CENSUS – the ongoing saga of delayed results and the impact on the 2022 election

date changes have created angst for the political parties and its’ constituencies and placed states in difficult positions to legally and accurately complete their responsibilities.  Some states have constitutional deadlines for redistricting and/or statutory filing deadlines for primaries.

Michigan’s redistricting commission will hold an open meeting at 1 PM on March 5th to discuss the conflict between when Census data will be available and constitutional deadlines. Complicating matters, voting rights advocates have said, is that this will be the first redistricting cycle since the Supreme Court eliminated the preclearance requirement of the Voting Rights Act that required states with a history of racial discrimination to prove to the Department of Justice that their electoral maps weren’t drawn to dilute the power of voters of color. The shortened redistricting window leaves less time to challenge maps in the courts as discriminatory.

Wednesday, February 24 at 7 pm…

Wednesday, February 24 at 7 pm Fighting White Supremacy: From Charlottesville to Capitol Hill Join a conversation between Integrity First for America Executive Director Amy Spitalnick and State Representative Felicia Brabec, with opening remarks by Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney Eli Savit. This discussion will explore the path from Charlottesville to the Capitol; how this movement of violent…

From the creator of “Peggy”, we bring you a little Michigan art to celebrat…

From the creator of “Peggy”, we bring you a little Michigan art to celebrate Michigan’s 184th Birthday! #birthdayshenanigans #michigan Happy 184th Birthday Michigan! You are my home, beautiful in every season. Photos by the talented Hassan Hodges Photography #mittenlove #mittenstate #mittenstatelove #happybirthday #michigan #michiganmade #michigander #lovemystate #polymerclay #michiganartist #michiganawesome #nativecopper #lakesuperioragate #lakesuperioragates #petoskeystone See our…

We're ready!…

We're ready! Reposted from @mippadvocates Thank you, @AmandaCGorman, for your voice and wisdom. "For while we have our eyes on the future, history has its eyes on us." Let us be brave as we write this new chapter. #equalityingovernment #government #michigan #United #unitedstates #unity #wednesdaywisdom #politics #amandagorman #poetlaureate See our original post at Facebook

Acknowledgement of Indigenous Peoples at Thanksgiving 2020

This Thanksgiving, PEG is featuring a guest contribution from Patricia Anderson, a member of Temple Beth Emeth that acknowledges and honors indigenous peoples in Michigan. We say the words, “We acknowledge with respect,” but are we who live here now truly being respectful of the gifts and losses of the people who shared their lands with us? It was suggested that perhaps, as a small gesture of respect, of thanks beyond the words of acknowledgment, some of us may wish to make a contribution to local organizations that support Native American communities in Michigan with food and other resources.