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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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Zack Pohl, Author at Gretchen Whitmer for Governor - Page 2 of 4Skip to content Stand with Michigan against hate. CONTRIBUTE TODAY! X Gretchen Whitmer for Governor About Issues News Media Store DONATE Author: Zack Pohl Posted on [DATE REMOVED] by Zack Pohl Newsweek: After Michigan’s Legislature Refuses to Extend State of Emergency, Governor Whitmer Issues New Orders to ‘Save Lives’ Although Republicans in Michigan’s House of Representatives refused to allow an extension of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home orders [DATE REMOVED] Whitmer signed three new executive orders that effectively extended the state of emergency in Michigan until [DATE REMOVED], according to information from Whitmer’s office. “Today I signed new emergency and disaster declarations using independent sources […] READ MORE Share Tweet Email Posted on [DATE REMOVED] by Zack Pohl NY Times: Gretchen Whitmer Isn’t Backing Down Right-wing protesters, Republican lawmakers and President Trump are attacking the Michigan governor, a possible vice-presidential pick. “I’m not thinking about politics,” she says.   Read the full article here. READ MORE Share Tweet Email Posted on [DATE REMOVED] by Zack Pohl Newsweek: Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Strict New Social Distancing Rules May Save Lives But At a High Political Price For a solid month, the rapturous reviews for Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s leadership during the coronavirus outbreak made her ascent to a plum role on the national political stage look like a very sure bet in an otherwise uncertain world. There was escalating buzz about her prospects of becoming Joe Biden’s running mate. Admiring testimonials […] READ MORE Share Tweet Email Posted on [DATE REMOVED] by Zack Pohl NPR: Michigan Gov. Whitmer: States Won’t Open ‘Via Twitter’ ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: President Trump says he has total authority to decide when the country should reopen. That’s false, as a constitutional scholar explains in another part of the program. The president softened his message today, saying he would work with governors to find the right time to dial back stay-at-home orders. Gretchen Whitmer is […] READ MORE Share Tweet Email Posted on [DATE REMOVED] by Zack Pohl NBC News: ‘That woman from Michigan’: Gov. Whitmer stands out in the pandemic. Just ask Trump. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel caught wind of a surprising development. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office had about 75 new executive orders the state’s top law enforcement official would soon need to review. “Do you mean seven? Do you mean five? Is that an accident?” Nessel said she responded.   Read the full article here. READ MORE Share Tweet Email Posted on [DATE REMOVED] by Zack Pohl Vogue: Why ‘That Woman From Michigan’ Should Be on Joe Biden’s Short List for V.P. “We’ve had a big problem with the young, a woman governor,” President Donald Trump told his favorite television pundit, Sean Hannity, [DATE REMOVED]. The president continued musing, “You know who I’m talking about, from Michigan,” and later added, “All she does is sit there and blame the federal government. She doesn’t get it done.” Then, […] READ MORE Share Tweet Email Posted on [DATE REMOVED] by Zack Pohl USA Today: For governors, the coronavirus is a test, from its deadly toll to dealing with Trump For governors, too, the coronavirus has been a test. They find themselves rallying an anxious public, bidding against one another for scarce ventilators on the open market and sometimes scrapping with the president over what the federal government should and has delivered. More than any other elected official, governors have been making the on-the-ground decisions that will […] READ MORE Share Tweet Email Posted on [DATE REMOVED] by Zack Pohl USA Today: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wears ‘That Woman from Michigan’ T-shirt on ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’ DETROIT – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has been a frequent guest on cable news networks during the coronavirus crisis and [DATE REMOVED] she landed on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.” But it wasn’t a comedy routine. She used the time on the television show to plead the state’s case for needing more […] READ MORE Share Tweet Email Posted on [DATE REMOVED] by Zack Pohl WXYZ: Whitmer formally declares a state of disaster in Michigan during COVID-19 outbreak LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has formally declared a state of disaster in Michigan. She signed an executive order [DATE REMOVED] which expanded the scope of economic, educational, and civic dislocation caused by the COVID-19, and equips the administration to address fully the devastation caused by virus that also made the formal declaration. “Since […] READ MORE Share Tweet Email Posted on [DATE REMOVED] by Zack Pohl CNN: ‘That governor is me’: Gretchen Whitmer takes on Trump as coronavirus cases rise in Michigan (CNN) President Donald Trump has lashed out at several Democratic governors who are responding to the coronavirus crisis, but his harshest words have been reserved for Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer. Trump said [DATE REMOVED] he had a “big problem” with the “young, a woman governor” in Michigan, complaining that “all she does is sit there and blame the federal government.” [DATE REMOVED] he said […] READ MORE Share Tweet Email « PREVIOUS 1 2 3 4 NEXT » 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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Meet Gretchen Whitmer - Gretchen Whitmer for GovernorSkip to content Stand with Michigan against hate. CONTRIBUTE TODAY! X Gretchen Whitmer for Governor About Issues News Media Store DONATE Meet Gretchen Whitmer HOME ABOUT MEET GRETCHEN WHITMER Gretchen Whitmer is a proven fighter, who has mobilized Michiganders to take on the big problems facing our state, and who has challenged the status quo in Lansing to get things done for all Michiganders. As a mom, former legislator, prosecutor, and Governor, she fights for the things that matter to people