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Pronunciation: rad-i-kəl Function: adjective 1: Of, relating to, or proceeding from a root 2: Departing sharply from the usual or ordinary Word History: Our word radical was formed from the Latin adjective radicalis, which simply meant "of or relating to a root." Since a root is at the bottom of something, radical came to describe what is at the base or beginning, in other words, what is "basic, fundamental." As a noun radical came to be applied to a person who wants to make extreme or "radical" changes in the government or in society.

We The People - MI has a radical commitment to our neighbors and communities in Michigan. They are the roots and foundation of everything we do.

Click below to read our newsletter — The Roots of Our Work — featuring on-the-ground work that’s happening around the state.