Category: A Fresh Michigan

In Michigan, we see how low Republicans will go to save gerrymandering

In Michigan, we see how low Republicans will go to save gerrymandering

More than 60% of Michigan voters demanded independent redistricting and the GOP minority is doing all it can to stop it I’d never seen a movement like Michigan’s Voters Not Politicians. In 2017, as Indivisible Groups were sprouting all over America and the Women’s March helped bring millions into the streets, Michiganders plotted to get a ballot initiative that would […]

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Lessons for Democratic 2020 presidential primary voters from your pals in Michigan

Lessons for Democratic 2020 presidential primary voters from your pals in Michigan

Strong women, practical promises, voting rights and weed. You know that winning Michigan, the state the Republican nominee carried by the slightest margin in 2016, is essential to defeating Donald Trump in 2020. You also know that our state is not Wisconsin, which is “the pivotal battleground state.” But Democrats will not win without carrying Michigan. I’ll go further: Democrats […]

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Mitch McConnell is terrified of the Michigan plan for rebuilding democracy

Mitch McConnell is terrified of the Michigan plan for rebuilding democracy

By prioritizing the “For the People Act,” Democrats show they get that voting rights are even more popular than legal weed. Mitch McConnell knows how he got away with it. The Senate Majority Leader led GOP efforts to swipe a Supreme Court seat from Merrick Garland. He killed a bipartisan effort to call out Russian attacks on the 2016 elections. […]

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The Great Lakes State’s electoral blue wave crashed on the breakwall of Republican gerrymandering – AGAIN

The Great Lakes State’s electoral blue wave crashed on the breakwall of Republican gerrymandering – AGAIN

The biggest and most profound victory in Michigan on Election Day was, for me at least (and LOLGOP chides me about mentioning this on the pod all the time) that Michigan’s Bigot-in-Chief, Bill Schuette is being replaced as Attorney General by lesbian attorney Dana Nessel. Dana is the amazing woman who helped bring marriage equality to the USA, something Schuette […]

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5 reasons Michigan has the second best ballot in the nation

5 reasons Michigan has the second best ballot in the nation

Fighting with Trump with what he hates most — women, weed and democracy Michigan finally has a ballot we deserve and Michiganders are rushing to vote, possibly at record numbers. To be fair, Florida probably has the best ballot in the nation, in a year that offers so many fine choices in contrast to so many terrible alternatives. And Florida’s […]

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Take back Michigan’s Supreme Court? Vote Megan Kathleen Cavanagh and Sam Bagenstos for #AFreshMichigan.

Take back Michigan’s Supreme Court? Vote Megan Kathleen Cavanagh and Sam Bagenstos for #AFreshMichigan.

Better roads. Cleaner water. Real Democracy. This post is part of a new project at Eclectablog called “A Fresh Michigan”. Our goal is to help people understand the astonishing impact they can have on the future of our state by supporting the three statewide ballot proposals along with Sam Bagenstos and Megan Kathleen Cavanagh for the State Supreme Court. You […]

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Make voting easy? Vote YES on Proposal 3 for #AFreshMichigan.

Make voting easy? Vote YES on Proposal 3 for #AFreshMichigan.

Better roads. Cleaner water. Real Democracy. This post is part of a new project at Eclectablog called “A Fresh Michigan”. Our goal is to help people understand the astonishing impact they can have on the future of our state by supporting the three statewide ballot proposals along with Sam Bagenstos and Megan Kathleen Cavanagh for the State Supreme Court. You […]

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Want REAL democracy in Michigan for EVERYONE? Vote YES on Proposal 2 for #AFreshMichigan.

Want REAL democracy in Michigan for EVERYONE? Vote YES on Proposal 2 for #AFreshMichigan.

Better roads. Cleaner water. Real Democracy. This post is part of a new project at Eclectablog called “A Fresh Michigan”. Our goal is to help people understand the astonishing impact they can have on the future of our state by supporting the three statewide ballot proposals along with Sam Bagenstos and Megan Kathleen Cavanagh for the State Supreme Court. You […]

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Vote YES on Proposal 1 for #AFreshMichigan

Vote YES on Proposal 1 for #AFreshMichigan

Better roads. Cleaner water. Real Democracy. This post is part of a new project at Eclectablog called “A Fresh Michigan”. Our goal is to help people understand the astonishing impact they can have on the future of our state by supporting the three statewide ballot proposals along with Sam Bagenstos and Megan Kathleen Cavanagh for the State Supreme Court. You […]

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Michigan can be an entirely new state in 2019 #AFreshMichigan

Michigan can be an entirely new state in 2019 #AFreshMichigan

Better roads. Cleaner water. Real Democracy. Check out and share our non-partisan voter guide for a new Michigan. Introducing A Fresh Michigan November’s elections in Michigan will in many ways likely come down to one question—do you want to fix our roads? After eight years of one-party rule of all three branches of our state government, the deterioration of our […]

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