Progress Michigan blog posts.

Primary Primer

It’s Primary Election Day in Michigan. Here are some key things to know when you vote. 1. You have to vote at your own precinct. Click here to find out where if you don’t know. 2. You can’t complain if you don’t vote. 3. You should complain if you are denied your right to vote.…

Michigan needs leaders, not cowards

If you were faced with a problem, you had the means to fix it and yet you did nothing, you’re either a total nihilist or you’re a coward. I think Michigan’s Republican Congressional Delegation is the latter. Our state — and our nation — faces problems. Our immigration system remains woefully broken thanks to Congress’s inaction…

This Week in Progress

This Week in PM Blogging:  Deadlines, Democracy and Other Inconveniences This is just another story of those in power changing the rules in the middle of the game to meet their agenda. Democracy be damned! I’m One of the Faces of Welfare…and I’m Not Ashamed There are moments in a child’s life that have an…

When the going gets tough

…emergency managers run for the hills. Or at least that’s what Kevyn Orr, Detroit’s unelected emergency manager, did yesterday when he returned control of the city’s Water and Sewage Department to Mayor Mike Duggan. Orr didn’t hand the mayor this hot mess because he was concerned about the health and well being of the thousands…

Deadlines, Democracy and Other Inconveniences

Deadlines are supposed to mean something. That’s what I learned when I was a reporter (although I, admittedly, wasn’t always the best at hitting them). But somehow, deadlines didn’t seem to apply last Thursday at the Board of Canvassers meeting where they were considering putting a $10.10 minimum wage question — courtesy of Raise Michigan — on…

This Week in Progress

Another week, another example of people in power rigging the system. This Week in PM Blogging: The Right Tweets The online trolls were out in force during Netroots Nation and my Twitter activity was unknowingly feeding into their zeal. The thing I never expected was the blatant hate and racism being thrown at Detroit and…

Not Just Another Conference

I attended my first Netroots Nation in Detroit last week and it exceeded all of my expectations. I learned about what it means to be a progressive from some of the best and brightest advocates in the country. But don’t worry, this blog won’t just be me gushing about all the great people I met…