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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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Let’s talk about “parental rights”…

Let’s talk about “parental rights”…

Cultural conservatives are trying to make the 2022 midterm elections about education in general, and the (phantom) issue of “parental rights” specifically. As someone who has been involved in education at various levels for the past 40+ years, I’ve not seen any evidence of a widespread lack of parents’ abilities to guide and influence their children’s schooling. To be sure, […]

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Moms for Liberty is coming for your books…and much more

Moms for Liberty is coming for your books…and much more

Moms for Liberty (M4L), an astro-turf group that is probably not actually many moms and definitely not about liberty, has moved on. While they didn’t seem too afraid of a deadly virus that killed almost 6.5 million people around the globe—as evidenced by their increasingly dramatic and dangerous anti-mask and anti-vaccine protests at school board meetings across the country—they are […]

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New site exposes Republican Michigan Senate candidate Triston Cole’s special interest-paid vacation to Hawaii

New site exposes Republican Michigan Senate candidate Triston Cole’s special interest-paid vacation to Hawaii

In 2018, multiple prominent Michigan Republican legislators flew to Hawaii on at least two separate occasions, paid for by the California-based Institute for Research on Presidential Elections. As reported by Bridge Magazine, the trips, which also included trips to Puerto Rico and elsewhere, were part of an effort to change the way our presidents are elected: More than 20 Michigan […]

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What’s the key to Dems winning the rural vote? – wsg rural candidates Marie Fielder & Mark Zacharda

What’s the key to Dems winning the rural vote? – wsg rural candidates Marie Fielder & Mark Zacharda

Marie Fielder online: Donate to Marie’s campaign HERE. Campaign website: MarieFielder.com Twitter: @EasternSkyWoman Facebook: Facebook.com/FielderforMI106 Instagram: Instagram.com/fielder4nemi Mark Zacharda online: Donate to Mark’s campaign HERE. Campaign website: VoteMarkZ.com Twitter: @VoteMarkZ Facebook: Facebook.com/VoteMarkZ Instagram: Instagram.com/VoteMarkZ/ 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 […]

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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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