89.1 WEMU

Soapbox Summer 2018

It's Soapbox Summer! Any candidate appearing on the August primary election ballot in Washtenaw County will have access to free air time to communicate to potential voters on your community NPR Station, 89.1 WEMU. 

No reporter questions, no interruptions or interference. Soapbox summer gives candidates the opportunity to say exactly what they want, how they want. It gives WEMU listeners and potential voters the opportunity to hear a candidate's message, unfettered. 

Here's how it works: 

  1.  Record a message of up to 3 1/2 minutes.  Best advice is to do it in a quiet place without distractions or ambient noise.  It absolutely must be in your own voice and adhere to FCC guidelines regarding community standards for language.  
  2. Send the recording to pcampion@emich.edu (Patrick Campion, WEMU Program Director)

Candidates should also include in the submission, the following: 

  1. The office being sought (please note if you are an incumbent candidate)
  2. Website link(s)
  3. Candidate photo with appropriate credit information
  4. Transcription of comments in audio recording for use at wemu.org.

Submissions are being accepted immediately. No submission will be accepted after Friday, June 29th. Soapbox Summer will begin airing during 'Morning Edition' with David Fair beginning Monday, July 9.  

Anthony Morgan is seeking election to Ypsilanti City Council in the 3rd Ward.  This is the candidate's submission to WEMU's 2018 Soapbox Summer.


Trish Reilly would like to continue representing you and retain a seat on the Pittsfield Township Park Commission.  This is the candidate's submission to WEMU's 2018 Soapbox Summer.


Michelle Deatrick would like to represent you in Michigan's State Senate.  This is the candidate's submission to WEMU's 2018 Soapbox Summer.  


Ali Ramlawi is running to represent Ann Arbor's 5th Ward on City Council.  Here is the candidate's submission to the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.


Graydon Krapohl would like your vote to continue as Ann Arbor's City Council member in the 4th Ward.  This is the candidate's submission to the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.


Elizabeth Nelson is running for City Council in Ann Arbor's Ward 4.  This is the candidate's submission to WEMU's 2018 Soapbox Summer.  


Katie Scott is running for Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners in District 9.  This is the candidate's submission to the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.


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Justin Hodge would like your vote to be the Washtenaw County Commissioner in District 5.  Here is the candidate's submission to the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.  


Kirk Westphal is running to continue serving as the Ann Arbor City Council member in the 2nd Ward.  This is the candidate's submission to WEMU's 2018 Soapbox Summer.


Gretchen Driskell is running to be the Democratic candidate in Michigan's 7th Congressional District.  This is the candidate's submission to the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.  


Kathy Griswold would like your vote to represent Ann Arbor's Second Ward in City Council.  This is the candidate's submission to WEMU's 2018 Soapbox Summer.


Conan Smith would like your vote as a Washtenaw County Commissioner in the 9th District.  This is the candidate's submission to the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.


Jason Maciejewski is running for Washtenaw County Commissioner in District 1.  This is the candidate's submission for the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.

  

Alice Liberson is running for Ann Arbor City Council in the 3rd Ward.  Here is the candidate's submission for the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.


Jeff Irwin would like your vote in the 18th District State Senate race.  Here is the candidate's submission for the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.  


Anuja Rajendra wants your vote in the upcoming primary election for State Senate 18th District.  Here is the candidate's submission to the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.


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Adam Gainsley is seeking your vote for Ypsilanti City Council Ward 3.  Here is the candidate's submission for the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.  


Leisa Thomson

Sue Shink is hoping to garner your vote as a candidate for Washtenaw County Commissioner, District 2.  This is the candidate's submission for the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer (**Editor's Note - a transcript was not provided by the candidate).


Debbie Dingell is running for re-election as the Congresswoman for Michigan's 12th District.  This is the candidate's submission for the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.


Myra Klarman

Christopher Taylor is seeking your vote to be re-elected Mayor of Ann Arbor.  This is the candidate's submission to the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.


Gretchen Whitmer is seeking your vote to be the next Governor of Michigan.  This is the candidate's submission to the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.

 

Tom Brennan is seeking the office of Washtenaw County Commissioner in District 2.  This is the candidate's submission for Soapbox Summer.


Amy Diebold Photography / Amy Diebold Photography

Anne Maxine Fortunato is running for the office of Pittsfield Township Park Commissioner in our upcoming primary election.