• Thoughts on Ferguson

    By Lonnie Scott As I sat and watched the events unfold in Ferguson last night I was filled with many emotions. As a parent, my first thoughts were with Michael Brown’s family and the pain they’re enduring as they not only bury their son, but as they received word that their son’s killer would not […]

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  • Advocacy Groups Push for Paid Sick Day Legislation in Michigan

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Engage Michigan November 13, 2014 Contact: Marissa Luna, 989-798-3051, marissa@engagemichigan.org Advocacy Groups Push for Paid Sick Day Legislation in Michigan Legislation would help workers, businesses and improve Michigan’s economy LANSING — Today, a number of advocacy organizations held a press conference at the state Capitol to highlight the positive impacts that […]

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  • 7 Things You Need to Know for Election Day 

    By Marissa Luna Tomorrow, November 4th, is Election Day. Here are some key things to know when you vote. Click here to find your polling location. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Review a sample ballot. Print it out, fill it in and take it with you on Election Day if you’d like. If […]

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  • What’s Your Plan for Election Day?

    By Marissa Luna Only 8 days remain between you and Election Day next Tuesday (unless of course, you’re voting absentee like I am). We’re all busy and we’ve all got a lot on our plates. That’s why it’s so important that you make a plan to vote. So, what’s your plan for Election Day? What […]

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  • Spartan Shame

    By Marissa Luna Before you ask, No. I’m not writing about the poor student attendance at the MSU game on Saturday. Think of five women you know. Statistically, one of them will be raped in their lifetime. One in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. About 1 in 5 women are targets of attempted or completed sexual assault while […]

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  • Stop Violence Against Women

    By Marissa Luna October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic abuse was put in the spotlight recently after a video surfaced of NFL football player Ray Rice beating his wife, Janay Palmer, in an elevator. Janay’s abuse sparked national outrage (as it rightly should have), but it also ignited a whole slew of victim blaming and unfortunately […]

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  • Mich’ed up priorities

    By Marissa Luna For over a decade, state legislators have been making budget cuts that are hurting Michiganders. In a little over one week from today, the new fiscal year 2015 state budget takes effect and legislators start planning for the 2016 fiscal year budget. In 2011, legislators gave corporations a $1.8 billion dollar tax […]

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  • A Change Is Gonna Come?

    By Wendy Medrano, Michigan United Immigration reform, simply put, is an issue that impacts everyone, and a fight that has been going on for years. But this past fight, it felt like the real thing. Essentially, hopes to keep immigrant families from being broken up rest for now with President Obama. Many young immigrants and […]

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  • #WEmatter

    By Marissa Luna Today is national Women’s Equality Day, marking the date in 1920 that the 19th Amendment was officially added to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the hard earned right to vote. At Engage Michigan, every day is Women’s Equality Day, as we fight day in and day out for equal pay for equal […]

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  • America is Not for Brown People

    By Tiffany Silgas Akleh Unless your skin is brown and your last name is difficult to pronounce, then our experiences through TSA are not likely the same. Yes, I still have to remove my shoes, scan my luggage, and go through the uncomfortable full-body scan. Even after the full-body scan, I am always pulled aside […]

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