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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Progressive Women’s Caucus Protects Access to Contraception

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 Contact: Samantha Hart  Phone: (260) 413-4882 Progressive Women’s Caucus Protects Access to Contraception Bills would promise access to birth control free of employer, government interference LANSING — Members of the Progressive Women’s Caucus’ Women’s Health Task Force introduced legislation today to protect access to contraceptive methods, free...

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State Rep. Tim Sneller Introduces House Resolution for White Shirt Day

State Rep. Tim Sneller Introduces House Resolution to Declare February 11, 2018 as White Shirt Day in the State of Michigan This year marks the 81st anniversary of the United Auto Workers (UAW) famous Flint Sit-Down Strike that ended in 1937, resulting in the first contract with General Motors. The strike was one of...

Press Release: Flint Reps Echo Calls for Transparency, Accountability from State Officials

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 Contact: Rep. Sheldon Neeley    Phone: (517) 373-8808 Contact: Rep. Phil Phelps    Phone: (517) 373-7515 Legislators criticize state’s handling of city’s water quality concerns LANSING — On Nov. 21, 2017, the city of Flint approved of a contract with the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) as the...

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Republican Tax Bill Benefits Who?

For those who suggest that there is no difference between the Democratic and Republican Parties—that they are two sides of the same coin—this week should have been another wake-up call.  In the middle of the night, the Republican-controlled Senate passed its own version of tax “reform,” which decreases taxes on corporations and the wealthiest...

School Choice?

Guest blogger, Sarah Bersonsage, is a native of Flushing, a graduate of the University of Michigan-Flint, and a lifelong progressive. It’s no wonder that some parents are excited about school choice.  Republican or Democrat, any parent wants the best for her child—and, when the local public school has a less than stellar reputation, no...

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Legislative Update: Encouraging the PGA to Tour in Michigan

Guest Blogger, State Representative Tim Sneller, represents the 50th House District, which includes the cities of Grand Blanc and Burton, as well as Grand Blanc and Mundy townships.  State Representative Sneller is a life long resident of Genesee County. I have introduced House Bill 5190 to expand the Michigan Liquor Control Code to include...

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We Must Use Our Power to Change Policy and Events

Guest Blogger, Bobbie Walton, is a member of the Genesee County Democratic Party & the Democratic Women’s Caucus, political activist, & progressive. I recently viewed a lecture by a professor on the faculty at the University of Houston.  Brené Brown, feminist and author, caught my attention and held it.  She was talking about women being brave...

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