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Democracy Watch: Flint Residents Ask EPA to Change Drinking Water Rule

The City of Flint took center stage Wednesday during a meeting of water experts considering proposed changes to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “Lead and Copper Rule.” LeeAnne Walters,...

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Voting Rights

Lansing Watchdog: New Bills Threaten Women's Reproductive Rights...Again

ACLU at the Michigan Capitol – November 16, 2015 It’s deer hunting season. For those of us who work in Lansing, deer hunting season is also the highly anticipated three-week hiatus prior to frantic...

ACLU of Michigan Mobile Justice App Aims to Stop Police Brutality

November 13, 2015
A community activist in Flint reached out to me with alarming news about a 7-year-old boy who was handcuffed by a police officer following a minor dustup during an afterschool program at Brownell...

Special Education in Michigan Still a Struggle for Families

November 13, 2015
"Islands of excellence in a sea of despair," that’s how former superintendent of Michigan Public Instruction, Thomas D. Watkins Jr., described special education in Michigan during a recent listening...

Revised EPA Memo Raises Troubling Questions Amid Flint Water Crisis

The ongoing Flint water crisis generated headlines last week when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report warning that road work or hydrant flushing could shake loose toxic...

Progress Shows in Court to Change Michigan ID Policy

As I sat in Judge Edmund’s courtroom Wednesday afternoon, listening to arguments in our case of Love v. Johnson, I felt this strong surge of emotion inside of me.  This is because—after so many...

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LGBT Rights

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