Category: Michigan Democratic Party

Michigan Dems stick with the proven leadership of Lavora Barnes in a show of unity and actual solidarity

Michigan Dems stick with the proven leadership of Lavora Barnes in a show of unity and actual solidarity

This past weekend, Michigan Democrats pulled off a remarkable feat: they held a statewide convention to choose leadership for issue caucus groups, Congressional District organizations, and the top spots in the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) itself completely remotely. The event went remarkably smoothly. MDP staff were present in the various meetings to assist with voting and other procedural issues that […]

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2,804,040 Michiganders v. Donald Trump – with special guest Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lavora Barnes

2,804,040 Michiganders v. Donald Trump – with special guest Michigan Democratic Party 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. Jordan Zakarin at Progressives Everywhere: How The Biggest Swing State Swung Back to Democrats Help Progressives Everywhere support Pennsylvania Stands Up by clicking HERE. Progressives Everywhere’s website: ProgressivesEverywhere.org and ProgressiveseEerywhere.substack.com Sign up for the Progressives Everywhere […]

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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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The eyes of the nation are on Michigan – with special guest Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lavora Barnes

The eyes of the nation are on Michigan – with special guest Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lavora Barnes

Lavora Barnes on Twitter: @LavoraBarnes Michigan Democratic Party on Twitter: @MichiganDems Michigan Democratic Party website: MichiganDems.com Susan Demas and Ken Coleman at Michigan Advance: Barnes elected MDP’s first Black female chair Chris Savage & LOLGOP at Eclectablog: [PODCAST] May the best organizers win – with special guest Organizing Corps 2020 Exec Director Rachel Haltom-Irwin Chris Savage at Eclectablog: Released emails […]

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This is what we’re up against in 2018

This is what we’re up against in 2018

The worst and best news you’ve heard all week that  does not directly involve Donald Trump For a moment, let’s set aside everything Donald Trump is trying to do to make sure the GOP eventually loses the Latino vote the way it has lost African-American vote for the last half a century and focus on the most important issue of […]

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Freedom is Medicare for All

Freedom is Medicare for All

Recently on the radio program Stateside, I argued that when it comes to message, Democrats need to do a better job of showing voters how core American values drive our policy ideas. Sounds great in the abstract, but the devil’s in how to execute, right? Well, on the issue of healthcare, here’s a powerful story from my neighbor and friend […]

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Donald Trump takes credit for Ford Motor Co. expansion negotiated with the UAW two years ago

Donald Trump takes credit for Ford Motor Co. expansion negotiated with the UAW two years ago

The Ford Motor Co. announced today that it is expanding operations in three Michigan plants and will spend over a billion dollars in the process: Ford Motor Co. will invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities to prepare for production of the all-new Ford Ranger and Bronco, and to support the company’s expansion into mobility. The company said Tuesday it […]

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UPDATED: Chair of the Young Democrats of Michigan shows followers the WRONG way to “take over” the Democratic Party

UPDATED: Chair of the Young Democrats of Michigan shows followers the WRONG way to “take over” the Democratic Party

Early last month, the Michigan Democratic Party State Central Committee (DSCC) met to choose its delegates to the Democratic National Committee [full disclosure: I am a DSCC member]. The afternoon of the meeting, the Chair of the Young Democrats of Michigan Sam Pernick spoke to a group of Senator Sanders and Jill Stein supporters in the hallway outside of the […]

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If you are an absentee voter in Michigan, PLEASE READ THIS!

If you are an absentee voter in Michigan, PLEASE READ THIS!

A recent mailing from the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) to absentee ballot holders mistakenly identified the County Clerk as the office to return one’s absentee ballot. THIS IS INCORRECT. Absentee ballots returned to the County Clerk cannot be counted. If you are returning your absentee ballot, deliver it by mail or in person to the City or Township Clerk who […]

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YOUR LAUGH OF THE DAY: Michigan GOP demands Dems pay salary of criminal senator Republicans refused to throw out

YOUR LAUGH OF THE DAY: Michigan GOP demands Dems pay salary of criminal senator Republicans refused to throw out

Last summer, I asked a very simple question: “Why is Virgil Smith still in the state Senate? Is it because he’s the Republicans’ useful Democratic idiot?” Democratic state Senator Virgil Smith was convicted of shooting up his wife’s car in a domestic dispute and is now behind bars. Until he resigned this past week, he continued to receive his state […]

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Michigan Dems pre-debate reception to feature Hillary Clinton (and possibly Bernie Sanders) – Saturday, March 5th

Michigan Dems pre-debate reception to feature Hillary Clinton (and possibly Bernie Sanders) – Saturday, March 5th

The Michigan Democratic Party is holding a pre-debate reception this Saturday, March 5th. In addition to national party leaders, members of Michigan’s Congressional delegation, and members of Michigan’s legislature, they will have special guests Gov. Jim and Janet Blanchard and Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans. What’s more exciting is that they have recently announced that Sec. Hillary Clinton is […]

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