• Democrat

    Gary R. McGillivray

  • Gary McGillivray is a Democrat running for his eighth term on the Oakland County Commission. He currently serves as chair of the Democratic Caucus on the County Commission. He has served the City of Madison Heights as a reserve police officer, city council member, and mayor. He writes and issues a periodic newsletter to make sure residents are informed about happenings in Oakland County.

    McGillivray is endorsed by the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter and the Michigan League of Conservation Voters.

    McGillivray is running against Republican Ronald Dwyer.

    Gary McGillivray is the best choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/votemcgillivray/

    Gary R. McGillivray

    Gary McGillivray is a Democrat running for his eighth term on the Oakland County Commission. He currently serves as chair of the Democratic Caucus on the County Commission. He has served the City of Madison Heights as a reserve police officer, city council member, and mayor.

    Gary R. McGillivray

    Gary McGillivray is a Democrat running for his eighth term on the Oakland County Commission. He currently serves as chair of the Democratic Caucus on the County Commission. He has served the City of Madison Heights as a reserve police officer, city council member, and mayor.

  • This year Michigan voters will elect a governor and we recommend re-electing Governor Gretchen Whitmer. In her four years as Michigan’s governor, Gov. Whitmer has repeatedly proven herself as a fierce advocate for people across the state.

    Despite continued efforts by the Republican-controlled legislature to derail her efforts, Gov. Whitmer has done her part to move the state forward, working with the GOP when it was possible and wielding her veto pen to stop bad bills when it was necessary.

    With Roe v. Wade overturned, Gov. Whitmer has taken swift, decisive action to prevent enforcement of the state’s pre-Roe abortion ban. She has fought for abortion access throughout her career and consistently opposed efforts to restrict reproductive freedom. Right now, she’s one of the only things standing in the way of efforts by Michigan Republicans to further attack access to reproductive health care.

    Under Gov. Whitmer’s leadership, the state has taken significant strides forward in public education. She took the lead on a historic budget that made the largest K-12 investment in state history, made the funding system more equal, and expanded multiple programs designed to support students and educators. She’s also worked to expand community college and job training programs to working folks across the state.

    Of course, with Republicans in control of the legislature, Gov. Whitmer’s ability to pass progressive legislation has been limited—but she’s made use of her executive powers to stop bad bills passed by the GOP. The bills Gov. Whitmer has stopped include multiple anti-voter laws, a DeVos-backed school voucher scheme, and a tax plan that would benefit the wealthy at the expense of working people.

    Whitmer’s running mate is Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II. Lt. Gov. Gilchrist studied computer engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan before moving on to a career as a software engineer at Microsoft. Before becoming lieutenant governor, Gilchrist was a community organizer and worked in local government. As Lt. Gov., he has spearheaded campaigns for criminal justice reform, access to community college and job training programs, and efforts to improve Michigan’s cities.

    The Whitmer Gilchrist ticket is endorsed by eight of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Clean Water Action, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    Gov. Whitmer’s opponent is Tudor Dixon, a Trump-endorsed, DeVos funded MAGA Republican who believes abortion should be banned with no exceptions for rape, incest, or health of the mother. She has participated in spreading election disinformation and attacked efforts to teach honest accounts of U.S. history in schools and make classrooms more inclusive for LGBTQ+ kids. Tudor is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan. Dixon’s running mate is former state representative Shane Hernandez, who was named the most conservative member of the House in 2017 by MIRS News Service.

    The Gov. Whitmer L.G. Gilchrist ticket is the progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://gretchenwhitmer.com/

    Gretchen Whitmer and Garlin Gilchrist II

    This year Michigan voters will elect a governor and we recommend re-electing Governor Gretchen Whitmer. In her four years as Michigan’s governor, Gov. Whitmer has repeatedly proven herself as a fierce advocate for people across the state.

    Gretchen Whitmer and Garlin Gilchrist II

    This year Michigan voters will elect a governor and we recommend re-electing Governor Gretchen Whitmer. In her four years as Michigan’s governor, Gov. Whitmer has repeatedly proven herself as a fierce advocate for people across the state.

  • Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson knows how critical her office is to defending our democracy and ensuring voters can make their voices heard—she even wrote a book about it before she was elected.

    Now, she’s using her expertise to keep our elections secure, efficient, and accessible. Under her leadership, Michiganders turned out in record numbers in the 2020 election despite a pandemic and rampant disinformation, and audits and court cases have proven time and time again that this election was the most secure in our state’s history.

