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."
As BTL continues the Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination series, we hear from Mike Duggan, who was elected Mayor of the City of Detroit on Nov. 5, 2013, and re-elected to a second term on Nov. 7, 2017. Duggan, born in Detroit, has spent his entire career working in the city to solve some of the most complex issues facing Detroiters, including crime, blight and access to jobs.
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.
DETROIT — A treacherous ice storm and a 9 a.m. Sunday morning start time did not deter over 150 people from attending the LGTQ&A Caucus of the Michigan Democratic Party meeting April 15 at Cobo [...]
Nassar Survivors Endorse Former U.S. Attorney Miles, Nessel Camp Swings Back LANSING — Rolling into the final hours of what has devolved into a contentious brawl between former U.S. Attorney Patrick Miles and civil rights [...]
BTL EDITORIAL The campaign of Democratic Attorney General candidate Patrick Miles used Republican research to attack his Democratic opponent Dana Nessel. That’s a fact and we have the evidence to back it up. It's also [...]
NEWS ANALYSIS The Democratic candidate for Attorney General Patrick Miles used a Republican report that demonizes his Democratic opponent Dana Nessel. In distributing the research from the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) to media, Miles' [...]
DETROIT – Calling him steady, thoughtful and smart, Equality Michigan Executive Director Stephanie White officially endorsed Pat Miles and his run to become Michigan’s next Attorney General. "As an LGBT activist, I am proud to support [...]
Pat Miles. Pat Miles, Democratic candidate for Attorney General, filed an official complaint with the Secretary of State on Tuesday accusing his opponent Dana Nessel of "multiple and repeated violations of the Michigan [...]
He’s an outsider with no formal elective office experience, but Dr. Abdul El-Sayed is the upstart candidate in the Democratic primary for governor. He is rattling the traditionalism of the party and its selection process, [...]
February hasn't even ended, but anti-LGBTQ actions this month have prompted State Rep. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) to dub it "bad" for LGBTQ Michiganders. Moss is referring first to the appointment of Bishop Ira Combs Jr. of Jackson to the Michigan Civil Rights Commission. The Commission has eight members appointed by the governor who investigate civil rights complaints and recommend new laws to him.
On Sunday afternoon, the Young Democrats of Michigan and Stonewall for Revolution hosted a forum in the city of Jackson so members of the community could hear directly from their Democratic candidates for attorney general about LGBTQ issues.
When supporting candidates for political offices, experience is usually a major factor in the decision-making process. Tim Sneller is a Democrat from Flint running for the State House, District 50, and experience is something he has plenty of.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) called Saturday night for the defeat of President Trump in Election 2020 and a change of Congress to enact long-sought after federal non-discrimination protections for LGBT people. Gillibrand, a possible Democratic [...]
Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) is running this year for State House for District 60, and, if elected, this will be his third and final term for the House. For Hoadley, a seat in the House is [...]
Read our Q&A With Dana Nessel Read our Q&A with Patrick Miles Democrats are fielding candidates this year as they seize their moment to win back the state of Michigan before the next round of [...]
Patrick Miles See the BTL introduction to this candidate's interview Tell me how you are going to play a major role in helping the LGBTQ community achieve full equality? The attorney general position [...]
Dana Nessel See the BTL introduction to this candidate's interview You're not the only LGBTQ candidate running for a statewide office, but you are the most visible. Yet people are far more concerned [...]
Shakeups in the U.S. Senate led to news Tuesday that two prominent Republicans and former presidential candidates who have anti-LGBT records — Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann — may run in 2018. Following passage of [...]