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 […]Read more ›
With the passage of Proposal 3 in 2018, Michigan is seeing a significant increase in voters taking advantage of voting by absent voter ballots. In Ingham County, we have held three elections under the new law, and now know firsthand of the need for updates in Michigan Election Law and Bureau of Elections’ promulgated rules and required procedures as a […]Read more ›
Be the Mike Bloomberg you wish to see in the world. If you can, please help us raise $10,000 for Run for Something — an organization that recruits, trains, and helps down-ballot Democratic candidates for office nationwide — by Super Tuesday. Read on to find out how this group’s work electing state and local candidates is part of the solution […]Read more ›
ATTENTION MICHIGANDERS! Now is the time to request an absentee ballot for the March primary election!
With the March 2020 Presidential Primary Election right around the corner, county, city, and township clerks are making preparations. We are also seeing an increase in voters utilizing the opportunity to vote via absent voter (AV) ballot (also known in some states as “Vote at Home”) since the passage of Proposal 3 in 2018. Local clerks are sending out Absent […]Read more ›
The following opinion editorial was written by Cayley Winters, the West Michigan Communications Organizer for Progress Michigan. She is from Battle Creek and shares her perspective on Donald Trump and Mike Pence holding a rally there today, in the Congressional District of Congressman Justin Amash, an ardent opponent of Trump who left the Republican Party over his opposition to Trump’s […]Read more ›
Democrat Elissa Slotkin takes principled stand on impeachment with tremendous support from her constituents
“The partisan divide in the country was on stark display Monday as U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin explained her decision to support the impeachment of President Donald Trump. A small contingent of Trump supporters chanted, hollered and booed throughout the entire town hall, making it difficult to hear any of her explanation. The majority of the audience, however, was in Slotkin’s […]Read more ›
Rating the Presidential Candidates at the Public Education Forum…with the Danielson Teacher Evaluation Rubric!
I just got home from Pittsburgh where Chris Savage and I were covering the Public Education Forum for Eclectablog, and have been looking forward to sharing my thoughts on what transpired. Before we get to the candidates’ performances, I want to make sure to congratulate the organizers of this event, especially Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers, and […]Read more ›
What exactly will it take for GOP Senate candidate John James to renounce Ted Nugent-wannabe Kid Rock’s endorsement?
When he ran for U.S. Senate against Democrat Debbie Stabenow, John James proudly bragged about an endorsement he received from Ted Nugent-wannabe Kid Rock. See for yourself: He not only appeared on stage with Bob Ritchie (Rock’s real name), he hung out with him backstage: Ritchie has been trying to out-idiot Ted Nugent for a long time in what appears […]Read more ›
Late last month, the Michigan Democratic Party revealed photos of Michigan Republican Senate candidate John James with indicted Ukrainian criminal Lev Parnas, who was doing what amounted to a whistlestop tour around the country with human-Gollum Rudy Giuliani. It was odd to see Parnas with various candidates around the country and it began to raise questions about how much involvement […]Read more ›
Underestimating Trump’s advantages and motivations got us here and could cost us everything We need to be as determined to save our democracy as Donald Trump is to save his own ass. If we lose in 2020, the authoritarianism we’re already bumbling toward will become enforced by law. Trump will complete the Republican takeover of the federal judiciary and cement […]Read more ›
Michael Bennet, US Senator from Colorado and presidential candidate, had what the pundits this morning are calling “a moment” at last night’s Democratic Debate on CNN. Let’s hope that moment ends immediately. Ironically enough, Bennet’s big moment came as he waxed poetic about “America’s public schools”, a topic that has received a depressingly minuscule amount of attention. Because while Bennet […]Read more ›