Author: Eclectablog

#FlipThisHouse2020, Michigan! Episode 1: Representative Laurie Pohutsky (HD-19)

#FlipThisHouse2020, Michigan! Episode 1: Representative Laurie Pohutsky (HD-19)

This post is the first thread in Indivisible Michigan’s #FlipThisHouse2020 series. This one is on Representative Laurie Pohutsky (@lpohusky19), who is serving her first term representing HD-19 (Livonia). It was originally written for Medium and Twitter by Dave Wagner (@dbwagner104), who managed Representative Pohutsky’s 2018 campaign. The Medium post is HERE and the Twitter thread is HERE. “Laurie is a […]

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Why Mike Bloomberg is not Rick Snyder according Mark Schauer

Why Mike Bloomberg is not Rick Snyder according Mark Schauer

Mark Schauer on Twitter: @MarkSchauer Mark Schauer’s group Winning Connections on Twitter: @WinConInc Craig Mauger at The Detroit News: Bloomberg endorsed by ex-Rep. Schauer after spending against him in 2014 Michael Grunwald at Politico: Inside the war on coal – How Mike Bloomberg, red-state businesses, and a lot of Midwestern lawyers are changing American energy faster than you think. Progressives […]

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In a hyper-partisan time, Michigan’s cat “declawing” ban bill is a place for unity for all the right reasons

In a hyper-partisan time, Michigan’s cat “declawing” ban bill is a place for unity for all the right reasons

I have a confession to make: I have had several cats “declawed” in my life. Of all the things I have done, this is something I am most regretful for. Why? Because, as Molly Tamulevich, the state director for the Michigan branch of the Humane Society of the United States, told me, “Declawing a cat is much more than a […]

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We CAN have nice things – with communications specialist Anat Shenker-Osorio

We CAN have nice things – with communications specialist Anat Shenker-Osorio

The winter 2020 Eclectablog/The GOTMFV Show podcast fundraiser is in progress. To support our important work, please click HERE. Anat Shenker-Osorio on Twitter: @anatosaurus Anat’s Brave New Words podcast page is HERE. Anat’s communications company is ASO Communications. Karlyn Borysenko on Medium: After Attending a Trump Rally, I Realized Democrats Are Not Ready For 2020 Ruy Teixeira at The Washington […]

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A community wraps its arms around a man who stood up to a bigot & a bully

A community wraps its arms around a man who stood up to a bigot & a bully

By now you’ve likely read about Adrian Iraola’s confrontation with a Class A bigot during community meeting on diversity, equity, and inclusion in Saline. When Adrian stood up to talk about the impact bullying and racial slurs had on his teenaged son, a man named Tom Burtell asked him, “Why didn’t you stay in Mexico?” The moment was caught on […]

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Do you hear that? That’s the sound of people waking up politically and responding to their values

Do you hear that? That’s the sound of people waking up politically and responding to their values

As someone who heads up a County Democratic Party, I had first row seats to the the Blue Wave of 2018. It didn’t begin in 2018, of course. It began on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016. As a nation woke up to the terrifying reality that a misogynistic, racist show business conman had been elected as the President of the United […]

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Political fundraising is off the hook

Political fundraising is off the hook

Dude, is your hair on fire???! “We came up a little short” “I just got the numbers from Sara and they don’t look good” “The deadline is midnight tonight” “Can you chip in to make sure we beat Trump?” If your email inbox looks like mine, you spend what feels like hours a day deleting fundraising emails from candidates and […]

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Paper ballots > Apps — with special guest elections specialist Barb Byrum

Paper ballots > Apps — with special guest elections specialist Barb Byrum

Help The GOTMFV Show and Progressives Everywhere raise $10,000 for Run For Something candidates by Super Tuesday by clicking HERE. Barb Byrum on Twitter: @BarbByrum Barb Byrum at Eclectablog: Prepare yourselves: Michigan election results could be delayed. There is, however, a solution. Barb Byrum at Eclectablog: A Student’s Guide to Voting in Michigan Barb Byrum at Eclectablog: Republican state Senator […]

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Better ways to insult Donald Trump — with special guest Dessa Cosma with Detroit Disability Power

Better ways to insult Donald Trump — with special guest Dessa Cosma with Detroit Disability Power

Detroit Disability Power’s website is at DetroitDisabilityPower.org. Detroit Disability Power on Facebook: Facebook.com/DetroitDisabilityPower National Center on Disability and Journalism’s Disability Language Style Guide is HERE. Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Progressives Everywhere on Twitter: @Progressives50 Help Progressives Everywhere elect Akilah Bacy in TX-138 by clicking HERE. Help Progressives Everywhere help us raise $10,000 for Run For Something by Super Tuesday […]

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The president is mobbed up – with special guest Marcy Wheeler

The president is mobbed up – with special guest Marcy Wheeler

Marcy Wheeler on Twitter: @EmptyWheel Marcy Wheeler’s website: EmptyWheel.net Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: Propaganda and flattery: Jack Posobiec parrots Adam Schiff’s case for impeachment Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: How many other grifters and spies have incredibly damning recordings of Donald Trump? Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Progressives Everywhere on Twitter: @Progressives50 Help Progressives Everywhere turn New York bluer by clicking […]

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I love AOC but calling the Democratic Party “center-conservative” is insulting & doesn’t help elect anyone (except Republicans)

I love AOC but calling the Democratic Party “center-conservative” is insulting & doesn’t help elect anyone (except Republicans)

Earlier this week, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) had this to say: The Democratic Party is not a left party, the Democratic Party is a center, or center-conservative party. We can’t even get a floor vote on “Medicare for All,” not even a floor vote that gets voted down. We can’t even get a vote on it, so this is not […]

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