Court: Anti-gerrymandering issue fit for Michigan ballot

A proposal that would create an independent commission to draw political boundaries instead of politicians should appear on the November ballot, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. A three-judge panel unanimously rejected opposition arguments that a petition from Voters Not Politicians represents a general revision of the Michigan Constitution instead of just an amendment.…

Saturday, June 16. 2018. Michigan Progressive Summit : The Persistence of the Resistance: Voices, Values, and Votes

Plenary speakers include Brandon Dasent, a Parkland school shooting survivor and student activist; Desmond Meade, head of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition; and Erica Ford, a leader in the fight against gun violence and founder of LIFE Camp in New York City.   “We chose the theme because we know people are entering this space at different levels of…

Statement from state Rep. Ronnie Peterson (D-Ypsilanti) on legislation that…

With health care coverage on the chopping block, yet again in Michigan, state Rep. Ronnie Peterson calls out these new stipulations to receive health benefits as “punishment” to some of our most vulnerable populations. https://housedems.com/article/statement-state-rep-ronnie-peterson-d-ypsilanti-legislation-would-rob-michiganders-health Statement from state Rep. Ronnie Peterson (D-Ypsilanti) on legislation that would rob Michiganders of health care coverage: LANSING — Today,…