Stories tagged: "petition"

A Zoom video call with the Kesslers
‘For Your Neighbors:’ One Michigan Military Family’s Fight Against COVID-19

A Michigan military family shares how they view the responsibility to keep their neighbors safe during COVID-19. Here's how the Kesslers are helping.

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.

President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Michigan Lori Carpentier (left) called it “unsurprising” that Right to Life of Michigan failed to collect signatures in proportion to the number of Michigan voters who actually agree with their agenda to ban dilation and evacuation procedures. Indeed, Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing (right) said in a statement that the increased minimum number of signatures required to be certified was the group’s biggest hurdle. (From left: Screenshot via YouTube; AP Photo/David Eggert, File)
Right to Life of Michigan Abandons Petition Drive to Enact Extreme Abortion Ban

The petition to skirt Gov. Whitmer’s veto powers and ban the common dilation and evacuation abortion fell short of the required number of signatures.

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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.