Give Us Pro-Choice Candidates for Supreme Court sticky icon

The Justice Caucus has been called the “conscience of the Michigan Democratic Party.” With over 2700 members statewide, we are Michigan’s progressive democratic caucus.

Consistent with our mission statement, our members are committed to the pursuit of “social and economic justice [and] civil rights.”  We value diversity and all people should be treated equally. We work to protect the right to vote without burden. We support workers’ right to bargain collectively. We believe environmental policy must protect our health and our planet. We support equal pay for equal work. We believe that women should have the right to make their own choices about their reproductive health.

Rudy Serra Endorsed for State Rep sticky icon

The Justice Caucus endorsed Rudy Serra for State Representative (District 27).  Co-founder of the Justice Caucus (with Paul Stevenson), Serra's lifelong commitment to social and economic justice is truly impressive.

He has a bachelor's degree with double majors in psychology and communication, a master's in communication and a doctorate in law.  Serra's public service history is long and varied -- district judge, county commissioner, school board member, Human Rights Commissioner.

Rudy has written and taught and volunteered his time.  He is a respected attorney and has received awards for his dedication to justice.

Rashida Tlaib Fights For Her Constituents sticky icon

The Justice Caucus has endorsed Rashida Tlaib for Michigan Senate (District 4).  She fights for her constituents in Lansing and in her home district.

Tlaib fights every day for social and economic justice.

Check out this video & spread the word!

Richard Bernstein Announces Supreme Court Candidacy sticky icon

Attorney Richard Bernstein has announced that he is seeking nomination forr the Michigan Supreme Court.  There are three Supreme Court seats on the November ballot and two Engler appointees seeking re-election.

Well-known for his advocacy for the rights of disabled clients, Bernstein is a former member of the Wayne State University Board of Governors.  He ran unsuccessfully for attorney general in 2010.

Hear the announcement in his own words.

Virgil Smith Votes Against Working Class Interests sticky icon

Why did Michigan Senate candidate Virgil Smith Jr. (District 4) vote against the interests of his primarily working class district?

Smith voted to shorten the time homeowners have to try to keep their homes in foreclosure.  He abstained from voting on the international bridge (effectively stopping the bill from going forward in the senate).  He introduced the insurance industry's bill to curtail no-fault auto insurance (with a huge payday for insurers).

Whose interests is he protecting? 

Learn more about his voting record and campaign donors.

 

Virgil Smith -- Does he vote for his constituents or big-money donors? sticky icon

Virgil Smith:  Candidate for Michigan Senate District 4

Virgil Smith Gets Elected, Doesn't Bother to Vote sticky icon

(State Senate Candidate, District 4)

The Justice Caucus Celebrates; Another Barrier Falls! Next Steps.

By: Rudy Serra

Past Co-Chair and Co-Founder, Justice Caucus

Founder and Former Chair, MDP Stonewall Caucus [now known as “LGBT Caucus”)

Attorney – Former Judge

The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”

ACTION ALERT: Join the Fight for Social Justice Saturday

On November 5th the community of Royal Oak is going to have the opportunity to adopt a human rights ordinance that bans discrimination based on a variety of categories.  The Royal Oak City Council approved the ordinance.   A vocal group or right-wing extremists collected a few hundred signatures to block it.  The ordinance will be adopted if it wins on the city election ballot.

The Justice Caucus supports this ordinance and wants to promote fairness and equality throughout the community by actively engaging and educating the people of Royal Oak to vote YES on November 5th. We will join One Royal Oak this Saturday, October 19th and next Saturday, October 26th reaching out to voters going door to door and phonebanking from 10am until 2:00pm.

ACTION ALERT: Join the Fight for Social Justice in Royal Oak

On November 5th the community of Royal Oak is going to have the opportunity to adopt a human rights ordinance that bans discrimination based on a variety of categories.  The Royal Oak City Council approved the ordinance.   A vocal group or right-wing extremists collected a few hundred signatures to block it.  The ordinance will be adopted if it wins on the city election ballot.

The ordinance will provide protection in employment, housing and public accommodation on the basis of real or perceived ethnicity, religion, color, sex, age, height, weight, pregnancy condition, marital status, physical and mental limitations, source of income, family responsibilities, educational association, sexual orientation, gender identity and HIV status.