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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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William
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The Michigan Democratic Party Needs An Animal Protection Caucus

Paperwork was filed in January 2017 with the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) to start an animal protection caucus to advocate for humane legislation, educate legislators and their staff on the need for sensible animal protection legislation, and improve animal welfare in the state.  The MDP is dragging its feet on approving the caucus that would protect the voiceless in our…



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William
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The State Harasses Food Assistance Recipients

Those in Michigan who need food assistance and healthcare are increasingly facing obstacles from the State of Michigan. I am one case in point. Around 2009/2010, I applied for food stamps myself. The Department of Human Services (DHS) kept giving me the runaround requesting paperwork I had already sent them. Only after I had a letter to the editor published…



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Liano
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State Central Committee Motions Announcement

The Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) State Central Committee (SCC) is meeting this coming Saturday, April 29th, in Holland, Michigan. There are several motions being prepared by Michigan for Revolution. In order to give SCC members time to review and consider our motions adequately, we’re publishing them in advance. The links are below. I encourage anyone with any questions to post…



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Liano
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MDP’s Orwellian Doublespeak on Proportional Voting

On 24 February Michigan for Revolution delivered five appeals to Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) headquarters in Lansing regarding the elections held at Cobo Center two weeks earlier. Last week, the MDP Appeals Committee rejected every appeal, on every point, unanimously. What follows is the first article in a series, each taking up one point from the MDP’s written denials of…



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MDP Directive on Proportional Voting Violates MDP Rules

The Michigan Democratic Party operates in direct violation of its own Rules and its own Directive on Proportional Voting (DPV). MDP’s process for slate voting, and the example it provides to members, promotes a mathematical formula for calculating seats the DPV itself repeatedly asserts is the wrong formula. A well established body of research (e.g., Lijphart, Benoit, & Gallagher) shows…



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Andrew
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Michigan For Revolution: What is the Revolution?

It’s an organization that formed almost overnight. In less than two months Michigan for Revolution recruited over 500 new members to the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) and won major seats at the Michigan Democratic Convention. We had an election platform, we had a bird, we knew the rules, and we were prepared. Bernie Sanders asked us to fight for political…