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Bridge MI: Michigan Gov. Whitmer on tough first year: ‘I did what I said I was going to’ - Gretchen Whitmer for GovernorSkip to content Stand with Michigan against hate. CONTRIBUTE TODAY! X Gretchen Whitmer for Governor About Issues News Media Store DONATE POSTED ON DECEMBER 20, 2019 BY ZACK POHL Bridge MI: Michigan Gov. Whitmer on tough first year: ‘I did what I said I was going to’ LANSING –  She’s the popular “fix the damn roads” candidate whose roads plan crashed and burned at the Capitol. A former legislator who clashed with lawmakers. A rising star in national Democratic politics bogged down by political infighting in her own state. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s first year in office was, in many ways, defined by another first: The state’s first period of divided government [DATE REMOVED]. The Republican-led Legislature blocked some of the Democratic governor’s top priorities, fought back when Whitmer flexed her muscle with executive authority, called her names and refused to let her drive the agenda in a state they were both elected to lead.   Read the full article here. Share this post: Share Tweet Email Post navigation  Previous Post Detroit Free Press: Whitmer tells Trump Michigan will keep welcoming refugees Next Post   WXYZ: Here’s a list of the executive directives signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer so far Meet Gretchen Meet Garlin Issues News Volunteer Events Media Store Donate JOIN GRETCHEN Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Medium P.O. Box 15282, Lansing MI 48901 PAID FOR BY GRETCHEN WHITMER FOR GOVERNOR, PO BOX 15282, LANSING, MI 48901
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VIDEO: Schuette Refuses Three Times to Pull Repulsive Nassar Attack Ad - Gretchen Whitmer for GovernorSkip to content Stand with Michigan against hate. CONTRIBUTE TODAY! X Gretchen Whitmer for Governor About Issues News Media Store DONATE POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 BY ADAM FOX-LONG VIDEO: Schuette Refuses Three Times to Pull Repulsive Nassar Attack Ad LANSING — Today Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement after Bill Schuette held a press conference in which he repeatedly refused to answer calls from Nassar survivors demanding that the Michigan Republican Party pull the ad. Watch the video clip from the Detroit News here. “Three times. Bill Schuette was asked three times if he would heed the call of Nassar survivors to pull this repulsive ad, and he refused to give a straight answer three times,” said Whitmer. “The survivors and their families shouldn’t have to see Larry Nassar over and over again. Bill, how low are you willing to stoop to advance your political career? Have you no decency? It’s time for you to do the right thing and get this ad off their air. It’s a lie, and you know it. The people of Michigan deserve a governor who has integrity and tells the truth, not a craven career politician who will say anything to get elected.” TRANSCRIPT: Jonathan Oosting [Detroit News]: How do you know that, Attorney General? That Gretchen Whitmer didn’t – “Refused” as this ad says. It says she refused to prosecute. Do you know for a fact? Bill Schuette: Listen, I haven’t seen the ad. I was in Ionia County [DATE REMOVED] by eight-o’clock. I had a whole bunch of stuff throughout the day. I’m here to set the record straight about the prosecution of Larry Nassar and the fact is we received this case from the Michigan State University Police Department. And set the record straight as we brought charges, made the decision, she chose not to. I think that was wrong. And leadership is about making the right decisions. Jonathan Oosting: Several Nassar victims today joined Gretchen Whitmer at her press conference, including Grace French. She said politely and respectfully, Mr. Schuette: I ask the Michigan Republican Party to take down an ad that features the face of my abuser. How do you respond to those victims? Bill Schuette: You know again, this is about my record. This discussion we’re having here today. And it’s about the record of Senator Whitmer and making decisions. I made a decision to charge Larry Nassar. And now he’s behind bars for the rest of his life. Jonathan Oosting: So you have no response to the victims? Bill Schuette: I have not seen any… Jonathan Oosting: But you’ve heard what the victims said. You just quoted my story, so you read it… Bill Schuette: Any instance of sexual assault is horrific. And every and every victim of sexual assault deserves justice. That’s my response. # # # Share this post: Share Tweet Email Post navigation  Previous Post Desperate Schuette Doubles Down on Shameful Nassar Attack Ad Next Post   New Group of ‘Business Leaders for Whitmer’ Forms to Help Elect Gretchen Whitmer as Michigan’s Next Governor Meet Gretchen Meet Garlin Issues News Volunteer Events Media Store Donate JOIN GRETCHEN Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Medium P.O. Box 15282, Lansing MI 48901 PAID FOR BY GRETCHEN WHITMER FOR GOVERNOR, PO BOX 15282, LANSING, MI 48901
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Serving our Veterans - Gretchen Whitmer for GovernorSkip to content Stand with Michigan against hate. CONTRIBUTE TODAY! X Gretchen Whitmer for Governor About Issues News Media Store DONATE Serving our Veterans HOME ISSUES SERVING OUR VETERANS We should be ashamed when the men and women who stepped up to serve our nation are forced to wait months for the care they earned, or face homelessness when they return home. I have a long record fighting for Michigan’s 700,000 men and women in uniform whose sacrifices keep us safe, and I’ll hold government accountable for the lack of respect for our veterans that led to incompetence, neglect, and tragedy at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. As governor, I will honor our men and women who served in uniform by: Engaging Valuable Veteran Experience. We must capitalize on the dedicated talent that our veterans have to offer and close the skills gap by working with the US Department of Labor to increase the number of occupations with eligible apprenticeships and leverage federal funding to do this through the GI Bill. We will work with the National Guard to coordinate training to align with occupational