and put them first. Mom Gretchen lives in East Lansing with her husband Marc, daughters Sherry and Sydney, and stepsons Alex, Mason and Winston. Lifelong Michigander Gretchen is a lifelong Michigander. She was raised in Grand Rapids and East Lansing. Gretchen’s parents taught her and her siblings to work hard. She started her first job at age 14 at Burlingame Lumber in Grand Rapids, and also worked at the Royal Fork Buffet and Target. A proud product of our public schools and graduate of Michigan State University, Gretchen built a life close to home – even moving into a house in the same neighborhood where she grew up. Gretchen ran for governor to build a better Michigan so everyone can build a life for themselves right here, and in the state that’s home to 21 percent of the Earth’s fresh water, Gretchen will work to protect our Great Lakes and clean up our drinking water. Listener Whitmer learned from her parents – her Mom a Democrat, her Dad a “Milliken” Republican – that everyone is important. That’s why as a candidate in 2018, she’s visited all 83 counties in Michigan to listen to community members about the issues that they’re facing. As governor, Gretchen has focused on the things that have actually made a difference in people’s lives right now, like fixing the roads, making health care more affordable, improving education and skills training, cleaning up our drinking water, repealing the retirement tax and managing Michigan through the coronavirus pandemic. Caretaker During her first term in the state legislature, Gretchen took care of her mother at the end of her life while giving birth to and caring for her first daughter. As governor, Gretchen has fought for paid family leave so workers can take time off to care for a sick loved one or newborn. Problem Solver As Governor, Gretchen has worked to get things done for Michigan families. As Senate Democratic Leader, she negotiated with Republicans to expand health coverage to more than 680,000 Michiganders through Healthy Michigan. She negotiated a raise in the minimum wage, and because of the work she did, the minimum wage went up for the fourth time [DATE REMOVED]. As governor, Gretchen has diligently worked to build a better Michigan for everyone. Fighter As Senate Democratic Leader, Gretchen brought workers, labor unions, and businesses together to fight anti-worker legislation. When Governor Snyder and Lansing politicians locked the people out of the capitol to pass right-to-work without any public hearings, Gretchen threw open the doors and led the protest from her office. As governor, Gretchen has fought to make sure every Michigander has a path to a good-paying job so they can raise their family. Prosecutor In 2016, Gretchen stepped up to serve as Ingham County Prosecutor, restoring faith in the office after the elected prosecutor was forced to resign following a scandal. She cleaned up a mess and implemented stronger ethics standards. She established a new Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Unit to go after abusers, sped up the rehabilitation of non-violent first-time offenders, and asked the Michigan State Police to investigate the integrity of the county’s evidence room. Educator After her service to the state, Gretchen taught at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. Gretchen is committed to improving education and skills training so every Michigander has a path to a high wage skill. As a legislator, Gretchen took on governors from both parties when they tried to take money out of the School Aid Fund. Governer Whitmer fights every day to ensuresure every child, no matter their zip code, can get a great public education.   Governor Gretchen Whitmer has led Michigan through the worst global pandemic in over a century with guts, grit, and grace. The Washington Post referred to her as “Governor Everywhere” for her bold action to protect the people of Michigan from the spread of COVID-19. Thanks to Governor Whitmer’s leadership and the collective action of millions of Michiganders, we have saved tens of thousands of lives. Since taking office, Governor Whitmer has worked to build a Michigan that is safer, stronger, and smarter for everyone.   Keeping Michiganders safe Governor Whtimer has ramped up testing by partnering with businesses and the Michigan National Guard to expand testing locations across the state. She has expanded unemployment from 20 to [DATE REMOVED] to support working families that lost a job during the pandemic. The governor is also leading the fight to strengthen the Affordable Care Act so we protect coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and ban insurance companies from discrimination. The governor’s bipartisan nursing home task force is working to keep seniors safe from [DATE REMOVED] wave of COVID-19 to make sure they get the care they need.   Making it safer and more affordable to drive In her first [DATE REMOVED] in office, Governor Whitmer signed historic bipartisan auto reform legislation into law to guarantee average statewide savings for drivers and add protections against discrimination. In her second State of the State address, Governor Whitmer announced Rebuilding Michigan, a $3.5 billion bonding program that will start rebuilding Michigan’s crumbling state roads without raising taxes. Reforming auto insurance and fixing state roads will keep millions of Michigan drivers safe on the roads. Improving education and skills training The governor’s first budget included record funding for Michigan’s K-12 schools, and for the first time ever, moved Michigan towards a weighted school funding formula that is based on science and equity, to provide additional classroom resources for at-risk students and students with special needs. Governor Whitmer also signed bipartisan Michigan Reconnect legislation to provide [DATE REMOVED] of tuition-free skills training for adults. She also announced Futures for Frontliners to provide our frontline workers and first responders who don’t have a college degree a chance to earn a technical certificate, associate degree or even a bachelor’s degree for free. Improving K-12 education and skills training will build a talented workforce and help Michigan attract more good-paying jobs. 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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