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Whitmer Releases Plan to Fight Urban Poverty - 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 JULY 26, 2018 BY ADAM FOX-LONG Whitmer Releases Plan to Fight Urban Poverty DETROIT - Today former Senate Democratic Leader and Ingham County Prosecutor Gretchen Whitmer released her plan to fight urban poverty. The policy agenda is the result of a seven-city urban listening tour Whitmer participated in with Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans and community leaders in Detroit, Pontiac, Flint, Saginaw, Muskegon, Grand Rapids, and Benton Harbor. Whitmer’s plan focuses on: bringing down auto insurance rates; supporting regional transit; restoring the Earned Income Tax Credit for working families; protecting revenue sharing for police and fire; reducing crime and preventing gun violence; expanding affordable housing; and ending racial disparities in health, education and criminal justice. Read the full plan here. “Michigan used to be the place people flocked to for opportunity. Michigan built the middle-class and created pathways to opportunity for people of all ethnicities who couldn’t find them elsewhere. But now many families living in Michigan cities are struggling just to get by, much less get ahead. Solving these problems will require a strong partnership with state, local and community leaders. As governor, I am committed to bringing people together to build strong, vibrant and healthy communities across the state, so we can fight urban poverty and build a Michigan that works for all of us.” Gretchen Whitmer “Our communities need a governor who actually knows how to get things done,” said Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans. “Gretchen Whitmer has walked the walk. In the legislature, she went to bat for communities like Detroit, Pontiac, Grand Rapids and Flint every single day. On the campaign trail, she took the time to meet with community and faith leaders across the state and actually listen to their ideas about how we can help our families and cities thrive. This plan offers a clear agenda for how Gretchen’s administration will bring people together to make Michigan a more equitable state, and I’m ready to roll up my sleeves to help her get it done.” Whitmer’s plan includes: Lowering auto insurance rates: ensuring policyholders are treated fairly by ending discrimination and redlining; reducing costs and providing reasonable cost controls; limiting unnecessary and costly litigation; reducing abuse and fraud; requiring insurers to make timely payments; and mandating transparency around the catastrophic claims fund. Appointing a cabinet-level position to combat poverty by: working with employers to create job opportunities for underemployed Michiganders; putting people to work redeveloping city housing inventories; ensuring youth employment initiatives stay focused on combating juvenile delinquency; and improving financial literacy services. Increasing the EITC for working families from six percent of the federal credit under Governor Snyder back to 20 percent, which will allow low-income workers to keep more of what they earn. Reducing crime by: improving city lighting; increasing the use of body cameras and improving cultural togetherness and know-your-rights training to improve community-police relationships; working to prevent gun violence with universal criminal background checks, banning bump stocks and passing red flag legislation. Expanding and improving affordable housing by: removing blight; allowing inclusionary zoning to create incentives for developers to build affordable housing units; and protecting tenants from lead-based paint and landlords who fail to pay tax bills. Ending racial disparities in health, education, and criminal justice by: restoring health prevention funding in the state budget; mitigating childhood lead poisoning through stronger testing and wraparound health and educational services in schools; investing in skills and job training through the MI Opportunity Scholarship; improving indigent defense; supporting Handcuffs to Hardhats programs to get returning citizens into careers in the skilled trades. Whitmer has also released plans to protect women’s health and reproductive rights, clean up Michigan’s drinking water, improve education and skills training, create more good-paying jobs, fix Michigan’s infrastructure and make state government more open, transparent and accountable. # # # Share this post: Share Tweet Email Post navigation  Previous Post Whitmer Releases Plan to Protect Roe v. Wade in Michigan Next Post   Whitmer Proposes Three Debates Focused on Education and Skills Training, Clean Water and Infrastructure, Affordable Health Care 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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Holding Government Accountable - Gretchen Whitmer for GovernorSkip to content Stand with Michigan against hate. CONTRIBUTE TODAY! X Gretchen Whitmer for Governor About Issues News Media Store DONATE Holding Government Accountable HOME ISSUES HOLDING GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABLE Michigan’s next governor needs to be laser focused on getting things done that will actually make a difference in people’s lives right now, like fixing the damn roads, improving education and skills training, and making health care more affordable for families. The problem is that Governor Snyder and Republicans in Lansing have spent the [DATE REMOVED] rigging the rules of Michigan’s economy to favor wealthy campaign donors like Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over regular Michigan families. READ GRETCHEN’S FULL PLAN Since 2011, Republicans in Lansing have: passed the Emergency Manager law, which created the Flint Water Crisis; put the lives of Michigan veterans at risk by privatizing jobs at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans; doubled campaign contribution limits infusing even more money into state politics; and refused to extend the Freedom of Information Act to the governor’s office and the legislature. As a result, Michigan’s lack of transparency and accountability earned us an F on [DATE REMOVED] Center for Public Integrity’s survey. Michigan is now dead last in the nation for state ethics and transparency laws. My Michigan Sunshine Plan will rewrite the rules in Lansing to work for regular families by making state government more open, transparent, and accountable to Michigan taxpayers. It’s time to get it done, so we can build a better Michigan for everyone to infuse integrity in Governance and earn back public confidence. My Michigan Sunshine Plan Includes: Tough new lobbying rules including real-time expenditure reporting, and [DATE REMOVED]-year “cooling off” period for former legislators, which will be the longest in the nation. Greater transparency requirements for the MEDC including stronger accountability measures for job creation. Repealing the 2012 Emergency Manager law restoring local elected government. Reversing the Citizens United on steroids legislation that allows unlimited campaign spending. Expanding the Freedom of Information Act to include the governor’s office and legislature. Strengthening the Open Meetings Act to provide for the live streaming of all state board and commission meetings. Ending partisan gerrymandering and creating an Independent Redistricting Commission. Vetoing all legislation that is designed to circumvent the public’s right to referendum and pursuing legislative change to prohibit future abuses. Passing personal financial disclosure and conflict of interest laws for political candidates and senior appointees. Requiring accountability for campaign robocalls. READ GRETCHEN’S FULL PLAN DOWNLOAD THE FACT SHEET 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 GovernorSkip 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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