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Sarah
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The Cannabis Caucus

Activists sharing ideas at the first meeting of the MDP's Cannabis Caucus. This week members of Michigan’s Cannabis community have scored a huge victory in the fight to end the 60 year prohibition on Cannabis. Cannabis activists have been working with allies in the MDP, including chair Brandon Dillon, to form an official caucus within the MDP. And on May…



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Liano
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Building a Democratic Party that Wins Part 1

It was standing room only. Many meetings were overflowing into the halls. Elections were often chaotic. Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) officials, staff, and volunteers were overwhelmed by the turnout. Some couldn’t run a large meeting smoothly. Some didn’t know their own rules. In at least one caucus, voter intimidation and intentional violations of the rules were reported. Such was the…



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Sam
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Launching Michigan Progressive!

Hello Michigan! Michigan Progressive is a grassroots media organization that provides commentary, analysis, and reporting on progressive politics in Michigan. There are too few outlets for serious discussion of progressive politics in Michigan. We are working to change that. The last several years have shown a clear bias from the news media in their coverage of progressive politics, especially the…