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...

The MI GOP Wants States to Refuse Federal COVID Aid

 With all the economic, social and healthcare crises affecting our state right now, what do our GOP state legislators feel is urgent business? Making sure that Michigan REFUSES the federal aid that our state government will desperately need to function. Yes, you read...

Share Your Story for Ann Arbor’s A2Zero Initiative

People all over Ann Arbor are making their homes, neighborhoods, and community more sustainable. Share your stories! Ann Arbor’s Office of Sustainability and Innovations is collecting short videos from around town, showing how people are taking steps to advance...

Support the Detroit Right to Literacy Lawsuit

The clock is ticking for the Governor to settle the Right to Literacy lawsuit and Student Advocacy Center is joining with students, parents and grassroots organizations asking the Governor to settle now. You can sign this petition asking the Governor to settle the...

URGENT ACTION TO BAN GUNS FROM THE CAPITOL

Background: Michigan is one of three states that enforce the archaic practice of allowing firearms into their state capitol. On April 30th, armed protesters descended onto the state capitol to intimidate legislators and the governor into ending the stay at home order....