Category: 2021

URGENT ACTION NEEDED! Michigan GOP poised to pass three voter suppression bills WEDNESDAY.

URGENT ACTION NEEDED! Michigan GOP poised to pass three voter suppression bills WEDNESDAY.

We’ve known this day was coming for a long time but now it is upon us. Republicans in the Michigan state senate are poised to take up three voter suppression bills tomorrow, June 16th, and urgent action is needed. As one state senator I spoke with put it, “We need to flood the Republican phone lines.” The bills are Senate […]

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Michigan AG Nessel is being sued to restore earned paid sick time & increased minimum wage laws

Michigan AG Nessel is being sued to restore earned paid sick time & increased minimum wage laws

In 2018, worker advocacy groups gathered enough signatures to put several citizen-initiated ballot proposals on the November ballot. However, according to law, before that happens, the legislature has the ability to make them law immediately by passing them as legislation. If this is done, it bypasses the governor and they become law without the governor’s signature. There were several ballot […]

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The Bigger Lie (It’s Not Just Georgia) – with special guest MDP Voter Protection Director Erica Peresman

The Bigger Lie (It’s Not Just Georgia) – with special guest MDP Voter Protection Director Erica Peresman

Erica Peresman on Twitter: @Erica_Peresman A great story about Erica Peresman and her advocacy can be found HERE. Dave Boucher & Clara Hendrickson at the Detroit Free Press: Michigan GOP senators file 39 election reform bills Democrats call racist, based on lies Jordan Zakarin at Progressives Everywhere: Voter Suppression is Bigger in Texas Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Progressives Everywhere’s […]

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Remembering life before COVID-19 — And looking ahead

Remembering life before COVID-19 — And looking ahead

We knew that March 10, 2020 would be a historic day as it was the Presidential Primary Election in Michigan and voters exercised their vote to select their party’s nominee for the Presidency. I spent Election Day, as I always do, fielding calls and questions from local clerks, ensuring that polls were open, tabulators working, and issues dealt with.  One […]

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2021: A far more Dangerous year for Democracy in America than 2020

2021: A far more Dangerous year for Democracy in America than 2020

Our political process was tested in 2020 in ways that it has never been tested before.  With the outbreak of COVID-19 nationwide, election administrators were forced to come up with creative ways to make sure voters could cast their ballots safely, while trying to avoid large gatherings at polling places, wherever possible. Election infrastructure and processes had to be updated […]

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Congressional Sedition Caucus members like Tim Walberg are terrified of their constituents

Congressional Sedition Caucus members like Tim Walberg are terrified of their constituents

When Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court to disenfranchise voters in four states, including Michigan, by overturning the will of the voters in electing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the 2020 election, few people in the 7th Congressional District were surprised to learn that their “representative” Tim Walberg had signed on to […]

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An educator’s hope for the next two years

An educator’s hope for the next two years

The following essay was written by Tina Beveridge. Tina is a veteran music educator of 17 years and is currently a 2nd year PhD student in music education at the University of Miami. It was first posted on her own blog Insert brilliant title here… Reader, I’m not going to lie. I felt an enormous weight lift when President Biden […]

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