Navigating the Week: GLB’s Weekly Roundup 10/02
Nessel brings voter suppression charges over robocalls to Black Detroiters. This week, AG Dana Nessel announced felony voter suppression charges against those responsible for racist robocalls attempting to intimidate Black voters in Detroit. Get the full story here.
New video shows shady tactics from Unlock Michigan circulator. A video released this week shows a petition circulator for the Unlock Michigan campaign telling someone she can sign for her husband, which is not legal. This comes after multiple allegations of circulators lying to voters and a recent leaked video from a training where circulators were taught about ways to illegally boost signature numbers. Read more here.
DeVos opts not to appeal decision in CARES Act lawsuit. Betsy DeVos accepted defeat this week in the lawsuit brought by AG Dana Nessel over DeVos’s attempt to divert CARES Act funding from struggling school districts to private schools. More on the case here.
Detroit City Council to continue use of racist facial recognition software. The Detroit City Council voted this week to renew their contract with a facial recognition software that has been shown to be racially biased. More on their decision here.
Whitmer plan dedicates $500M to water infrastructure updates. This week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a large-scale investment in updates to our water infrastructure aimed at cleaning up our water and protecting public health. Details on the plan here.
Early voting underway in Michigan. Michigan voters have already begun to cast their ballots in the general election. If you’re interested in voting absentee this year, check out https://www.michiganvoting.org/vote-before-election-day for everything you need to know about voting before Election Day.
Tweet of the Week
State Sen. Jeremy Moss celebrates progress in the legislature in this week’s Tweet of the Week.