit is now known as the Comeback City and the best is yet to come.

Freedom to Work

  • Freedom to Work brings greater fairness and equality to the workplace, granting all union members the right to choose membership for themselves.
  • Michigan’s hardworking residents deserve to have a choice – and a way out from the intimidation of union bosses.
  • Michigan is now more appealing to businesses looking to relocate to our state by giving them greater flexibility to expand and innovate.

Education

  • Since day one, education has been a top priority for Gov. Snyder and Michigan Republicans.
  • Under Republican leadership, K-12 spending has increased by over $1 billion.
  • We've emphasized the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education while promoting advanced robotics programs in schools, giving kids the tools they’ll need for the future.
  • We've made it easier for parents to have a choice in where they send their kids to school.

Michigan’s Economy

  • More than 2,000 burdensome regulations have been repealed in our state. 
  • Median personal incomes are also on the rise for Michiganders.
  • Republican policies have given us less regulation, more efficient tax solutions, and Michigan's lowest unemployment rate in years.
  • Michigan Republicans have taken a number of steps to help our returning service men and women and veterans find jobs, lower their tax burden, and provide them with resources to help in their return to civilian life.

Veterans

  • We ask our military members to perform difficult tasks in difficult situations while on active duty. They should be allowed to use that experience toward licensing requirements so they can fill critical jobs when they return home.
  • Michigan Republicans have worked to streamline government so veterans have easier access to the benefits they’ve earned by serving our country. State agencies are now working more efficiently and effectively for our returning service members.
  • We’ve lowered the tax burden facing our disabled veterans by making their principle property exempt from property taxes. Those who have sacrificed life and limb for our country shouldn’t have to choose between keeping their homes or putting food on the table for their family.
  • Michigan Republicans are also fighting for veterans at the federal level, with our GOP Congressional delegation pushing for reforms and greater oversight of the scandal-plagued VA.

Repealing Prevailing Wage

  • The prevailing wage ballot proposal is an effort to repeal a Michigan law that helps union bosses and hurts Michigan workers. Prevailing wage artificially inflates the cost of taxpayer-funded construction projects.  It creates higher prices, costs taxpayers more money, hurts our public schools, and weakens local governments.
  • Michigan’s prevailing wage law is one of the most restrictive in the country – unlike most other states, Michigan’s law relies exclusively on union contracts to establish prevailing wages.  This means that the unions decide the wage they should be paid, not the market.
  • If we repeal our state’s prevailing wage law, we could see our schools, community colleges and universities save more than $200 million each year on construction projects. During a short window when prevailing wage was not in use due to federal litigation, more than 11,000 jobs were added to Michigan’s payroll as a direct result of the suspension.
  • Prevailing wage doesn’t just save money for our schools, it would also help our entire state save hundreds of millions of dollars annually for all government-funded projects.

Straight-Ticket Voting

  • Straight-ticket voting hurts our Democracy by discouraging people from voting for candidates in our non-partisan races, creating a disadvantage for these candidates and further reinforcing partisan divides.
  • Removing straight-ticket voting in no way impacts who a person can vote for; if a person chooses to vote for all Democrats or all Republicans they still have that option. All this reform does is merely remove the “check-the-box” option for a single party.
  • Removing the straight-ticket voting option will encourage more people to vote for what they believe in because they will be choosing candidates based on their ideas

Confirming Judge Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court

  • Judge Gorsuch has a superb intellect, an unparalleled legal education, and is eminently qualified. His sterling track record of faithfully interpreting the Constitution, protecting individual rights, and ensuring limited government is complemented by his discerning approach to every case and a high personal integrity.
  • He is a mainstream conservative choice who fulfills President Trump’s promise to the American people to appoint a justice who represents their views.
  • Judge Gorsuch is a fierce believer in equal justice under the law. He will be fair to all, regardless of background or beliefs.
  • In 2006, Judge Gorsuch’s nomination was so “uncontroversial,” that not a single Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee attended his confirmation hearing, and he passed both the committee and the Senate without opposition by voice vote.

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