MDP Leadership Sabotage Party Elections, State Primaries

Full Disclosure: I am an elected DNC delegate and a founding member of MISolidarity. MDP leadership, particularly Chair Barnes and Appeals Committee Chair Tim Hughes, are actively undermining our election system - both internal Party elections and state primary...

MISolidarity Appeals MDP Officer “Elections”

The State Central Committee met on April 10th, 2021. At said meeting, the Chair used an illegal procedure to seat officers on the State Central Committee. Specifically, the Chair used the appointment process for Standing Committees members described in MDP Rule 9.0.1, instead of the election process required for State Central officers described in MDP Rule 7.1.1.

Democrats Overturn Party Elections

Full disclosure: I am a founding member of the MISolidarity team. MISolidarity is a grassroots organization working for democracy and progressive policies at every level of politics. Remember 2018 when McConnell and Republicans held a 52 to 48 majority in the Senate?...

Why I Ran and Why I Withdrew

By Kyle Jurek The Michigan Democratic Party is about to kick off its spring convention this week, including the election of the State Central Committee. For those unfamiliar, it’s like the congress of the MDP. Historically, most people are picked in a closed-door,...

MDP Leadership Sabotage Party Elections, State Primaries

Full Disclosure: I am an elected DNC delegate and a founding member of MISolidarity. MDP leadership, particularly Chair Barnes and Appeals Committee Chair Tim Hughes, are actively undermining our election system - both internal Party elections and state primary...

MISolidarity Appeals MDP Officer “Elections”

The State Central Committee met on April 10th, 2021. At said meeting, the Chair used an illegal procedure to seat officers on the State Central Committee. Specifically, the Chair used the appointment process for Standing Committees members described in MDP Rule 9.0.1, instead of the election process required for State Central officers described in MDP Rule 7.1.1.

Democrats Overturn Party Elections

Full disclosure: I am a founding member of the MISolidarity team. MISolidarity is a grassroots organization working for democracy and progressive policies at every level of politics. Remember 2018 when McConnell and Republicans held a 52 to 48 majority in the Senate?...

Why I Ran and Why I Withdrew

By Kyle Jurek The Michigan Democratic Party is about to kick off its spring convention this week, including the election of the State Central Committee. For those unfamiliar, it’s like the congress of the MDP. Historically, most people are picked in a closed-door,...

MDP Leadership Sabotage Party Elections, State Primaries

Full Disclosure: I am an elected DNC delegate and a founding member of MISolidarity. MDP leadership, particularly Chair Barnes and Appeals Committee Chair Tim Hughes, are actively undermining our election system - both internal Party elections and state primary...

MISolidarity Appeals MDP Officer “Elections”

The State Central Committee met on April 10th, 2021. At said meeting, the Chair used an illegal procedure to seat officers on the State Central Committee. Specifically, the Chair used the appointment process for Standing Committees members described in MDP Rule 9.0.1, instead of the election process required for State Central officers described in MDP Rule 7.1.1.

Democrats Overturn Party Elections

Full disclosure: I am a founding member of the MISolidarity team. MISolidarity is a grassroots organization working for democracy and progressive policies at every level of politics. Remember 2018 when McConnell and Republicans held a 52 to 48 majority in the Senate?...

Why I Ran and Why I Withdrew

By Kyle Jurek The Michigan Democratic Party is about to kick off its spring convention this week, including the election of the State Central Committee. For those unfamiliar, it’s like the congress of the MDP. Historically, most people are picked in a closed-door,...

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Progress Report 2020: The Political Revolution In Michigan

Four years into the political revolution in Michigan, progressives and leftists have won many victories large and small. Here’s my report on the accomplishments and setbacks of the progressive insurgency in the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) over our first four years. All offset quotes are language the progressive movement added to the 2020 MDP platform.

Responding to Senator Lee on Democracy

The common theme underlying virtually every Republican talking point is the people must never wield power. For example, when Republicans talk about the Electoral College, they recoil in terror from the dreaded “tyranny of the majority.” What’s the difference between “tyranny of the majority” and “majority rules?” Absolutely nothing. The first is just a derogatory way of saying the second. The Senate, the House, the Supreme Court – every branch of our government where more than one person holds power uses majority rule. Is the normal operation of the House, Senate, or Court “tyranny of the majority”? Why aren’t Senator Lee and other Republicans screaming about “tyranny of the majority” in Congress and the Court?