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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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Our Freedoms - Gretchen Whitmer for GovernorSkip to content Stand with Michigan against hate. CONTRIBUTE TODAY! X Gretchen Whitmer for Governor About Issues News Media Store DONATE Our Freedoms HOME ISSUES OUR FREEDOMS We in Michigan once had some of the strongest civil rights protections in the country in the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act, but we’ve fallen behind. We’ve got to show up for each other’s fights so that every Michigander, no matter where they come from, who they love, how they identify, or what their faith is, has the same opportunities to be successful and we cannot stop until they do. That means ensuring equity in employment, opportunity, schools, and safety for all people. We are still fighting for fundamental rights when people in our state can be denied housing or terminated from employment for their sexual orientation or gender identity. We will build justice in Michigan by: Expanding the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act. Year after year, in the Senate and as a private citizen, I pushed to expand our civil rights laws to include all people regardless of  sexual orientation and gender identity. We drew the line when lawmakers tried to exclude transgender people from our civil rights laws. And I fought for same-sex adoptions and domestic partner benefits. Promoting universal voter access, because it is too hard to register and to vote in Michigan, and as a result, fewer people do it. Everyone who applies for a driver’s license or state ID should be automatically registered to vote, and any registered voters should be able to vote absentee or by mail. As a legislator, I fought to ensure valid ballots from our service members overseas were counted, to prevent voters from being turned away at the polls, and to allow same-day voter registration. Level the playing field in our criminal justice system so that the amount of money in your bank account does not determine the level of justice you receive. As Ingham County Prosecutor, I prioritized rehabilitation programs for nonviolent, first-time offenders to save resources, reduce overcrowding in prisons, and most importantly, to give people [DATE REMOVED] chance. Ban the box so that fair hiring practices prevent disparities in our criminal justice system from keeping people out of the labor pool. Ending this discriminatory practice will put thousands of women and men back into stable, good-paying jobs. Refuse to allow bullying on the grounds of religion. It’s a false choice to say that we can’t have religious freedom while still respecting one another. I’m proud of the work I did to protect our kids in schools with Matt’s Safe Schools law, but we have much more work to do. Making government smarter and more effective by empowering a diverse set of voices in the cabinet, appointments, and throughout state government. That means creating an Equity Officer in the Governor’s office and empowering the Department of Civil Rights and the Civil Rights Commission. 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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Sen. Bernie Sanders Endorses Whitmer for Governor - Gretchen Whitmer for Governor70%Skip to content Stand with Michigan against hate. CONTRIBUTE TODAY! X Gretchen Whitmer for Governor About Issues News Media Store DONATE POSTED ON OCTOBER 11, 2018 BY ADAM FOX-LONG Sen. Bernie Sanders Endorses Whitmer for Governor Sanders speaking at Whitmer campaign rally [DATE REMOVED] at U-M’s Rackham Auditorium DETROIT – Today U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) endorsed Gretchen Whitmer for Governor of Michigan. The Whitmer campaign also announced that Sen. Sanders will speak at a campaign rally for Whitmer at Rackham Auditorium on the University of Michigan campus [DATE REMOVED]. “I am proud to endorse Gretchen Whitmer for governor of Michigan,” said Sen. Sanders. “Too often, Michigan’s working families have been left behind by the political elite. That’s why Gretchen will work to get big money out of politics, invest in infrastructure, and move towards universal pre-school. In the year 2018 it is simply unacceptable that thousands of Michigan families have drinking water that is contaminated and unsafe. For Gretchen, it will be a top priority to make sure that every Michigander will have clean drinking water so that parents no longer will have to worry about the health of their children.” “I’m so excited to welcome Sen. Sanders to Michigan [DATE REMOVED] so we can build on our momentum and get more people fired up to head to the polls in [DATE REMOVED],” said Whitmer. “Michiganders are ready for a governor who knows how to get things done, like fixing the damn roads, cleaning up our drinking water, and protecting access to quality, affordable health care. If we’re going to solve these problems, we’ve got to get out and elect Democrats up and down the ballot. We’ve got to make sure our friends, families, and neighbors have a plan to get to their polling places. I’m not taking my foot off the gas until the polls close on [DATE REMOVED] 6th. Let’s get it done.”   WHAT: Campaign rally for Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Democrats   WHO: Gretchen Whitmer, Democratic Nominee for Governor Garlin Gilchrist II, Democratic Nominee for Lt. Governor U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12) Sen. Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) Rep. Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) Rep. Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) Former Rep. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) Jocelyn Benson, Democratic Nominee for Secretary of State Dana Nessel, Democratic Nominee for Attorney General Dr. Abdul El-Sayed Sam Bagenstos, nonpartisan candidate for Michigan Supreme Court Megan Cavanagh, nonpartisan candidate for Michigan Supreme Court Jordan Acker, Democratic Nominee for UM Board of Regents Paul Brown, Democratic Nominee for UM Board of Regents   WHEN: [DATE REMOVED] Doors open [DATE REMOVED], speaking program scheduled to begin [DATE REMOVED]   WHERE: Rackham Auditorium, 915 E Washington St, Ann Arbor   TICKETS: Event is free and open to the public. Tickets will be available beginning [DATE REMOVED] on the day of the event. Tickets are first come, first serve, with a limit of one per person. ### Share this post: Share Tweet Email Post navigation  Previous Post Whitmer Launches Campaign Ad to Fight Back Against Schuette and DeVos Education Cuts Next Post   Black Economic Alliance 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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