There is a lot of talk about the inevitable, impending Democratic Blue Wave coming to America this November. I have news for you, it’s not going to happen. It’s not going to happen, that is, unless everyone — not just long-time Democratic Party volunteers and not just political newcomers like Indivisible groups and other members of the #Resistance — links […]Read more ›
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 ›
The following guest post was written by my friend Rich Peterson. Rich describes himself as a Midwestern kid who graduated from Michigan State University before there were CDs, let alone MP3s. “I found my way to Silicon Valley where I live with my wife, two kids and the world’s most spoiled dog (trust me),” Rich told me. I had intended to post this earlier […]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 ›
Sen. Bernie Sanders’ upset victory in Michigan yesterday unequivocally proved that a solid ground game is the key to winning elections. Not only has Sen. Sanders brought scores of new people into the political process, he was able, in Michigan at least, to get them to register to vote and to actually go to the polls in large numbers. How […]Read more ›
This guest post comes from Sean McElwee — a research associate at Demos and an excellent follow on Twitter. If you haven’t already, check out Sean’s work on Salon, Rolling Stone, his own blog and various other publications. You’ll see that he has a gift for lucidity and a healthy obsession with improving our democracy by increasing voting, dispelling economic […]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 ›