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Common Cause Michigan Launches Effort to Track and Organize for True Government Reform in Michigan

By Melanie McElroy, Common Cause Michigan
Thursday, February 2, 2012

Today Common Cause Michigan launched RightToKnowMichigan.Org, a website that will track the progress of true ethics reform in our state.

“We are asking all Michigan citizens who care about protecting their right to know when corporations spend money to influence elections or government officials to visit RightToKnowMichigan.Org, where they can sign on to our petition calling for real reforms in Lansing,” announced Melanie McElroy, executive director of Common Cause Michigan.

MDP Endorsement Convention - March 10

Democrats Will Endorse Candidates for 2012 Elections

The Michigan Democratic Party will hold an Endorsement Convention on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Cobo Center in Detroit. Delegates will endorse three candidates for the Michigan Supreme Court and eight candidates for statewide Education Boards.

Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Senate Republicans continue selective rejection of Snyder agenda

By Robert McCann, Michigan Senate Democratic Caucus
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Senate Democrats gave their Republican counterparts yet another opportunity to support Governor Snyder’s work-sharing proposal today, and the Senate majority again failed to support their own Governor’s plan that would keep people on the job.

GOP Trying Massive Retroactive Power Grab

By Mark Brewer, Chair, Michigan Democratic Party
Thursday, December 8, 2011

Today in the Michigan State House Republicans are expected to push through legislation (House Bill 5187) that changes Michigan county redistricting law to allow just one county to redo their redistricting process – Oakland.

The objective – to allow the Republican controlled Oakland County Commission to choose the voters they want for elections for the next 10 years. In the last 50 years of redistricting in Michigan, never has a County Commission been allowed to draw their own districts; let alone retroactively.

Senate Republicans Continue Assault on Michigan Workers by Crippling Worker’s Compensation Program

By Alex Rossman, Michigan Senate Democrats
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Senate Democrats voted against Republican legislation today that cripples the state’s Worker’s Compensation program as part of yet another Republican attack against the benefits, rights and support of Michigan’s workforce.

Today’s action comes one week after Senate Republicans passed legislation to similarly dilute Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance system and again make it harder for workers to receive and keep their rightful benefits.

Thousands Join Senator Whitmer in Opposition to Republicans’ Pro-Bullying Legislation

From Alex Rossman, Michigan Senate Democratic Caucus
Thursday, November 3, 2011

Less than 24 hours after Senate Republicans passed pro-bullying legislation, the public outcry continues to exponentially grow as Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer’s floor statement video against the bill has already received more than 11,000 views on YouTube to go along with hundreds of emails that have been sent to her office in support from all around the world.

Senator Gregory, Representative Hobbs Urge Legislature to Protect Education Funding

From Alex Rossman, Michigan Senate Democratic Caucus
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Senator Vincent Gregory (D-Southfield) and Representative Rudy Hobbs (D-Lathrup Village) gathered with concerned parents, students and teachers at a town hall meeting at the Southfield Public Library tonight to discuss education issues.

Budget Vote Represents Snyder’s Misguided Agenda

From the Michigan Senate Democratic Caucus
Thursday, May 26, 2011

Lansing – As Republicans pushed through the final passage of Governor Snyder’s budget plan, a plan that robs money from communities and schools to pay for corporate tax handouts, Senate Democrats today called it symbolic of the Governor’s first five months in office.