skills and require every state agency to be a veteran friendly employer. We will help build careers for veterans and match qualified vets to many of Michigan’s need-to-fill positions. Putting training to work because the men and women who bravely defend our country have every right to serve their families and communities with honor and earn a good living. We owe our veterans every opportunity, and must connect them to the paths that lead to good-paying jobs when they return home. Let’s get veterans back into the workforce, help them find jobs, fast-track certification programs, and reduce barriers to opening a business. Improving care by putting our veterans ahead of politics to make sure they get the benefits and medical care they deserve, including mental health services, addiction care, and counseling. One veteran suicide is too many, and we must do better for our servicemen and women who face the difficult transition of returning home. Michigan has let our veterans down in Grand Rapids, where trained nurses were replaced by a private contractor, leading to the neglect and abuse of our veterans. As Governor, I’ll work across party lines to get more medical staff in veterans homes, increase oversight for service providers, and end the privatization of services for our veterans that led to tragedy. Returning home should not mean housing uncertainty for our nation’s heroes. I will work with our state housing agency and Michigan banks to help veterans take maximum advantage of VA home mortgage loans, especially in our urban communities. RETURN TO ISSUES Meet Gretchen Meet Garlin Issues News Volunteer Events Media Store Donate JOIN GRETCHEN Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Medium P.O. Box 15282, Lansing MI 48901 PAID FOR BY GRETCHEN WHITMER FOR GOVERNOR, PO BOX 15282, LANSING, MI 48901
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New Group of ‘Business Leaders for Whitmer’ Forms to Help Elect Gretchen Whitmer as Michigan’s Next Governor - Gretchen Whitmer for GovernorSkip to content Stand with Michigan against hate. CONTRIBUTE TODAY! X Gretchen Whitmer for Governor About Issues News Media Store DONATE POSTED ON OCTOBER 1, 2018 BY ADAM FOX-LONG New Group of ‘Business Leaders for Whitmer’ Forms to Help Elect Gretchen Whitmer as Michigan’s Next Governor Group includes business leaders from Weight Watchers, Detroit Pistons, Henry Ford Health System, Avis Ford DETROIT – A new group of influential Michigan business leaders is forming to help elect former Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer as the next Governor of Michigan over Republican Bill Schuette. ‘Business Leaders for Whitmer’ will be co-chaired Anthony F. Earley, Jr., the former CEO of DTE Energy; Wright L. Lassiter III, President and CEO of Henry Ford Health System; Florine Mark, President and CEO of the Weight Watchers Group; and Cindy Pasky, Founder, President and CEO of Strategic Staffing Solutions. “Gretchen has real plans that work for Michigan businesses,” said Pasky. “Her ability and willingness to reach across the aisle to bring both parties together is good for business, for workers, and good for our economy. Her plans focus on building a Michigan that will attract business and ensure that Michiganders have access to training and good jobs. Gretchen is the right kind of leader for the governor’s office because she’ll work to ensure we all thrive in Michigan.” Additional members of ‘Business Leaders for Whitmer’ include: Dennis Archer, Jr., CEO, Ignition Media Group; Lizabeth Ardisana, Owner and CEO, ASG Renaissance; George Barnes, Founder, Heritage Optical Center; JoAnn Chavez, Vice President, DTE Energy; Stephen D’Arcy, Partner, Quantum Group LLC; Walter E. Douglas, Chairman, Avis Ford; Dan Edson, President, American Proficiency Institute; Mindi Fynke, President and CEO, EHiM; Phil Hagerman, Founder and CEO, Diplomat Pharmacy; Dan Loepp, President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; Asad Malik, CEO and President, Amerilodge Group; Phil Pierce, Managing Member, Pierce, Monroe & Associates; Gui Ponce de Leon, Founder and CEO of PMA Consultants; Robert G. Riney, President, Healthcare Operations and Chief Operating Officer, Henry Ford Health System, Henry Ford Hospital; Ann Marie Sastry, Founder and CEO, Amesite; Phil Schaltz, President, Schaltz Automation; S. Martin Taylor, former DTE executive; Arn Tellem, Vice Chairman, Detroit Pistons; Paul Zlotoff, Chairman, Uniprop. “Electing candidates who have championed LGBTQ rights is how we build a talented workforce,” said Earley. “Gretchen will expand the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to protect members of the LGBTQ community, because nobody should lose their job or their home because of who they are or who they love. Building a more inclusive and welcoming state is how we’ll attract talent and grow our economy here in Michigan.” “Business owners in Michigan need Gretchen in the governor’s office if we want our businesses to grow and thrive here,” said Mark. “Gretchen has real plans to create jobs and build an economy that works for women-owned businesses like mine and all business owners. She’s going to actually support women business owners so we have the talent and the resources we need. This is exactly the kind of leadership we need in Lansing to build a better Michigan for everyone, and I know Gretchen will get it done as our next governor.” [DATE REMOVED] the Whitmer campaign announced a group of ‘Republicans and Independents for Whitmer,’ which included the former Chair of the Michigan Republican Party, Mel Larsen, former U.S. Rep. Joe Schwarz (R-Battle Creek), and a number of former Snyder, Engler and Milliken cabinet officials. Titles and affiliations of each individual are provided for identification purposes only. # # # Share this post: Share Tweet Email Post navigation  Previous Post VIDEO: Schuette Refuses Three Times to Pull Repulsive Nassar Attack Ad Next Post   Former President Barack Obama Endorses Gretchen Whitmer for Governor Meet Gretchen Meet Garlin Issues News Volunteer Events Media Store Donate JOIN GRETCHEN Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Medium P.O. Box 15282, Lansing MI 48901 PAID FOR BY GRETCHEN WHITMER FOR GOVERNOR, PO BOX 15282, LANSING, MI 48901
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