    Since then, Secretary Benson has worked to combat lies and conspiracy theories about Michigan’s election systems. Despite repeated attacks and threats from MAGA Republicans, she has refused to back down from the fight to preserve democracy in Michigan. She’s also pushed back against restrictive anti-voter laws and worked to ensure clerks have the resources they need to keep running efficient elections.

    She’s also reworked how the Secretary of State’s office handles common transactions like updating vehicle registration. By expanding online services and self-serve kiosks and updating systems and processes for making an appointment, she’s cut down on wait times and made running our errands more convenient than ever.

    Secretary Benson is endorsed by eight of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Clean Water Action, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    Secretary Benson’s opponent is Kristina Karamo, a Trump-endorsed, MAGA extremist and QAnon supporter who has repeatedly spread lies about Michigan elections, as well as dangerous antisemitic conspiracy theories and inflammatory rhetoric about the LGBTQ+ community. Karamo also opposes abortion and has said the practice of yoga, amongst other things, is satanic. Karamo is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan.

    Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is the progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://votebenson.com/

    Jocelyn Benson

    Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson knows how critical her office is to defending our democracy and ensuring voters can make their voices heard—she even wrote a book about it before she was elected.

    Jocelyn Benson

    Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson knows how critical her office is to defending our democracy and ensuring voters can make their voices heard—she even wrote a book about it before she was elected.

  • This year Michigan voters will elect an attorney general and we recommend re-electing Attorney General Dana Nessel.

    From the start, AG Nessel has been an advocate for the environment and public health. She’s successfully sued several of the big corporations responsible for polluting our water with toxic PFAS chemicals and ensured they’re held accountable for the messes they’ve made. She has gone toe-to-toe with fossil fuel giant Enbridge and fought to shut down the dangerous Line 5 oil pipeline to protect our Great Lakes.

    Her corporate accountability efforts go beyond polluters. In response to rampant wage theft, AG Nessel created a payroll fraud unit to ensure employees are not robbed of their paychecks. She’s also held big pharma companies accountable for their role in the opioid crisis.

    She’s also worked to prevent abuse and hold abusers accountable. From investigating sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and the Boy Scouts, to working proactively to prevent elder abuse, she’s been a consistent voice for our most vulnerable.

    When MAGA Republicans tried to intimidate voters and subvert the will of the people, AG Nessel took immediate action to combat disinformation and make sure these bad actors faced consequences for their actions.

    AG Nessel is endorsed by seven of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Clean Water Action, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    AG Nessel’s opponent Matthew DePerno is a Trump-endorsed MAGA extremist who worked to undermine the will of voters in the 2020 election and was fired from a law firm for a pattern of dishonesty and fraud. He wants to ban abortion in all cases, with no exceptions for rape, incest, or the life of the mother and has suggested he would go even further, potentially banning contraception as well. DePerno is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan.

    Attorney General Dana Nessel is the progressive choice in this race.

    Learn More: https://www.dananessel.com/

    Dana Nessel

    This year Michigan voters will elect an attorney general and we recommend re-electing Attorney General Dana Nessel.

    Dana Nessel

    This year Michigan voters will elect an attorney general and we recommend re-electing Attorney General Dana Nessel.

  • Two seats on the Michigan Supreme Court are up for grabs this year, and we recommend incumbent Justice Richard Bernstein and newcomer Kyra Harris Bolden.

    Richard Bernstein is the first blind justice to sit on the state’s highest court and has worked during his time on the court to protect Michiganders’ rights, including the right to vote on reproductive freedom and voting rights initiatives, and preserve the integrity of the judicial system.

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, he sought to preserve emergency protections designed to keep communities safe. He also helped deliver a decision that made kids and educators safer by keeping guns out of Michigan classrooms.

    Justice Bernstein has ruled against shady interest groups in multiple cases, including a decision that upheld prevailing wage laws that ensure construction workers are paid fairly, a ruling that public money should not be funneled into private schools, and a decision to hold election saboteurs accountable.

    Kyra Harris Bolden would be the first Black woman to serve on the Michigan Supreme Court. Bolden is a passionate, experienced leader and legal professional who has worked throughout her career to promote justice and equality for all. She’s vowed to protect the rights of all Michiganders.

    In addition to her legal knowledge and expertise, Bolden brings years of experience serving in the state legislature, where she was an outspoken advocate for racial justice, criminal justice reform, and reproductive freedom.

