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Rashida Tlaib

Tlaib: Trump’s ‘hateful, divisive words’ can’t be normalized

BY: - July 17, 2019

After the Democratic-controlled U.S. House on Tuesday voted to condemn President Donald Trump for telling four progressive congresswomen to “go back” to the “places from which they came,” one of his targets — U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) — declared that his rhetoric must not “be normalized.” Trump’s racist remarks also were aimed at U.S. […]

Upton, Amash join Dems in resolution condemning Trump’s racist remarks against congresswomen

BY: and - July 16, 2019

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Tuesday night voted largely along partisan lines to approve a resolution that condemns President Trump’s “racist comments directed at Members of Congress.”  Trump’s remarks — which targeted U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) — have dominated the political discourse on […]

President Donald Trump

Trump’s tweets put congressional Republicans in tough spot

BY: - July 16, 2019

WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans scrambled on Monday to decide how — or whether — to respond to President Trump’s continued tirade against four freshman Democratic congresswomen.  Some Republicans openly slammed the president’s comments that the congresswomen “go back” to the countries they came from (although three of the four were born in the United States). […]

Tlaib on Trump’s ‘bigoted’ tweetstorm: ‘We know this is who he is’

BY: - July 15, 2019

President Donald Trump on Monday doubled down on his racist attacks against four progressive members of Congress, while U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) called it a “continuation of his racist, xenophobic playbook.” She also reiterated her call for his impeachment. On Sunday, Trump tweeted that Tlaib and U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) […]

3 Michigan Republicans disappointed with Trump’s racist tweets against Tlaib, AOC

BY: - July 15, 2019

Updated, 2:01 p.m. 7/15/19 with comments from Congressman Huizenga: Three* GOP U.S. House members aren’t on board with President Donald Trump’s racist tweetstorm against U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) and other progressive members of Congress. The president on Sunday fired off three tweets against Tlaib and U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and […]

Study: Sanders has least diverse staff of senators running for president

BY: - July 15, 2019

People of color account for 41% of Democratic voters, but make up a lower percentage of the U.S. Senate staff for two of the seven Democratic presidential candidates, according to a Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies study released last week. The analysis compares the percentage of Black and Latino staffers in U.S. Senate […]

Tlaib strikes back at Trump for telling progressive congresswomen to ‘go back’ to where they were born

BY: - July 14, 2019

President Donald Trump spent another Sunday morning furiously tweeting, including bigoted attacks against progressive members of Congress, although not by name. U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) appeared Saturday on a Netroots Nation panel in Philadelphia. Tlaib repeated her call to “impeach the MF’er.” The group of progressive Democrats, […]

Milliken v. Bradley: The Michigan court case at the heart of the national Dem debate over busing

BY: - July 12, 2019

Determined and deliberate, Linda Moragne in 1971 enrolled at Detroit Cody High, an overwhelmingly white school on the city’s far westside. The 14-year-old African American had rejected an opportunity to attend Mackenzie High, the major Black school in her neighborhood. “I wanted to get a better education,” she told the Advance on Tuesday about those […]

Highway named in Aretha Franklin’s honor

BY: - July 8, 2019

There’s finally a “freeway of love,” as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday signed a bill memorializing Detroit pop legend Aretha Franklin. House Bill 4060, sponsored by Rep. Leslie Love (D-Detroit) designates the portion of the M-10 freeway between Livernois and I-94 in Detroit as the “Aretha Franklin Memorial Highway.” 6 Republicans vote against naming highway […]

Rashida Tlaib

Pelosi, Tlaib, 2020 Dems will speak at NAACP convention

BY: - July 1, 2019

Political heavy hitters from Michigan and elsewhere will descend on Detroit at the end of July for the NAACP’s 110th annual convention.  The African American civil rights and policy organization announced recently that speakers at the convention will include several of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidates, as well as Michigan’s U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib […]

On anniversary of SCOTUS upholding Trump’s travel ban, Dems call for repeal

BY: - June 29, 2019

Activists and members of Congress protested this week in Detroit President Donald Trump’s ban on residents traveling from mostly Muslim-majority countries from the United States. Friday was the one-year anniversary of the the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the Muslim ban and protesters called for its repeal. U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit), Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Twp.) […]

Exclusive: During Juneteenth and Pride, Whitmer stresses importance of her diverse team

BY: and - June 20, 2019

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared Wednesday “Juneteenth Celebration Day” after kicking off festivities with Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist at Lansing Community College last week. The governor spoke with the Advance exclusively on Wednesday about the importance of commemorating the day slavery was abolished in the United States in 1865. It was also the same day in […]