Katie Fahey, the founder and Executive Director of Voters Not Politicians, spoke at the PEG Speaker Series on Sunday. In 2018, Michigan voters and Voters Not Politicians made history by passing a redistricting reform amendment with 61% of the vote to end gerrymandering. Their efforts involved recruiting thousands of volunteers across the state to go door-to-door and holding town halls in their own communities. They held VNP town halls anywhere they could manage, and ended up holding a town hall in every single county in Michigan!
With the newly formed Anishinaabek Caucus, Michigan tribes gain official recognition in the Michigan Democratic Party.
Almost 2 years ago, we sent you the first PEG newsletters in hopes of engaging individuals in the fight for equality and acceptance in our government and to sustain those efforts through 2020 and beyond. Thank you for supporting and joining our vision!
In 2020, Democrats need millennials to turn out. Vote shaming apps can help. Research done here in Michigan shows that informing prospective voters that whether they vote or not is public information, and that it will be shared with their neighbors, both dramatically increase their likelihood of voting more than any other method and that…
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) just released its annual count of hate groups. Trump spread fear about the country’s growing diversity, and he wasn’t alone. Fox News served as both his megaphone and a source for his incendiary claims during 2018. You can read their new report and see their latest interactive hate map showing the names, types, and locations of the 1,020 hate groups operating across America.
Rep Debbie Dingell, a Democrat (12th District), and Rep Fred Upton (6th District), a Republican, discussed the importance of bipartisanship at a forum on February 18, 2019, at the UM Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy. The two representatives are part of the Problem Solvers caucus–a group that works to create bipartisan cooperation on important policy issues.
Michigan Senate approved a resolution to “disapprove” Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order to morph the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) into the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). Last week the Michigan House of Representative also rejected Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order.
Serving in the House of Representatives for 59 years, from the presidencies of Dwight Eisenhower to Barack Obama, John Dingell’s legislative legacy is extraordinary and he will be missed!
Puerto Rico is struggling under its burden of debt and never received enough disaster funding in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Just this week,” The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a Washington D.C.-based think tank, analyzed statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and found that Puerto Ricans enrolled in the Nutrition Assistance for…
Mr. and Mrs. Claus are worried about the North Pole, about clean drinking water for the elves, reindeer and all of us, and clean air for his flight. They need our help to stop lame-duck legislation and to understand the science and environmental risks. For more info, check out the Michigan League of Conservation Voters website.