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As many Americans, especially people of color, face significant obstacles to the right to vote, we must meet the greatest threat to our democracy since the Civil War. Denying the right to vote is grounded in autocracy, and it is undemocratic, un-American, and unpatriotic. #Vote
Michigan Republicans will try every trick in the book to confuse and intimidate voters....They want fewer people to vote because they just discovered what we have always known, when people vote, Democrats win.💪🏽
The governor urged the Michigan legislature to abolish the state law that dates back to 1931 to ensure that women maintain the right to abortion. Let's not forget.....abortion IS healthcare....... #WomensRights
We stand with @GovWhitmer in calling on the legislature to repeal the 1930's abortion ban in Michigan by passing SB 70, introduced by @SenErikaGeiss. This is necessary for the protection and health of all pregnant people in Michigan.…
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I have always stood with those fighting for their right to choose, and I will not stop now. I call on the legislature to send @SenErikaGeiss’ bill that repeals our nearly century-old ban on abortion to my desk.
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“No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” ― Martin Luther King Jr. #LaborDay2021
It's shameful that the GOP of trying to confuse MI voters and continue perpetuating the "big lie" with a ballot drive. 🤦🏾‍♀️
Really?!? Secure MI Vote petition is just a deceptive effort to overturn the clear will of Michigan voters, who voted overwhelmingly in 2018 to enshrine strong protections for our democracy and all citizens’ freedom to vote in our state constitution.
Let's Keep It Up.....Let's ALL #MaskUp #MaskUpMI
Yesterday I was thrilled to be a part of the DNC's “Build Back Better” bus tour on its stop in Kalamazoo. The stop highlighted how President Biden and the Dems are delivering for the American people with the creation of jobs, tax cuts, and lower health care costs.
#GovernorWhitmer is providing strong guidance to superintendents, school boards, and local health departments to develop smart approaches to prepare school districts for their year ahead. #MaskUpMI
#throwbackthursday The daughter of Italian immigrants, Geraldine Ferraro was born on August 26, 1935, in NY. In 1984 Congresswoman Ferraro secured the nomination and was the first woman VP candidate on a major party ticket. She was a trailblazer in the Democratic Party!
For voters today, voters tomorrow, and all those who sacrificed, Democrats voted to approve legislation named after the late civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis. Our VOTE is Our Voice. #VotingRightsAct #GoodTrouble
Masks and vaccines save lives and protect our most vulnerable friends and family. #fightme #MaskUp
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This makes our midterm messaging simple since we can point and say that ‘this is what happens when you elect Democrats,’ right?' You get money in your pockets and shots in you arms. And this would not have happened under a different administration.…
Since President @JoeBiden took office, unemployment has fallen sharply to 5.4% and more than four million jobs have been created. Now's the time to pass his jobs and infrastructure plan to build back better from the bottom up and the middle out.…
In the era of the Big Lie, Secretaries of State play an essential role in ensuring free and fair elections. That's why it's absolutely essential that we re-elect SOS @JocelynBenson in 2022.…
Today is #BlackWomensEqualPay Day. The day Black women must work into 2021 to catch up to what white men earned in 2020. Then, they're only paid 63 cents for every dollar made by white men. It's past time that we end this disparity once and for all.
Just a friendly little reminder to: - Vote in every local election (for many communities in Michigan TODAY is Election Day). - Vote in every state election. - Vote in every presidential election. Vote in EVERY election.…
I'm not surprised to see Michigan on President @JoeBiden's list of most-visited states. It shows the significance of our state — not just politically, but as a model for how we can #BuildBackBetter by investing in workers.…
I'm so grateful I'm vaccinated. Aren't you?
So proud of all of the Olympians competing from Michigan and representing us on the world stage. And especially grateful for Simone Biles showing Black women and women of color that our mental health should always be prioritized. #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth
Voters won’t forget that while the MIGOP cozies up to insurrectionists and blocks progress on the issues that matter most to working families — six months into their terms, Democrats have already delivered checks in pockets, shots in arms, and tax cuts.…
A year ago we lost a national hero, and I lost a friend and parishioner. John Lewis spent his life fighting to ensure our country lived up to its founding creed, and I’m so honored for the opportunity to carry on his legacy.