    Current Supreme Court Justice Brian Zahara has a history of failing to stand up for LGBTQ rights and victims of abuse. He’s taken money from the DeVos family and sided with their efforts to give public taxpayer dollars to private schools. He also sided with an opinion that sought to keep voting rights and reproductive freedom initiatives off the November ballot, which would have silenced Michigan voters. When given the opportunity to vote to keep guns out of Michigan’s schools, Zahra failed to do so.

    Justice Bernstein and Bolden are endorsed by five of our partners including Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    Justice Richard Bernstein and Kyra Harris Bolden are the progressive choices in this race.

    Learn more:
    https://theblindjustice.com/
    https://boldenforjustice.com/

    Kyra H. Bolden

    Two seats on the Michigan Supreme Court are up for grabs this year, and we recommend incumbent Justice Richard Bernstein and newcomer Kyra Harris Bolden.

    Kyra H. Bolden

    Two seats on the Michigan Supreme Court are up for grabs this year, and we recommend incumbent Justice Richard Bernstein and newcomer Kyra Harris Bolden.

  • Two seats on the Michigan Supreme Court are up for grabs this year, and we recommend incumbent Justice Richard Bernstein and newcomer Kyra Harris Bolden.

    Richard Bernstein is the first blind justice to sit on the state’s highest court and has worked during his time on the court to protect Michiganders’ rights, including the right to vote on reproductive freedom and voting rights initiatives, and preserve the integrity of the judicial system.

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, he sought to preserve emergency protections designed to keep communities safe. He also helped deliver a decision that made kids and educators safer by keeping guns out of Michigan classrooms.

    Justice Bernstein has ruled against shady interest groups in multiple cases, including a decision that upheld prevailing wage laws that ensure construction workers are paid fairly, a ruling that public money should not be funneled into private schools, and a decision to hold election saboteurs accountable.

    Kyra Harris Bolden would be the first Black woman to serve on the Michigan Supreme Court. Bolden is a passionate, experienced leader and legal professional who has worked throughout her career to promote justice and equality for all. She’s vowed to protect the rights of all Michiganders.

    In addition to her legal knowledge and expertise, Bolden brings years of experience serving in the state legislature, where she was an outspoken advocate for racial justice, criminal justice reform, and reproductive freedom.

    Current Supreme Court Justice Brian Zahara has a history of failing to stand up for LGBTQ rights and victims of abuse. He’s taken money from the DeVos family and sided with their efforts to give public taxpayer dollars to private schools. He also sided with an opinion that sought to keep voting rights and reproductive freedom initiatives off the November ballot, which would have silenced Michigan voters. When given the opportunity to vote to keep guns out of Michigan’s schools, Zahra failed to do so.

    Justice Bernstein and Bolden are endorsed by five of our partners including Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    Justice Richard Bernstein and Kyra Harris Bolden are the progressive choices in this race.

    Learn more:
    https://theblindjustice.com/
    https://boldenforjustice.com/

    Richard Bernstein

    Two seats on the Michigan Supreme Court are up for grabs this year, and we recommend incumbent Justice Richard Bernstein and newcomer Kyra Harris Bolden.

    Richard Bernstein

    Two seats on the Michigan Supreme Court are up for grabs this year, and we recommend incumbent Justice Richard Bernstein and newcomer Kyra Harris Bolden.

Congress

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below congressional districts on your ballot.

  • Rep. Debbie Dingell is a Democratic candidate running for her fourth term in Michigan’s 6th Congressional District. Dingell has risen through the ranks to become co-chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee. She also serves as co-chair of the House Medicare for All Caucus and 12 other caucuses.

    Healthcare and education have been focal points for Dingell’s career. She previously served as an executive at General Motors and as president of its foundation. In 2006, Michigan voters elected her to the Wayne State University Board of Governors, which she chaired. In addition to health care and education, her work in Congress has also centered around the auto industry, the environment, and veterans’ affairs.

    Dingell is endorsed by six of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, and Michigan Education Association.

    Dingell is facing perpetual candidate and right-wing Republican Jeff Jones.

    Dingell is the most progressive candidate in this race.

    Learn more: https://debbiedingellforcongress.com/

    Debbie Dingell

    Rep. Debbie Dingell is a Democratic candidate running for her fourth term in Michigan’s 6th Congressional District. Dingell has risen through the ranks to become co-chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee.

