• This year Michigan voters will elect a governor and we recommend re-electing Governor Gretchen Whitmer. In her four years as Michigan’s governor, Gov. Whitmer has repeatedly proven herself as a fierce advocate for people across the state.

    Despite continued efforts by the Republican-controlled legislature to derail her efforts, Gov. Whitmer has done her part to move the state forward, working with the GOP when it was possible and wielding her veto pen to stop bad bills when it was necessary.

    With Roe v. Wade overturned, Gov. Whitmer has taken swift, decisive action to prevent enforcement of the state’s pre-Roe abortion ban. She has fought for abortion access throughout her career and consistently opposed efforts to restrict reproductive freedom. Right now, she’s one of the only things standing in the way of efforts by Michigan Republicans to further attack access to reproductive health care.

    Under Gov. Whitmer’s leadership, the state has taken significant strides forward in public education. She took the lead on a historic budget that made the largest K-12 investment in state history, made the funding system more equal, and expanded multiple programs designed to support students and educators. She’s also worked to expand community college and job training programs to working folks across the state.

    Of course, with Republicans in control of the legislature, Gov. Whitmer’s ability to pass progressive legislation has been limited—but she’s made use of her executive powers to stop bad bills passed by the GOP. The bills Gov. Whitmer has stopped include multiple anti-voter laws, a DeVos-backed school voucher scheme, and a tax plan that would benefit the wealthy at the expense of working people.

    Whitmer’s running mate is Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II. Lt. Gov. Gilchrist studied computer engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan before moving on to a career as a software engineer at Microsoft. Before becoming lieutenant governor, Gilchrist was a community organizer and worked in local government. As Lt. Gov., he has spearheaded campaigns for criminal justice reform, access to community college and job training programs, and efforts to improve Michigan’s cities.

    The Whitmer Gilchrist ticket is endorsed by eight of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Clean Water Action, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    Gov. Whitmer’s opponent is Tudor Dixon, a Trump-endorsed, DeVos funded MAGA Republican who believes abortion should be banned with no exceptions for rape, incest, or health of the mother. She has participated in spreading election disinformation and attacked efforts to teach honest accounts of U.S. history in schools and make classrooms more inclusive for LGBTQ+ kids. Tudor is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan. Dixon’s running mate is former state representative Shane Hernandez, who was named the most conservative member of the House in 2017 by MIRS News Service.

    The Gov. Whitmer L.G. Gilchrist ticket is the progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://gretchenwhitmer.com/

    Gretchen Whitmer and Garlin Gilchrist II

    This year Michigan voters will elect a governor and we recommend re-electing Governor Gretchen Whitmer. In her four years as Michigan’s governor, Gov. Whitmer has repeatedly proven herself as a fierce advocate for people across the state.

    Gretchen Whitmer and Garlin Gilchrist II

    This year Michigan voters will elect a governor and we recommend re-electing Governor Gretchen Whitmer. In her four years as Michigan’s governor, Gov. Whitmer has repeatedly proven herself as a fierce advocate for people across the state.

  • Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson knows how critical her office is to defending our democracy and ensuring voters can make their voices heard—she even wrote a book about it before she was elected.

    Now, she’s using her expertise to keep our elections secure, efficient, and accessible. Under her leadership, Michiganders turned out in record numbers in the 2020 election despite a pandemic and rampant disinformation, and audits and court cases have proven time and time again that this election was the most secure in our state’s history.

    Since then, Secretary Benson has worked to combat lies and conspiracy theories about Michigan’s election systems. Despite repeated attacks and threats from MAGA Republicans, she has refused to back down from the fight to preserve democracy in Michigan. She’s also pushed back against restrictive anti-voter laws and worked to ensure clerks have the resources they need to keep running efficient elections.

    She’s also reworked how the Secretary of State’s office handles common transactions like updating vehicle registration. By expanding online services and self-serve kiosks and updating systems and processes for making an appointment, she’s cut down on wait times and made running our errands more convenient than ever.

    Secretary Benson is endorsed by eight of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Clean Water Action, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    Secretary Benson’s opponent is Kristina Karamo, a Trump-endorsed, MAGA extremist and QAnon supporter who has repeatedly spread lies about Michigan elections, as well as dangerous antisemitic conspiracy theories and inflammatory rhetoric about the LGBTQ+ community. Karamo also opposes abortion and has said the practice of yoga, amongst other things, is satanic. Karamo is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan.

    Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is the progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://votebenson.com/

    Jocelyn Benson

    Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson knows how critical her office is to defending our democracy and ensuring voters can make their voices heard—she even wrote a book about it before she was elected.

