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The Opioid Crisis - Gretchen Whitmer for GovernorSkip to content Stand with Michigan against hate. CONTRIBUTE TODAY! X Gretchen Whitmer for Governor About Issues News Media Store DONATE The Opioid Crisis HOME ISSUES THE OPIOID CRISIS The opioid crisis attacking our communities is a tragedy and a disease. Overdose deaths in Michigan from opioid abuse jumped 54% in just [DATE REMOVED]. We cannot blame the victims of this disease. We must put aside partisan differences to confront this crisis head on. In Michigan, we must take action immediately to: Expand treatment and recovery services. that help our family members and neighbors who are suffering from addiction. I will bring together community partners, medical professionals, state leaders, the federal government, and health providers to increase inpatient treatment services. Partner with law enforcement and pharmacies to continue building on and expanding permanent drug take-back programs to dispose of unneeded controlled substances. Invest in treatment courts to ensure access to the resources we need to treat addiction, including diversion and alternative sentencing. As Ingham County Prosecutor, I established policies to make sure that people with addictions could get connected to treatment, instead of going to jail. As Governor, I will continue to fund and support treatment courts. Hold physicians and drug companies accountable because Michigan has more annual opioid prescriptions than people, and we cannot allow pharmaceutical companies to continue perpetuating the crisis with immunity. 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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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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