About 500 people came to the U-M Diag on Tuesday to protest the recent spate of anti-abortion legislation in state legislatures. The rally was a success by anyone’s standards. To cheers and applause, Senator Jeff Irwin spoke of the importance of fighting for the right to control our bodies.
Why the controversy over the 2020 Census Census Citizenship question? “Those who aim to suppress the enumeration of immigrants and minorities in the census are clinging by the threads of power in an ever-changing nation. Efforts to diminish the impact of those who renew our nation and make us economically and culturally vibrant are unwise…
Michigan is not exempt from this pending wave across America to restrict or eliminate access to abortions. Michigan’s two new Anti-abortion Bills, # 4320 and 4321, have both passed the House vote and now we must urge Governor Whitmer to veto these bills.
Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, in conjunction with fellow US Representative Pramila Jayapal from the Seattle area, and 100 other co-sponsors introduced Medicare-for-All (H.R. 1384). In addition to the House bill, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has also introduced substantive single-payer legislation in the U.S. (Senate S. 1129). Both the House and Senate versions of the bill would provide health insurance for all Americans.
This free book has been produced by No Labels, an American political organization whose mission is to combat partisan dysfunction in politics and “usher in a new era of focused problem-solving in American politics.” The book provides an unbiased education on the true nature of America’s challenges, explains why the solutions offered by the extremes…
The ACLU has warned that people of color and immigrants may find themselves more likely to be racially profiled by police officers and detained without a judicial determination of probable cause . The travel website, Fodor’s , notes that “If the ACLU recommends that you should be cautious when traveling to a place, we tend to agree with them.
In this week’s good news, 29 deported parents have been reunited with their children and bipartisan lawmakers sponsor Whitmer scholarship and skills training programs.
As we hail our once pristine planet, it’s important to note that damage to its environment—to its waterways, air, and land—takes its worse toll on the poorest people. As Niranjan Dev Bharadwaj writes, “ Soil erosion, land degradation and deforestation lead to a decline in food production along with a shortage of wood for fuel contribute to inflation.”
If you are concerned about what can and should be done to win the 2020 election, check out the video of Mark Grebner at Sunday’s PEG meeting.
This week, the 21-year-old white male accused of committing this devastating violence was charged with hate crimes in addition to previous charges of arson. While there is more to be learned about the perpetrator’s ideology and motivations, the church burnings, coming on the heels of the New Zealand mosque massacres, (perpetrated by an avowed white supremacist who referenced Donald Trump in his manifesto) follow an alarming trend of domestic terrorism carried out by individuals who traffic in all forms of hatred.