On March 4, 2013, the City Commission of Royal Oak passed a Human Rights Ordinance that would ban discriminatory practices in employment, housing, and public accommodation on the basis of actual or perceived race, national origin, 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.

On Tuesday, November 5th, Royal Oak will be asked to vote on whether to uphold this Human Rights Ordinance.

ACTION ALERT: Medicaid Expansion Bill Goes to MI Senate

The Michigan Senate is poised to vote on Medicaid expansion on Tuesday (tomorrow).  The expansion would extend coverage to 400,000 Michigan citizens currently without healtcare -- at no cost to Michigan.

Call Your Senator Today!!

Please spread the word by forwarding this email.  For more information, go to www.justicecaucus.org/content/medicaid-expansion-should-trump-partisan-interests.

Medicaid Expansion Should Trump Partisan Interests

Michigan has a hostage crisis. Medicaid expansion is being held captive. Unlike the Iranian hostage crisis, in which 52 American diplomats were held by foreigners, this time 400,000 Michigan citizens are the victims. That’s how many of our uninsured neighbors would get health care if the expansion passes. Our own Republican State Senators are the perpetrators.

ACTION ALERT: Medicaid Expansion Bill Goes to MI Senate

Contact your Michigan Senator today and ask him or her to vote FOR Medicaid expansion. It will cost the state of Michigan nothing. For thousands of poor families it will mean seeing a doctor instead of waiting until a health problem escalates to an emergency. 

Action Alert: Freedom Walk on Saturday

On June 23, 1963, 50 years ago, Dr. King delivered the first version of his now-famous “I Have a Dream Speech” in Detroit. This speech became internationally recognized as one of the most powerful and heartfelt messages throughout human history after Dr. King delivered it again later that year in Washington D.C.  

2013 Millie Jeffrey Dinner Was A Tremendous Success!

Senator Bernie Sanders spoke to a packed, enthusiastic crowd on Sunday, June 9th at the 2013 Millie Jeffrey
Awards Dinner in Southfield.

We will be posting excerpts from Senator Sanders' speech very soon.  Well-known for not mincing words, he spoke directly to the heart of the matter on subjects like "how Democrats can win in 2014".

Action Alert: Fight Terrible Foreclosure Bills

Please call your State Representative, State Senator and Governor Syder (517-373-3400) and encourage them to vote NO on HB 4765, HB 4766, SB380 and SB 383 and all bills tie-barred to them.  Under the "compromise", homeowners lose the automatic redemption period.

The so-called compromise to allegedly save the 6 month redemption period was worked out with bankers, credit unions, some realtors, and their lawyers behind the scenes. No homeowners or neighborhood groups were invited.

Legislature Poised To Pass Foreclosure Bills That Would Hurt Families

Within the next 24 hours the Michigan Legislature will be voting on a package of bills that would destroy protection for homeowners in the foreclosure process.  These bills are bad for Michigan and bad for families.  Please reach out to your legislators in the House ane Senate and ask them to vote NO!

Foreclosure Bills BAD for Michigan

Speak Out About Jobs

Join Congressman John Conyers, Jr.

Speak Out About Jobs!

With Special Guest Senator Bernie Sanders

Last Change for Tickets to Hear Bernie Sanders

This is the last chance to reserve a seat at the 2013 Millie Jeffrey Awards Dinner featuring keynote speaker Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) this Sunday, June 9th, at the Westin Southfield, 1500 Town Center, Southfield.

Get Tickets NOW!

Tickets must be ordered and paid for online in order to meet the deadline:  Friday, noon.  Tickets at the door will be EXTREMELY limited, and there is no guarantee you will get a seat if you wait to purchase tickets at the door.