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Stabenow, colleagues announce bipartisan legislation to stop countries like China from cheating and costing Michigan jobs

From the Office of U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced bipartisan legislation to penalize countries like China that undervalue their currency to artificially discount their foreign products. This form of cheating creates an unfair advantage over U.S. products, costing us jobs.

The Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act will require the U.S. Departments of Treasury and Commerce to take action to support American businesses and workers. The legislation includes provisions from Senator Stabenow’s Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act, which she introduced last year.

Winning the jobs fight, one battle after another

From the Office of U.S. Senator Carl Levin
Friday, March 19, 2010

The industrialist John D. Rockefeller believed that “the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.” Far too many Michiganians these days are being denied that opportunity, but Congress has taken some important steps to boost job creation and put people back to work.

Countdown to the 2010 Census

By Mark Brewer, Chair, Michigan Democratic Party
Thursday, March 11, 2010

Next week, Census forms will be mailed to households across the country, and the Michigan Democratic Party wants to remind you to fill out the form and return it by mail.

It's very important to make sure everyone in Michigan is counted. If not, we could lose out on tens of thousands of dollars per person in federal funding.

Michigan Supreme Court and Stare Decisis - Tuesday, March 2

From Mark Brewer, MDP Chair: Election season is upon us and we have a lot of work to do. One of our top priorities is to defeat Justice Bob Young on the Michigan Supreme Court.

For too long, Justice Bob Young has ruled to protect greedy corporate CEOs, insurance companies, and workplace sex offenders. He has used his power on the bench to dictate policy and not do what's best for Michigan and its residents.

But you don't have to take my word for it. Check out this upcoming event in March in which a Wayne State University Law School Professor analyzes the Court and some of its decisions over the past decade.

Date: 
Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

MDP Endorsement Convention - Saturday, April 17

On February 27, the Michigan Democratic State Central Committee approved the Michigan Democratic Party's Endorsement Convention for April 17th. This Convention is the first of its kind in Michigan and should give our Democratic candidates an advantage in the upcoming election.

Date: 
Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 8:00am - 3:00pm

Why is the 2010 Census important for Michigan?

Based on the article published in the Jan/Feb 2010 issue of the Michigan Municipal League magazine, p. 15

The census is a snapshot of your community that defines the challenges and opportunities ahead for the people you serve and engage.

Here are seven key questions and answers about the 2010 Census, along with links to important resources and for more information.

Congressman John Conyers Endorses Jocelyn Benson for 2010 Secretary of State Race

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 15, 2009
CONTACT: T.J. Bucholz, (517) 680-4680

DETROIT – Michigan Congressman John Conyers (D-Detroit) today endorsed Wayne State University professor and national election law expert Jocelyn Benson for Michigan Secretary of State, citing Benson’s impeccable qualifications and leadership ability as reasons to support her electoral bid.

“Jocelyn Benson has an unquenchable commitment and tireless passion for election reform that will benefit millions of Michigan citizens when she is elected Michigan Secretary of State,” Conyers said. “Her dedication to making true improvements to the office and working to ensure that every vote is counted in our state represents the real change we need in Lansing.”

Twelve Quick Facts about Michigan Government

Did you know? Our state's government is the smallest it has been since the early 1970s. Adjusted for inflation, revenues are at the level they were back in 1964. We are $9 billion in spending below the Headlee Amendment limits. Michigan has 11,000 fewer state employees than we had only a few years ago, and our state now has a lower number of employees per citizen than 44 other states.