Stories tagged: "Michigan Legislature"


FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2020, file photo, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson wears a mask before talking about voting and the upcoming elections in Detroit. Benson said Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, that the 1.5 million people with absentee ballots still in hand should put them in a drop box or take them to their local clerk's office rather than use the mail with two weeks to go until the presidential election. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Sec. of State Jocelyn Benson Is ‘Deeply Concerned’ About the Future of Michigan’s Democracy

With the fallout of the 2020 election on her mind and 39 bills designed to restrict voter access in 2022, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson takes on the challenge of defending democracy.

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 02: Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson speaks during a press conference at Callidac Place on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 in Detroit, MI. With only a day remaining before the U.S. election and an unprecedented early voting turnout, President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee former Vice-President Joe Biden are campaigning in crucial swing states. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Michigan SOS Jocelyn Benson Is Still Fighting 2020 Election Conspiracies

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says the Michigan GOP is deceiving the public by claiming their bills improve election integrity.

DES MOINES, IA - AUGUST 10: Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks on stage during a forum on gun safety at the Iowa Events Center on August 10, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. The event was hosted by Everytown for Gun Safety. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
How Biden’s Gun Safety Plan Would Help Michiganders Prevent and Solve Violent Crimes

By addressing the danger posed by untraceable ghost guns, the Biden administration hopes to prevent extremist groups or perpetrators of domestic violence from evading justice.

Photo courtesy the Office of the Governor.
‘Shameful’ Efforts to Impeach Gov. Whitmer Won’t Go to a Vote, Says House Speaker

Despite Republican opposition to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's COVID policies, her handling of the pandemic remains broadly popular.

Black Lives Matter activists in Port Huron, Michigan.
Keep Going Michigan: You Voted. What Now?

Today's voters can be tomorrow's leaders, explain Michigan activists. All it takes is turning political activation into political action.

Aiyash helps campaign for other Democratic legislative candidates ahead of the 2020 election.
Keep Going Michigan: How to Reach Your Representative During a Global Health Emergency

Representative-elect Abraham Aiyash explains the kind of innovation that keeps legislators and constituents connected when face-to-face events aren't safe.

Michigan progressives won re-election this year. Kyra Harris Bolden (top-left), Abraham Aiyash (top-right), Angela Witwer (bottom-left), Laurie Pohutsky (bottom-right) and Rashida Tlaib (center). Photos from their respective offices and the Associated Press.
Republicans Keep Legislative Control as Progressives Keep Influence in Michigan

Here's why progressive legislators will still be heard, even from the minority, as the balance of the Michigan Legislature remains unchanged following the Nov. 3 election.