Originally published in HOUR Detroit Magazine An iconic image of winter in Detroit is the columns of smoke spewing from sidewalks. Steaming streets are part of the landscape, but few know the answers that lie beneath this mystery in plain sight. Below our sidewalks, there’s a vast infrastructure that includes […]
Real ways that local government can stop tax foreclosure now. As featured in the Detroit Free Press Guest Column Edition February 11, 2018 If you’re anything like me, you feel a little sick when you hear that yet another 36,000 Detroit properties are facing tax foreclosure this year. Tax foreclosure […]
One year ago, we watched in collective horror as the wheels of American government churned forward on an unwavering track into a impossible reality: Donald Trump became our president. This man is the personification ego, an insult to community and true patriotic values, a terrifying lesson that the rational edifice […]
TIME Magazine attended the Women’s Convention in Detroit and published this great story about the wave of first-time female candidates pursuing elected office in post-Trump America. Spoiler: Michele is on the cover! http://time.com/5107499/record-number-of-women-are-running-for-office/ Select quotes here: “In 2016, they were ordinary voters. In 2017, they became activists, spurred by the […]
Michele’s essay entitled “Hamtramck Love Letter” was recently published in the Hamtramck review. Pick it up in hard copy or read it from the Review’s website here or on Michele’s blog here.
There will be a fundraiser to support the campaign next Friday night at Anchor Bar. We would love to see you there. Click here for more details and to RSVP!
Friends and supporters, A new year gives us a special opportunity to look forward with hopeful expectation and also to look back, reflecting on all that we have done and learned. Here at the campaign, we thought it would be fun to take this opportunity to share a little about Michele’s past with you. As […]
Dear friends, For the past twenty years, we have been in an age whose motto seems to be “It’s the economy, stupid.” The national mindset has been focused on quantifying, commodifying, privatizing and corporatizing our society. From this mindset, the purpose of government is business, and the strength of […]
Friends and supporters, For the last year I have worked as an advocate for survivors of domestic violence. One of the most influential moments I had in that role took place at a training I attended with other social service providers in the city. The trainer asked all of the […]
We are at the end of another year, and the start of an exciting new season. Around the country, people are being galvanized into action in the face of ineffective government at every level. The next generation of political leaders is emerging from among activists, community organizers, and bold […]