Following the results of the 2016 presidential election, a group of concerned citizens banded together in common cause to answer their burning question, “Now that the presidential election is over, what can we do? How can we protect our Democracy?”
Just for kicks. Play along with this game of “Stars” and Stripes to see which profile celebs and elected officials actually served as Veterans.
Southeastern Michigan’s Michelle Regalado Deatrick is a climate activist who is fighting the climate crisis both locally and nationally. Born to a Latina mom and telephone lineman, she’s founder and chair of the DNC Council on the Environment and Climate Crisis. Committed to a Democratic party that runs a panoply of diverse “climate candidates” committed to “climate and environmental justice,” she believes climate activism has been shown to be vital to the protection of our planet.
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One Person/One Vote Initiative: Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote
Many Americans believe that we live in a democracy and that the presidential candidate with the most votes wins. Unfortunately, this is inaccurate. Although national, state, and local officials and initiatives are counted by direct popular vote, the president is elected by electoral votes. This indirect process is often referred to as the winner-take-all model. That is, the candidate who wins a majority of votes in almost every state in the Union is given the state’s electoral college votes, while votes cast for the losing candidate are canceled in 48 states.
“What’s next on the fall agenda for Michigan is the health of our people, the health of our planet, the health of our economy, and the health of our democracy,” she said.
Whitmer advocates for paid leave as crucial for economic growth and population retention. She highlights that while many large companies already provide this benefit, it remains inaccessible to small businesses due to affordability constraints. By implementing paid leave policies, Whitmer aims to make it easier for small businesses to attract and retain employees.
SCOTUS decisions from May and June that surprised us!
On June 2 the “Rock” at Washtenaw and Hill was painted orange by supporters of Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety. Wear Orange honors survivors of gun violence and demand a future free of gun violence – and has been expanded from one weekend to the entire month of June. Joining in the project while wearing orange was Rep Debbie Dingell!
Silence the Violence Michigan and Moms Demand Action have organized 25 additional events through Michigan during June. Find an event near you!
Arkansas Senator Tommy Tuberville is holding 168 military promotions in limbo over paying for travel expenses for needed health care not available where they are stationed. This includes Abortion Services. Tuberville said he will keep the hold on the promotions until the policy is changed.
Artist, Actor, and Activist Harry Belafonte left us, at the age of 96, with a blueprint for artist-led activism. His work and support during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement provided critical funding and awareness.