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We are pleased that the US Supreme Court has denied Attorney General Bill Schuette's attempt to allow the State of Michigan to implement its ban on straight party ticket voting.

With today’s action the US Supreme Court has ended months of uncertainty over Republican legislation that would have removed the straight-ticket voting option on November ballots.

The challenge to this legislation was led by Mark Brewer, whose commitment to this matter will ensure that voters will be able to efficiently assert their right to vote.

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With the 2016 election just 3 months away (yes, that's all), it is the perfect time to tune up your campaign skills and acquire new ones.  Camp Millie is ready to help.

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The Justice Caucus Camp Millie training program for activists, candidates and campaign staff is back!  And just in time for the 2016 election season.

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Remembering Marcia Moody

Progressive grassroots activism has lost an incredible fighter with the passing of Marcia Moody.  She became active with the Howard Dean presidential campaign in 2004, and she was elected that same year to the New Hampshire legislature via write-in.  Once inspired, she never stopped fighting austerity governors and the influence of corporations on government.  In 2012 The Nation named her "Most Valuable State Legislator."

Congressman Elijah Cummings to Give Keynote Address at 2016 Millie Jeffrey Dinner

We are pleased to announce that Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Millie Jeffrey Awards Dinner.  The dinner is being held at The Westin Southfield, 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075 on Sunday, June 26th at 6:30 pm with a reception at 5:30 pm.

Find out more about the 2016 Millie Jeffrey Awards Dinner.

Public Service Does Not Operate On A Business Model

by Jack Minore

Government employees tend almost always to put service first:  business people tend to put profits first.  The two models simply do not work together.   That concept is clear in some of our public servants such as police and fire - - when government employees risk their lives in times of crisis to perform their jobs/service.  But it extends to other less visible situations, too.  

Environmental Protection = Human Protection

by Jack Minore
 
There has been a significant focus in recent weeks about the "poisoning" of Flint residents through lead corrosion in the drinking water  We don't know with complete certainty what or who may be responsible for the problem - but one thing is certain:  both the Michigan the Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency failed in their mission to enforce the environmental protections the law provides.  

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