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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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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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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…