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Say Vagina

One year ago today, State Rep. Lisa Brown said “vagina.” She was banned from speaking on the House floor for using the anatomically correct word while standing up against another far-right attack on women’s health. That word started a landslide of support for a woman’s right to choose, and thousands came out to support women’s […]

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They’re Back

Radical politicians and anti-choice extremists are at it again. They’re resuscitating a failed attempt to dismantle women’s rights. When it comes to making choices about a women’s health and her body, it’s clear conservatives don’t think women have the wherewithal to make their own decisions. They’re escalating efforts to roll back the clock on progress, […]

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Rigging Our Elections

It’s the same old song with Lansing Republicans. At their state convention this past weekend, the Michigan Republican Party voted resoundingly to support a scheme to rig Michigan’s electoral votes. ALEC member and head of the House Republicans’ 2012 campaign Rep. Pete Lund is spearheading the effort. This scheme would have grafted Michigan’s gerrymandered congressional […]

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Rick Snyder, The Tax Man

It’s tax time, and it’s going to hit the wallets of middle class families in Michigan now more than ever. Legislation pushed through by Governor Rick Snyder and Republican lawmakers is taking effect. And now it’s time to pay the piper. Seniors and poor families were hit the hardest – but incredibly, Lansing Republicans raised taxes […]

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No Means No

This week Rep. Joel Johnson (R-Clare) introduced HB 4187, which requires all women to perform a “diagnostic ultrasound examination of the fetus at least two hours before an abortion is performed,” to provide “the most visibly clear image of the gross anatomical development of the fetus and the most audible fetal heartbeat.” Many – including […]

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State of Denial

Rep. Kenneth Kurtz has introduced bills that would deny homes to children based on religious beliefs. House Bills 5763 and 5764 are being introduced in the Families, Children and Seniors Committee today, Tuesday, November 27th. These bills are offensive and ridiculous. HB 5763 and 5764 essentially give adoption agencies a license to discriminate based on […]