A beacon shines a light into the darkness to help weary travelers find their way, and we seek to shine that light on our government so citizens have the knowledge needed to ensure the government remains of, for and by the people.

Mission Statement: It is the goal of the Great Lakes Beacon to serve as a news outlet for individuals, groups and organizations championing progressive causes at the local, state and federal level.

The Great Lakes Beacon believes that if we are to see a more welcoming and equitable future for all, we must amplify the voices of the people doing the difficult and often overlooked work of creating change. As such, it is our mission to illustrate what it means to challenge the status quo.