WCDP Executive Board Supports the Climate Strike

The Executive Board has voted to support Friday’s Climate Strike, organized by students and young people all over the world. We urge all who are able to join the U of M students at Ingalls Mall for a rally and workshops to learn how we can get effective action....

Protect Our Great Lakes: Rep. Rabhi Creates a New PAC

Representative Yousef Rabhi is responding to the overwhelming pressure being put on Michigan’s legislature by Enbridge Energy and other fossil fuel interests, with the creation of a new Political Action Committee to help protect the irreplaceable water system...

Action to Stop the Tunnel and Line 5

Enbridge Energy is on the attack against the efforts of Governor Whitmer and Attorney General Nessel to close Line 5 and to forestall the dangerous tunnel project. They have been pushing the Grand Traverse Bay County Commission to sign on to a resolution supporting...

WCDP Member Organizes Impeachment Rally

A number of WCDP members spoke at the Impeachment Rally organized in Ann Arbor by P. Deisha Myles with MoveOn.org. Speakers included Eli Savit, candidate for County Prosecutor, Michelle Deatrick, DNC Committee Member, Deisha Myles, Cheryl Farmer, former mayor of...

Update on Bail Reform

Fix Michigan’s Broken Bail Bond System: The purpose of requiring bail when a person is charged with a crime is to encourage that individual not to flee justice and, if the alleged crime is violent and of a serious nature, to protect the public. The purpose should not...

Statement about Auto Insurance Reform

As many of you may have heard, the legislature passed auto insurance reform in a rare Friday session. The bill, SB1, was pushed through with legislators having very little time to read it before having to vote. It is being framed as a compromise between Governor...

Fix Our Broken Bail System

The information below is adapted from this document. The purpose of requiring bail is to ensure a charged – but unconvicted –defendant’s appearance in court and to protect the public until a trial. Unfortunately, thousands of individuals in Michigan are held every day...