In Michigan, we can create a state we can all be proud of -- if we invest in our people, our schools, and our communities.  

 

ECONOMIC SECURITY FOR ALL

Studies have shown that 75% of Americans cannot afford a $700 unexpected expense. This isn't right, especially when this number includes many full-time employees supporting families Downriver. It isn’t fair when people are expected to work more for less. To ensure economic security for Michigan families, we have to raise wages, lower taxes for working people, and secure seniors’ pensions. 

AN EQUITABLE EDUCATION

The best chance at a middle class life in Michigan starts with a good education. With proper investment, Michigan can once again lead the way and provide a world-class education to all of our students. It’s imperative that we fully fund our classrooms from Pre-K through college graduation so our students are on the cutting edge of reading, math, science, and technology. Additionally, our teachers need proper pay for their hard work and dedication.

INFRASTRUCTURE FOR TODAY and TOMORROw

Our roads and bridges are some of the worst in the country, which not only leads to expensive car repairs, but also discourages economic growth. Finding a solution will put people to work and make Michigan a better destination to do business. For Downriver, one major area of focus will be finding solutions to the railroad crossing problems across the district. 

CLEAN AIR, WATER, and LAND

With the Detroit River, Lake Erie, Huron River, and many other parks and natural resources right in our backyard, our quality of life depends on us being good stewards of our environment. Keeping our air and water clean will help our economy, protect public health, and ensure we have beautiful places to live, work, and play.