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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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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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Deputy Sheriffs Association of Michigan 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 24, 2018 BY ADAM FOX-LONG Deputy Sheriffs Association of Michigan Endorses Whitmer for Governor LANSING — Today the Deputy Sheriffs Association of Michigan announced their support for Gretchen Whitmer for Governor. DSAM joins the growing list of law enforcement organizations that has endorsed Whitmer over Attorney General Bill Schuette. The Deputy Sheriff’s Association of Michigan is a statewide fraternal nonprofit organization with over 3,000 members, including patrol officers, detectives, local correction officers, evidence technicians and emergency dispatchers. DSAM is widely recognized as one of the most effective advocates for the advancement of public safety issues in Michigan. “I’m so proud to have the support of the brave men and women who keep our communities safe,” said Whitmer. “Our law enforcement officials need a governor who works just as hard as they do. As a former prosecutor and a survivor of sexual assault, I will never stop fighting to protect survivors of violence and abuse. Let’s get it done.” Whitmer has been endorsed by the most law enforcement organizations in the race for governor, including the Michigan Fraternal Order of Police, Michigan’s largest and oldest law enforcement organization with 7,500 Active and 5,000 Associate members, the Michigan Association of Police Organizations, which includes 14,300 full-time members, and the Wayne County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association. ### Share this post: Share Tweet Email Post navigation  Previous Post Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha Endorses Gretchen Whitmer for Governor Next Post   Whitmer Wins Second Debate as Schuette Struggles to Defend Record of Filing Nine Lawsuits to Rip Health Care Away from 680,000 Michiganders 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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