    Jocelyn Benson

    Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson knows how critical her office is to defending our democracy and ensuring voters can make their voices heard—she even wrote a book about it before she was elected.

  • This year Michigan voters will elect an attorney general and we recommend re-electing Attorney General Dana Nessel.

    From the start, AG Nessel has been an advocate for the environment and public health. She’s successfully sued several of the big corporations responsible for polluting our water with toxic PFAS chemicals and ensured they’re held accountable for the messes they’ve made. She has gone toe-to-toe with fossil fuel giant Enbridge and fought to shut down the dangerous Line 5 oil pipeline to protect our Great Lakes.

    Her corporate accountability efforts go beyond polluters. In response to rampant wage theft, AG Nessel created a payroll fraud unit to ensure employees are not robbed of their paychecks. She’s also held big pharma companies accountable for their role in the opioid crisis.

    She’s also worked to prevent abuse and hold abusers accountable. From investigating sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and the Boy Scouts, to working proactively to prevent elder abuse, she’s been a consistent voice for our most vulnerable.

    When MAGA Republicans tried to intimidate voters and subvert the will of the people, AG Nessel took immediate action to combat disinformation and make sure these bad actors faced consequences for their actions.

    AG Nessel is endorsed by seven of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Clean Water Action, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    AG Nessel’s opponent Matthew DePerno is a Trump-endorsed MAGA extremist who worked to undermine the will of voters in the 2020 election and was fired from a law firm for a pattern of dishonesty and fraud. He wants to ban abortion in all cases, with no exceptions for rape, incest, or the life of the mother and has suggested he would go even further, potentially banning contraception as well. DePerno is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan.

    Attorney General Dana Nessel is the progressive choice in this race.

    Learn More: https://www.dananessel.com/

    Dana Nessel

    This year Michigan voters will elect an attorney general and we recommend re-electing Attorney General Dana Nessel.

    Dana Nessel

    This year Michigan voters will elect an attorney general and we recommend re-electing Attorney General Dana Nessel.

  • Two seats on the Michigan Supreme Court are up for grabs this year, and we recommend incumbent Justice Richard Bernstein and newcomer Kyra Harris Bolden.

    Richard Bernstein is the first blind justice to sit on the state’s highest court and has worked during his time on the court to protect Michiganders’ rights, including the right to vote on reproductive freedom and voting rights initiatives, and preserve the integrity of the judicial system.

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, he sought to preserve emergency protections designed to keep communities safe. He also helped deliver a decision that made kids and educators safer by keeping guns out of Michigan classrooms.

    Justice Bernstein has ruled against shady interest groups in multiple cases, including a decision that upheld prevailing wage laws that ensure construction workers are paid fairly, a ruling that public money should not be funneled into private schools, and a decision to hold election saboteurs accountable.

    Kyra Harris Bolden would be the first Black woman to serve on the Michigan Supreme Court. Bolden is a passionate, experienced leader and legal professional who has worked throughout her career to promote justice and equality for all. She’s vowed to protect the rights of all Michiganders.

    In addition to her legal knowledge and expertise, Bolden brings years of experience serving in the state legislature, where she was an outspoken advocate for racial justice, criminal justice reform, and reproductive freedom.

    Current Supreme Court Justice Brian Zahara has a history of failing to stand up for LGBTQ rights and victims of abuse. He’s taken money from the DeVos family and sided with their efforts to give public taxpayer dollars to private schools. He also sided with an opinion that sought to keep voting rights and reproductive freedom initiatives off the November ballot, which would have silenced Michigan voters. When given the opportunity to vote to keep guns out of Michigan’s schools, Zahra failed to do so.

    Justice Bernstein and Bolden are endorsed by five of our partners including Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    Justice Richard Bernstein and Kyra Harris Bolden are the progressive choices in this race.

    Learn more:
    https://theblindjustice.com/
    https://boldenforjustice.com/

    Kyra H. Bolden

    Two seats on the Michigan Supreme Court are up for grabs this year, and we recommend incumbent Justice Richard Bernstein and newcomer Kyra Harris Bolden.

    Kyra H. Bolden

    Two seats on the Michigan Supreme Court are up for grabs this year, and we recommend incumbent Justice Richard Bernstein and newcomer Kyra Harris Bolden.

  • Two seats on the Michigan Supreme Court are up for grabs this year, and we recommend incumbent Justice Richard Bernstein and newcomer Kyra Harris Bolden.

    Richard Bernstein is the first blind justice to sit on the state’s highest court and has worked during his time on the court to protect Michiganders’ rights, including the right to vote on reproductive freedom and voting rights initiatives, and preserve the integrity of the judicial system.

