Advance editor-in-chief Susan J. Demas rounded up the gun control legislation that the Michigan State Legislature could take up in the wake of last weekend’s shootings in El Paso and Dayton, including roughly a dozen bills that would do things from toughening background checks to restricting gun sales from purchasers with a high risk of committing violence. But, we have some people standing in the way of pushing forward, it seems.
The Trump campaign paid for more than 2,000 Facebook ads since January 2019 that included the word “invasion” in relation to immigration. The campaign has spent roughly $1.25 million on Facebook ads about immigration since late March, a significant portion of the nearly $5.6 million the campaign spent on Facebook ads overall during that same period.
The Washtenaw County Intermediate School District (WISD) has called a Special Election for Tuesday, August 6 to rebuild High Point School. High Point School is a public school, operated by Washtenaw Intermediate School District, and is dedicated to meeting the special needs of students with disabilities from ages 3 through 26.
Reflections from newsletter contributor, Sonya Lewis, and her 17-y-o daughter, Sarah after visiting Homestead.
Sue Hadden and Terri Voepel-Lewis exemplify the new breed of activists who’ve come to the fore since 2016 when Republicans swept to victory in the US House, Senate, and presidency. Soon after Hillary’s defeat, Terri heard about Indivisible, the emerging national progressive organization that was utilizing Tea Party methods, proven so effective in previous elections.
States are making legitimate efforts to update their voting systems to create ballots, program voting machines, tally votes and report counts. However, they still rely on the outdated Windows 7 which will reach its “end of life” on January 14, 2020. After that, Microsoft will no longer provide technical support and “patches” to fix software vulnerabilities.
The 448-page report compiled by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office apparently was translated and reenacted as a 10-act play that takes 18 actors to perform — including Annette Bening, Kevin Kline, John Lithgow, Alfre Woodard, Justin Long, and Alyssa Milano. This was originally aired on Monday, June 24, 2019 by Law Works.
A delegation from Ann Arbor’s Temple Beth Emeth traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism’s 2019 Consultation on Conscience. This 3-day conference attracted over 1,000 Jewish leaders from across the country and addressed social justice issues including immigration, criminal justice reform, gun violence, reproductive justice, and the rise of anti-Semitism and white supremacy.
Michigan has a lot going on!
About 500 people came to the U-M Diag on Tuesday to protest the recent spate of anti-abortion legislation in state legislatures. The rally was a success by anyone’s standards. To cheers and applause, Senator Jeff Irwin spoke of the importance of fighting for the right to control our bodies.