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Creep of the Week: Rep. John Becker

Hopefully by the time you read this the United States isn’t routinely opening up criminal investigations into women who have miscarriages. And I say routinely because there are already cases where women have ended up in prison after their miscarriages were called baby murders.

By |2019-05-15T17:04:22-04:00May 15th, 2019|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Franklin Graham

Hello and welcome to a world where a gay man with the word “butt” in his last name is running for president and it is not a joke. Pete Buttigieg, who has been Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, since 2012, is an absolute contender in a crowded Democratic field. He made headlines when he kissed his husband Chasten Buttigieg IN PUBLIC.

By |2019-04-24T14:18:13-04:00April 24th, 2019|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Bryan Fischer

While scrolling through my Twitter feed I stumbled upon a photo of Jonathan Van Ness walking hand in hand through Capitol Hill with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Van Ness, one of the stars of "Queer Eye," was wearing a pink sweater and skirt, Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat representing New York, was wearing a magenta pantsuit. Someone had Tweeted, “THIS is the future Democrats want.” My first thought: Oh, hell yes. That future cannot come soon enough.

By |2019-04-10T16:04:57-04:00April 10th, 2019|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Randy Garber

Oh, hey, did you hear that in Kansas lawmakers are trying to establish the LGBTQ community as a religion? Or, more specifically, they’re trying to argue that LGBTQ people are actually secular humanists so that Kansas doesn’t have to recognize marriage equality anymore; also that gay people aren’t black, I think.

By |2019-02-20T14:39:45-05:00February 20th, 2019|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Michigan Republicans

We are in the midst of what is known as the “lame duck” period, where the folks who were elected wait to take office while those about to leave office have a small window of time to get last minute things done, and Republicans are choosing to trash the place on their way out the door.

By |2018-12-12T22:28:56-05:00December 12th, 2018|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Donald Trump

A couple of things: these ballots that Trump claims “showed up out of nowhere” likely include ballots of men and women in the military who are stationed overseas. And they didn’t just magically appear. They were mailed and under Florida law can arrive after Election Day and still count.

By |2019-01-07T22:58:22-05:00November 14th, 2018|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Keep MA Safe

Now, I don’t need to tell you that minority rights should never be on the ballot. It was wrong to let the majority vote on marriage rights for same-sex couples, for example. It is incredibly damaging to have the voting majority debating whether or not your family is legitimate or if the love you feel for your partner is “real” or if you’re just a weirdo pervert.

By |2018-11-07T16:32:49-05:00November 7th, 2018|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Donald Trump

There is a group of about 4,000 people walking from Honduras toward the United States. Donald Trump and the Republicans would like you to believe this is an invading army. It isn’t. It’s by and large unarmed people fleeing violence and poverty. These are asylum seekers, not invaders. But, of course, to Republicans there is no difference. It’s now being reported that Trump intends to send over 5,000 troops to the Mexican border. Not to provide humanitarian aid, mind you. The troops are much more likely to kill these asylum seekers than to help them.

By |2018-10-31T14:39:57-04:00October 31st, 2018|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Transphobia

Being in middle school is tough. Your body is going through often mortifying changes: acne, body hair, growth spurts. Your hormones are raging. Kids are often relentlessly cruel to each other. You aren’t old enough to drive. Your parents are hopelessly lame.

By |2018-10-17T14:58:24-04:00October 17th, 2018|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Brett Kavanaugh

“Brett Kavanaugh’s refusal to answer very basic, very direct questions about the Supreme Court’s historic ruling bringing marriage equality nationwide is alarming and completely unacceptable,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “The Obergefell decision is settled law. If this nominee cannot so much as affirm that or the fundamental equality of LGBTQ people and our families, he should not and must not be granted a lifetime appointment to our nation’s highest court.”

By |2018-09-12T10:42:53-04:00September 12th, 2018|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Cardinal Raymond Burke

Welp, child sex abuse in the Catholic Church is in the news again and, gosh, wouldn’t you know it, the Catholic Church is trying to blame it on the gays. Again. A recent Pennsylvania grand jury report found sex abuse rampant in the church, something everyone who has ever delved into it has also found to be true.

By |2018-08-22T16:04:10-04:00August 22nd, 2018|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Voter Suppression

It is a matter of record that Republicans do not like it when people vote, especially when it’s brown and black people voting. They holler and cry about “voting integrity,” claiming that onerous voter ID laws are the only way to protect this cherished institution. And yet they also work behind the scenes to make it as hard as possible, or at least stand in the way of making it easy.

By |2018-08-08T14:17:56-04:00August 8th, 2018|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Trump Voters

The other day I heard a self-proclaimed Democrat who voted for Trump say he didn’t like Hillary. “Bernie would have won. We told them we wanted Bernie,” he said, referring to Sanders winning the primary election in Michigan. “But they didn’t listen to us.”

By |2018-07-25T14:48:48-04:00July 11th, 2018|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Alliance Defending Freedom

Welp, gay people can’t have cake any more, the Supreme Court said so. It is now the law of the land that cake is intended only for one man and one woman to eat between just the two of them forever and ever. Heterosexuals — and this is the part not being reported by the media — are no longer permitted to eat any other food. It’s cake only. The catch, however, is that only married straights can have cake. Everyone else gets no cake.

By |2018-07-25T14:58:34-04:00June 6th, 2018|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Dana Rohrabacher

As I write this it is Memorial Day, a day when we as a country mourn our lost veterans and give thanks for service members past and present. Although, let’s be honest, for many Americans it’s a day to grill burgers, drink beer and maybe, just maybe, put on a T-shirt with an eagle on it or American flag swim trunks. Mostly what I feel on this Memorial Day is sad. Sad that our veterans and our current service members have such a totally incompetent and unworthy commander in chief. America owes them all an apology.

By |2018-07-25T15:23:06-04:00May 29th, 2018|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Donald Trump

If we have to wait until every American gets to know a trans person before full equality is achieved we are never going to get there. Which is why cisgender people need to advocate for trans folks. As anyone who isn’t a cisgender heterosexual white male knows, having to fight for your most basic rights and constantly advocate for your own humanity is exhausting.

By |2018-07-25T15:26:58-04:00April 25th, 2018|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

Creep of the Week: MassResistance

As I write this it is April 9, 2018, my birthday. It’s also the day John Bolton starts as Trump’s National Security Advisor. Bolton, who was ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush, really wants to go to war with North Korea and Iran. Like, bad. And now we’ve got him whispering into the ear of the dangerously impulsive and ignorant man we have as a leader. Which should make all of us fear that we won’t make it to our next birthdays.

By |2018-07-25T15:33:47-04:00April 11th, 2018|Creep of the Week, Opinions|