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, he sought to preserve emergency protections designed to keep communities safe. He also helped deliver a decision that made kids and educators safer by keeping guns out of Michigan classrooms.

    Justice Bernstein has ruled against shady interest groups in multiple cases, including a decision that upheld prevailing wage laws that ensure construction workers are paid fairly, a ruling that public money should not be funneled into private schools, and a decision to hold election saboteurs accountable.

    Kyra Harris Bolden would be the first Black woman to serve on the Michigan Supreme Court. Bolden is a passionate, experienced leader and legal professional who has worked throughout her career to promote justice and equality for all. She’s vowed to protect the rights of all Michiganders.

    In addition to her legal knowledge and expertise, Bolden brings years of experience serving in the state legislature, where she was an outspoken advocate for racial justice, criminal justice reform, and reproductive freedom.

    Current Supreme Court Justice Brian Zahara has a history of failing to stand up for LGBTQ rights and victims of abuse. He’s taken money from the DeVos family and sided with their efforts to give public taxpayer dollars to private schools. He also sided with an opinion that sought to keep voting rights and reproductive freedom initiatives off the November ballot, which would have silenced Michigan voters. When given the opportunity to vote to keep guns out of Michigan’s schools, Zahra failed to do so.

    Justice Bernstein and Bolden are endorsed by five of our partners including Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    Justice Richard Bernstein and Kyra Harris Bolden are the progressive choices in this race.

    Learn more:
    https://theblindjustice.com/
    https://boldenforjustice.com/

    Richard Bernstein

    Two seats on the Michigan Supreme Court are up for grabs this year, and we recommend incumbent Justice Richard Bernstein and newcomer Kyra Harris Bolden.

    Richard Bernstein

    Two seats on the Michigan Supreme Court are up for grabs this year, and we recommend incumbent Justice Richard Bernstein and newcomer Kyra Harris Bolden.

  • Rep. Elissa Slotkin was first elected to Congress in 2018 and is now seeking her third term in the 7th Congressional District as the Democratic candidate. She gained recognition for her national security expertise, which she honed while working for the CIA and the Department of Defense.

    In addition to national security, her priorities include healthcare, the environment, economic opportunity, equality, gun violence prevention, and campaign finance reform.

    Slotkin worked hard in Congress to prevent Trump from abusing his powers. For instance, she was the lead sponsor of a bill to prevent President Trump from launching military action in Iran without Congressional approval.

    Slotkin is endorsed by six of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Clean Water Action, and Michigan Education Association.

    Slotkin’s opponent is Tom Barrett, a state senator who is staunchly opposed to abortion rights and attacked public health efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19. Barrett is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan.

    Slotkin is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://elissaforcongress.com

    Elissa Slotkin

    Rep. Elissa Slotkin was first elected to Congress in 2018 and is now seeking her third term in the 7th Congressional District as the Democratic candidate. She gained recognition for her national security expertise, which she honed while working for the CIA and the Department of Defense.

    Elissa Slotkin

    Rep. Elissa Slotkin was first elected to Congress in 2018 and is now seeking her third term in the 7th Congressional District as the Democratic candidate. She gained recognition for her national security expertise, which she honed while working for the CIA and the Department of Defense.

  • Sarah Anthony is a Democrat running for her first term in the Michigan State Senate. Anthony is currently serving her second term in the Michigan House of Representatives. Before Anthony was a representative, she was elected to the Ingham County Board of Commissioners serving as the chair of the Democratic Caucus, the Finance Committee, and vice chair of the board. Currently she serves as the Democratic Caucus Chair in the House, and served as a member of the Michigan Legislative Labor Caucus, Michigan Legislative Black Caucus, Progressive Women's Caucus, and the Criminal Justice Reform Caucus.

    Sarah Anthony’s priorities include committing to fixing our crumbling infrastructure, investing in early childhood education and funding our public schools, and ensuring Michiganders have accessible and affordable health care. Anthony also believes in growing our middle class and increasing the minimum wage, cleaning up our environment, promoting common sense gun reform, and protecting workers’ rights and standing firmly behind unions.

    Anthony is endorsed by five of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, and Michigan Education Association.

    Anthony is running against Republican Nkenge Ayanna Robertson.

    Anthony is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.votesarahanthony.com/

    Sarah Anthony

    Sarah Anthony is a Democrat running for her first term in the Michigan State Senate. Anthony is currently serving her second term in the Michigan House of Representatives.

    Sarah Anthony

    Sarah Anthony is a Democrat running for her first term in the Michigan State Senate. Anthony is currently serving her second term in the Michigan House of Representatives.

State House

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below State House races on your ballot.

