Archive for October, 2011

The American Jobs Act and Michigan

Posted on: October 5th, 2011 by Erica Ackerman No Comments


President Obama has announced a comprehensive plan to create jobs: the American Jobs Act. The purpose of the plan is simple: put more people back to work and put more money in the pockets of working Americans. And it would do so without adding a dime to the deficit.

Here are the five main components of the plan, and details on how some of the programs the President has proposed would affect Michigan: (more…)

An Urgent Message From the Michigan Democratic Party

Posted on: October 5th, 2011 by Erica Ackerman No Comments

Last week, the Michigan Republican Party and its Tea Party allies succeeded in the first steps to recall Democratic  State Representatives Jim Townsend (Royal Oak), Lisa Brown (West Bloomfield), and Brandon Dillon (Grand Rapids). The recall language approved was based on their votes AGAINST massive tax breaks for corporations at the expense of schools and seniors and the dictatorial Emergency Financial Manager legislation. Once again, Republicans in Michigan have proven that they don’t care about the middle class in the state, only about their corporate friends and donors.

Starting now, the MDP will be working tirelessly to educate voters and defend these House Democrats against these expensive, distracting, and needless recall efforts. But we can’t do this without your help. Donate now to help us keep legislative Democrats off the recall ballot. Without your contributions, these Democrats could be subject to a recall election on the same date as the Republican presidential primary, which would further tip the scales in the Tea Party’s favor. (more…)


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