Category: MDP

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Biden-Harris Administration Fights for Clean Drinking Water, Announces EPA Will Regulate PFAS Chemicals in Water

This week, the Biden-Harris administration unveiled a nation-wide plan with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to combat per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which Michiganders are most at-risk for encountering in their drinking water. Michigan Democrats, under the leadership of Governor Gretchen Whitmer, have been leaders on this issue,  and thanks to the Biden administration prioritizing […]

Michigan Democratic Party Recognizes James Craig as an Anti-Choice Extremist Seeking to Criminalize the Right to Choose

LANSING — While uncertified cop James Craig sidestepped multiple opportunities to be a fully licensed police officer over the final decade of his law enforcement career, he’s more than earned the title of Certified Anti-Choice Extremist. In September, Craig said he would do “whatever I can” to ensure that Michigan does not repeal a currently […]

MIGOP Attacks Public Education

The Michigan Democratic Party released the following statement on behalf of Chair Lavora Barnes. Lansing, Mich — “Betsy DeVos just cannot keep her hands out of education.  Even after failing miserably as the Secretary of Education under the previous administration, she is still holds the misguided belief that she, along with the GOP, knows what is best for […]

ICYMI: Entire GOP Gubernatorial Field Pushing Dangerous 2020 Conspiracy Theories

LANSING — Nearly a year out from the last general election, all 12 Republican candidates for governor continue to stoke distrust in democratic systems and encourage increasingly dangerous conspiracy theories. New reporting from WDIV Local 4 specifically calls out James Craig, Garrett Soldano, Tudor Dixon, and Ryan Kelley, noting they “have called the results of […]

Michigan Democratic Party Recognizes Uncertified Cop James Craig as a Full-Fledged Election Conspiracy Theorist

LANSING — Republican James Craig went back on multiple pledges to be a fully licensed police officer in both Detroit and Cincinnati over the final decade of his law enforcement career because he found completing the process to honor his word to be “overly time-consuming.” To help him compensate for his inability to complete standard […]

Michigan Democratic Party Presents Uncertified Cop James Craig With New Certification

LANSING — Last week, the news broke that Republican James Craig operated for the entirety of his 8-year stint as chief of Detroit Police Department without completing the process to become “a fully [Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards] certified law enforcement officer” – after pledging that he would in 2013. It was also uncovered […]

ICYMI: Extreme Betsy DeVos Network Seeking to Undermine Redistricting Commission

LANSING — Yesterday, investigative media outlet, The Intercept, published a scathing report detailing how extreme rightwing special interests, all with ties to the DeVos network are trying to undermine the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC). Intercept reporter Akela Lacy writes in part: …Fair Maps launched this year with the stated goals to “participate in […]

Weekly Roundup: More Audit Plaudits, Craig’s Certification Struggles, and the MIGOP’s Frivolous Recall Own-Goals

Welcome back to another riveting week of the crowded gubernatorial race in Michigan, or as National Journal put it, “one of the most unsettled on the 2022 map of governor races.” Here’s the highlights: Michigan Republicans continue to bend over backwards in their attempts to keep multiple 2020 conspiracy theories on the front burner at […]

Five Questions for Uncertified Former Police Chief James Craig After MDP Filed FOIA to Uncover Any Illegal Law Enforcement Activities

LANSING — Yesterday, the Michigan Democratic Party filed a Freedom of Information Act request to determine whether uncertified Chief of Police James Craig was acting illegally during his tenure as chief of police and conducting law enforcement activities without the certification to do so. Those that have not completed their Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement […]

As Fourth Child Tax Credit Payments Hit Bank Accounts Today, Michigan Republicans’ Opposition More Toxic Than Ever

Today, as the fourth round of extended Child Tax Credit checks hit the bank accounts of thousands of parents across Michigan, Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lavora Barnes issued the following statement: “For the past nine months, Republicans have proved they have no interest in serving their constituents. When they had the opportunity to work with […]