  • Kara Hope is an incumbent Democrat running for her third term to the Michigan House of Representatives. Prior to being elected to the Michigan House in 2019, Hope served as an Ingham County commissioner. She received a law degree from Cooley Law School and previously worked as a defense attorney, law professor, and ran her own private practice.

    Hope’s priorities include stronger schools, continuing to help Michigan recover from the pandemic, and fighting for equality and justice. She will fight for more resources for teachers, paid sick leave, and stronger unemployment benefits. Hope is committed to protecting access to abortion, fighting to reduce inequalities in heath and education, and protecting the right to vote.

    Hope is endorsed by eight of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Clean Water Action, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    Hope is running against Republican Jennifer Sokol. Sokol supports right-wing extremist positions founded in conspiracy theories.

    Kara Hope is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.votekarahope.com/index.html

    Kara Hope

    Kara Hope is an incumbent Democrat running for her third term to the Michigan House of Representatives. Prior to being elected to the Michigan House in 2019, Hope served as an Ingham County commissioner.

    Kara Hope

    Kara Hope is an incumbent Democrat running for her third term to the Michigan House of Representatives. Prior to being elected to the Michigan House in 2019, Hope served as an Ingham County commissioner.

  • Angela Witwer is an incumbent Democrat running for her third term in the Michigan House of Representatives in the 76th District. Before Witwer was elected to the House, she was a nurse for 22 years in Lansing.

    Witwer’s priorities include protecting our agriculture and supporting family farmers, increasing funding to our schools and supporting our teachers, repealing the retirement tax on seniors, and fighting for a tax system that works for all Michiganders. She also supports reproductive rights.

    Witwer is endorsed by five of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    Witwer is running against Republican Jeremy Whittum.

    Angela Witwer is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://voteforangela.com/

    Angela Witwer

    Angela Witwer is an incumbent Democrat running for her third term in the Michigan House of Representatives in the 76th District. Before Witwer was elected to the House, she was a nurse for 22 years in Lansing.

    Angela Witwer

    Angela Witwer is an incumbent Democrat running for her third term in the Michigan House of Representatives in the 76th District. Before Witwer was elected to the House, she was a nurse for 22 years in Lansing.

  • Two seats on the Michigan Board of Education are up for election this year. We recommend Democratic candidates Dr. Pamela Pugh and Mitchell Robinson as the progressive choices in this race.

    Dr. Pamela Pugh is an experienced leader who has proven herself willing to show up for Michigan students and educators. Dr. Pugh has dedicated her career to promoting public health and ensuring kids across the state grow up in safe communities where they can thrive. As a member of the school board, she’s continued to pursue those goals, being a consistent voice for safe and honest education for all.

    Over the past eight years, Dr. Pugh has worked to address systemic inequities that affect BIPOC children and other marginalized people in the public school system. Despite relentless attacks from MAGA extremists who want to stifle honest education, Dr. Pugh has consistently advocated for safe, inclusive classrooms where students can learn an accurate account of American history and current events.

    Mitchell Robinson says he’s running for the Board of Education this year because he feels a need to push back against misinformation and right-wing attacks on honesty in education. He has been an educator for more than 40 years, teaching students from kindergarten to doctoral programs.

    Robinson’s policy platform is focused on providing all kids with an honest, well-rounded education that will set them up for success. He also believes we must do more to support educators and improve retention, and address issues like child poverty that hold students back in the classroom.

    Both Dr. Pugh and Robinson are endorsed by three of our partners: Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, and Michigan Education Association.

    The two Republican candidates in this race are Tami Carlone and Linda Lee Tarver, both of whom have built their platforms on attacking honest education about history and making classrooms less safe and inclusive for LGBTQ+ students and educators.

    Dr. Pamela Pugh and Mitchell Robinson are the progressive choices in this race.

    Learn more:
    https://www.mitchellrobinsonforstateschoolboard.org/
    https://pamelalpugh.com/

    Mitchell Robinson

    Two seats on the Michigan Board of Education are up for election this year. We recommend Democratic candidates Dr. Pamela Pugh and Mitchell Robinson as the progressive choices in this race.

    Mitchell Robinson

    Two seats on the Michigan Board of Education are up for election this year. We recommend Democratic candidates Dr. Pamela Pugh and Mitchell Robinson as the progressive choices in this race.

  • Two seats on the Michigan Board of Education are up for election this year. We recommend Democratic candidates Dr. Pamela Pugh and Mitchell Robinson as the progressive choices in this race.

    Dr. Pamela Pugh is an experienced leader who has proven herself willing to show up for Michigan students and educators. Dr. Pugh has dedicated her career to promoting public health and ensuring kids across the state grow up in safe communities where they can thrive. As a member of the school board, she’s continued to pursue those goals, being a consistent voice for safe and honest education for all.

