New Michigan maps created clearer paths to ending unchecked rightwing control, and after working in the state for two years, The States Project seized the opportunity to go after shifting power in the state. Rightwing majorities were held by just two seats in the Michigan House and three seats in the Senate.
Thanks to our Giving Circles, we hit the ground early in 2021 for the best possible chance of success and gained three seats in the House and four in the Senate, for two outright majorities!
We powered a Democratic trifecta in Michigan for the first time since 1983! Good jobs, clean air and water, protecting democracy and reproductive freedom — Michigan’s new majorities can now move forward on the policies that can improve Michiganders’ lives.
to defend democracy in states like Michigan now!
In May 2022, The States Project helped Carol Glanville win State House District 74 in a Michigan House Special Election — we believed that protecting HD-74 in a special election would be easier than trying to take it from the rightwing in a general election. That reduced the number of seats needed to shift power in the State House from three to two.