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Men Must Step Up Against Domestic Violence

Men Must Step Up Against Domestic Violence

The following is a piece Adam wrote for the Michigan Citizen last summer. Men must step up against domestic violence July 3, 2012 – 6:27pm Michigan Citizen After watching the unfolding debacle regarding Rep. Brown’s utterance of the word “vagina,” I was surprised at the lack of men standing with the female protestors. I asked some of the organizers of the “Vagina Monologues” event at the capital how many men stood with them. The answer was extremely disappointing; most could only name one representative in attendance, Jim Townsend. It is time for men to step up in the war against women. We have done nothing for too long. Day in and day out, we turn on the news and there are stories of women being kidnapped, raped and assaulted. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, and historically, most women have been victimized by someone they knew. Women should not have to live in fear of...

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Posted by on Jun 23, 2013

Detroit Regional Chamber’s PAC announces endorsements for Michigan House primary

Detroit Regional Chamber’s PAC announces endorsements for Michigan House primary

The following was the announcement of Adam’s endorsement for State Representative from the Detroit Regional Chamber last summer. Detroit Regional Chamber’s PAC announces endorsements for Michigan House primary July 3, 2012 – 6:41pm Mlive.com DETROIT, MI — The Detroit Regional Chamber’s Political Action Committee announced its endorsements for the Michigan House of Representatives ahead of the state’s Aug. 7 primary election. The Detroit Regional Chamber PAC Board of Directors supports pro-business candidates and policies that support the Chamber’s public policy priorities. “The Detroit Regional Chamber PAC selects a bipartisan pool of candidates from our region and across the state who are committed to promoting legislation that will improve Michigan’s business climate,” said the Chamber’s Vice President of Government Affairs Brad Williams. The Chamber PAC Board of Directors made the endorsements based on responses to a Chamber PAC survey as well as input from PAC members and the Chamber’s government affairs team. The Chamber’s top policy priorities include continued support of the New International Trade Crossing, repeal of the state’s personal property...

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Detroit Free Press endorsements in Wayne County state House races

Detroit Free Press endorsements in Wayne County state House races

The following is an article where The Detroit Free Press endorsed Adam last summer. July 15, 2012 – 8:03am DETROIT FREE PRESS The Michigan House endorsements cover contested Aug. 7 primary races. Districts with no primary contests will be covered prior to the general election in November. Here are the Detroit Free Press endorsements for contested Michigan House races in Wayne County. District 4 (Central Detroit and Hamtramck) A dozen hopefuls have come out of the woodwork in hopes of winning the Democratic nomination for this newly formed district. Young and old, black and white, men and women — collectively, they represent the diverse gamut of views and issues in this district, and have strong opinions of what their cities need. The standout, however, is ADAM HOLLIER, 26, of Detroit, who has worked on the staffs of Buzz Thomas and Bert Johnson and has a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Michigan. He wants to focus on improvements to education, safety and infrastructure in Detroit; he wants the city to...

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Let Detroit be the first city with a public boarding school program

Let Detroit be the first city with a public boarding school program

The following is an article Adam wrote for the Michigan Citizen last summer. Let Detroit be the first city with a public boarding school program July 15, 2012 – 9:59pm Published • Sun, Jul 15, 2012 Michigan Citizen Education in public schools across the country is failing our students. As a proud graduate of Detroit Public Schools (DPS) I firmly believe in public education and know that if we don’t fix the system we cannot fix the city of Detroit. The current system, while it works for some, does not work for all. Public education should not be a one-size-fits-all model. How do we develop new and innovative ways to educate our children? One example of a model that seems to be working is The School for Educational Evolution and Development (SEED) Foundation Urban Boarding School. The boarding school model is breaking new ground in the fight against America’s current school challenges. The Foundation has created successful public charter schools in Washington, D.C. and Maryland, with plans to next...

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Editorial: Our choices for Wayne County state rep

Editorial: Our choices for Wayne County state rep

The following is an article announcing The Detroit News’ endorsement of Adam last summer. Editorial: Our choices for Wayne County state rep July 27, 2012 – 7:23pm Detroit News Endorses Adam Hollier Detroit News These Wayne County endorsements are for contested state House races in the Aug. 7 primary election. The primary will decide who represents most of these heavily Democratic districts. In those with no primary races, The Detroit News will announce endorsements prior to the November general election. District 4 (central Detroit and Hamtramck): Youthful Adam Hollier , 26, stands out among the diverse lineup of 11 Democrats in this wide-open race with no incumbent. He has served on the staffs of Sen. Bert Johnson and ex-Sen. Buzz Thomas, wants the region to develop “world-class infrastructure (roads, bridges and ports)” and is a proponent of the kind of expanded education commitment Gov. Snyder proposes. From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120725/OPINION01/207250309#ixzz21rt4QgsR...

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Posted by on Jun 23, 2013

Automatic weapons: our neighborhood’s weapon of mass destruction

Automatic weapons: our neighborhood’s weapon of mass destruction

The following is an article Adam wrote for the Michigan Citizen last summer. Automatic weapons: our neighborhood’s weapon of mass destruction July 29, 2012 – 10:01pm Published • Sun, Jul 29, 2012 Michigan Citizen My grandfather always said gun laws only affect law-abiding citizens, but that sentiment was before shows like Discovery Channel’s “Future Weapons” or the millions of other television programming and Web sites that teach weapon modification or creation. We can all agree that the right to bear and keep arms is undeniable. We can also agree that a state’s right to regulate the sale and use of those weapons is equally well established. But if we eliminate the bad actors in business we can save lives. According to Professor Daniel Webster of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Center for Gun Policy and Research, 1 percent of gun dealers sold 57 percent of guns later used in crime. I propose Michigan hold firearms sellers accountable for the sales of all weapons designed for military...

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