Elections


Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon speaks to a crowd at a GOP rally in Lansing. ('Gander Newsroom/Kyle Kaminski)
Tudor Dixon Slammed for ‘Dangerous Rhetoric’ on Whitmer Kidnapping Plot

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tudor Dixon on Friday compared Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's policies to the 2020 plot to kidnap the governor—remarks that Democrats have since sharply criticized as making light of a serious and dangerous crime.

Making your conversation partner feel heard is important to change their mind.
10 Tips to a Civil Conversation—and Actually Changing Someone’s Mind

Family get-togethers can be contentious, especially when dinner time turns into a free-for-all debate with your kooky uncle from away. But our democracy was founded on our ability to have productive debates over pertinent issues.

A young striker (left) with suffrage and labor activist Flora Dodge "Fola" La Follette (middle) and social reformer and missionary Rose Livingston (right) during a garment strike in New York City in 1913. (Library of Congress via Unsplash)
Here’s When Women (Finally) Got the Right to Vote in 50 Countries

While it might feel as though it's been an inalienable right for as long as we can remember, it really wasn't that long ago that women not only didn't have the right to vote, but also couldn't own land, travel freely, or work outside the traditional roles prescribed by society.

Look Up During This Weekend’s Football Games…and Get Inspired to Vote

Where does the youth vote make the most difference? Of all the House congressional districts nationwide, Michigan’s 3rd—that’s the region with Grand Rapids, Muskegon, and Grand Haven—ranks 7th for young voter significance, according to Tufts University’s Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement. In 2020, 13% of all votes cast in Michigan’s...

Everything You’ve Heard About John Gibbs’ Anti-Women Screed Is True

Michigan Congressional candidate John Gibbs has criticized women for working outside the home, for making the workplace "strained" for men, and for spawning "a barrage of sexual harassment cases of frivolous proportions."

Nikki Schueller inserts her absentee voter ballot into a drop box in Troy, Mich., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
A Three-Step Guide to Voting in Michigan this November

Before you head to the polls to decide which candidates are best to lead Michigan into a brighter future, it’s important to understand the basics of how to make your voice heard—including some key steps you need to take and deadlines you have to meet to cast your vote this year.

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Registering for Democracy: Why Your Vote Matters

September 20 is National Voter Registration Day. In an op-ed, Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, the president and executive director of NextGen America, highlights the growing importance of young voters.