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Progressive Organizer Steve Friday Launches Campaign to Unseat Walberg

Steve Friday, a progressive organizer from Dexter, recently launched his campaign for US Congress in Michigan’s 7th district, seeking to unseat Republican Tim Walberg. Friday is a social worker, a US Air Force veteran, and an activist with many progressive organizations, including Indivisible, Ann Arbor for Revolution, and Michigan for Revolution. Friday is the second Democrat to enter the race…



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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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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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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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Animal Cruelty Secrecy: Less Transparency in USDA Under Trump

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the USDA inspects puppy mills, traveling animal acts, animal testing labs, roadside zoos, etc. for violations of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and Horse Protection Act (HPA).  The USDA inspects over 9,000 licensed facilities with animals in the U.S., almost 150 of which are in Michigan.  Under the Trump Administration, many…