What does Pride mean to you? Voices of Motor City Pride

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We’ve got some Motor City Pride video for you.

House Dems propose legislation to expand education & access to health care for women

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Once again the House Dems are leading from the minority. This week they’ve introduced four bills and three resolutions to address health care issues specific to women. From the press release: “We have all heard from women and their families across Michigan that they need better access to women’s health care services,” said Greimel. “This […]

Recap: Protest Against Romney and His Proposed Policies

Last week, we traveled around Michigan while Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney went on a bus tour through the state. Hundreds of our supporters loaded up buses to Troy, Dewitt, Frankenmuth and Holland to protest against Romney’s business practices and show their disdain for his proposed policies. WATCH: In Dewitt, Mich., Good Jobs Now activists […]

Voter ID Laws Are An Attack on Democracy

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[youtube]http://youtu.be/gBT7T1YYgb8[/youtube] On May 22, 2012, the Michigan House Redistricting and Elections Committee voted to approve Senate bills 751, 754 and 803, which would make it harder for people to vote. The proposed laws would require registered voters to provide two forms of identification (or birth certificate) when hitting the ballot box. It would also create […]

NRA/Florida ALEC Gun Model Most Closely Matches Michigan Bill & more OMG Gun Stuff

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A new report shows that Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law in the middle of the Trayvon Martin tragedy was written by the NRA and pushed in multiple State Legislatures by ALEC finds that a Michigan 2005-2006 Bill most closely matches the controversial Florida law. Even as all that is happening, the Michigan ALEC member sponsor […]

Occupy Ann Arbor rally – 10/6/2011 – Getting organized!

Several hundred people gathered on The Diag at the University of Michigan last evening to organize for further protests in support of #OccupyWallStreet. It was a diverse crowd and may appear to some as being somewhat disorganized. But they are taking the right steps to move forward. People in orange shirts like this fine fellow […]

Voting in Michigan – Unsafe on Any Machine

Jan BenDor is the statewide coordinator for the Michigan Election Reform Alliance.  MERA’s main  concern, according to BenDor, is the protection of Michigan’s election integrity.  “We have an election system that is riddled with problems and is very vulnerable to manipulation.  We vote, but we aren’t really sure our votes are being counted,” BenDor said. […]

Video: Voices of the unemployed

I have been migrating all of the old posts from Soap to WordPress and have been finding some great stuff in our archives. This video comes from a post published on December 11 last year, Nice job putting a human face on unemployment.

Recall Rick Snyder Whiteboard Chat: How to Create a Budget Crisis

Local citizens take action to hold Jeff Farrington accountable for cuts to education, taxes on seniors

Local workers and citizens went door-to-door today in Sterling Heights to tell their neighbors about Rep. Jeff Farrington’s (R-Harrison Twp) dangerous votes to cut $500 million from local K-12 schools and raise taxes on seniors’ pensions by over $330 million. The group also released this video highlighting Farrington’s votes: “Jeff Farrington needs to get his […]

Michigan Freedom to Freeload: Tuesday, July 19

This is Paul Lemmon on the need for organized labor. It’s an older video but it’s right on target as to why we need to have a strong, organized workforce. ” … it not only drove a collective voice for those it had collective bargaining on, it drove it for those that didn’t. Because IBM […]

Video: Governor Snyder’s First Three Months on the Job

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder promised to “reinvent” Michigan. But after three months on the job, he’s ruining Michigan. Drastic cuts to public education, closing Michigan State Police posts, months of unemployment benefits cut, and massive tax increases for seniors, middle-class families, and low-wage workers to pay for a nearly $2 billion giveaway to big corporations, […]