Almost 43% of eligible Latinos are not registered to vote. Counter voter suppression efforts by supporting groups mobilizing Latino voters. Donate:Mi Familia Vota promotes Latino voter registration, informs about Constitutional rights, and advocates for issues that affect the Latino community. Donate:Voto Latino mobilizes Latino leaders by supporting voter registration and programsthat educate and empower Latino millennials. Bonus: Share on social media: “Your…Details
Did the bills to allow concealed carry in schools take you by surprise this week? Guess what, Lansing has more. House Republicans outlined “defending second amendment rights” as one of their priorities for the 2017–2018 session. Senate Republicans, too, have introduced a number of related bills, and more could crop up from either side in…Details
Are you curious about how we got here and what it is going to take to build something better? Wouldn’t it be amazing if there were an affordable experience tailored to your needs; packed into less than 8 hours and also filled with music, food, and friends (new and old) seeking similar connections? Experienced facilitators…Details
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finds that people of color often live by polluting industries, and hence, sustain the risks associated with breathing in fine particulate matter. The EPA made these observations even as the Trump Administration makes plans to dismantle many of the institutions and regulations meant to lower these risks. To read the…Details
Progressives don’t vote as often as conservatives do, which makes turnout the biggest opportunity for the new progressive movement. Click here to read this fascinating and instructive article. – New York Times
Come join this student-led demonstration organized by the Pioneer High School CAPE Club to honor the victims and survivors of the Parkland, Florida shooting. Get more information here . There will be signature collectors for the Promote the Vote ballot initiative to make voting fairer at this event. Liberty Plaza , 255 East Liberty St., Ann Arbor 48104. 2 p.m.
It is sometimes difficult to track NRA money to representatives in Congress because of PACs and related entities. Check out this graphic WaPo which shows that Rep. Tim Walberg from Michigan’s 7th district received $12,000. An advertisement in the New York Times on February 21, by everytown.org, reports him receiving $96,000. Either number is the highest Michigan donation. In 2012, he received an…Details
This election season, one thing’s for sure: young voters are going to be absolutely critical to taking back the House. Through the Swing Left College Fellowship program, Fellows will receive top-notch training in campaigning and organizing, so they can get out the youth vote in November and become progressive leaders on their campuses and beyond.…Details