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Partisan Arsonists and the Letter of the Law – Part 1

Partisan Arsonists A few days ago, six anonymous lawyers and a helpful journalist whistled up a media firestorm against a good man doing his best to serve the people of Michigan. Their smear campaign against Dr. Abdul El-Sayed is couched in deep concern for Democratic voters and the people of Michigan, tainted by racism, xenophobia, and the clawing hand of authoritarianism, poorly…



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Michigan Progressive Staff
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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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Michigan Progressive Staff
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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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Michigan Progressive Staff
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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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Michigan Progressive Staff
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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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Stephen Monti
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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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Scott Craig
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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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Robert Fidler
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District 9 – Healthcare for All Rally

As GOP members of Congress seek to furtively remove healthcare for millions by gutting the Affordable Care Act (ACA), to create tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, Congressional Democrats are striking back with HR 676. Authored by Representative John Conyers (D-MI-13), the bill is designed to expand Medicare to cover the basic medical needs for all citizens. However, Representative Sander Levin (D-MI-9), has yet to…



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Felicia Copeny
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Flint: A Forgotten Crisis

Does anyone remember the Flint water crisis? Did you know that it is still happening? As you read these words, my city is still without clean water. We are three years into a situation with no end in sight. It all started back in April, 2014 when the emergency manager, appointed by the state, decided to switch the water from…



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Lee Neuman
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Dr. Abdul El-Sayed

Dr. Abdul El-Sayed brought his campaign for Governor of Michigan to the Downriver for Revolution group on Sunday, May 7th.  He took questions from the group and answered what questions he could in the 90-minute time frame. He spoke of his of his background, education, and experience re-creating the Health Department in Detroit – eliminated by an emergency manager during…