Tune in to Teletown Hall with Gov. Whitmer

You can listen now as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and members of her education policy staff join MEA, AFT Michigan, and AFSCME for a Teletown Hall following her Thursday announcement that schools will remain closed for the rest of this school year. Whitmer told thousands of union members assembled on the call: “I know this is hard, and there’s going to be a lot of questions – What does this look like? How does this work? – but I know that we can navigate this. It’s going to have to be driven by our experts on the front lines, and that’s all of you, and that’s our local leadership.”

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Redistricting presents opportunity 

In 2018, Michigan voters approved a constitutional amendment to empower an independent commission of citizens to draw legislative and congressional district lines for the 2022 election and beyond with the goal of eliminating gerrymandering and creating more equitable representation. The independent citizens’ commission is comprised of thirteen private citizens of differing political ideologies, selected by […]