Category: Michigan Democrats

Game ON!  A few items from my election catalogue

Game ON! A few items from my election catalogue

So, it comes down to this, right? I’m leaving in a few minutes to vote for the first time in a new community. I plotted out the course to get there. Drove there to be sure. Talked to new neighbors about lines, etc., and I am ready. As I write this, it is 6:30 a.m. I am showered, dressed and […]

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If you are an absentee voter in Michigan, PLEASE READ THIS!

If you are an absentee voter in Michigan, PLEASE READ THIS!

A recent mailing from the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) to absentee ballot holders mistakenly identified the County Clerk as the office to return one’s absentee ballot. THIS IS INCORRECT. Absentee ballots returned to the County Clerk cannot be counted. If you are returning your absentee ballot, deliver it by mail or in person to the City or Township Clerk who […]

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SATURDAY: Michigan Democratic Women’s Caucus GOTV rally with very special guests Gloria Steinem & Randi Weingarten

SATURDAY: Michigan Democratic Women’s Caucus GOTV rally with very special guests Gloria Steinem & Randi Weingarten

The Michigan Democratic Women’s Caucus is holding a Get Out The Vote (GOTV) Rally for Hillary Clinton and all Democrats this Saturday, October 8th from 3:00-4:30 p.m. at the Parkridge Community Center in Ypsilanti (591 Armstrong Drive.) They have two very special guests: Women’s Rights pioneer and founder/publisher of Ms. Magazine Gloria Steinem and AFT President Randi Weingarten. As I […]

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The two words I have learned to hate: Believe me!

The two words I have learned to hate: Believe me!

My colleagues, @LOLGOP and our founder and editor of @Eclectablog, Chris Savage, have done a tremendous job and public service in keeping us all up to date and providing both reasonable, rational truth and yes, even well reasoned opinion, as to why @realDonaldTrump would be a disaster as our president and Commander in Chief. And, to some degree, we do […]

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The Uncampaign: Republican candidate in MI-52 just throwing stuff at the wall to see what sticks

The Uncampaign: Republican candidate in MI-52 just throwing stuff at the wall to see what sticks

Michigan’s 52nd State House District is a R+1 district that has been held by Democrat Gretchen Driskell for the past two election cycles. It was held briefly between 2010 and 2012 by now-MIA Republican Mark Ouimet. Before that, Democrat Pam Byrnes represented the district for four years, serving for a time as the Speaker Pro Tempore of the House. The […]

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UPDATED: Federal appeals court smacks down Michigan AG Schuette’s tax dollar-wasting attempt to ban straight-ticket voting

UPDATED: Federal appeals court smacks down Michigan AG Schuette’s tax dollar-wasting attempt to ban straight-ticket voting

See update below. Last month, Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum wrote a piece for Eclectablog about Attorney General Bill Schuette’s crusade to ensure straight-ticket voting is banned forever in Michigan. In her essay, Barb explained how, at its core, Schuette’s effort is little more than an attempt to disenfranchise voters in our state. After a 3-judge panel of the 6th […]

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MI-07 candidate Gretchen Driskell hits Tim Walberg hard for support of trade deals in first TV ad

MI-07 candidate Gretchen Driskell hits Tim Walberg hard for support of trade deals in first TV ad

State House legislator Gretchen Driskell, candidate for Michigan’s 7th Congressional District seat, began airing her first ad today. The ad, titled “Zero”, hits Republican tea partier Tim Walberg for his support of job-killing trade deals. The title refers to the number of trade deals like the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Walberg has opposed. Walberg has supported every trade deal that […]

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Clinton campaign opens Ann Arbor office with standing room only crowd

Clinton campaign opens Ann Arbor office with standing room only crowd

On Sunday, August 14th, the “Coordinated Campaign” which is the joint effort of the Hillary for American campaign, the Michigan Democratic Party, the Michigan House Democrats, the Washtenaw County Democratic Party, the Ann Arbor Democratic Party, and the Western Washtenaw Democrats, opened the first office in Washtenaw County. Located at 5060 Jackson Road, it’s a sweet location that has ample […]

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GUEST POST: Michigan budget passes state legislature with Flint supplemental

GUEST POST: Michigan budget passes state legislature with Flint supplemental

The following guest post was written by Sean McBrearty, Campaigns Organizer for Clean Water Action in Michigan. Enjoy. Last week in a legislative session that went until the early hours of Thursday morning, both chambers of the Michigan Legislature passed the budget for 2017. Included in the budget omnibus bill is $114.3 million in emergency supplemental funding for solutions to […]

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Michigan bill would require health facilities to adhere to medical standards of care

Michigan bill would require health facilities to adhere to medical standards of care

House Bill 5674 is grounded in medical science and puts patient safety above religious ideology. A medical emergency is a dire situation, no matter who you are or what you believe. But when a patient shows up in the emergency room of a Catholic-affiliated hospital, she doesn’t know whether she’ll be treated based on established medical standards of care or […]

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Michigan Republicans earn their sweet, sweet corporatist cash by screwing over Detroit school kids in 12-hour session

Michigan Republicans earn their sweet, sweet corporatist cash by screwing over Detroit school kids in 12-hour session

“Sit, dog. Sit. Good legislator! Have a check.” NOTE: This post has been updated to clarify the changes that have been made with regard to collective bargaining contracts. In the dog training world, dogs are often trained using delicious treats. When a dog does what it’s told to do, it gets a treat as a reward. Then, over time, the […]

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