Over the years, FOF MI has been dedicated to uplifting the voices of everyday Michiganders who want to see real progressive change in our state and nation. These stories have been crucial to helping us in our mission to advance equity and justice for all Michiganders, win critical policy fights, let our neighbors and friends know that they aren’t alone with the issues they face, and to sending the message to Lansing and DC that we the people, are engaged, paying attention, and ready to stand up for what is right!
When we come together and vote, we have the power to create real change. Here, Norbert speaks about the importance of voting and community outreach in Pontiac, MI.
Erica Bloom, a researcher with the Michigan Ecology Center, is dedicated to cleaning up Michigan’s water and raising awareness about the real dangers of PFAS contamination. Here she calls on all Michiganders to take the time to ensure that our elected officials are making decisions that keep our communities safe.
Pamela Moore of SEIU Local 1 Detroit speaks about why we must support the care workers who care for us.
Mike Griffin, speaks about the importance of health insurance for all.
During the 2020 lockdowns, Michigan teachers came together to ask that we “Don’t Rush” and ensure that the safety of our teachers and kids came first, FOF MI was there to help amplify their message.
Never feel intimidated about making your story and voice heard by your elected officials. Here Jeremy and Dinah walk us through the simple yet impactful process of lobbying your state representative.
Donald speaks about the importance of voting in Michigan and beyond.
Eli Day, a native Detroiter, and Michigan organizer and activist, understands that strong unions are key to protecting worker’s rights and to creating opportunities for everyone to thrive. He knows that freedom is about all of us being able to earn living wages, care for ourselves and our families, and feel stable and secure in our employment.
True social justice means that everyone deserves dignity and respect. Here, Rebeca speaks about why it is so important for all of us to come together across our differences in order to make our world a better place.
Your story, your voice, your engagement is critical to keeping our elected officials accountable to we the people, and not to greedy corporate actors. Stories like yours are why the winds are shifting in Michigan, and why our state is becoming the kind of place where everyone can thrive! Want to share your story? We’d love to amplify your issues today and let our legislators know what matters most to you. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your story!