Fair Housing And Fighting Foreclosure

Vision No one should ever be homeless or forced to live in squalor. Tom will build on his work in Lansing and Washington, DC to stop the wave of home foreclosures that have devastated our neighborhoods. He will pursue policies that protect renters from unscrupulous landlords, and to make our region’s housing market more stable and attractive for investors. Tom …

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Environmental Justice

Vision Our environment is our most precious resource and must be protected. Tom will be a staunch defender of our waters, our air, and our land. He will work in Lansing to ensure that everyone in our state can be sure that neither their air, water, or land will make them sick, and that our waterways are protected from corporate …

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Insurance Reform

Vision The insurance system in Michigan is a disaster. From auto insurance payments that cost more than a mortgage to legislation that restricts insurance coverage for women’s health care, Tom will work to reform the system. Together, we can create an insurance system that provides better coverage while reducing user costs. Through eliminating waste and providing transparency in pricing, auto …

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Equality And Inclusion

Vision Michigan has the potential to emerge once again as a bastion of acceptance and inclusion. Just as our state pioneered gender equality through forming some of the strongest labor unions on Earth that mandated equal pay for equal work, we can once again become a leader in creating a welcoming and open community for all. By working to embrace …

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Transit and Infrastructure

Vision Our region’s transit and infrastructure are among the worst in the country, but we can seize this opportunity to make Michigan a national leader. The American Society of Civil Engineers,  21st Century Infrastructure Commission, Business Leaders For Michigan, Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, and other groups have laid out the blueprint for how to revolutionize our roads, electrical systems, …

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Education And Protecting Our Children

Vision Ensuring our children receive the best life possible is not only our moral duty, it is also the constitutional duty of the State of Michigan. However, 22% of children in our state live in poverty; an increase of 15% from 9 years ago. Tom, the product of public schools and the son of union teachers and employees of the …

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Building A Stronger Economy

Vision A strong Michigan requires a strong economy, and a strong economy is based on jobs. Tom will fight for us in Lansing to ensure that every citizen has the opportunity to enter the workforce and to be paid a fair wage for their labor. He will fight to ensure the right of workers to form unions and bargain collectively …

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Technology And Innovation

Vision As Detroit and Michigan led the world in technological innovation at the outset of the 20th century, so can we again lead in the 21st century. Through fearlessly embracing new ideas, using best-practices from business and other governments, and supporting our local entrepreneurs, Michigan can expand the technology renaissance it has been experiencing while helping to make government more …

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Government And Election Reform

Vision Tom will be our advocate in Lansing, working to create a Michigan where the government listens to the people and not special interests. Together with Tom, we will build a system so voters have a say in their elections – remove the redistricting process from the hands of politicians and put it with the people, where it belongs.  We …

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A Healthier Michigan

Vision Tom believes that the key to any state’s health lies in the health of its residents. With common-sense reforms, we can fight the prevalence of asthma, diabetes, and renal disease that plague our community. By helping mothers receive the care and nutrition they need, we can help reduce infant and mother mortality and give our children a healthier life. …

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