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This is Not About Bathrooms

Donald Trump has revoked Obama administration guidelines regarding transgender students’ rights. And while every headline, news story, and debate around this topic seems to have centered around students’ right to use the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity, Trump’s actions have nothing to do with bathrooms. Laverne Cox, a TV star and trans rights […]

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Trouble at the border

A dangerous remnant of the 2016 lame duck session has been resurrected and is moving through the legislature. The bill, SB40, would allow Michigan companies near the border that hire out-of-state workers to count those non-Michigan employees toward receiving publicly-funded grants and aid. It’s essentially a signal to corporations on Michigan’s border that they can […]

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The Women’s March Isn’t Over

  It’s difficult to describe how I felt at the Women’s March on Lansing. Ann Friedman accurately described her experience as being “like drugs.” Jessica Valenti highlighted how it’s “it’s overwhelming to remember that we are not alone. That there are more of us who care about equality – 3 million more to be exact […]

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Two Ways to Respond to Fixed Incomes

This month, we have seen two different responses to those living on fixed incomes. Earlier this month, State Senator Patrick Colbeck (R – Canton) took to social media to complain about his salary describing it as a “fixed income” and giving others tips on how they can follow his lead and cut their cable and […]