Emergent Justice News

Protesters Target Michigan Businesses Over Voter Suppression

State business and political elites at the Mackinac Policy Conference were challenged by community groups over a Republican plan to pass new restrictions on elections and circumvent a veto from the governor. David Moore, @ppolitics JUN 2, 2022 1:12PM EDT In Michigan this week, activists with the Defend Black Voters coalition held a series of… Continue reading Protesters Target Michigan Businesses Over Voter Suppression

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Black activists protest voting restrictions by land, air and sea at Mackinac Conference

BY: ALLISON R. DONAHUE AND LAINA G. STEBBINS - JUNE 2, 2022 3:30 PM For a period of time on Tuesday, attendees ferrying to the Mackinac Island Policy Conference were confronted with a protest banner hung from the Round Island Passage Lighthouse: “Loepp, pledge to defend Black voters.” The banner drop, put up by the Defend Black Voters coalition and… Continue reading Black activists protest voting restrictions by land, air and sea at Mackinac Conference

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Coalition calls for Michigan businesses to stop funding voter suppression

by Ken Coleman, Michigan AdvanceDecember 2, 2021 The Defend Black Voters Coalition on Thursday in Detroit called on Michigan companies to cut off funding to legislators who support what they described as “voter suppression legislation.”  “These businesses have made statements supporting Black Lives Matter or opposing voter suppression,” said Jennifer Disla, Detroit Action co-executive director… Continue reading Coalition calls for Michigan businesses to stop funding voter suppression

Emergent Justice News

Gifts in Gratitude

Now through November 27th, express your gratitude for a person, group or organization that has made a difference in your life by making a donation in their name to Emergent Justice. Your donation will support our work of empowering communities to unapologetically fight to dismantle all systems of injustice throughout Michigan.  To make your Gift… Continue reading Gifts in Gratitude

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Disability Concerns in Kalamazoo Public Schools

Emergent Justice, in partnership with See Change Kalamazoo, recently began an effort to address one part of the School-to-Prison Pipeline – the lack of support by Kalamazoo Public Schools for children with academic and behavioral struggles. We have witnessed story after story of KPS willfully violating the rights of our children, particularly those who have… Continue reading Disability Concerns in Kalamazoo Public Schools

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Michigan State Legislators Introduce Bills To Suppress Voting Rights

Michigan state legislators have introduced 39 bills that restrict citizens’ voting rights, harm election administration and demonstrate a lack of knowledge of existing election procedure and law. Emergent Justice aims to not only educate the public on voter suppression and voter ID laws but also on how and where to register to vote and the… Continue reading Michigan State Legislators Introduce Bills To Suppress Voting Rights