Stories tagged: "Fair and Equal Michigan"

DETROIT, MI  - DECEMBER 19: A community member signs a nominating petition to help gain Gretchen Whitmer ballot access for Michigan Governor.  (Photo by Ali Lapetina for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Keep Going Michigan: How to Get Your Great Idea on the Ballot

Some of the most powerful changes brought to Michigan law have come from citizen-led petition campaigns getting issues on the ballot. Here's how they did it.

Lansing, Michigan, USA - September 24, 2016: View from the public "peanut gallery" of the house of representatives of the state of Michigan in Lansing.
3 Things the Michigan Legislature Is Looking to Tackle in 2021

The next session for the Legislature has proposals from established Representatives, new faces, and from the people of Michigan themselves.

In this Oct. 8, 2019 file photo, supporters of LGBT rights stage a protest on the street in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court has ruled that a landmark civil rights law protects gay, lesbian, and transgender people from discrimination in employment. It's a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Why the Supreme Court Ruling Is ‘Great News’ for Michigan LGBTQ Ballot Drive

Fair and Equal Michigan is celebrating Monday’s Supreme Court victory while evaluating what it means for the future of their campaign for LGBTQ protections in Michigan workplaces.

Photo via Facebook @FairAndEqualMI
This LGBTQ Rights Ballot Drive Sued For More Time. A Michigan Judge Met Them Halfway.

Fair and Equal Michigan wants to strengthen Michigan civil rights law for LGBTQ folks, but COVID threw a wrench in their plans. Now, they’ll be able to make up for some lost time.

One of the last signature drives before the stay-at-home order went into effect, with Grand Rapids Pride Center. Photo courtesy Fair and Equal Michigan.
Coronavirus Threw a Wrench in the Petition Process. This Lawsuit Wants to Fix That.

Despite support, Fair and Equal Michigan was only able to collect a typical week's worth of petition signatures during the entire coronavirus pandemic.