Category Archives: Causes

Pro-Gaza protesters rally at state Capitol

Pro-Palestinian protesters held signs decrying Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip in front of the state Capitol on Wednesday.

Pro-Palestinian protesters held signs decrying Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip in front of the state Capitol on Wednesday.

Pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian groups are holding events across Michigan to offer their perspectives on the conflict in Gaza.
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Make-A-Wish MIchigan host annual Wish-A-Mile bike ride


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Over three days this week more than 1,000 cyclists will hit the pavement in Michigan to raise money for the Make- A – Wish foundations.
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Red Cross faces summertime blood shortage

Officials with the American Red Cross are worried about low blood supplies – just as we enter what is traditionally the slowest time of the year for blood donations. Read more

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Americans urged to get outside and get active

gr-40648-1-1While there is still some summer left to enjoy, a new campaign is urging people to get outside and get active. Read more

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Support grows across the state for workplace equality

GLB4_Horizontal4color-web-versionSupport continues to grow across the state for sexual orientation and gender identity protections in the workplace. Read more

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Michigan marks 50 years of the civil rights movement, looks ahead to LGBT rights

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It’s been 50 years since the Civil Rights Act was passed by Congress and signed by President Lyndon Johnson. And while Michigan has a legacy as a frontrunner in the fight for equal rights, state officials say there are still areas and issues that need to be addressed.
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Alma College receives a grant for improving STEM education

ebdd3577ddc3f3dc548a1495275654f6 Alma College has just been awarded five million dollars for improving STEM education. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.
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Activist groups complain that Legislature circumvents petition drives, elections

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A coalition of activist groups is trying to make an issue of the Legislature passing laws to bypass petition drives and ballot measures.
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Immigration demonstration comes to Michigan

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Michigan cities will see demonstrations this weekend as groups across the state will join others nationwide calling on President Obama to use his executive powers to stop deportations and keep immigrant families together.

Maximo Anguiano is the coordinator of the Civil Rights for Immigrants Task Force. “So what makes better sense: for the United States of America?” He asked. “To keep wasting our tax money deporting these immigrants, policing these immigrants, and incarcerating these immigrants, or does it make more sense to have these immigrants earn their documentation?”

Obama asked his administration to wait until the end of the summer to change the nation’s deportation policy to give the House a final chance to take up legislation that would create a path to citizenship for about 11-million undocumented residents, but the bill is going nowhere.

Governor Rick Snyder has shown his support for immigration by supporting a Detroit branch of Upwardly Global– a nonprofit that helps skilled immigrants find jobs.

As part of a national day of action, demonstrations will take place Saturday in Lansing, Detroit, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.

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MSP fights elder abuse

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The Michigan State police are asking for the public’s help in fighting elder abuse.
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