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Defending democracy in Michigan and across America is a full time job – with special guest Erica Peresman

Defending democracy in Michigan and across America is a full time job – with special guest Erica Peresman

Erica Peresman, Voter Protection Director for the Michigan Democratic Party, on Twitter: @Erica_Peresman Learn more about Erica Peresman and her advocacy HERE. Heidi Przybyla at Politico: ‘It’s going to be an army’: Tapes reveal GOP plan to contest elections Veronica Ortega at WZZM13: Michigan state leaders testify before Jan. 6 committee Arpan Lobo & Paul Egan at the Detroit Free […]

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Watch the Jan. 6 Committee Hearings – It’s your civic duty!

Watch the Jan. 6 Committee Hearings – It’s your civic duty!

Michigan and the rest of the nation are about to get a detailed, fact-based look into the role former President Trump, several members of Congress, state politicians and others played in ongoing attacks on our elections. Starting on June 9 in prime time, the bipartisan congressional committee charged with investigating the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, will […]

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The new era of organizing – with special guest Justin Johnson

The new era of organizing – with special guest Justin Johnson

Justin Johnson on Twitter: @RivershoreAgent NEW: Starbucks is firing union leaders during elections for increasingly preposterous reasons. One union leader was fired for showing up to work too early. Another was terminated after her co-worker refused to return from lunch. The reasons only get more absurd from there. pic.twitter.com/R0gowlMPFA — More Perfect Union (@MorePerfectUS) June 2, 2022 Jennifer Elias & […]

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Why a ban on congressional stock trading can’t wait

Why a ban on congressional stock trading can’t wait

The following post was written by Rochester Hill resident Neil Oza, a longtime Democratic Party activist and now candidate for the Michigan State House in the 55th District. As prices continue to rise across the board, the need for a level economic playing field is heightened too. Right now, members of Congress have the rare opportunity to pass widely popular, […]

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The era of the New Jane Crow – with special guest law professor Dr. Michele Bratcher Goodwin

The era of the New Jane Crow – with special guest law professor Dr. Michele Bratcher Goodwin

Dr. Michele Bratcher Goodwin on Twitter: @MicheleBGoodwin Dr. Michele Bratcher Goodwin’s website: MicheleBGoodwin.com Dr. Michele Bratcher Goodwin’s bio at UCI Law is HERE. Dr. Goodwin’s podcast On the Issues with Michele Goodwin at Ms. Magazine can be found HERE. Dr. Michele Goodwin at The New York Times: I Was Raped by My Father. An Abortion Saved My Life. Dr. Goodwin’s […]

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I am Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum. I am ready for battle to save Roe v. Wade. Are you?

I am Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum. I am ready for battle to save Roe v. Wade. Are you?

As you may already know, I have a lot of fun on Twitter and in these posts bringing forth the shenanigans of Republican candidates while also educating Michigan’s voters. I know that sometimes it may come off as silly or unserious. But today, I must be serious about what is happening regarding Roe v Wade.  But this is not the […]

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The most important races on the ballot that nobody cares about – wsg Stephen Pontoni of Michigan Assoc. for Justice

The most important races on the ballot that nobody cares about – wsg Stephen Pontoni of Michigan Assoc. for Justice

Stephen Pontoni on Twitter: @StevePontoni Michigan Association for Justice on Twitter: @MI_Justice Michigan Association for Justice’s website: MichiganJustice.org Senator Lana Theis accused me by name of grooming and sexualizing children in an attempt to marginalize me for standing up against her marginalizing the LGBTQ community…in a fundraising email, for herself. Hate wins when people like me stand by and let […]

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The projection of religionists in the march toward an authoritarian Gilead – wsg David Atkins

The projection of religionists in the march toward an authoritarian Gilead – wsg David Atkins

David Atkins on Twitter: @DavidOAtkins David Atkins’ work at Washington Monthly can be found HERE. David’s remarkable Twitter thread that inspired this episode is here (read the whole thing including the CODA): You are watching in real time as mainstream conservatism warms itself up to embracing QAnon's "liberals are pedophiles" doctrine wholesale. The reasons are simple: 1) QAnon has been […]

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A personal brush with Russian disinformation about Ukraine

A personal brush with Russian disinformation about Ukraine

One of my favorite Twitter follows is @BodegaCats_. The feed posts adorable pictures of … wait for it … cats in bodegas. When I saw this tweet by @NewVoiceUkraine, I tweeted at @BodegaCats_ suggesting they make an exception to their “only cats in bodegas” policy because it’s such a powerful image: Someone later pointed out that the image is from […]

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Mitchell Robinson is the PERFECT choice for the Michigan State Board of Education

Mitchell Robinson is the PERFECT choice for the Michigan State Board of Education

As Democrats gather this weekend for the Michigan Democratic Party’s statewide endorsement convention, there are two Democrats seeking the endorsement for two seats on the State Board of Education. Incumbent Pam Pugh is one of them and continues to be a progressive voice on the issues that impact schools and education in our state. In addition to Ms. Pugh, there’s […]

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Now they’ve pissed off the librarians! – wsg Joyce McIntosh, Freedom to Read advocate

Now they’ve pissed off the librarians! – wsg Joyce McIntosh, Freedom to Read advocate

Joyce McIntosh on Twitter: @jmclibrarian Freedom to Read Foundation: FTRF.org The American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom: ALA.org/OIF Information on reporting censorship of books, etc. to the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom is HERE. Hannah Natanson at The Washington Post: Schools nationwide are quietly removing books from their libraries Alison R. Donahue at Michigan Advance: Book challenges […]

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