Tag: Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor teachers file Unfair Labor Practice suit against school administration

Ann Arbor teachers file Unfair Labor Practice suit against school administration

As I mentioned in my last post, I have been traveling in China for work for the past two weeks. I’m now back in Michigan and have finally recovered from my jet lag and the 12-hour time difference. I appreciate your patience during my absence. Regular posting will now resume : ) Back in 2011, shortly after Republicans took control […]

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INTERVIEW (with photos) with one of Michigan’s rare married same-sex couples on their one-year anniversary

INTERVIEW (with photos) with one of Michigan’s rare married same-sex couples on their one-year anniversary

One year ago today, Anne and I spent an extraordinary day at the County Clerk’s offices in Washtenaw and Oakland counties, watching as some of the 300+ same-sex couples were legally married for the first time in our state’s history. You can revisit that day with us in the post (HERE) that we put up featuring many of Anne’s outstanding […]

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EVENT: “Women in Politics” Meet-and-Greet featuring Lisa Brown, Debbie Dingell, and many others – Oct 7th in Ann Arbor

EVENT: “Women in Politics” Meet-and-Greet featuring Lisa Brown, Debbie Dingell, and many others – Oct 7th in Ann Arbor

Next Tuesday, October 7th, the Ann Arbor Dems along with the Washtenaw Community College Political Science Club are hosting a “Women in Politics” meet-and-greet on the campus of Washtenaw Community College. Attending the event is an all-star line-up of exceptional Democratic women from around the state: Lisa Brown, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor Chairwoman Debbie Dingell, Candidate for United States Congress, […]

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EVENT: Livestream of Citizens United debate between David Cobb & James Bopp in Ann Arbor – 9/8/14

EVENT: Livestream of Citizens United debate between David Cobb & James Bopp in Ann Arbor – 9/8/14

Move to Amend’s David Cobb Tomorrow night, the Ann Arbor-area group Reclaim Our American Democracy (ROAD) will livestream a public debate between Move to Amend‘s David Cobb and corporate attorney James Bopp over the Supreme Court’s Citizen United decision. The event takes place at the Pittsfield Township Hall (Pittsfield Township Administration Building, 6201 W. Michigan Ave., Ann Arbor) and starts […]

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REMINDER: Michigan Teachers & Allies for Change rally for public schools in Ann Arbor TODAY!

REMINDER: Michigan Teachers & Allies for Change rally for public schools in Ann Arbor TODAY!

I am reposting this as a reminder that there is a rally to support public education TODAY in Ann Arbor from 5:30-6:30 at Liberty Plaza. Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor Lisa Brown will be the headliner. Michigan Teachers and Allies for Change (M-TAC), a grassroots group of teachers and allies working on behalf of public education, is hosting a rally […]

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EVENT: Michigan Teachers & Allies for Change rally for public schools in Ann Arbor this THURSDAY, 8/28/14

EVENT: Michigan Teachers & Allies for Change rally for public schools in Ann Arbor this THURSDAY, 8/28/14

Michigan Teachers and Allies for Change (M-TAC), a grassroots group of teachers and allies working on behalf of public education, is hosting a rally in support of public education this Thursday, August 28th, from 5:30 to 6:30. The event will take place at Liberty Plaza in downtown Ann Arbor. Speakers include Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor Lisa Brown, State Representative […]

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Democrats running from President Obama and Obamacare? Not. Even.Close. (PHOTOS)

Democrats running from President Obama and Obamacare? Not. Even.Close. (PHOTOS)

Please proceed. Republicans want you to believe that even Democrats are jumping ship in their support for President Obama and the Affordable Care Act. Unfortunately, the truth is getting in the way of this convenient (for them) meme. There was solid proof it overnight in Ann Arbor. The last time President Obama came to Ann Arbor in January 2012, demand […]

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Ann Arbor school board votes to publicly oppose EAA, calls on Eastern Michigan Univ. to sever ties

Ann Arbor school board votes to publicly oppose EAA, calls on Eastern Michigan Univ. to sever ties

Educators are speaking. Are lawmakers listening? Last night the Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education unanimously voted to voice its opposition to HB 4369, the legislation that may likely be voted on in the state House today to expand the Education Achievement Authority. “As an educational body, as a policy body, when we see the level of distress that […]

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Ann Arbor Dems to host Annual Strolling Gala fundraiser – March 2nd, 2014

Ann Arbor Dems to host Annual Strolling Gala fundraiser – March 2nd, 2014

From my pals at the Ann Arbor Democratic Party: Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Rush Street Lounge on 314 South Main Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104, next to The Ark, between Liberty Ave. and William Street. Please join us for an evening fun featuring great hors d’oeuvres donated from local restaurants (lots of vegetarian […]

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Michigan nurse shares his experience volunteering in the Philippines

Michigan nurse shares his experience volunteering in the Philippines

There are some stories I feel privileged to write. This is one of them. I already hold nurses in high esteem. But after talking with Tim Launius, RN, about his experience helping survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, I’m more convinced than ever that the work nurses do demonstrates the very best of humanity. Launius is one of more […]

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Congressman John Dingell hosts public forum on Restoring Confidence in our Democracy TOMORROW in Ann Arbor

Congressman John Dingell hosts public forum on Restoring Confidence in our Democracy TOMORROW in Ann Arbor

“Citizens United v. FEC is one of the most destructive Supreme Court decisions in the history of this country”

In August of last year Dean of the House Congressman John Dingell introduced the Restoring Confidence in our Democracy Act. This legislation sought to undo the democracy-crushing impact of the now-infamous Citizens United Supreme Court decision that has allowed huge sums of money to be spent by wealthy individuals and corporations to pervert our elections and subvert our democracy.

Congressman Dingell will be reintroducing this bill during the current legislative session and tomorrow at 6 p.m. in Ann Arbor he will hold a public forum and panel discussion to discuss it.

Click through for details.

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