I don’t need to tell YOU that the United States of America is in big trouble right now. Our country is now “led” by a kleptocratic authoritarian who is rapidly consolidating his power to benefit himself, his kids, and his business cronies. What was happening in slow motion only a few months ago has now turned into a rapid-fire string […]Read more ›
What do you do when it all seems like too much to process? Stoneman Douglas High School student Delaney Tarr knows.
At the end of January and again at the beginning of February, I spent ten days in the hospital. I took a bit of a break from my normal hyper-consumption of political news and, when I dipped my toe back in, I found that the fire hose of cacophony that I had been drinking from before my illness had only […]Read more ›
Almost exactly one month ago, I wrote an essay titled “This headline scares the hell out of me: “Clinton retakes 11-point lead over Trump in Michigan””. That headline scared the hell out of me because I feared it would lead to Democratic complacency which could cost us the biggest chance to take back control of the state House for Democrats […]Read more ›
This morning’s headline at the Detroit Free Press scares the hell out of me: Why does this scare me? Because I’m afraid Michigan Democrats will breathe a giant sigh of relief and then promptly become complacent. And complacency is NOT something we have the luxury of enjoying in our state. We have a state House to wrest from the grip […]Read more ›
A short time ago, I posted about the insane amount of money the DeVos family is dumping into the coffers of the Michigan Republican Party this cycle. As I said in that post, the only way to defeat that sort of cash buying our elections is by getting out the vote (GOTV). Last weekend, a coalition of labor groups and […]Read more ›
There’s still time to sign up to earn some money on Election Day helping democracy work for all of us
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the massive GOTV operation being organized by the 12th Congressional District Democrats. I wanted to let everyone know that there is still time to sign up to volunteer on Election Day and to earn some money at the same time. They need volunteers for shifts between 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, […]Read more ›
GUEST POST: Ann Arbor super activist Michael Rains explains why he is Getting Out the Vote and how YOU can, too!
I first encountered my dear friend Michael Rains on the streets of Ann Arbor. He had a cart he has dubbed “the Democracy Machine” and there was a crowd of people around him, waiting to sign petitions to recall Governor Snyder and to repeal Michigan’s anti-democratic Emergency Manager law. If there is a crowd of people in Ann Arbor – […]Read more ›
The 12th Congressional District, now Represented by Dean of the House John Dingell and soon to be represented by the incredible Debbie Dingell have a long history of staging a massive get out the vote (GOTV) operation on Election Day. They run vans all across the District to make sure no Democratic voter stays home. This year is no exception. […]Read more ›