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If you’re being helped by the Affordable Care Act, thank the Democrats with your vote

If you’re being helped by the Affordable Care Act, thank the Democrats with your vote

Wisconsin woman who couldn’t get insurance without Obamacare urges everyone to remember who supported the law on Election Day. Jenell Larson is a healthy 61-year-old woman who could not buy insurance at any price due to a single illness in her 30s — an illness that was treated successfully. But thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare, she […]

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VIDEO: #TurnOutForWhat – Why are YOU turning out to vote on November 4th?

VIDEO: #TurnOutForWhat – Why are YOU turning out to vote on November 4th?

So much awesomeness in one short video from RockTheVote.org: Why are YOU turning out to vote on November 4th?

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Are you better off than you were four years ago?  Well, are you, really?

Are you better off than you were four years ago? Well, are you, really?

1980 was the first year I was able to vote in a presidential election and, with chest puffed out, off I went to the polls to vote for Jimmy Carter on November 4, 1980. It began a long, sad slide for me personally as the country was electing Republicans at a record pace, and I seemingly was voting for people […]

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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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