Category: Guest Post

GUEST POST: Callie McKee’s poem “I’m with HER” and a disturbing lack of Hillary

GUEST POST: Callie McKee’s poem “I’m with HER” and a disturbing lack of Hillary

The following poem was performed by Callie McKee at the HERsay performance art show this past week in Ann Arbor. Callie is an Ann Arbor-area theatre artist, writer, storyteller, performance poet, and fierce feminist. She is the Director of the University of Michigan educational theatre company (UMetc), where she designs programming around bystander intervention, mental health, working in diverse teams, […]

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GUEST POST by Susan J. Demas – So what do we do now?

GUEST POST by Susan J. Demas – So what do we do now?

The following guest post was written by Susan J. Demas. Susan is Publisher and Editor of Inside Michigan Politics, a nationally acclaimed, biweekly political newsletter. Her political columns can be found at SusanJDemas.com. Follow her on Twitter here. I am not the optimist in my family. That role is filled by my husband, Joe. All of us are devastated right now, […]

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GUEST POST: The election of Donald Trump is the affirmation of rape culture

GUEST POST: The election of Donald Trump is the affirmation of rape culture

The following guest post was written by Chelsea Coffey, Development Manger at Vanguard Public Affairs and a recent Political Science and Economics graduate of Saginaw Valley State University. Enjoy. If you’re a Trump supporter it may come as a surprise that as a self-proclaimed feminist I’m not all that upset that America rejected its first potential woman president. I didn’t […]

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Postcard from Reno – Getting out the vote and learning a new perspective from women

The following guest post was written by my friend Rich Peterson. Rich describes himself as a Midwestern kid who graduated from Michigan State University before there were CDs, let alone MP3s. “I found my way to Silicon Valley where I live with my wife, two kids and the world’s most spoiled dog (trust me),” Rich told me. I had intended to post this earlier […]

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It’s not just Hillary. It’s the system.

It’s not just Hillary. It’s the system.

The following essay was written by Lonnie Scott, Executive Director of Progress Michigan and an elected official in Ypsilanti. Enjoy. It should be an easy decision. And for many Americans, myself included, it will be. Tuesday’s choice – between a lifelong public servant and a racist, misogynistic billionaire – is as clear as it gets. But in districts across our […]

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GUEST POST: Restorative outrage – harnessing the negative to promote the positive

GUEST POST: Restorative outrage – harnessing the negative to promote the positive

The following essay was written by Teresa Blundell. Teresa has worked with non-profits and in government agencies providing/organizing services to lift others up including the group Michigan Rising which led efforts to recall Gov. Rick Snyder in 2011 and 2012. She has a BA in Psychology, an MA Pubic Administration, and volunteers with various community groups as an on-going pursuit […]

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Part 4: Earned Paid Sick Time, Faces of the Fight – Robbi Sellers

Part 4: Earned Paid Sick Time, Faces of the Fight – Robbi Sellers

This is the fourth and final installment of a four part series about workers who are directly impacted by the crucial fight to make earned paid sick time required by law. (Part 1 is HERE, Part 2 is HERE, and Part 3 is HERE.) Last year, the group MI Time to Care launched a petition drive to put earned sick […]

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Part 3: Earned Paid Sick Time, Faces of the Fight – Julia Coneo

Part 3: Earned Paid Sick Time, Faces of the Fight – Julia Coneo

This is the third of a four part series about workers who are directly impacted by the crucial fight to make earned paid sick time required by law. (Part 1 is HERE, Part 2 is HERE and Part 4 is HERE.) Last year, the group MI Time to Care launched a petition drive to put earned sick time on the […]

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Part 2: Earned Paid Sick Time, Faces of the Fight – Greg Posey

Part 2: Earned Paid Sick Time, Faces of the Fight – Greg Posey

This is the second of a four part series about workers who are directly impacted by the crucial fight to make earned paid sick time required by law. (Part 1 is HERE, Part 3 is HERE, and Part 4 is HERE.) Last year, the group MI Time to Care launched a petition drive to put earned sick time on the […]

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Part 1: Earned Paid Sick Time, Faces of the Fight – Nicole Banks

Part 1: Earned Paid Sick Time, Faces of the Fight – Nicole Banks

This is the first of a four part series about workers who are directly impacted by the crucial fight to make earned paid sick time required by law. (Part 2 is HERE, Part 3 is HERE, and Part 4 is HERE.) Last year, the group MI Time to Care launched a petition drive to put earned sick time on the […]

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GUEST POST – Charter Schools: The New Private Prisons?

GUEST POST – Charter Schools: The New Private Prisons?

The following essay was written by Mitchell Robinson and is cross-posted on his most-excellent blog at MitchellRobinson.net. Robinson is associate professor and chair of music education, and coordinator of the music student teaching program at Michigan State University. Follow Mitchell on Twitter at @mrobmsu. His essay is reposted here with permission. Enjoy. A new report from the Justice Department recommends […]

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