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The magic behind Michigan’s abortion ballot proposal success – wsg Shanay Watson-Whittaker

The magic behind Michigan’s abortion ballot proposal success – wsg Shanay Watson-Whittaker

Shanay Watson-Whittaker on Twitter: @LaFemme_Negrita Reproductive Freedom for All’s website: MIReproFreedom.org Michigan’s Prop 3 on Twitter: @MIReproFreedom Chris Savage can be found on Twitter at @Eclectablog. MoReno Taylor II can be found on Twitter at @MI_MADE_Man. Support the pod by becoming a Patreon donor HERE! Give us a five-star review at iTunes! The GOTMFV Show Facebook page is HERE! Music […]

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Contaminated Army Bases Contribute to Michigan’s Environmental and Social Inequality

Contaminated Army Bases Contribute to Michigan’s Environmental and Social Inequality

The following post was written by Jonathan Sharp. Jonathan is the CFO of the Birmingham, Alabama-based, Environmental Litigation Group, PC, a law firm specializing in toxic exposure cases that helps individuals injured by hazardous chemicals on US army installations. Over the past hundred years, the US army has dealt with the lasting consequences of its negligent handling and disposal of […]

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Election deniers, extremists are ramping up attacks on democracy. Here’s how.

Election deniers, extremists are ramping up attacks on democracy. Here’s how.

The following essay was written by Dianne Byrum. Dianne is a former state Representative and state Senator and is currently a Michigan State University trustee and the Michigan Director for Defend Democracy Project. Over the summer, the January 6th Committee presented overwhelming evidence proving that Donald Trump and his extremist supporters in the Republican Party planned, promoted, and paid for […]

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Want to #RestoreRoe in Michigan? Here’s what to do and what NOT to do to support Prop 3!

Want to #RestoreRoe in Michigan? Here’s what to do and what NOT to do to support Prop 3!

Forty-nine years ago, after being exposed as a criminal, then President Richard Nixon uttered the phrase “I am not a crook!” during a press conference in Orlando, Florida. This statement had literally the opposite effect from what Nixon intended. Nobody who heard it believed it because the evidence was so strong that he was, indeed a crook. In fact, all […]

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Republicans introduce bill to put the parents of transgender kids in prison for life

Republicans introduce bill to put the parents of transgender kids in prison for life

The following post was written by Jessica Beasley (she/they), a Senior Manager of User Experience Design at a tech company and longtime resident of Michigan. She lives in Ypsilanti Township with her spouse and an inadvisable number of cats, and mostly uses Twitter to tweet about trans stuff at @JessicleCats. The topic of Jessica’s essay is personal for me. My […]

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Tudor Dixon’s “small business” is driving US refractory manufacturers out of business

Tudor Dixon’s “small business” is driving US refractory manufacturers out of business

During last night’s gubernatorial debate, GOP nominee Tudor Dixon asserted that a difference between her and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was that Dixon was a small business owner, whose company had been “crushed during the pandemic by Whitmer’s Covid policies.” Curious, I decided to look into Dixon’s “small business.” Here’s what I learned… Dixon’s business, Cornerstone Foundry Supply (CFS), manufactures nothing–it’s […]

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Michiganders reject attacks on our votes, threats of violence. Dixon, extremists aren’t listening.

Michiganders reject attacks on our votes, threats of violence. Dixon, extremists aren’t listening.

This is a guest post from Michigan House Democratic Leader Donna Lasinski. Michigan is entering the home stretch of an election season unlike anything we have seen before. On the one hand, Democrats offer candidates many voters will recognize: From Gov. Gretchen Whitmer down the ballot, Democratic candidates are talking about record-setting funding for our schools, growing good paying jobs, […]

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A second-grade student works behind a protection shield at a socially distanced desk at Wesley Elementary School.

Michigan education group presents priorities for $3.7 billion in federal funds via the American Rescue Plan

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic that has now killed over 1 million Americans, the federal government has allocated billions of dollars in funding for schools. Known as the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER), the funds were distributed in three separate tranches: ESSER I – On March 27, 2020, Congress set aside approximately $13.2 billion of […]

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Michigan Republicans outright gaslighting donors about how badly Tudor Dixon’s campaign is tanking

Michigan Republicans outright gaslighting donors about how badly Tudor Dixon’s campaign is tanking

With three unelectable candidates at the top of the ticket this year, Michigan Republicans are struggling to raise money from their hapless donors. This is likely what is pushing them to tell their donors outright lies about the state of the race which is precisely what they did with a fundraising email sent out today. The email screams, “GOP nominee […]

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One local school board candidate – Hana Mitsusada-Boylan – proves who REALLY supports students & teachers

One local school board candidate – Hana Mitsusada-Boylan – proves who REALLY supports students & teachers

In a year when local school board races have turned into referendums on Donald Trump’s ultra-MAGA agenda, there’s one candidate for a local school board who is putting students and teachers above her own campaign. Hana Mitsusada-Boylan is running for the Trenton Public Schools Board of Education in the Downriver area of Michigan, just south of Detroit. In the middle […]

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At the ballot box, Michiganders must remember Lansing and DC Capitol attacks to protect our democracy

At the ballot box, Michiganders must remember Lansing and DC Capitol attacks to protect our democracy

The following guest post was written by Michigan State Representative Mari Manoogian. Every day, it seems, we learn something new about investigations of the January 6th Committee and other investigations by various law enforcement agencies into the Big Lie. Former President Trump’s election lies and his supporters’ subsequent attacks on our democracy shocked all of us — and understanding the […]

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