Author: Eclectablog

Consultant: Snyder administration officials responsible for poisoned Flint drinking water

Consultant: Snyder administration officials responsible for poisoned Flint drinking water

Testimony during a preliminary exam of several people indicted on charges related to the poisoning of Flint, Michigan’s drinking water with the powerful neurotoxin lead this week revealed that officials in the Snyder administration called the shots on how the water treatment plant would be run. The plant was taken out of mothballs in order to treat Flint River water […]

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The GOTMFV Show – LIVE (Nov. 30, 2018) wsg Mark Brewer, Jordan Zakarin, & Mitchell Robinson

The GOTMFV Show – LIVE (Nov. 30, 2018) wsg Mark Brewer, Jordan Zakarin, & Mitchell Robinson

This podcast was recorded live on Friday, November 30th at the Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti. Our guests were attorney Mark Brewer, grassroots fundraiser extraordinaire Jordan Zakarin from Progressives Everywhere, and education advocate and educator Mitchell Robinson. We’d like to thank all of our sponsors and for all the people who came out to support us. Enjoy!

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Republicans move to exempt 93.5% of Michigan companies from paid sick leave law. What will be Gov. Snyder’s legacy?

Republicans move to exempt 93.5% of Michigan companies from paid sick leave law. What will be Gov. Snyder’s legacy?

As Republicans in Wisconsin and Michigan work to cement their anti-worker agenda into our states’ laws during their petulant, sore loser session before they lose significant political power in 2019, perhaps the most outrageous is the effort to take away sick time pay for workers in over 93% of Michigan’s firms. This is because they changed the threshold for exemption […]

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TAKE ACTION: Corporate pet stores behind effort to protect cruel “puppy mills” from regulation in Michigan

TAKE ACTION: Corporate pet stores behind effort to protect cruel “puppy mills” from regulation in Michigan

The following post was written by Beatrice M. Friedlander, JD, president of Attorneys for Animals. Ask your Michigan State Senators to stand up for man’s best friend Most Michiganders, like most Americans, agree that it is unacceptable to raise dogs and puppies in cruel conditions. Yet many puppies offered for sale in this state come from “puppy mills.” Take action […]

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Eclectablog fundraising party TONIGHT! Here’s a sneak peak at the 2018 Eclectagrog glass + our latest sponsors.

Eclectablog fundraising party TONIGHT! Here’s a sneak peak at the 2018 Eclectagrog glass + our latest sponsors.

Tonight is our annual Eclectablog/GOTMFV Show fundraiser and we’re totally excited. For those of you who are coming, here’s what the 2018 Eclectagrog beer glass looks like: IMPORTANT: While we are asking for a $50 donation, all comers will be welcomed and will receive a beer glass + free food and drink. Donate what you can afford, even if that […]

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Michigan Republicans want to get rid of returnable bottles & cans and a half million acres of wetlands

Michigan Republicans want to get rid of returnable bottles & cans and a half million acres of wetlands

We all suspected this was going to be a VERY rough enflamed duck session and we all were right. Two bill introduced this week seek to hurt Michigan’s environment. The first is House Bill 6532. This bill would do away with Michigan’s law that requires non-reusable containers to have a deposit which encourages people to return them to the store […]

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Anti-labor hypocrisy is clear as day in lame duck bill to kneecap (some) unions in Michigan. Again.

Anti-labor hypocrisy is clear as day in lame duck bill to kneecap (some) unions in Michigan. Again.

This week marks the painful beginning of the lame duck (or, as I call it, “enflamed duck”) session in the Michigan State legislature. With a Democratic governor about to take the reins, Republicans are hell-bent to pass as much regressive legislation into law as they can before Gov. Gretchen Whitmer moves into her new office. One of the worst is […]

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A #CleanSlate in every state – with special guest Rebecca Vallas from the Center for American Progress and host of the Off Kilter Show

A #CleanSlate in every state – with special guest Rebecca Vallas from the Center for American Progress and host of the Off Kilter Show

REMINDER: Our Eclectablog/GOTMFV Show fundraiser is Friday, November 30th at The Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti. Please join us and support the blog and pod. Sponsorships are ENCOURAGED! All the details are HERE. Rebecca Vallas on Twitter: @RebeccaVallas The Off Kilter Show on Twitter: @OffKilterShow MUST LISTEN episode of the Off Kilter Show (referenced heavily during the interview with Rebecca): Christopher […]

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Eclectablog 2018 Annual Fundraiser update: Additional guest – progressive attorney Mark Brewer – and our 1st round of sponsors!

Eclectablog 2018 Annual Fundraiser update: Additional guest – progressive attorney Mark Brewer – and our 1st round of sponsors!

Lots of news to share with you about our Eclectablog 2018 Annual Fundraiser on Friday, November 30th at the Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti. First, we are thrilled to announce that, in addition to Jordan Zakarin from Progressives Everywhere, we will also have superstar progressive attorney and former Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer joining us. While the passage of Proposition […]

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From resisting to insisting – With Leah Greenberg from the Indivisible Team

From resisting to insisting – With Leah Greenberg from the Indivisible Team

REMINDER: Our Eclectablog/GOTMFV Show fundraiser is Friday, November 30th at The Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti. Please join us and support the blog and pod. Sponsorships are ENCOURAGED! All the details are HERE. Osita Nwanevu at The New Yorker: Indivisible, an Early Anti-Trump Group, Plans for a Democratic Future Benjy Sarlin at NBC News: Key ‘resistance’ group plots how newly elected […]

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Announcing the 2018 Eclectablog Annual Fundraising Party with special guest Jordan Zakarin from Progressives Everywhere!

Announcing the 2018 Eclectablog Annual Fundraising Party with special guest Jordan Zakarin from Progressives Everywhere!

We normally do our fundraiser in late spring but some health issues on my end foiled that plan. Then came the midterm election. Then came the general election. So, now that the dust has settled, we are finally getting the opportunity to hold our annual fundraiser. And we NEED to! Our coffers are nearly depleted! This year we’re thrilled to […]

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