Ward 3 City Council Seat Filled

Ward 3 City Council Seat Filled

Ruth Cassidy

Ypsilanti City Council voted on June 4, 2019 to appoint Annie Somerville to the vacant City Council seat in Ward 3. City Council’s process lacked transparency and did not reflect public constituent input. In-person interviews of candidates to fill the Ypsilanti Ward 3 City Council…

City Council Ticker 2

City Council Ticker 2

Racial Equity and Representation Since her inauguration on November 12, 2018, Ypsilanti Mayor Beth Bashert has decided not to reinstate two Black city commissioners to their respective commissions. A Freedom of Information Act request revealed that Mayor Bashert has not nominated a single non-white Ypsilanti…

Black Commissioners Not Reappointed by Mayor

Black Commissioners Not Reappointed by Mayor

In Ypsilanti, the mayor has the sole power to nominate people to the city’s commissions. City commissions are government bodies made up of volunteers who make decisions that affect Ypsilanti. Some commissions merely advise City Council; others actually have the final decision-making power over city…

A World without ICE: Local Activist Jailed for Anti-ICE Demonstration

A World without ICE: Local Activist Jailed for Anti-ICE Demonstration

FANG Collective

Last week Amory began an eight-day jail sentence for resisting ICE in Bristol County, Massachusetts. PLEASE READ Amory’s statement that he released before beginning his sentence: “Last summer, some friends and I demonstrated outside the Bristol County Jail, a jail and ICE detention center in…