Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, government entities, community leaders, and schools in Washtenaw County worked together to slow the spread of the virus and distribute the vaccine. More than 60% of Washtenaw County residents over 16 years of age have now received at least one dose of the vaccine. This public health achievement is in no small part due to the efforts of these groups to expand access and locate pop-up clinics in schools, churches, and community centers. Cross-sector collaboration allowed the county to overcome traditional barriers in serving the hardest-to-reach communities.
Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), a refugee is an alien who, generally, has experienced past persecution or has a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. Individuals who meet this definition may be considered for either refugee status under Section 207 of the INA if they are outside the United States, or asylum status under Section 208 of the INA, if they are already in the United States.
Make your voice heard! Provide your input to the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. There is a meeting on Wednesday, May 19, under Events.
The GOP-led state legislature proposed a package of bills (SB273-311) to restrict Michigan citizens’ right to vote. Their 39 bills would make it difficult to cast a ballot. In contrast, Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson is advancing legislation to increase access to voting.
Please join the team from Engage at EMU this Wednesday 3/31 at 7pm for a community informational and discussion about the currently available COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination racial disparities. Join by Zoom, phone, or FBLive engageemu #TRUEMU #covid #information #government #MICHIGAN #vaccinationskepticism #racialdisparities See our original post at Facebook
Do you or someone you know need funeral assistance? Food? Housing? Vaccination transportation? Small business support? COVID Relief is here.
While pressuring Governor Whitmer to relinquish her right to enact emergency orders, GOP legislators continue to withhold $2.6 billion of federal funds from Michiganders who need help with unemployment benefits, housing, and food assistance. Some of these withheld funds could also be used to open schools.
Saturday, March 13 at 3 pm. People Power Action Event Monthly Meeting Join host Scott Reilly of People Power, an extension of the ACLU Michigan. He will be guiding the monthly organizational meeting by narrowing down the specific projects and goals the group intends to pursue over the next year or two. There will be…
Michigan Resistance began in the dark days following Trump’s victory, energized by the disappointment of Progressives. During that lame-duck session from November to December in 2016, when Republicans in the State Houses felt empowered by Trump’s victory to pass conservative, even right-wing bills, a band of Progressives met with Democrats in the State Houses who kept them informed of the legislative goings-on which needed protest. Armed with a list of 20,000 Democratic voters from Hillary Clinton’s campaign, these Progressives called them to ask them to call their state senators and representatives, remembers Margaret Schankler.
This has been an ongoing series where Presidential Actions have been parsed out in an effort to acquire some transparency into the intentions President Biden has implemented in the opening days of his administration. For a full breakdown of the difference in the kinds of Actions available, please visit PEG’s article “Presidential Actions: What’s the Difference?”. It must be noted that it is easy to revoke the executive orders of previous administrations without the proper legislation to codify policy. It is imperative to understand that without urging congress to pass bills that support Executive Orders, they are vulnerable once a president leaves office.
The subjects of the following actions range from policy revocations, civil rights, and foreign policy. There are links directly to the officially published documents in the Federal Register. As of the date of this article, fifty days into his administration, President Biden has issued 35 Executive Orders, 16 Proclamations, and 11 Memoranda. Notices have not been presented, but can be found in the Federal Register.