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Gubernatorial Candidates Announce General Election Debate Schedule - 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 14, 2018 BY ADAM FOX-LONG Gubernatorial Candidates Announce General Election Debate Schedule LANSING — Gretchen Whitmer and Bill Schuette will appear in two gubernatorial debates in [DATE REMOVED], representatives for the campaigns announced today. Schuette and Whitmer’s campaigns officially completed negotiations today after several weeks of productive talks. The debates are as follows: Debate 1 [DATE REMOVED] 12 Grand Rapids WOOD studios Moderator: Rick Albin [DATE REMOVED] Debate 2 [DATE REMOVED] 24 Detroit WDIV studios Moderators: Kimberly Gill and Devin Scillian [DATE REMOVED] Both events feature moderated debates with questions determined by the moderators and include opening and closing statements. Both debates will be televised live by the sponsoring stations, streamed online, and are expected to be simulcast in most parts of the state on other television stations. ### Share this post: Share Tweet Email Post navigation  Previous Post Michigan FOP endorses Whitmer for governor Next Post   ‘Republicans and Independents for Whitmer’ Announces Formation to Help Elect Former Senate Democratic Leader 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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Black Economic Alliance endorses Gretchen Whitmer for 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 12, 2018 BY ADAM FOX-LONG Black Economic Alliance endorses Gretchen Whitmer for Governor Group led by top Black business executives lauds Whitmer’s commitment to expanding opportunity for Black Michiganders DETROIT — Today the Black Economic Alliance, a national political group led by top  Black business leaders and advocates focused on electing candidates who support economic policies that will improve outcomes for Black Americans, announced its’ support for Gretchen Whitmer for Governor. “The Black Economic Alliance is a fantastic example of Americans trying to lift each other up, knowing that what’s best for working people is also good for our economy,” said Whitmer. “I’m deeply honored by this endorsement and looking forward to working with the Alliance to create opportunities for Michiganders to learn high-wage skills, support small business development, and ensure everyone can participate in the new economy.” Whitmer has laid out an ambitious plan to promote economic stability and growth for all Michigan families with three pillar strategies to reboot the economy: High-wage skills training, including creating paths to high wage skills for every Michigander, debt-free [DATE REMOVED] college to make college more affordable for families, and expanding job opportunities for veterans across the state of Michigan. Closing the economic inequality gap by raising the minimum wage, providing important benefits like Paid Family Leave, and repealing Michigan’s Right to Work law. Making Michigan a place where people want to stay in and businesses want to move to by fixing the roads, reusing abandoned land, and promoting placemaking to create more vibrant communities that can attract the kind of talented workforce our businesses need to grow and create jobs. “Former Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer has long been an advocate for the working families of Michigan — we know as Governor she will make it a priority to expand economic opportunity for the state’s Black community,” said Akunna Cook, Executive Director of the Black Economic Alliance.  “We look forward to working with Gretchen on policies that support minority-owned small businesses, help address educational disparities in Michigan, and create a better future for Black families across the state.” The Black Economic Alliance is working primarily on highly competitive races in states and districts with a significant Black population where turnout among Black voters could be decisive. ### Share this post: Share Tweet Email Post navigation  Previous Post Sen. Bernie Sanders Endorses Whitmer for Governor Next Post   Whitmer Crushes Bill Schuette in First Gubernatorial Debate 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 Governor75%Skip 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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Whitmer Launches Two Campaign Ads Featuring Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Prosecutor Kym Worthy - 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 10, 2018 BY ADAM FOX-LONG Whitmer Launches Two Campaign Ads Featuring Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Prosecutor Kym Worthy Ads focus on Whitmer’s record expanding health care, fighting for survivors DETROIT — Today the Whitmer for Governor campaign launched two new campaign ads ahead of the general election. The first 15-second ad, titled “Desk to Desk,” features Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and focuses on Whitmer’s record working across the aisle to expand Medicaid to more than 680,000 Michiganders. The second 15-second ad, titled “Away,” features Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and focuses on Whitmer’s record of fighting for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault as Ingham County Prosecutor. CLICK HERE TO WATCH “DESK TO DESK” CLICK HERE TO WATCH “AWAY” “DESK TO DESK” MAYOR DUGGAN SCRIPT: As the Senate Leader, Gretchen Whitmer went desk to desk to get Republicans and Democrats to pass Medicaid expansion, and now 680,000 people have health care. Her leadership changed lives and saved lives. Imagine what she can do as governor. “AWAY” PROSECUTOR WORTHY SCRIPT: Gretchen Whitmer is fearless. As a prosecutor, she cracked down on domestic abusers and stood up for rape victims whose cases had been ignored. Gretchen isn’t afraid to tell the truth, even when some people don’t want to hear it. She’s the governor we need. Both commercials will begin airing on broadcast and cable TV stations in the Detroit media market starting today. ### Share this post: Share Tweet Email Post navigation  Previous Post Michigan Nurses: Schuette Trying to Rewrite His Healthcare Record Next Post   New Group of ‘Veterans 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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