The Latest News
I was so excited that Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda recently came to town, and I had the chance to attend an exclusive dinner with them.
I arrived in joy. I left ashamed.
And now that the iconic entertainers have left...
Organizers of a petition drive to raise Michigan’s minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2022 got the green light from the state Board of Canvassers Tuesday and will begin to collect signatures for the November 2018 ballot.
Michigan election officials have approved the petition form for a group wanting to raise the state's minimum wage and eliminate a smaller wage paid to tipped employees.
One Fair Wage Michigan — which is led by advocates for restaurant workers — cleared the procedural step Tuesday at the Board of State Canvassers. It needs roughly 252,000 valid voter signatures in a six-month window to submit the proposal to the Republican-led Legislature.
“It’s important for Lily and I to bring our message to a place like Ann Arbor, where we can hope, even at a minimum, to help make contact with people, convince them to talk about this issue with their friends, collect signatures for the ballot, go to town halls and help develop a people’s platform that will help talk about all of the issues facing this country and this state,” Fonda said.
Lily Tomlin had the audience inside the Power Center laughing from the second she introduced herself as Judith Beasley, a middle-aged, career waitress with a Southern accent.
"Almost all of my life, I've struggled to make ends meet," she said,...