Action Needed– More Legislative Election Undermining

Despite the election being certified and done, Senator Ed McBroom, chair of the MI Senate Oversight Committee, appears intent on continuing the shenanigans. There will be a Senate Oversight hearing on Tuesday, December 1 at 10:15am focused on absentee ballot counting...

Protect Our Votes: Call to Action from Debbie Dingell

Attend the State Board of Canvassers meeting on Monday, November 23 at 1:00 p.m. and let GOP canvassers know how strongly you feel about their role in protecting our democracy. Please join Team Dingell at the virtual meeting, which is open to the public, where the...

Michigan Democrats: Georgia Needs You!

Thank you for helping to elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to be our next President and Vice President. We couldn’t have done it without you, but the fight to Build Back Better is not over yet! On January 5, Georgia voters will return to the polls for a run-off...

Don’t Let Trump Steal Our Democracy

If you are concerned about the endless lawsuits from the Trump campaign, trying to delay certification of the vote, you might wish to join this rally, organized by Survivors Speak: Saturday at 1pm https://www.facebook.com/events/360561955224089 Speakers include Debbie...

Poll greeters needed!

A sad fact in elections is that many voters lose track of who to vote for as they go down the ballot. State Supreme Court races often suffer from a lack of recognition, and many other positions are either left blank (ballot roll-off) or given only one vote when two or...

Get Your 2020 Voter Guide Here!

It’s ready to download or read, at https://www.washtenawdems.org/voterguide/ While waiting for the print version to arrive, get this link out to everyone you know (especially early voters!) by email, text, or social media. Let’s spread it far and...

Voter Guide Distribution

It’s time to get out the vote! In the past, Get Out the Vote (GOTV) has started the last few days before Election Day. But with Michigan’s new absentee voting rights, GOTV starts 40 days earlier! Voters can start casting their ballots as early as September 24. The...

Three actions to take right now to protect the USPS

Most states have criminal statutes prohibiting interference with the delivery of ballots. A coalition of state AGs seems to be forming to challenge this assault on our democracy. So stay tuned for that. Meantime, here are 3 quick actions every citizen can take: Robert...

An Urgent Fight for Unemployed Workers

The COVID-19 crisis had laid bare the woefully subpar insurance benefits Michigan provides to unemployed workers. In fact, Michigan is one of the worst states in the country for unemployed workers. The maximum of 20 weeks of benefits and weekly cap of $362 is simply...

It’s Go Time for Criminal Justice Reform

Last Fall, the Michigan House passed a package of bills (HB 4980-4985, and 5120) that would allow more returning citizens to get on with their lives and make restitution for their crimes. There are now only 3 senators holding up these bi-partisan expungement bills in...

It is Time to Pass Bi-partisan Expungement Bills

Last Fall, the Michigan House passed a package of bills (HB4980-4985, and 5120) that would allow more Michiganders to expunge their criminal records. The criminal justice system disproportionately affects people of color in our state, creating life-long barriers to...