Category: Michigan

Ranked Choice Voting overwhelmingly benefits Republicans in Michigan and could doom democracy

Ranked Choice Voting overwhelmingly benefits Republicans in Michigan and could doom democracy

For many years, I have been an unquestioning supporter of Ranked Choice Voting. In its purest form, it’s a way to have a multi-party political system that gives third (and fourth and …) parties a shot at getting their candidates elected into office and helps mitigate some of the worst parts of a two-party system like the one we ostensibly […]

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Michigan Senate Republicans refute themselves, conclude the 2020 election was completely legit

Michigan Senate Republicans refute themselves, conclude the 2020 election was completely legit

Man, that’s GOTTA hurt… While there have been a few rational actors in the Michigan Republican legislative caucus who have refused to subscribe to The Big Lie that Donald Trump won more votes than Joe Biden in Michigan and, in fact, across the entire country, most have been vocally all in on it. The only the way The Big Lie […]

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Your middle & high school-aged daughter can become part of the network of unstoppable girls!

Your middle & high school-aged daughter can become part of the network of unstoppable girls!

I recently became aware of two programs being offered by Michigan Women Forward (MWF), a community development nonprofit group that is dedicated to empowering women and girls of all ages. The programs are being offered specifically to middle school and high school girls in Michigan. Both programs are being presented virtually (though they hope to go back to in-person in […]

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Sunshine on the Horizon: Finally some Progress, Michigan

Sunshine on the Horizon: Finally some Progress, Michigan

There is a common convention that sunshine is the best disinfectant. While that does not apply to the COVID-19 pandemic (wearing a mask, washing your hands, using hand sanitizer, and getting vaccinated when you are eligible are the answers there, not sunshine), it does apply to another scourge that has plagued Michigan for decades; one that will hopefully be rectified […]

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Michigan GOP Board of State Canvassers member Norman Shinkle: No hero for democracy

Michigan GOP Board of State Canvassers member Norman Shinkle: No hero for democracy

As news of Michigan’s Board of State Canvassers finally certifying Michigan’s 2020 election results sinks in, it’s worth drawing attention to the antics of hyper-partisan Board member Norman Shinkle in the process. While his Republican colleague Aaron Van Langevelde acted honorably, following Michigan’s law that requires the Board of State Canvassers to certify the election and voting YES to certify, […]

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Want to watch the election returns in Michigan at a drive-in “theater”? Sign me (and YOU) up!

Want to watch the election returns in Michigan at a drive-in “theater”? Sign me (and YOU) up!

Let’s face it, waiting for the election returns on Election Day after the polls close is going to be excruciating. Painful. Anxiety-ridden. Heart-stopping. So why not do it in a fun way by joining your progressive friends at a drive-in “theater”?! Our pals at Progress Michigan are doing just that. Starting at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3rd, you can […]

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10,000 ballots in Michigan – with special guest MDP Chair Lavora Barnes

10,000 ballots in Michigan – with special guest MDP Chair Lavora Barnes

Lavora Barnes on Twitter: @LavoraBarnes Michigan Democratic Party on Twitter: @MichiganDems Michigan Democratic Party’s website: MichiganDems.com Support the Michigan Democratic Party by clicking HERE. Volunteer with the Michigan Democratic Party by clicking HERE. Help Progressives Everywhere flip the most flippable state in the country, North Carolina, by clicking HERE. Took a deep dive into Arizona's elections, where Democrats have a […]

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Michigan Organizing Together 2020 is going to defeat Donald Trump’s agenda

Michigan Organizing Together 2020 is going to defeat Donald Trump’s agenda

To date, over 398,000 Americans have contracted COVID-19 and almost 56,000 have passed away. Trump has shown that he is incapable of protecting Americans during a crisis. He has continued to engage in racist rhetoric during his press briefings and makes claims that hydroxychloroquine will be a “game changer”, despite there being no medical evidence. He has even suggested that […]

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Why is COVID-19 so deadly for Black people? wsg Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist

Why is COVID-19 so deadly for Black people? wsg Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist

Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist on Twitter: @LtGovGilchrist More than 40% of coronavirus deaths in Michigan have been Black residents, yet our state’s Black population is only 14%. That’s why I’m leading the Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities to tackle this injustice now and in the future. #StandTALL pic.twitter.com/E7d68Xjkhy — Garlin Gilchrist II (@LtGovGilchrist) April 9, 2020 For information about […]

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Get that ballot out of your mailbox.

You’ve Got Election Mail

With the passage of Proposal 3 in 2018, and 2020 being a Presidential Election Year, there has been increased attention on absentee voting, and, as a result, there are more questions from those first-time and seasoned voters as well as from campaigns and the media.   First, the envelopes that absentee ballots, directions, return envelopes and secrecy sleeves have changed so […]

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A Student’s Guide to Voting in Michigan

A Student’s Guide to Voting in Michigan

Editor’s note: Since they took control of the state government in 2010, Republicans in our state legislature and executive branch have made voting for students unnecessarily difficult and complex. That’s a feature for them, not a bug. I asked Barb to explain the process so that students living in Michigan have all of the facts on how they can vote […]

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