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Make a plan to vote

Picture this: You roll out of bed on Election Day, ready to head over to your polling place to cast your ballot. But wait — what’s the address? How do you get there? When do the polls open, and who should you support? We’ve all been there. You’re probably ready to cast your ballot, but…

Comparing Ballot Proposal Voter Guides

Earlier this month the Michigan League of Responsible Voters announced a new effort to educate voters about the proposals that will appear on the November ballot. The voter guide, which can be seen here, includes no-nonsense information about the proposals, and includes a balanced list of groups that are supporting and opposing Proposals 1-5. Take…

Roadblock Johnson

Earlier this summer, many of Michigan’s young people had a huge weight lifted from their shoulders. The Obama Administration instituted reforms allowing those brought to the U.S. under the age of 16 by their families to be free of the fear of deportation back to countries many barely remembered. There were other stipulations of having…

Is Fred Upton Vulnerable?

After surviving a primary challenge from outspoken conservative Jack Hoogendyk, Congressman Fred Upton looked invincible. But new reports from his southwest Michigan district point to a tougher race than many expected for Rep. Upton. What happened? Well for starters, his opponent Mike O’Brien is qualified. A Marine Corps veteran, former farmer and businessman, O’Brien has…

Outman: The Pot and Kettle

It’s time for Rep. Rick Outman (R-Six Lakes) to stop the hypocrisy. Documents obtained by Progress Michigan through a Freedom of Information Act request show that Outman has been dishonest with the voters in Montcalm County over his own history of tax delinquency. That’s not stopping him from lobbing hypocritical bombs at former Rep. Mike…

Not Her Fault?

You may have missed the latest on how Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is trying to squirm out of the responsibilities that come with the job. If so, that’s okay – that’s probably the reason it was announced at 4:00 on a Friday afternoon. Last Friday, Secretary Johnson quietly released a statement saying she and…

We’re Live Tweeting Tonight!

You can watch the debate live right here: Today, President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney will face off in the second of three highly anticipated debates. Coming off a strong performance by Joe Biden in the vice presidential debate, and with polls tightening nationally, the onus is on President Obama to perform. Meanwhile,…

Ruth Johnson: Still Not Above the Law

Last week, we blogged about Secretary of State Ruth Johnson’s court date with accountability. If you remember, rather than accepting her court date to answer for the misleading voter fraud claims she’s been pushing to justify her voter suppression package, Ruth Johnson claimed she had immunity and attempted to weasel out by sending a subordinate.…