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Rick Jones: Beyoncé Quoter

Senator Rick Jones appropriated the words of Queen Bey last week when he proposed taking away health insurance benefits for couples that live together but aren’t married. Currently, the law says that unmarried people are allowed to apply for state benefits just like married couples are, as long as they live together. Sen. Jones was […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Register to Vote

Today is National Voter Registration Day. People and organizations are hitting the streets today to register tens of thousands of voters across the country. Early in 2012 (the last presidential election year), almost one in four eligible Americans was not registered to vote. The number of people age 18-29 who voted in the last presidential […]

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Stand With [Insert Name of Woman You Care About Here]

Your mother’s, sister’s, aunt’s, coworkers’, neighbors’, and friends’ ability to make their own reproductive decisions are under attack – again. An anti-choice group called the Center for Medical Progress has released a series of secretly recorded videos seeking to attack Planned Parenthood and eliminate the organization’s national funding. A third graphic video was just released […]

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Utilities: 2, Michiganders: 0

It’s been a banner week for Michigan utility companies. First, with the help of our Attorney General, Bill Schuette, utilities got a free pass to continue polluting our air and water from the Supreme Court. In a 5-to-4 decision, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote: “It is not rational, never mind ‘appropriate,’ to impose billions of dollars […]

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The Budget Shell Game

In case you missed it, Governor Snyder signed the 2016 state budget on Wednesday. Naturally, the governor touted all of the decent things about the new budget but failed to mention the hundreds of millions of dollars in cuts being made to critical public services like environmental quality, community health, human services, and transportation. To […]

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Steve Green Preys on Women’s Rights at Prayer Breakfast

Today, the Michigan Prayer Breakfast Committee held their annual prayer breakfast in Lansing. The prayer breakfast is a time each year when corporate-backed organizations, conservative elected officials, and out-of-control capitalists come together to pontificate about “following the ways of the Lord” while simultaneously attempting to disenfranchise struggling families, women, and LGBTQ people; undertones of homophobia […]