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Michigan Dems make major move to increase Michiganders’ access to the ballot through online absentee ballot application

Michigan Dems make major move to increase Michiganders’ access to the ballot through online absentee ballot application

As Republicans around the country work hard to restrict voter access, Democrats are doing the opposite. On the same day a federal judge forced Ohio to reopen early voting for its residents, the Michigan Democratic Party announced an important and major step forward in helping Michiganders access the ballot by apply for them online using a mobile device (smartphone or […]

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Be unique, just like everyone else! VOTE IN THE PRIMARY TOMORROW!

Be unique, just like everyone else! VOTE IN THE PRIMARY TOMORROW!

Predictions for turnout in tomorrow’s primary election are pretty dismal. It’s ironic that progressives do so much to fight for voting rights and then turn around and stay home on election day. What that means is that our candidates for office are chosen by a tiny minority rather than a democratic majority. Don’t be “that guy” or “that gal”. Vote. […]

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Day 3: 3rd Quarter Fundraiser – We work for you so you’re in the know

Day 3: 3rd Quarter Fundraiser – We work for you so you’re in the know

Eclectablog readers are informed voters. There are plenty of reasons to support the work we do here at Eclectablog. But one of the best reasons I can think of is this: We work for you. And our work helps you take action that makes a difference in Michigan. It’s especially important in an election year when we stand poised to […]

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Michigan Senator Patrick Colbeck holds Medicaid expansion hostage

Michigan Senator Patrick Colbeck holds Medicaid expansion hostage

He must be on one heck of a power trip, fueled by hot air and tea bags. Michiganders who support Medicaid expansion — and that’s a majority, by most accounts — have been waiting all day for a vote in the Senate on Medicaid expansion. As of this writing, they’re still waiting. After hours of deliberation, one vote went down […]

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ACTION: Speak now in support of Michigan Medicaid expansion

ACTION: Speak now in support of Michigan Medicaid expansion

Or forever hold your peace. I know, I know … there’s been talk of a vote in the Michigan Senate on Medicaid expansion for months. But this time, it’s possible it could actually happen this week. Which means everyone who supports Michigan Medicaid expansion needs to tell their Senators how they feel. Tea Party groups in Michigan have been screaming […]

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Michigan Senate Republicans to go on retreat to discuss Medicaid expansion

Michigan Senate Republicans to go on retreat to discuss Medicaid expansion

How much more time can they possibly need? Oh, and didn’t they claim they were working on this while they’re on vacation this month? This is getting ridiculous. After gaveling in and out of session in just 10 seconds earlier this week, Michigan Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville said Senate Republicans are going on a retreat “in a week or […]

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ACTION: Show your support for Medicaid expansion in Michigan

ACTION: Show your support for Medicaid expansion in Michigan

Join Wednesday’s day of action and sign petitions urging Senate Republicans to vote now. July 3 could prove to be a big day for Medicaid expansion in Michigan. At least, that’s what supporters of Medicaid expansion hope — and every voice can make a difference. Senate Democrats will be urging their Republican colleagues to vote on HB 4714 to expand […]

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Michigan Senate lets another day go by without a Medicaid expansion vote

Michigan Senate lets another day go by without a Medicaid expansion vote

Are Senate Republicans just running out the clock before summer recess? Or are they seriously considering Medicaid expansion’s merits? After a day reportedly spent largely discussing Medicaid expansion, the Michigan Senate adjourned without voting on the issue. There’s no guarantee they’ll vote on it Wednesday or Thursday, when they adjourn for summer recess. I really have nothing to go on […]

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There’s more hope than ever for Medicaid expansion in Michigan

There’s more hope than ever for Medicaid expansion in Michigan

Forward momentum and signs of compromise are promising. Supporters of Medicaid expansion — which is pretty much everyone except the Tea Party and staunch conservatives, by most accounts — will be happy to hear some positive news. The House Michigan Competitiveness committee voted 9-5 to approve a Medicaid expansion bill, according to an article in the Detroit Free Press. Opponents […]

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Tea Party activists turn against Michigan Gov. Snyder for supporting Medicaid expansion

Tea Party activists turn against Michigan Gov. Snyder for supporting Medicaid expansion

An open letter urges conservatives to “sit out” Governor Rick Snyder’s re-election campaign. That’s how much the Michigan Tea Party hates Obamacare. They’d sabotage the Republican Governor’s chances of winning re-election to prove a point. They published an open letter today railing against Gov. Snyder’s continued efforts to convince the Michigan legislature to accept Medicaid expansion. Never mind the fact […]

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ACTION: There’s still time to be heard on Michigan Medicaid expansion

ACTION: There’s still time to be heard on Michigan Medicaid expansion

There are new signs of hope. Let your legislators know voters overwhelmingly support doing what’s right for everyone. When it comes to accepting Medicaid expansion, there are no losers. Everyone wins. And it’s possible that the Michigan legislature may be coming around to that idea. A Democratic source in the House told Eclectablog there’s still hope for Medicaid expansion. Some […]

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