Protecting Our Democracy Act Represents ‘Lessons Learned’ From Trump Era, Levin Says

Last week, the U.S. House passed the Protecting Our Democracy Act, largely along party lines. Just one Republican, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) joined Democrats to support the legislation. Two Michigan Republicans, Rep. Fred Upton and Rep. Peter Meijer, who voted to impeach President Trump after the Jan. 6 insurrection, voted against this bill. "One of our two..

There Are Many Ways to Redistrict Michigan: ‘This is Not Like a Recipe For Soup’

The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC) must follow specific guidelines and directives in completing its task. One of the biggest hurdles is threading the needle of adequate representation of minorities. Redistricting expert and Michigan State University economics professor Jon Eguia was one of the authors of an analysis looking at the maps put forth by..

Abdullah Hammoud Makes History in Dearborn Mayoral Election: “There Is a New Era in Dearborn”

Abdullah Hammoud made history Tuesday night after voters elected him Dearborn’s first Arab American and Muslim mayor. Nargis Hakim Rahman/WDET Crowds gathered at the Mohammed Turfe Community Center in Dearborn cheered as results confirmed his victory and Hammoud took to the stage.  “To the young girls and boys who have been ridiculed for their faith or..