Who we are
The Michigan Student Power Network is a statewide association of progressive student organizations, started in 2014 and currently operating on 8 campuses across Michigan.
The Power Network works to connect student struggles across campuses, issues and identities, in order to share skills and build a statewide movements capable of effecting progressive change. MSPN uses a variety of tactics and strategies to effect change in Michigan and on our campuses, including direct member education, voter engagement, issue based campaign organizing, and direct action.
Statewide and multi-campus — We have a presence on 8 campuses, from Allendale to Dearborn.
Culture and Community — A community that supports, cares for, and enables folks to continue this work long term.
Multi-Issue — From climate to LGBT to racial and economic justice to college affordability – we move issues to build broad, deep, powerful, passionate bases and alliances. We are intersectional.
Multi-strategy — From non-violent civil disobedience to GOTV, issue lobbying to online creativity, winning student government elections to divestment campaigns, we are driven by winning real change and power - using all the tools in the toolbox.
Partnering with community and labor — To bring community connections as well as mentorship and long-term support to student organizing.
Not limited to 501(c)3 — We have 501(c)3 as well as 501(c)4 fiscal sponsor to allow us to speak freely and engage in lobbying, elections, and non-violent civil disobedience as needed.
We work with community, state, and national movement partners to heighten the impact of our organizing. These include:
Alliance for Youth Action
Movement Voter Project