progressives

Biden urges state and local leaders to postpone evictions while rental aid is distributed

BY: - August 3, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Monday called on state and local governments to put their own pause on evictions for at least two months, and urged them to use $46.5 billion provided by the coronavirus relief package for tenants and landlords. But the White House said that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

State Supreme Court allows Detroit charter proposal to appear on ballot

BY: - August 2, 2021

Advocates of a proposed revision to Detroit’s city charter scored a major victory Thursday after the Michigan Supreme Court ordered the controversial initiative to be placed on the Aug. 3 ballot. The panel voted 4-3 to overturn the Wayne County Circuit Court and Michigan Court of Appeals’ decision to remove the proposed revisions from the […]

Anti-poverty advocates urge Congress to act on voting rights, minimum wage, filibuster

BY: - July 13, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Poor People’s Campaign announced on Monday the beginning of a weeks-long push calling on Congress to end the Senate filibuster and pass voting rights legislation. The anti-poverty campaign, “A Season of Nonviolent Moral Direct Action,” will run each Monday until Aug. 2. Advocates are urging Congress to enact the sweeping “For the People […]

Progressives split on Duggan reelection bid, as he secures support from all 3 Dem 2018 gov. candidates 

BY: - December 11, 2020

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan on Wednesday formally announced he will seek reelection to lead Michigan’s largest city, but the news has received mixed reaction by some progressive Democrats.   “I’m not going anywhere,” Duggan said. “If you hire me for four more years, I will work every single day to continue to make sure every neighborhood […]

Sanders, Tlaib host rally to encourage progressives to vote for Biden

BY: - October 21, 2020

Updated, 10:22 a.m., 10/22/20 U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) hosted a Michigan virtual get out the vote rally for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden Tuesday night to encourage progressive voters. “This is a campaign, not only to defeat the most dangerous president in the modern history of this country […]

Tlaib and Jones split congressional elections in 2018. Now they’re squaring off again.

BY: - August 2, 2020

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) and Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones have the distinction of both winning elections to represent Michigan’s 13th Congressional District in the 2018 midterms. Now, the two candidates are headed for a rematch in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Jones and Tlaib both ran for the seat after U.S. Rep. John Conyers […]

Is this Michigan House seat held by a Trump-friendly Dem the next big pickup for progressives?

BY: - July 8, 2020

Roslyn Ogburn’s effort to defeat state Rep. Karen Whitsett (D-Detroit) appears to be gaining steam. The housing activist, block club president and mother of five is one of several candidates looking to unseat the first-term Democrat. As the Aug. 4 Democratic primary draws closer, key issues in the campaign for the seat that covers a […]

Metro Detroit activists create COVID-19 Facebook support page

BY: - April 5, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, a group of Michigan community activists and organizers have formed a Facebook page to help people find vital resources and share stories.   Metro Detroit COVID Support Facebook Group was formed in March and is led by Bridget Quinn, Justin Onwenu and Lauren Schandevel. Schandevel created the group page and asked Onwenu, […]

COMMENTARY

Susan J. Demas: It’s never our time: Why we won’t have a female president next year

BY: - March 5, 2020

The 2020 Democratic presidential race, which, at one point, was brimming with promise with a high water mark of six women contenders, looks to soon be dwindled to one. All signs point to U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) exiting the race as early as Thursday, leaving just U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii). (I’ll leave myself […]