Whitmer Elected Governor

By | 2018-11-07T07:43:48+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Election, Statewide Races|

Leading by tens of thousands of votes, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer won the race over Republican Bill Schuette by a nearly 10 percentage point lead. Addressing her constituents at MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, [...]

Dana Nessel Joined by Dr. Abdul El-Sayed at Dearborn Town Hall

By | 2018-10-18T10:18:40+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Election, Election 2018, LGBTQA Races, Michigan, News|

Candidate for Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel fielded questions on what she’ll do to fight hate crimes, tackle the opioid epidemic and safeguard abortion rights during a town hall in Dearborn on Friday, Hosted inside the Henry Ford Centennial Library Auditorium, Nessel was joined by State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) and former candidate for Governor Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, both of whom vouched for her candidacy.

City Council Hopeful Bill Ostash Talks Rebirth of Saginaw’s Downtown

By | 2018-10-18T10:20:05+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Election, Election 2018, LGBTQA Races, Michigan, News|

Saginaw City Council hopeful Bill Ostash likens the city’s blueprint to a donut. At its core, Ostash said Saginaw is lacking in terms of its development. Building up the city’s urban core is essential to creating a strong, vibrant community, he believes, and a top priority for him if elected to the Saginaw City Council this November.

Seeking Equality Voters

By | 2018-10-10T15:35:47+00:00 October 10th, 2018|Election, Election Activism|

Currently working as Human Rights Campaign's Michigan State Director, Amritha Venkataraman's interest in all things politics started young. She said that as early as in high school she "was always that person talking about politics," [...]

LGBTQ Ally Sam Bagenstos Vies for Seat on Mich. Supreme Court

By | 2018-10-09T15:33:42+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Election, Election 2018, Michigan, News, Statewide Races|

Considered by some to be the most important race for the people, the campaign for justice of the Michigan Supreme Court can often be overlooked when the public is particularly focused on the gubernatorial and congressional races. This year, two of the court's seven seats are up for consideration and following the November election, 25-year strong civil rights attorney Sam Bagenstos is hoping to fill one of them.

Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan Hopes to Make 2018 Ballot

By | 2018-10-03T15:34:28+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Ballot Issues, Election, Election 2018, Michigan, News|

CHARLEVOIX, Mich. — The Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan, a statewide ballot initiative campaign, announced on May 16, that it has now collected beyond the required minimum number of signatures, 252,523, and is collecting a "cushion" it hopes will be in time for the November 2018 ballot. Campaign director LuAnne Kozma said "It's now up to the new volunteers and dedicated volunteers that have been with the campaign for a long time to collect a healthy 'cushion' of extra signatures. It's not too late to join the campaign."

When There Were Seven

By | 2018-10-03T15:40:56+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Election, Election 2018, Michigan, News, Statewide Races|

Come Jan. 1 there will be a new governor, but for now, there are seven competing for the position. And, with all seven people vying to occupy the office sitting on a simple stage in East Lansing May 10, one would expect a clash of ideas and a battle of wills. But, the four GOP and three Democratic candidates answered questions for the Michigan Press Association with relatively few bumps.