    Over the past eight years, Dr. Pugh has worked to address systemic inequities that affect BIPOC children and other marginalized people in the public school system. Despite relentless attacks from MAGA extremists who want to stifle honest education, Dr. Pugh has consistently advocated for safe, inclusive classrooms where students can learn an accurate account of American history and current events.

    Mitchell Robinson says he’s running for the Board of Education this year because he feels a need to push back against misinformation and right-wing attacks on honesty in education. He has been an educator for more than 40 years, teaching students from kindergarten to doctoral programs.

    Robinson’s policy platform is focused on providing all kids with an honest, well-rounded education that will set them up for success. He also believes we must do more to support educators and improve retention, and address issues like child poverty that hold students back in the classroom.

    Both Dr. Pugh and Robinson are endorsed by three of our partners: Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, and Michigan Education Association.

    The two Republican candidates in this race are Tami Carlone and Linda Lee Tarver, both of whom have built their platforms on attacking honest education about history and making classrooms less safe and inclusive for LGBTQ+ students and educators.

    Dr. Pamela Pugh and Mitchell Robinson are the progressive choices in this race.

    Learn more:
    https://www.mitchellrobinsonforstateschoolboard.org/
    https://pamelalpugh.com/

    Pamela Pugh

    Two seats on the Michigan Board of Education are up for election this year. We recommend Democratic candidates Dr. Pamela Pugh and Mitchell Robinson as the progressive choices in this race.

    Pamela Pugh

    Two seats on the Michigan Board of Education are up for election this year. We recommend Democratic candidates Dr. Pamela Pugh and Mitchell Robinson as the progressive choices in this race.

  • Two seats on the University of Michigan Board of Regents are up for grabs in this election, and we recommend Democratic candidates Michael Behm and Katherine White.

    Regent Michael Behm is a personal injury lawyer who has served on the board since 2014. His priorities for U of M include affordability, accountability, accessibility, and climate action. During his time on the board, he has been a vocal supporter of increasing the minimum wage for U of M employees to $15 and has consistently advocated for pro-climate changes on campus.

    Regent Katherine White is an experienced lawyer and law professor at U of M and was elected to the board in 1998, then re-elected in 2006 and 2014. One of her main priorities as regent is to build more relationships between the university and the broader community, a goal she has pursued for more than 20 years. She is also concerned about ensuring U of M provides a quality education while remaining affordable and accessible.

    The Republican candidates in this race are Lena Epstein and Sevag Vartanian. Epstein and Vartanian’s views on teaching accurate history and Epstein’s views on coronavirus are rooted in right-wing disinformation and conspiracy theories.

    Behm and White are endorsed by three of our partners: Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, and Michigan Education Association and are the progressive choices in this race.

    Katherine White

    Two seats on the University of Michigan Board of Regents are up for grabs in this election, and we recommend Democratic candidates Michael Behm and Katherine White.

    Katherine White

    Two seats on the University of Michigan Board of Regents are up for grabs in this election, and we recommend Democratic candidates Michael Behm and Katherine White.

  • Two seats on the University of Michigan Board of Regents are up for grabs in this election, and we recommend Democratic candidates Michael Behm and Katherine White.

    Regent Michael Behm is a personal injury lawyer who has served on the board since 2014. His priorities for U of M include affordability, accountability, accessibility, and climate action. During his time on the board, he has been a vocal supporter of increasing the minimum wage for U of M employees to $15 and has consistently advocated for pro-climate changes on campus.

    Regent Katherine White is an experienced lawyer and law professor at U of M and was elected to the board in 1998, then re-elected in 2006 and 2014. One of her main priorities as regent is to build more relationships between the university and the broader community, a goal she has pursued for more than 20 years. She is also concerned about ensuring U of M provides a quality education while remaining affordable and accessible.

    The Republican candidates in this race are Lena Epstein and Sevag Vartanian. Epstein and Vartanian’s views on teaching accurate history and Epstein’s views on coronavirus are rooted in right-wing disinformation and conspiracy theories.

    Behm and White are endorsed by three of our partners: Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, and Michigan Education Association and are the progressive choices in this race.

    Michael Behm

    Two seats on the University of Michigan Board of Regents are up for grabs in this election, and we recommend Democratic candidates Michael Behm and Katherine White.

    Michael Behm

    Two seats on the University of Michigan Board of Regents are up for grabs in this election, and we recommend Democratic candidates Michael Behm and Katherine White.

  • Voters will elect two candidates to the MSU Board of Trustees this year, and we recommend Democratic candidates Renee Knake Jefferson and Dennis Denno.

