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Huge Michigan Voter Turnout Could Turn Into National Embarrassment
Michigan
Huge Michigan Voter Turnout Could Turn Into National Embarrassment

DETROIT — Two Michigan elections experts have some record-breaking predictions for 2020 that could end up putting Michigan in a potentially embarrassing national spotlight. Chris Thomas, the former Michigan director of elections at the Secretary of State’s Office, said Michigan... Read More

Can People With Criminal Records Become Lawyers? These Michigan Attorneys Did It
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Can People With Criminal Records Become Lawyers? These Michigan Attorneys Did It

DETROIT — Becoming a lawyer in Michigan after a felony conviction is challenging, but it’s not impossible. Tenisha Yancey did it, before she was elected to the state House, even though law school admissions officials warned that she probably wouldn’t... Read More

Supreme Court Tosses Michigan Gerrymandering Ruling
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Supreme Court Tosses Michigan Gerrymandering Ruling
2019-10-22 13:18:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court threw out a lower court ruling on Monday that would have forced Michigan Republicans to redraw congressional and state legislative district maps to be fairer to Democrats. In a one-sentence statement at the top... Read More

Michigan Governor, Lawmakers Announce Legislation to Protect LGBTQ Rights
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Michigan Governor, Lawmakers Announce Legislation to Protect LGBTQ Rights

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan lawmakers kicked off LGBTQ Pride Month on Tuesday by announcing legislation to amend Michigan’s civil rights law to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and sexual identity. Lawmakers and supportive groups say... Read More

#LivingWhileBlack: New Laws Could Outlaw Racially Motivated 911 Calls
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#LivingWhileBlack: New Laws Could Outlaw Racially Motivated 911 Calls

The hashtag “Living While Black” went viral on social media in the last two years as videos proliferated of incidents around the nation in which white people called police on black people going about their everyday activities. The most well-publicized... Read More

MI-13: Rashida Tlaib (D)
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MI-13: Rashida Tlaib (D)
2019-01-02 02:41:58
by MI-13: Rashida Tlaib (D)

Rashida Tlaib is the mother of two boys and the oldest of 14 children, born and raised in Detroit. She is a proud graduate of Detroit Public Schools and the daughter of Palestinian immigrant parents. Rashida made history... Read More

MI-09: Andy Levin (D)
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MI-09: Andy Levin (D)
2019-01-02 02:27:41
by MI-09: Andy Levin (D)

In this moment of political division and crisis, people are looking for leaders they can trust to fight for them. Andy Levin will be a strong, consistent voice for working families in Congress, and will bring the integrity and... Read More

MI-11: Haley Stevens (D)
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MI-11: Haley Stevens (D)
2018-11-05 20:39:10
by MI-11: Haley Stevens (D)

Haley Stevens is the daughter of Jim and Maria. Her parents met at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan and after graduating they started a small landscaping company located in Utica, Michigan. Haley’s mother Maria Marcotte spent her career breaking ... Read More

MICHIGAN'S 8TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Michigan
MICHIGAN'S 8TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
2018-11-03 02:16:59
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: In 2016, Mike Bishop won this blue-collar district in southern Michigan by a whopping 17%, with Trump winning by a 6.7% margin. A solid republican district, New Democrat-endorsed candidate Elissa Slotkin has closed the gap. If this seat flips, ... Read More

MI-08: Elissa Slotkin (D)
Michigan
MI-08: Elissa Slotkin (D)
2018-11-02 18:56:58
by MI-08: Elissa Slotkin (D)

At a time when career politicians are practicing divisive politics, I am running for Congress in Michigan’s 8th district to do something different: to set the vitriol aside and put our country and our community ahead of... Read More

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