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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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Access to Healthcare Saves Lives

Nicole Derusha-Mackey is the third vice-chair of the Genesee County Democratic Party and the founder and current chairperson of the Equality Caucus of Genesee County. A lifelong resident of Genesee County, Nicole has worked on numerous political campaigns, ranging from local millage renewal to US Congressional campaign; and as a legislative aide for State...

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*ALERT* Anti-Prevailing Wage Signature Gatherers

Guest Blogger, Nancy Wickman, has been a precinct delegate in Clayton Township since 2014 and is also a member of the Genesee County Democratic Party’s Policy Committee.  She is retired from the Michigan Department of Human Services where she was a member of UAW Local 6000.  ***ALERT*** You might encounter people working for National...

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State Dems. Propose “Paid Sick Leave Act”

This Labor Day Weekend, the Genesee County Democratic Party would like to thank our Democrats in the Michigan Senate and House for introducing legislation that helps Michigan’s working people.  Senate Bill 0212 and House Bill 4307, also known as the “paid sick leave act,” proposes that each employer provide paid sick leave annually to each of their Michigan...

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