    Renee Knake Jefferson is currently serving on the Board of Trustees after being appointed for a partial term in 2019. Her main priority on the board is transparency and she believes honesty and accountability are the best way for MSU to continue to move forward. Jefferson also wants to ensure tuition is affordable and work to develop stronger partnerships between the university and community stakeholders.

    Dennis Denno says he is running because he views the Board of Trustees as a necessary check on the university president. After the impact past scandals have had on the MSU community, he plans to prioritize transparency and accountability. Denno also plans to increase the minimum wage for MSU employees.

    Knake Jefferson and Denno are endorsed by three of our partners: Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, and Michigan Education Association.

    The two Republican candidates in this race are Mike Balow and Dr. Travis Menge.
    Denno and Jefferson are the progressive choices in this race.

    Learn more:
    https://reneeknake.com/
    https://dennisdenno.com/

    Dennis Denno

    Voters will elect two candidates to the MSU Board of Trustees this year, and we recommend Democratic candidates Renee Knake Jefferson and Dennis Denno.

    Dennis Denno

    Voters will elect two candidates to the MSU Board of Trustees this year, and we recommend Democratic candidates Renee Knake Jefferson and Dennis Denno.

  • Voters will elect two candidates to the MSU Board of Trustees this year, and we recommend Democratic candidates Renee Knake Jefferson and Dennis Denno.

    Renee Knake Jefferson is currently serving on the Board of Trustees after being appointed for a partial term in 2019. Her main priority on the board is transparency and she believes honesty and accountability are the best way for MSU to continue to move forward. Jefferson also wants to ensure tuition is affordable and work to develop stronger partnerships between the university and community stakeholders.

    Dennis Denno says he is running because he views the Board of Trustees as a necessary check on the university president. After the impact past scandals have had on the MSU community, he plans to prioritize transparency and accountability. Denno also plans to increase the minimum wage for MSU employees.

    Knake Jefferson and Denno are endorsed by three of our partners: Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, and Michigan Education Association.

    The two Republican candidates in this race are Mike Balow and Dr. Travis Menge.
    Denno and Jefferson are the progressive choices in this race.

    Learn more:
    https://reneeknake.com/
    https://dennisdenno.com/

    Renee Knake Jefferson

    Voters will elect two candidates to the MSU Board of Trustees this year, and we recommend Democratic candidates Renee Knake Jefferson and Dennis Denno.

    Renee Knake Jefferson

    Voters will elect two candidates to the MSU Board of Trustees this year, and we recommend Democratic candidates Renee Knake Jefferson and Dennis Denno.

  • Voters will elect two members of the Wayne State University Board of Governors this November, and we recommend Democratic candidates Marilyn Kelly and Danielle Atkinson.

    Current board member Marilyn Kelly is a native Detroiter and Wayne State University alum and professor who has extensive experience in public service. A former Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, Kelly has also served on the Court of Appeals and was president of the Michigan Board of Education. Throughout her career, she has worked to promote justice and equality for all.

    Danielle Atkinson is a lifelong advocate for working families and the founder of Mothering Justice, an organization dedicated to ensuring mothers of color are represented in the political process and their concerns are part of policy decisions. Atkinson plans to continue her work to create stronger, more equitable communities as part of the Wayne State University Board of Governors.

    Kelly and Atkinson are endorsed by three of our partners: Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, and Michigan Education Association.

    Craig Wilsher and Christa Murphy are the Republican candidates in this race.
    Marilyn Kelly and Danielle Atkinson are the progressive choices in this race.

    Learn more:
    https://www.votemarilynkelly.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/AtkinsonforWayneState

    Danielle Atkinson

    Voters will elect two members of the Wayne State University Board of Governors this November, and we recommend Democratic candidates Marilyn Kelly and Danielle Atkinson.

    Danielle Atkinson

    Voters will elect two members of the Wayne State University Board of Governors this November, and we recommend Democratic candidates Marilyn Kelly and Danielle Atkinson.

  • Voters will elect two members of the Wayne State University Board of Governors this November, and we recommend Democratic candidates Marilyn Kelly and Danielle Atkinson.

    Current board member Marilyn Kelly is a native Detroiter and Wayne State University alum and professor who has extensive experience in public service. A former Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, Kelly has also served on the Court of Appeals and was president of the Michigan Board of Education. Throughout her career, she has worked to promote justice and equality for all.

    Danielle Atkinson is a lifelong advocate for working families and the founder of Mothering Justice, an organization dedicated to ensuring mothers of color are represented in the political process and their concerns are part of policy decisions. Atkinson plans to continue her work to create stronger, more equitable communities as part of the Wayne State University Board of Governors.

