Julie Brixie

A Michigan mom is the face of the push to let kids play sports during COVID-19. Her social media is filled with conspiracies.

BY: - January 31, 2021

Jayme McElvany is the organizer of Let Them Play Inc., a group advocating for an end to COVID-19 restrictions halting high school sports. She’s a staple of news coverage on the issue, including the most recent rally at the Michigan Capitol Saturday.  “I feel like a mom to 60,000 kids right now and I couldn’t […]

Michigan House adopts pro-2nd Amendment resolution on Moms Demand Action day

BY: - February 25, 2020

Michigan’s Republican-led state House voted Tuesday afternoon to adopt a resolution reaffirming the right of residents to keep and bear arms. House Resolution 227 is one of several resolutions that state Rep. Gary Eisen (R-St. Clair Twp.) has introduced at both the state and local level to uphold citizens’ rights to bear arms. The measures […]

Slotkin talks prescription drug prices, PFAS at East Lansing event

BY: - February 22, 2020

U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) held her first “State of the 8th District” event Friday night at East Lansing High School, where she recapped her first year in Congress and announced two bipartisan bills regarding border security and the cost of insulin. Slotkin was joined by state Rep. Julie Brixie (D-Meridian Twp.) and East Lansing […]

With an eye on the 2020 election, hundreds brave winter storm for Lansing Women’s March 

BY: - January 18, 2020

In winter coats and holding cardboard signs, hundreds came to the Women’s March Saturday in Lansing, despite the rain and snow.  Speakers on the Capitol steps talked about changes they hoped to come from the 2020 presidential election, and the courage it takes from everyone to demand better from those in power. Several state advocacy […]

House Dems want to ensure the Legislature stays out of citizen-led initiatives

BY: - December 12, 2019

As petitions for two anti-abortion ballot initiatives are circulating throughout Michigan, several House Democrats are working to take the Legislature out of the citizen-led initiative process and allow eligible measures to go directly to voters. “Allowing the Legislature to exert its political will on the ballot initiative process undermines the core [tenets] of our democracy,” […]

Survivors have high hopes for new MSU trustee, but renew call to remove several legacy members

BY: - December 4, 2019

As of Wednesday afternoon, Michigan State University’s embattled Board of Trustees once again has eight members. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointment of Trustee Renee Knake in a press release. Knake is a law professor, legal ethics expert and author who has taught at a number of universities, including MSU. Her appointment fills the seat […]

Benson, lawmakers hold town hall on redistricting panel, voting changes

BY: - November 19, 2019

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and a group of state lawmakers met with constituents Tuesday night to educate and answer questions about voting reform laws citizens passed in 2018. Benson hosted a town hall attended by about 50 people at J.W Sexton High School in Lansing focused on Proposals 2 and 3 of 2018. She […]

Roads, school funding dominate Rep. Brixie town hall in East Lansing

BY: - September 25, 2019

After a full day for the Michigan Legislature as it finished work on the $60 billion Fiscal Year 2020 budget, state Rep. Julie Brixie (D-Meridian Twp.) met with constituents Tuesday night to talk about funding for roads and schools. The GOP-led Legislature has long opposed Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s 45-cent gas tax proposal aimed at raising […]

Mid-Michigan Dems fight to save Affordable Care Act 

BY: - August 20, 2019

Laura Packard says she’s fighting to protect her own health and the well-being of millions of Americans. “The Affordable Care Act (ACA) saved my life, which is how I know that Republicans’ continued attacks on health care represent a literal life-or-death scenario for millions of Americans,” said Packard, a former Michigander, small business owner and […]