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My Decision for 2012

By Congressman Gary Peters
Thursday, September 8, 2011

We've faced some tough challenges, but we always made it because we stood together. Even during the rise of the Tea Party wave last year, you stood with me and for that I will always be thankful.

Because of your support, I wanted you to be the first to know the news.

"Right to Work" is Wrong for Michigan Families

“Right to Work,” also known as “Freedom to Work,” is a real threat to Michigan workers. Rich CEOs are pooling together tens of millions of dollars to make Michigan a Right to Work state, either through a ballot petition drive or via legislative action.
Many people, including some union members, still aren’t sure what Right to Work would mean for Michigan. Here are the facts:

Labor Day, the President, and You

By U.S. Representative Sander Levin
Friday, September 2, 2011

On Monday, September 5th, I will be in Detroit for the Labor Day Parade, joining tens of thousands of others in celebrating the contributions of working people to the strength of our country and in recognizing the historic importance labor unions have made to the creation of the middle class in America.

This year, as workers are under siege in states throughout the country - including Michigan - it especially fitting that President Obama will be in Detroit for Labor Day.

91 Years Ago

By U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow
Friday, August 26, 2011

91 years ago today, women across the United States won the right to vote. This did not come easy. The ratification of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution was the result of a decades-long struggle and tremendous bravery and sacrifice on the part of early women's rights champions. Today, we honor that achievement by celebrating Women's Equality Day.

Debt Ceiling To...

By Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner
Sunday, August 7, 2011

Being County Treasurer gives you a very unique perspective on the issues of debt ceilings, credit ratings, and fiscal responsibility.

A credit rating downgrade for a county, or a country, can add thousands, millions, or billions of dollars to the taxpayers' tab at a time of financial crisis.

They Put You "On Notice"

By U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow
Friday, August 5, 2011

Did you see this? Republicans just put you, me and all of America "on notice" that they plan to break the promise of Medicare.


By Congressman Gary Peters
Saturday, July 30, 2011

Forty-six years ago today, President Johnson signed Medicare into law. In the early 1960’s, there was a debate over how the country should address the costs of health care. Not unlike today, there were conservative opponents claiming every step along the way that the government should not play a role in ensuring senior citizens have access to quality medical care.

Ron Paul's Un-Social In-Security Plan

From the Working Family Win (WFW) Distribution List
Monday, June 27, 2011

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