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Liano
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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…



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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…