Sara Smolenski had been a...

Sara Smolenski had been a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church in East Grand Rapids her whole and was raised there. Her parents were married there, she was baptized there, and she even attended grade school there. They denied her communion because of the fact that she was married to a woman. Do you think that because her religion is a big part of her life, she shouldn't be denied? Do you think that this is okay? Do you think her community should do something about this? Something I thought about while reading this article is Freedom of religion.

he study, called Watered...

he study, called Watered Down Justice, analyzed Environmental Protection Agency data for 200,000 violations of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. Report co-author and Director of Science and Data at the Natural Resources Defense Council Kristi Pullen Fedinick says states are neglecting black and brown communities. What questions come to mind when you think of this? If this is happening here in Michigan do you believe that this could be happening anywhere else in the US and it is just being buried?

I found this really...

I found this really interesting article about University of Michigan students starting a newspaper called "The Michigan Gayly" that basically publishes stories specifically for the LGBTQ+ community. How do you feel like students would react if this newspaper were to be published at your school or potential university. Do you support the idea of a newspaper dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community? Do you believe that starting this newspaper will affect the new generation or break barriers for them and for people who were afraid to start it before?

Apple Card Investigated After Gender Discrimination Complaints

The introduction of the new Apple card has been news to the world and the technology community. This apple card, created by Apple but developed by Goldman Sachs, works with the Apple Pay feature. You access it through the Apple wallet, but users can also order a physical card to use when locations don't accept contactless payment. In this article, a couple took to twitter stating that apple card's discriminate against women. When they both applied for a credit line increase, Mrs.

The Pink Tax

WHEREAS.... Women are charged more for everyday objects, such as razors, deodorant, and even bike helmets.

WHEREAS.... Tampons and pads are charged a sales tax because they’re considered ‘luxury items’.

WHEREAS…. There were 5 Toxic Shock Syndrome cases as of December 5th 2015, because tampons were not changed out often enough, because tampons were too expensive to purchase more. WHEREAS….

Toxic Shock Syndrome is a life- threatening disease, which can be fatal around 50% of the time it occurs, being every 3-6 out of 100,000 women.

Eliminate The Pink Tax!

  1. What is a current bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal? Use the legislative database found here

 

A house bill, No 123. It's about removing the sales tax from feminine hygiene products. It also shows a list of things that aren't charged sales tax. The proposition is adding feminine hygiene products to that list

Sara Smolenski had been a...

Sara Smolenski had been a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church in East Grand Rapids her whole and was raised there. Her parents were married there, she was baptized there, and she even attended grade school there. They denied her communion because of the fact that she was married to a woman. Do you think that because her religion is a big part of her life, she shouldn't be denied? Do you think that this is okay? Do you think her community should do something about this? Something I thought about while reading this article is Freedom of religion.

he study, called Watered...

he study, called Watered Down Justice, analyzed Environmental Protection Agency data for 200,000 violations of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. Report co-author and Director of Science and Data at the Natural Resources Defense Council Kristi Pullen Fedinick says states are neglecting black and brown communities. What questions come to mind when you think of this? If this is happening here in Michigan do you believe that this could be happening anywhere else in the US and it is just being buried?

I found this really...

I found this really interesting article about University of Michigan students starting a newspaper called "The Michigan Gayly" that basically publishes stories specifically for the LGBTQ+ community. How do you feel like students would react if this newspaper were to be published at your school or potential university. Do you support the idea of a newspaper dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community? Do you believe that starting this newspaper will affect the new generation or break barriers for them and for people who were afraid to start it before?

Apple Card Investigated After Gender Discrimination Complaints

The introduction of the new Apple card has been news to the world and the technology community. This apple card, created by Apple but developed by Goldman Sachs, works with the Apple Pay feature. You access it through the Apple wallet, but users can also order a physical card to use when locations don't accept contactless payment. In this article, a couple took to twitter stating that apple card's discriminate against women. When they both applied for a credit line increase, Mrs.

Michigan hotel offers free stay to women traveling for abortions.

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A hotel in Michigan is offering free stays and transport for women traveling to the state to have an abortion. The Yale Hotel launched the offer following a spate of restrictive abortion laws that have been passed in conservative US states such as Ohio, Missouri, Georgia and Alabama, which voted for a near-total ban on terminations, including in cases of rape and incest.

Howes: As Jones steps aside, job one for UAW is restoring credibility

In this article, it is explained how United Auto Workers ex-president, Gary Jones, was trying to steal money from the union dues. Jones was attempting to embezzle around $700,000 from the union dues and split them with one of his longtime friends. Interim President Rory Gamble has to face an enormous problem in restoring credibility in the UAW. What are your reactions to the article? Do you think the UAW will be able to fully restore its credibility?

Driver's Licenses for Immigrants

New legislation proposed by Democratic state lawmakers would make it possible for drivers to not have to prove  US citizenship when applying for a license. This plan, known as the Drive SAFE Plan, would let any Michigan resident that is of age to drive to obtain a driver's license. Major supporters of the proposed legislation are several immigrant groups, unions, religious organizations, and farming organizations. As Michigan is becoming a more diverse state, this plan has tons of support behind it.

Michigan House OKs bills to...

Michigan House OKs bills to legalize sports betting, online gambling... 

Legislation legalizing sports betting and online gambling in Michigan was approved by the House of Representatives Wednesday, although some still have reservations about the plan.

An 8.75 percent tax will be collected on all sports bets. Legalizing sports bets will definitely help raise revenue to be used in the state budget, but what are the downsides? What do you guys think? Do the pro's of legalization outweigh the cons? 

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Sexual Assault In K-12...

Sexual Assault In K-12 Schools: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D_WmQUL_wLKJnqDdQg42AT_SnaaUThT4b4ROTb-PfA0/edit

The Pink Tax

WHEREAS.... Women are charged more for everyday objects, such as razors, deodorant, and even bike helmets.

WHEREAS.... Tampons and pads are charged a sales tax because they’re considered ‘luxury items’.

WHEREAS…. There were 5 Toxic Shock Syndrome cases as of December 5th 2015, because tampons were not changed out often enough, because tampons were too expensive to purchase more. WHEREAS….

Toxic Shock Syndrome is a life- threatening disease, which can be fatal around 50% of the time it occurs, being every 3-6 out of 100,000 women.

Eliminate The Pink Tax!

  1. What is a current bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal? Use the legislative database found here

 

A house bill, No 123. It's about removing the sales tax from feminine hygiene products. It also shows a list of things that aren't charged sales tax. The proposition is adding feminine hygiene products to that list

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