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First Ward: an Ann Arbor politics Group

Are you unhappy with Ann Arbor politics and the journalism, or lack thereof, that follows it? Last night, the Ann Arbor City Council stripped Jeff Hayner of his committee assignments. If you have been following Ann Arbor politics, you know that the mayor and his allies have been wanting to repeal proposal A, so that they can sell off the Commons to private interests. I’ve been trying to find a silver lining in this dark cloud. Ann Arbor politics in our little town is a microcosm of the dysfunctional government we have at the federal level. Yes, we got rid of Trump, but we need fundamental systemic change ASAP. Maybe this is the stimulus to find a way to improve decision making for groups involved with activism. So, the experiment I’d like to try is how we can generate concrete proposals and act, despite disagreements and not necessarily needing to be friends. Please try to be friendly, but we don’t need to require friendship before we can agree on a concrete proposal.

Here’s what you can do about Ann Arbor politics

  1. Contact us for an invitation to our private group, “First Ward.”
  2. Register on this website.
  3. Participate in our Group to plan how we will be #MakingDemocracy
  4. We have purchased a subscription to online tools that make group decision making easy.

The opinions expressed here are my own and do not represent any other individual or group. But, I encourage people to contact us so we can produce Group Agreements!

A tool where everybody is Civil even if they do not all agree on a particular topic

There is a video playlist of Loomio case studies here. I have embedded one below:

No taxation without representation

Download this meme to use on social media.

Democracy dies in Complacency

Are you willing to learn something new so that we can interact better together and find agreements on proposals?

“Do one thing every day that scares you” Eleanor Roosevelt

Our plan includes developing online courseware to help us work together on fundamental systemic change. Join us and participate.

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