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13th District Democratic Party Chair Heads to Trial on Assault Charges

On January 18th, the Democratic Party Chair of the 13th Congressional District, Jonathan Kinloch, will go to trial on assault charges brought by a fellow Democratic Party member. In June of last year, an initial complaint was filed with the Detroit Police by Marie Thornton. Thornton is a member of the 13th Congressional District, a precinct delegate from Detroit, and…



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Miles Misleads in Response to Michigan Progressive Article

Several days ago, Michigan Progressive posted an article questioning Attorney General candidate Patrick Miles and his progressive credentials on LGBTQ issues. A review of his record revealed a pattern of behavior that raised serious questions about his positions on LGBTQ rights. For example, Miles publicly denied a gay rights activist a speaking opportunity at Aquinas College, a pastor for his…



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Miles Candidacy Raises Red Flags on LGBTQ Rights

By Michigan Progressive Staff While much of the attention during Michigan’s 2018 election will be focused at the gubernatorial level, the race for the state’s Attorney General position is of critical importance. Bill Schuette is term-limited for the office and is currently running for governor. Two candidates so far have announced on the Democratic side. Dana Nessel, the attorney on…



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Will a responsible revolutionary punch a Nazi?

By Ayman Khafagi This is a real question that emerged from our surreal circumstances. We have to begin by admitting that the answer is complex, and not a simple yes or no. To answer it completely, the original question needs to be broken down further. First, with whom or with what is the fight? Are we fighting the human beings…



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Why I’m a Democrat

Every day someone asks me, “why do you continue to try to work within the Democratic Party?” Every day it gets more and more difficult to answer this. The reality is - we live in a country where the two party system controls our government. With that said, only one of those parties even comes close to aligning with my…



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MDP Leadership Struggles to Address Assaults on Members

A group of concerned Michigan Democratic Party members released the following statement to the press earlier this evening. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MI DEM LEADERS STRUGGLE TO ADDRESS ASSAULTS ON MEMBERS On 10 October 2017 the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) Rules Committee held a meeting at the MDP offices in Lansing. During the meeting, one member engaged in what any organization with…



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Corporatist Files to Run for Michigan Attorney General – as a Democrat

At this point, should we really be surprised? Democrats will have the opportunity to run someone for an open seat for Michigan Attorney General in 2018 - an office that hasn’t been held by a Democrat since Granholm ran for Governor in 2002. Throughout his term, Michigan’s current Attorney General, Republican Bill Schuette, made Michigan citizens vulnerable to violators of…



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Uninterrupted Access

On December 15th, thousands of Michiganders may lose access to lifesaving medicine. Provisions of the MMFLA (Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act) due to go into effect on that date would effectively shut down the medical marihuana industry in Michigan for six months, and put thousands of Michiganders at terrible risk. Fortunately, Michigan Representative Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) is introducing legislation…



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August MDP SCC Meeting Motions and Resolutions

On August 12, 2017 at the State Central Committee meeting of the Michigan Democratic Party, Michigan for Revolution plans to propose the following resolutions and motions in an effort to demonstrate  our goal to bring integrity, fairness, transparency and democracy back to our country. These were shared to the Online SCC Forum earlier this week, and changes based on comments…



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Change or Lose

The Party is at a crossroads in Michigan. Since 2010 we’ve gotten our butt kicked in legislative races, the governor’s race, and the state supreme court. We’ve changed party chairs twice and tried a number of strategies and messages, but it ain’t working. The 2016 Trump victory cemented the issue. Michigan is no longer a solid blue state. I’m going…

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