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Senator Gregory and Representative Cogen Lipton Invite Local Residents to Coffee Hours to Discuss State Issues

Alex Rossman
Feb. 8, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Running for Governor

Gretchen Whitmer
Michigan Senate Democratic Leader

January 30, 2013

Friends –

Over the past several months, I've heard from so many of you that have asked me about my own plans for 2014 and whether or not I’m going to run for Governor. I’ll be honest with you, it’s been truly humbling to hear your support and encouragement and the idea of running for Governor is certainly not a decision I take lightly.

Senate Democrats Review of State of State Address

Senate Democrats Say Governor’s Address Completely Missed the Mark

January 16, 2013
Robert McCann

LANSING—Senate Democrats called out Governor Snyder for once again delivering a State of the State address that focused on doing what’s best for corporations rather than what’s best for Michigan’s families. Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer specifically called out the Governor for only mentioning education twice during his address, once in terms of expanding his bankrupt state school district and the other in terms of providing early childhood education to only a select group of our kids.

Welcome to the New Year!

Gretchen Whitmer - Michigan Senate Democratic Leader
January 1, 2013

Friends –

Let’s face it, 2012 was a year full of frustrations inside Michigan’s Capitol. We saw our Speaker of the House admit to playing a role in an election rigging scandal. We watched as our Governor lied to Michigan’s public and locked them out of the Capitol as he pushed through his politically fueled agenda. And we spoke out in protest time and time again as legislation was passed that took money away from middle-class families, kids and our communities to give it away instead to those already at the top.

Historic Night of Democratic Victory!

Mark Brewer
Nov. 7, 2012

I want to thank every American who participated in this election, whether you voted for the very first time or waited in line for a very long time.... Whether you pounded the pavement or picked up the phone, whether you held an Obama sign or a Romney sign, you made your voice heard and you made a difference. -- President Barack Obama

Friends and fellow Democrats,

Last night was an historic night for President Barack Obama. Democrats made American history by re-electing our nation’s first African-American President, and the campaign also made Michigan history. With 97 percent of precincts reporting, President Obama has won Michigan by a 9 percentage point margin. This is a huge margin in a state where Republicans were hyping their ground game and touting certain victory just a few short days ago, a state which the Republican candidate called home in his youth.

(Just a couple of) the Obama Administration's accomplishments

Obama for America
October 31, 2012

Every now and again, the other side likes to claim President Obama doesn't have a record to run on. They're wrong. Here's a taste of why:

(Just a couple of) the Obama Administration's accomplishments:

The first bill President Obama signed was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, to help women fight back when they don't get equal pay for equal work.

His Recovery Act supported millions of jobs and helped to stave off a second Great Depression.

He pushed for and won middle-class tax cuts that benefitted every American worker, and saved the typical family $3,600 in taxes over the last four years.

President Obama rescued the auto industry, and now GM and Chrysler are healthier than they've ever been. The American auto industry has added nearly a quarter of a million jobs since June 2009 -- and they most likely wouldn't exist right now without President Obama's leadership.

A Vote for a President to Lead on Climate Change

Michael R. Bloomberg
Nov 1, 2012

The devastation that Hurricane Sandy brought to New York City and much of the Northeast -- in lost lives, lost homes and lost business -- brought the stakes of Tuesday’s presidential election into sharp relief.

The floods and fires that swept through our city left a path of destruction that will require years of recovery and rebuilding work. And in the short term, our subway system remains partially shut down, and many city residents and businesses still have no power. In just 14 months, two hurricanes have forced us to evacuate neighborhoods -- something our city government had never done before. If this is a trend, it is simply not sustainable.

Our climate is changing. And while the increase in extreme weather we have experienced in New York City and around the world may or may not be the result of it, the risk that it might be -- given this week’s devastation -- should compel all elected leaders to take immediate action.

Monday Night's Debate

Gretchen Whitmer
October 23, 2012

Friends –

There is perhaps no more critical a role that our President plays than that of Commander-in-Chief and our nation’s top diplomat, and if we needed any more evidence of how carelessly Mitt Romney takes that responsibility, last night's debate provided it.