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After retaking the U.S. House in the 2018 midterms, Democrats have announced their first act: an overhaul of voting rights that includes automatic voter registration, independent redistricting, an end to Citizens United-era corporate spending, and a full restoration of the Voting Rights Act. Michiganders also took some of these steps at the ballot box this […]
In a state where water contamination is a growing crisis, threats to our Great Lakes go unchecked, and corporate interests lobby to dump pollution into our air and water, people are rightly concerned about the records and proposed policies of those seeking higher office. Throughout the last year, Attorney General Bill Schuette’s record on the […]
The rise of the alt-right in the U.S. and abroad poses a direct threat to vulnerable communities and the integrity of our democracy–and it’s past time to hold the Republican Party accountable for their role in promoting violence and white supremacy in our country. Last week, members of the fascist group the Proud Boys garnered […]
This week, a group of climate science experts released a report showing the consequences of global warming could be far worse and come far sooner than previously expected. It’s disheartening, to say the least, especially considering it will take incredibly large, coordinated actions to reverse this trend, and many of our Republican elected officials refuse […]
It’s no secret that the response to allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh has been heavily influenced by gender, with women much more likely to support his accusers while men circle the wagons to defend the nominee. While many say they simply don’t believe the allegations, a common talking point among men is that […]
When we picture the attorney general our state needs, we think of someone honest and dependable, someone with a proven track record of standing up for the people of Michigan. Republican House Speaker Tom Leonard doesn’t exactly live up to that expectation. During his career in our legislature, Tom Leonard has supported and helped pass […]