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1 Strides for student vote

NEWS
Up to no good at
the Frieze
Adventurous students are
drawn to the remnants of the
Frieze building, but construc-
tion workers said students are
unaware of the hazards that
await them. See page 2.
OPINION
From the Daily:
Rogers & me
Just when you thought it was
illegal to disenfranchise a whole
group of people, along came Rog-
ers's law. With the latest push to
overturn it, it's time for students
to be vocal. See page 4.
ARTS
MOCAD exhibition
Daily
Arts
talks a
with art
collec-
tor Burt
Aaron
about
his exhibit at the Museum of
Contemporary Art Detroit.
See page 9.

ANGIE CESERE/1
State Rep. Rebekah Warren presents her bills to the House Committee of Ethics and Elections in front of an audience that
included several University students and state district poll workers.

CONVERSATIONS
Michael
Moore
sounds
off in A2
By AMINA FARHA
For the Daily
Documentary filmmaker
Michael Moore is no stranger
to political hell-raising. Now,
the man behind "Fahrenheit
911" and "Bowling for Colom-
bine" hopes his latest produc-
tion "Sicko" will get Americans
heated about thestate ofhealth-
care nationwide.
"I want people leaving the
theater asking, 'Where are the
torches?' "he said at the Michi-
gan Theater Saturday night.
Moore participated in "X-
treme Private Documentary:
Kazuo Hara and Michael
Moore," an event sponsored
by the University's Center for
Japanese Studies and featured
a conversation between Moore
and Japanese filmmaker Hara.
The line of people waiting
for the theater to open its doors
for the event extended to the
end of the block and consisted
mostly of middle-aged people.
The event appeared to attract
few students.
Mark West, the director
of Academic Program for the
Center for Japanese Studies,
said the event was the brain-
child of University Prof. Mark
Nornes, who came up with the
idea during a conversation with
Hara about Moore's interest in
Hara's work.
West said Moore came to
the event "despite being in the
throes of editing for 'Sicko."'
See MOORE, Page 8

By EMILY BARTON AND
JESSICA VOSGERCHIAN
Daily News Editors
---------------
State Rep. Rebekah Warren
(D-Ann Arbor) brought two bills
intended to repeal a law that
many believe impedes student
voters before a state House
committee in a hearing last
Tuesday.
Warren's legislation - which
will come to a vote in front of the
Committee of Ethics and Elec-
tions tomorrow - would allow
Michigan citizens to register to
vote without changing their per-
manent address.
Public Act 118, legislation spon-
sored by U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers
(R-Mich.) in 1999 and popularly
known as Rogers's Law, requires
Michigan residents register to
vote using the same address as
their driver's license.

Under the law, students who live
in Ann Arbor during the school
year, but list their parents' resi-
dence as their permanent address,
must either change the address on

their drivers' license to Ann Arbor
or vote using an absentee ballot.
First-time voters are notallowed
to vote absentee and must vote in
person in the district of their per-
manent address - a major incon-
venience for students who can't
make it home on election day,
Warren said.
Students who choose to change
their permanent address to Ann
Arbor must update it each time
they move around campus, she
said.
Warren said her aim in draft-
ing the bills was to make voting as
accessible as possible for all popu-
lations.
Rogers's Law undermines the
student population's influence in
shaping state law, she said.
Doug Novak and Chris Thomas,
directors inthe Secretary of State's
office testified in opposition to the
See BILLS, Page 3

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Secretary of State director Doug
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