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Governor Whitmer Signs Bill for Supplemental   Funding to Support COVID-19 Response  

  Today, Governor Whitmer signed Senate Bill 690, which appropriates nearly $880 million in federal funding to support various COVID-19 response actions across the state.   The supplemental budget includes a number of provisions that allow assist Michigan in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, help small business weather the difficult economic conditions created by COVID-19,… [ Read More ]

SCOTUS: Employers Shouldn’t Fire People for Being Gay or Transgender

As pride month, 2020 comes to a close, we at the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence would like to applaud the decision made by the U.S. Supreme Court in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia.  There, the Court held that employment discrimination against someone for being gay or transgender is discrimination on the… [ Read More ]

MCEDSV Statement On Police Reform

“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” -Lilla Watson This moment is one which demands we speak. This statement begins, as it should, by recognizing the extraordinary events that have begun… [ Read More ]

Am I? I am.

*Blog Disclaimer* MCEDSV values the voices of all survivors. We acknowledge the power and change that can be created with perspective sharing based on one’s personal identities and experiences. It is our hope that after engaging with various narratives and perspectives, individuals are able to challenge their own belief systems and feel empowered to self-reflect… [ Read More ]

Crip Camp

“For 25 days in April 1977, a group of roughly 150 disability rights activists took over the fourth floor of a federal building in San Francisco. They would not leave, they said, until President Jimmy Carter’s administration agreed to implement a four-year-old law protecting the rights of people with disabilities.” Contributing to this civil disobedience… [ Read More ]

Sex Education Matters  Series (Part One)

  This is part of a series of blogs for Sex Ed For All Month and International Masturbation Month. Amanda is a Sexual Health Educator, Sex Therapist, and Violence Preventionist at MCEDSV, hoping to generate a conversation to discuss increasing access to age-appropriate, evidence-based, accurate, and affirming sexual health information  I carry with me stories… [ Read More ]

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