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The @MichiganDems are proud to partner with the DNC to recruit, train, and hire Michiganders for the 2022 election cycle. The deadline to apply is tomorrow, so apply now at…
Thanks for the kind words, @davidwcoulter. I'd have to say the same for you and your team — because of your hard work, almost 70% of adults in Oakland County have received at least one dose of the vaccine. Well done.…
It took 27 years for Michigan to reach this goal. But this week, Gov. @gretchenwhitmer signed the bipartisan School Aid bill into law, making the largest investment in Michigan public education of all time. #MIPreK12Victory
Cutting child poverty in half and ensuring that working families can invest in their children’s futures shouldn’t be a partisan issue—yet, every single Republican in Congress voted against cutting taxes for working families. Michiganders deserve better.
VP @KamalaHarris speaking truth to power: “Detroit really is the definition of resilience...this city has been rebuilt & this city has been reborn. This city has helped lead our nation through war, through recession, & most recently through this pandemic.”…
So thrilled to have Vice President @KamalaHarris back in Detroit today to highlight the administration's efforts on voting rights and vaccinations.…
So many lessons from my friend @nhannahjones, this morning. Go where you are embraced, celebrated, valued and supported. Go where you don’t have to fight for people to see your brilliance. And, avoid spaces if they barely tolerate you, even if they’re familiar and beloved.
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Why any Michigan lawmaker wouldn’t want to uncover how to avoid this violence is beyond me. Legislators should feel duty-bound to join @DonnaLasinski & @jimananich in creating a bipartisan committee to investigate Michigan-based contributions to Jan.
As we celebrate the birth of the nation, it is important to remember that not everyone is free. We will continue to fight to bring equity and justice to all. Read Frederick Douglass’ full speech at…
"The law violates Michiganders' most basic and fundamental protections under the Constitution.” @MIAttyGen @dananessel ⬇️,4534,7-35…
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I'm thinking of everyone in Southeast Michigan affected by this record rainfall. Please follow the instructions of local authorities and take all necessary precautions to stay safe.
I'm so grateful to @UAW President Rory Gamble for his 45 years of service to the union. He stepped up and led the UAW through some of it's most trying times, and we were proud to award him with the @MichiganDems' MLK award earlier this year.
The last four months under President Biden have shown what's possible when we have competent leadership at the helm. From containing a deadly pandemic to investing in our future, the message to Americans is clear: When it matters most, Democrats deliver.
The Republican members of the Michigan House of Representatives should be ashamed of their votes last night. These voter suppression bills would set us back decades — decades of fighting for the right to vote.
I'm thrilled to welcome the @VP back to Michigan next week. Thanks to the success of the #AmericanRescuePlan, our state is experiencing a record economic recovery as millions get vaccinated and federal funding continues to help us reopen.
Don’t expect any applause from us on ‘uncovering’ the obvious for the nth time. This endless pursuit of sham audits, committees, and reports stopped being legitimate fact-finding actions months ago.
It will take everything we’ve got to build on our 2020 successes in the coming years — we’ll need to invest in our 83-county strategy that takes no vote for granted. That's how we flipped Oakland County and that's how we'll keep Michigan blue in 2022.…
For the first time in our history, we recognize #Juneteenth as a national holiday. Today, as I honor and reflect on the sacrifices made by my ancestors, I renew my commitment to the hard work ahead. I hope you will join me. Find an event in your community:
A forensic audit is not a thing. Pass it on.
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Today's actions in the State Senate were deplorable, racist, and quite frankly shameful. Michigan's 2020 elections were safe and secure. But that has not stopped the Republicans from launching an all-out attack on our right to vote. My statement:
The violence that took place on 1/6 should spur all of us to want to uncover how the day devolved, so that we may never experience it again. I urge Republican lawmakers to join their Democratic colleagues in creating this bipartisan committee without
The Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission is putting power back where it belongs: the voters. Make your voice heard at one of their public hearings, which are being held throughout the month of June. More info at
#pride 7 Photos of Detroit Queer Couples of Color in Love…
There is nothing that prevents anyone from running for school board anywhere. If there is a dearth of candidates in the U.P, then they should do a better job recruiting candidates. #MichEd…
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