Michigan Blog Posts

Image via Oil & Water Don't Mix and National Wildlife Federation

Drowning a Tradition: Tourism, Economy, and Life at Risk

February 14, 2017

For 64 years, there has been crude oil flowing through the Straits of Mackinac.

Michigan Capitol building / photo: Denny Green, Clean Water

Our State of the State

January 26, 2017

Last week Governor Snyder gave his annual State of the State address. Among all the glowing reviews he had about how far our state has come, were a few glaring omissions.

Michigan staff dropping thousands of handwritten letters off at the capitol

Winning on Clean Energy in Michigan!

December 16, 2016

The 98th Michigan Legislature has passed a landmark package of bills expanding renewable energy, protecting ratepayers and the Great Lakes. Bipartisan support increased the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) from 10% by 2015 to 15% by 2022, with an interim mandate of 12.5% by 2019!

Out There Every Day

November 16, 2016

I work daily with an amazing team of dedicated organizers. We spend 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, year round, regardless of the weather or anything else, knocking on doors and engaging people on a variety of progressive issues.

Lansing / photo: istock Henryk Sadura

Go Beyond Voting

November 2, 2016

In the hyper-partisan environment of the national election, it is easy to forget that governing isn’t really about capitol buildings and politicians. It’s about the laws and investments we make that benefit all of us and create thriving communities.

Clean Water Activists and Michigan Faith in Action deliver letters to State House lawmakers and a sign on letter to Gov. Snyder and Speaker Cotter

Michigan Budget Passes Legislature with Flint Supplemental

June 21, 2016

Earlier this month in a legislative session that went until the early hours of the morning, both chambers of the Michigan Legislature passed the budget for 2017. Included in the budget omnibus bill is $114.3 million in emergency supplemental funding for solutions to the Flint water crisis.