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Michigan 20/20 Plan is Reintroduced

Gretchen Whitmer
Michigan Senate Democratic Leader
March 5, 2013

Friends –

As the leader of the minority party in the Michigan Senate, I often have to write to you about the harmful legislation I see moving through the Capitol and what we need to do to stop it. Today, however, I'm writing about legislation that I've been proud to work on over the past year and was excited to help reintroduce today, The Michigan 2020 Plan.

Chair's Corner

The State Party Convention
Phil O'Dwyer, BDC Chair
February 26, 2013

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

Alex Rossman
Feb. 8, 2013

Date: 
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.

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.

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.

2012: It's All On The Line!

A Report by the Michigan Democratic Congressional Delegation
October 21, 2012

Strengthening and Preserving Medicare
• Democrats closed the donut hole to lower prescription drug costs for seniors, increased preventative health screenings for Medicare recipients and extended the life of the Medicare Trust Fund by 8 years - all without cutting 1 cent of Medicare benefits.
• The Ryan/Romney plan would end Medicare as we know it by turning it into a voucher program, limiting seniors’ ability to choose their doctors and putting private health care decisions back into the hands of insurance companies.

Fighting to Protect Working Families
• Democrats have fought back against the GOP's anti-worker agenda and they're strongly supporting ballot initiatives to strengthen Michigan's middle-class. Working to ensure equal pay for equal work, the first bill President Obama signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
• Republicans in the House have repeatedly voted to limit collective bargaining rights, end Davis-Bacon prevailing wage requirements and defund the National Labor Relations Board.

Standing up for our Auto Industry
• President Obama stood with Michigan's auto workers by making sure our manufacturers got the loans they needed to survive and grow. Today, because of this critical support, over one million jobs have been saved, over 160,000 auto jobs have been created and with new advanced vehicles coming off the line, Michigan's auto industry has come roaring back.
• When it was all on the line for our auto industry, Mitt Romney turned his back on Michigan by arguing that we should “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.”