89.1 WEMU

Soapbox Summer Series

During Morning Edition and All Things Considered

WEMU’s popular election feature, “Soapbox Summer” has returned for the 2016  primary election season.  Any candidate whose name will appear on the August 2 primary ballot in Washtenaw County is eligible to participate.  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 area voters the opportunity to hear a candidates' message, unfiltered.   Soapbox Summer will begin airing during Morning Edition with David Fair beginning Monday, July 11th and will be rebroadcast on All Things Considered as well as online at wemu.org.

 Soapbox Summer is an exclusive presentation of the 89.1 WEMU News Department.  Only one speech per candidate will be accepted and all files will be retained by WEMU.  The speeches will be aired in their entirety exactly as recorded.  WEMU does not provide production facilities.

Kevin Jardine

Kevin Jardine is running to represent Michigan's 54th District in the State House.  This is Kevin's submission to the WEMU "Soapbox Summer" series.


Gregory Peoples

Gregory Peoples is running to represent Michigan's 54th District in the State House.  This is Gregory's submission for WEMU's "Soapbox Summer" series.


Kevin Leeser

Kevin Leeser is running to represent the city's 5th Ward on Ann Arbor City Council.  This is Kevin's submission for WEMU's "Soapbox Summer" series.


Anne Brown

Anne Brown is running to represent Michigan's 54th State House District.  This is Anne's submission for WEMU's "Soapbox Summer" series.


Ken Magee

Ken Magee is running for election as Washtenaw County Sheriff.  This is Ken's submission for WEMU's "Soapbox Summer" series.  


Gretchen Driskell

Gretchen Driskell is running for election as Michigan's 7th District Representative in the United States Congress.  This is Gretchen's submission to WEMU's "Soapbox Summer" series.


Satish Ramade

Satish Ramade is running for a seat on Superior Township's Board of Trustees.  This is Satish's submission to WEMU's "Soapbox Summer" series.  


Beth Bashert

Beth Bashert is running for a seat on Ypsilanti's City Council representing the 2nd Ward.  This is Beth's submission to WEMU's "Soapbox Summer" series.  


Lonnie Scott

Lonnie Scott is a candidate for Ypsilanti Township Trustee.  This is his submission for WEMU's "Soapbox Summer" series.  


Jason Frenzel

Jason Frenzel is a candidate running to represent Ann Arbor's 1st Ward on City Council.  This is his submission for WEMU's "Soapbox Summer" series.


Barb Fuller

Barb Fuller is running for the office of State Representative out of Michigan's 52nd District.  This is her submission to WEMU's Soapbox Summer series.  


Jascon Maciejewski

Jason Maciejewski is running for Washtenaw County Commissioner in District 1.  This is his submission for WEMU's Soapbox Summer series.   


Eric Lipson

Eric Lipson is running to be a Representative to Ann Arbor City Council for the Fourth Ward.  This is his submision to WEMU's "Soapbox Summer."  


Lisa Cardenas

Lisa Cardenas is running to be elected to the Michigan House of Representatives as the Representative from the 54th District.  This is her submission for WEMU's "Soapbox Summer." 


Steven Kwasny

Steven Kwasny is running for election to the Michigan House of Representatives in the 53rd District.  This is his submission to WEMU's "Soapbox Summer." 


Jennifer Symanns

  Jennifer Symanns is a candidate for Ward 2 Representative on Ypsilanti City Council.  This is her submission for WEMU's "Soapbox Summer." 


Liz Dahl MacGregor

Liz Dahl MacGregor is running for City Council in Ward 3 of Ypsilanti.  This is her submission for WEMU's "Soapbox Summer."  


Diane Giannola

  Diane Giannola is running for election as a City Council representative for Ann Arbor’s 4th ward.  This is her submission for WEMU's "Soapbox Summer."  

    

    

Sumi Kailasapathy

 Sumi Kailasapathy is a Democrat running for re-election as City Council Representative in Ann Arbor's 1st Ward.  This is her submission for WEMU's 2016 edition of "Soapbox Summer."

Yousef Rabhi

Yousef Rabhi is a Democrat running for State House in the 53rd District.  This is his submission for WEMU's 2016 edition of "Soapbox Summer."