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Cecile Richards, former Planned Parenthood President, visits the University to share her support of Gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer, an event organized by the College Democrats, at the Dana building Wednesday evening.

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.

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.

Sharon Dolente, voting rights strategist of the ACLU of Michigan, discusses electoral reforms that are on the Michigan general election ballot during a panel lecture at the Ford School Monday afternoon.

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. 

Protestors march chanting pro-survivor and anti-Kavanaugh slogans at the Stand with Survivors rally against the Kavanaugh confirmation originating on the Diag Thursday, October 4th.

Following weeks of protests, rallies and hearings regarding allegations of past sexual assault Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed Saturday to the U.S. Supreme Court.

At least 20 people were detained Tuesday in Detroit during the Fight for $15 rally, during which hundreds of employees, activists and leaders marched for union rights for fast food workers.

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.

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.

Gretchen Whitmer speaks during the Women's Convention at Cobo Center in Detroit in October, 2017, just months before being elected as the Democratic candidate for the 2018 gubernatorial race.

Former President Barack Obama announced his support for Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer Monday afternoon.

Steven Levitsky argues that democratic backsliding in America is very unlikely at the Emerging Democracies Panel Saturday.

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.

In Michigan, the PFAS levels in drinking water are not regulated, but rather fall under a federal “health advisory level” that isn’t enforceable in terms of court-mandated cleanup.

In an effort to halt the PFAS contamination of the Huron River from the operations of a wastewater treatment plant in Wixom, state legislators sent a letter to Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday.

Sam Bagnestos, a candidate for Michigan Supreme Court, talks about making the courts more progressive at Dana Thursday.

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