University of Michigan students gathered to hear former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards speak Wednesday evening about her experience as an activist and organizer as well as her advice on how to mobilize Democratic voters.
Last week, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer released her health care proposal which included a provision to raise the statewide legal age for purchasing tobacco from 18 to 21, an issue that has seen bipartisan support on the University of Michigan.
The Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan hosted a panel featuring leading figures in current electoral reform, bringing together nearly 100 students and community members for a discussion on the future of Michigan’s electoral system and midterm proposals on Monday.
This November, Michigan voters will decide the fate of Proposal 2, a citizen-initiated proposition to move the power of creating legislative districts from the state House of Representatives to an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.
While discussing his new book “How Democracies Die”, co-authored with Harvard professor Daniel Ziblatt, Steven Levitsky, a professor of government at Harvard University, noted the current Supreme Court nomination process of Brett Kavanaugh.
About 50 University of Michigan students and alumni welcomed Samuel Bagenstos, a Democratic nominee for a seat on the Michigan Supreme Court, to a College Democrats event Thursday night. Republicans have held control of the Michigan Supreme Court for most of the last two decades, and Bagenstos’ s