Medicaid work requirement urged by State Republicans

Legislation proposed by Sen. Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, would require the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to seek a federal waiver and implement a 30-hours-per-week work, training or education requirement for able-bodied Medicaid recipients in Michigan. But: Public policy research shows that a majority of Medicaid recipients who can work, do work. Over 680,000 low-income residents have…

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Empower Latino voters to register and participate in upcoming elections

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…

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People of Color more likely to live near pollutants and breathe pollutants

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…

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NRA House of Shame

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…

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