    Kelly and Atkinson are endorsed by three of our partners: Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, and Michigan Education Association.

    Craig Wilsher and Christa Murphy are the Republican candidates in this race.
    Marilyn Kelly and Danielle Atkinson are the progressive choices in this race.

    Learn more:
    https://www.votemarilynkelly.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/AtkinsonforWayneState

    Marilyn Kelly

    Voters will elect two members of the Wayne State University Board of Governors this November, and we recommend Democratic candidates Marilyn Kelly and Danielle Atkinson.

    Marilyn Kelly

    Voters will elect two members of the Wayne State University Board of Governors this November, and we recommend Democratic candidates Marilyn Kelly and Danielle Atkinson.

County Commission

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below county district races on your ballot.

No Good Choices

Tim Barnes is a Republican running unopposed for re-election to the Eaton County Commission. We do not recommend Barnes based on his endorsement from the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan. There is no progressive choice in this race.

Tim Barnes - County Commission - No Good Choices

Tim Barnes is a Republican running unopposed for re-election to the Eaton County Commission. We do not recommend Barnes based on his endorsement from the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan. There is no progressive choice in this race.

  • Landon S. Myers is a Democrat running for his first term on the Eaton County Commission. His priorities include youth civic engagement, expanding high speed internet access, and funding public safety. If elected, Myers would be Eaton County’s first openly gay elected official.

    Myers is running against Republican incumbent Blake Mulder. Mulder is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan.

    Landon S. Myers is the best choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.electlandon.com/

    Landon S. Myers

    Landon S. Myers is a Democrat running for his first term on the Eaton County Commission. His priorities include youth civic engagement, expanding high speed internet access, and funding public safety. If elected, Myers would be Eaton County’s first openly gay elected official.

    Landon S. Myers

    Landon S. Myers is a Democrat running for his first term on the Eaton County Commission. His priorities include youth civic engagement, expanding high speed internet access, and funding public safety. If elected, Myers would be Eaton County’s first openly gay elected official.

  • Terrance Augustine is a Democrat running for re-election to the Eaton County Commission. Augustine also serves as chair of the Commission. He made headlines for calling on Grand Ledge Public Schools Superintendent Brian Metcalf to resign following an insensitive remark the superintendent made following the death of George Floyd. Augustine is running unopposed in this race and is the best choice.

    Terrance Augustine

    Terrance Augustine is a Democrat running for re-election to the Eaton County Commission. Augustine also serves as chair of the Commission.

    Terrance Augustine

    Terrance Augustine is a Democrat running for re-election to the Eaton County Commission. Augustine also serves as chair of the Commission.

  • Brandon Haskell is a Democrat running unopposed for re-election to the Eaton County Commission. He previously served as a staffer in the Michigan House of Representatives and is now a project manager for a manufacturer in Detroit. Haskell is passionate about government transparency and social and racial justice. He is endorsed by the United Auto Workers.

    Haskell is the best choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://brandonhaskell.com/

    Brandon Haskell

    Brandon Haskell is a Democrat running unopposed for re-election to the Eaton County Commission. He previously served as a staffer in the Michigan House of Representatives and is now a project manager for a manufacturer in Detroit.

    Brandon Haskell

    Brandon Haskell is a Democrat running unopposed for re-election to the Eaton County Commission. He previously served as a staffer in the Michigan House of Representatives and is now a project manager for a manufacturer in Detroit.

  • Jeanne Pearl-Wright is a Democrat running for re-election to the Eaton County Commission. Pearl-Wright is a retired public school teacher and now serves as a director of a youth services nonprofit. Public health and education are among her priorities. Pearl-Wright is endorsed by the Greater Lansing Labor Council and other local labor organizations, and the Michigan AFL-CIO.

    She is running against Republican Julie Hicks.

    Given the limited information we have about both candidates, we are unable to determine whether either candidate could be considered progressive to any degree, but at this time we are recommending voters consider Pearl-Wright over Hicks based on the information we were able to find.

    Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/countycommissionerjeannepearlwright

    Jeanne Pearl-Wright

    Jeanne Pearl-Wright is a Democrat running for re-election to the Eaton County Commission. Pearl-Wright is a retired public school teacher and now serves as a director of a youth services nonprofit. Public health and education are among her priorities.

    Jeanne Pearl-Wright

    Jeanne Pearl-Wright is a Democrat running for re-election to the Eaton County Commission. Pearl-Wright is a retired public school teacher and now serves as a director of a youth services nonprofit. Public health and education are among her priorities.

