June 7, 2013

On The Issues

You should feel safe in your home, WE CAN DO BETTER!

As your State Senator I am going to work with to ensure you can feel safe in your community.  Our children should be able to walk to school without fear of being attacked by dogs or people.  Seniors should not be afraid to sit on their porch or answer their doors.  As a state we must better fund public safety, clear blight from neighborhoods and ensure every block has working streetlights.  Four years ago I helped create the Public Lighting Authority that has installed 65,000 new LED lights.

Our children deserve a high quality public education, WE CAN DO BETTER!

As your State Senator and an expecting dad I’m committed to make sure every child in our state has access to high quality public education.  Education has always been the path to a better life and its clear to anyone willing to pay attention that the State has failed our children particularly those in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park that have had Emergency Managers prioritizing finances over the next generation.  I will not tolerate any more of this short sighted thinking, we have to get back to building a generation of thinkers, builders, planners and dreamers.  We need an education system that develops young creative intellectually curious children into entrepreneurs, skilled tradespeople, leaders.

Too many people still aren’t working, WE CAN DO BETTER!

As your State Senator I am going to work aggressively with organized labor and the business community to get more members of the 2nd Senate District working.  The unemployment rate is more than twice the state average across the district and that is going to change.  It only changes by working for living wages to ensure residents can afford to buy locally produced items.

Government should be transparent, WE CAN DO BETTER!

I’m tired of being embarrassed by my legislators and hope you are too.  I’m committed to making the State Legislature more transparent so that you have all the information you need to make informed decisions at the ballot box. Today, voter id laws, restrictions on early voting and claims of rampant voter fraud are making complicated. As your State Senator I’m committed to fixing our broken elections process.  We’ll Do Better we will clean up the process and ensure when you arrive at the polls your vote is counted.  Check out my 15 point plan to fix elections.



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