Social Justice


Voters in November could get an opportunity to add abortion rights to the state constitution.
Are You Striking for Women’s Rights on Friday? Learn Why #DayWithoutUs Is Asking You To 

Organizers in Michigan and across the country are asking people to stay home from work and school this Friday, Sept. 30, in response to Roe v. Wade's overturn.

Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills) stands in solidarity with with Everytown for Gun Safety. Bayer has her sights set on education for the next legislative session. (Senator Rosemary Bayer via Facebook)
Meet MI Leader: Rosemary Bayer Eyes Progress on Education and Reproductive Freedom

Rosemary Bayer wants to turn post-Roe panic into action this November. She has her sights set on taking reproductive freedom to the Legislature in Michigan.

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters said workers at a Chipotle store in Lansing, Michigan, “voted overwhelmingly" Thursday to form a union with the Teamsters. (Mjs92984 via Wikimedia Commons)
Lansing Chipotle Workers Unionize to ‘Gain Respect from Management’

Workers at a Chipotle store in Lansing have voted to unionize, becoming the first of the Mexican fast-food chain's 3,000 locations to do so amid a broader unionization push across the country.

Check cashers sold nearly $36 million in lottery products from 2017 through 2020. (Garrett Adamtsev/Boston University/The Howard Center for Investigative Journalism via AP)
State Lottery Transfers Wealth Out of Needy Communities in Michigan

An investigation of state lotteries found that retailers are disproportionately clustered in low-income communities in nearly every state—including Michigan.

Source: Together West Michigan
What Happens When 20 Local Orgs Team Up to Improve Justice and Equity in Their Region? Find Out Tomorrow

The organization, led by everyday citizens who directly experience the problems they seek to improve, will invite the public to join their movement for justice and equity during the meeting, and will ask public officials in attendance to make a pledge of active partnership. The public is invited to attend all parts of this event.

There are plenty of ways to celebrate Pride Month in Michigan.
History, Lingo, and Events: Be a Better Ally with this Pride Guide

It's Pride Month, a time when members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies attend events across the state to celebrate.

AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez
How Michigan Residents Can Tell if Lead Should Be a Concern in Their Home

Environmental lawyer Nick Leonard filters all the water he drinks and cooks with. Under certain conditions, you should too.