  • TJ Youngquist is a Democrat running for his first term on the Eaton County Commission and running unopposed. Once elected, Youngquist will be the first openly gay elected official in Eaton County history.

    Youngquist is the best choice in this race.

    TJ Youngquist

    TJ Youngquist is a Democrat running for his first term on the Eaton County Commission and running unopposed. Once elected, Youngquist will be the first openly gay elected official in Eaton County history.

    Youngquist is the best choice in this race.

    TJ Youngquist

    TJ Youngquist is a Democrat running for his first term on the Eaton County Commission and running unopposed. Once elected, Youngquist will be the first openly gay elected official in Eaton County history.

    Youngquist is the best choice in this race.

  • Democrat

    Mark Mudry

  • Mark Mudry is a Democrat running for re-election to the Eaton County Commission. We could find little information about the candidate and his platform.

    While we cannot speak to the progressive bonafides of Mudry due to a lack of publicly available information, Mudry is running against Republican Mike Atayan, who is decidedly anti-progressive. Atayan publicly supported former President Donald Trump and his policies.

    Based on this information, we recommend voting for Mudry.

    Mark Mudry

    Mark Mudry is a Democrat running for re-election to the Eaton County Commission. We could find little information about the candidate and his platform.

    Mark Mudry

    Mark Mudry is a Democrat running for re-election to the Eaton County Commission. We could find little information about the candidate and his platform.

No Recommendation

Joseph Brehler is a Democrat running unopposed for re-election to the Eaton County Commission. He is endorsed by the Michigan AFL-CIO. Due to a lack of information on Brehler’s progressive policy positions, we are unable to make a recommendation in this race.

Joseph Brehler - County Commission - No Recommendation

Joseph Brehler is a Democrat running unopposed for re-election to the Eaton County Commission. He is endorsed by the Michigan AFL-CIO. Due to a lack of information on Brehler’s progressive policy positions, we are unable to make a recommendation in this race.

No Good Choices

Republican Brian Droscha is running unopposed for re-election to the Eaton County Commission. We do not recommend voting for Droscha due to his work on the Commission fighting the COVID-19 prevention efforts of the Barry-Eaton District Health Department, including calling for their health director to resign. We also do not recommend Droscha due to his endorsement from the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan. There is no progressive choice in this race.
  • Jacob Toomey is a Democrat running for his first term on the Eaton County Commission. Toomey’s platform includes ensuring the county receives 100% of its American Rescue Plan Act money, building inclusive communities, and expanding high speed internet access. Toomey is a current Dimondale trustee.

    He is running against Republican Dairus Reynnet, who is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan and worked on the Commission fighting the COVID-19 prevention efforts of the Barry-Eaton District Health Department, including calling for their health director to resign.

    Jacob Toomey is the best choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.votejacobtoomey.com/

    Jacob L. Toomey

    Jacob Toomey is a Democrat running for his first term on the Eaton County Commission. Toomey’s platform includes ensuring the county receives 100% of its American Rescue Plan Act money, building inclusive communities, and expanding high speed internet access.

    Jacob L. Toomey

    Jacob Toomey is a Democrat running for his first term on the Eaton County Commission. Toomey’s platform includes ensuring the county receives 100% of its American Rescue Plan Act money, building inclusive communities, and expanding high speed internet access.

No Good Choices

Republican Scott Hanson is running unopposed for his first term on the Eaton County Commission. There is no progressive choice in this race.
  • Karen Miller is a Democrat running for her first term on the Eaton County Commission. She comes from a proud union family. Parks and recreation, public safety, infrastructure investments, and economic strength are among her top priorities if elected.

    She is running against Republican incumbent Brian Lautzenheizer, who worked on the Commission fighting the COVID prevention efforts of the Barry-Eaton District Health Department, including calling for their health director to resign.

    Karen Miller is the best choice in this race.

    Karen Miller

    Karen Miller is a Democrat running for her first term on the Eaton County Commission. She comes from a proud union family. Parks and recreation, public safety, infrastructure investments, and economic strength are among her top priorities if elected.

    Karen Miller

    Karen Miller is a Democrat running for her first term on the Eaton County Commission. She comes from a proud union family. Parks and recreation, public safety, infrastructure investments, and economic strength are among her top priorities if elected.

No Good Choices

Republican Jim Mott is running unopposed for re-election to the Eaton County Commission. He is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan.

There is no progressive choice in this race.

Jim Mott - County Commission - No Good Choices

Republican Jim Mott is running unopposed for re-election to the Eaton County Commission. He is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan.

There is no progressive choice in this race.

No Good Choices

Republican Frank Holmes is running for his first term on the Eaton County Commission. There is no progressive choice in this race.
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