    Debbie Dingell

    Rep. Debbie Dingell is a Democratic candidate running for her fourth term in Michigan’s 6th Congressional District. Dingell has risen through the ranks to become co-chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee.

  • Rep. Elissa Slotkin was first elected to Congress in 2018 and is now seeking her third term in the 7th Congressional District as the Democratic candidate. She gained recognition for her national security expertise, which she honed while working for the CIA and the Department of Defense.

    In addition to national security, her priorities include healthcare, the environment, economic opportunity, equality, gun violence prevention, and campaign finance reform.

    Slotkin worked hard in Congress to prevent Trump from abusing his powers. For instance, she was the lead sponsor of a bill to prevent President Trump from launching military action in Iran without Congressional approval.

    Slotkin is endorsed by six of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Clean Water Action, and Michigan Education Association.

    Slotkin’s opponent is Tom Barrett, a state senator who is staunchly opposed to abortion rights and attacked public health efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19. Barrett is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan.

    Slotkin is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://elissaforcongress.com

    Elissa Slotkin

    Rep. Elissa Slotkin was first elected to Congress in 2018 and is now seeking her third term in the 7th Congressional District as the Democratic candidate. She gained recognition for her national security expertise, which she honed while working for the CIA and the Department of Defense.

    Elissa Slotkin

    Rep. Elissa Slotkin was first elected to Congress in 2018 and is now seeking her third term in the 7th Congressional District as the Democratic candidate. She gained recognition for her national security expertise, which she honed while working for the CIA and the Department of Defense.

  • Brian Jaye is a military veteran and legal professional running as the Democratic candidate to represent the 9th Congressional District. He was the first in his family to attend college and is running for Congress to ensure every child in America has equal opportunity to succeed.

    Jaye is a pro-choice candidate who supports stronger protections for the LGBTQ+ community, efforts to combat systemic racism, and strong voting rights policies. He also supports a variety of policies to address economic inequality, including raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.

    Jaye is endorsed by two of our partners: American Federation of Teachers Michigan and Michigan Education Association.

    Jaye is running against incumbent Republican Lisa McClain, who supported Donald Trump’s attempt to illegally overturn the 2020 election. Rep. McClain also holds irresponsible right-wing views on guns and is anti-reproductive rights. McClain is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan.

    Jaye is the most progressive candidate in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.brianjayeformichigan.com/

    Brian Jaye

    Brian Jaye is a military veteran and legal professional running as the Democratic candidate to represent the 9th Congressional District. He was the first in his family to attend college and is running for Congress to ensure every child in America has equal opportunity to succeed.

    Brian Jaye

    Brian Jaye is a military veteran and legal professional running as the Democratic candidate to represent the 9th Congressional District. He was the first in his family to attend college and is running for Congress to ensure every child in America has equal opportunity to succeed.

  • Carl Marlinga is an attorney with decades of legal experience who is running as the Democratic candidate to represent the 10th Congressional District. He served for nearly four decades as Macomb County Prosecutor, an assistant U.S. attorney, and a judge on the 16th Judicial Circuit Court.

    Marlinga fully supports the Constitutional right to get an abortion and intends to codify Roe into federal law. He wants to support good-paying jobs here in the U.S. to strengthen the economy, while also working to protect our Great Lakes and rivers and ensure they are clean for generations to come.

    Marlinga is endorsed by two of our partners: American Federation of Teachers Michigan and Michigan Education Association.

    Marlinga’s opponent is John James, a two-time Republican candidate for U.S. Senate who once said he was “2000% behind Trump.” James is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan.

    Marlinga is the most progressive candidate in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.marlinga4congress.com/

    Carl J. Marlinga

    Carl Marlinga is an attorney with decades of legal experience who is running as the Democratic candidate to represent the 10th Congressional District. He served for nearly four decades as Macomb County Prosecutor, an assistant U.S. attorney, and a judge on the 16th Judicial Circuit Court.

    Carl J. Marlinga

    Carl Marlinga is an attorney with decades of legal experience who is running as the Democratic candidate to represent the 10th Congressional District. He served for nearly four decades as Macomb County Prosecutor, an assistant U.S. attorney, and a judge on the 16th Judicial Circuit Court.

  • Rep. Haley Stevens is running as the Democratic candidate for her third term in Congress in the new 11th Congressional District. More than 200,000 jobs were saved thanks to Stevens’ work in the Obama administration, where she played key roles in helping to rescue the auto industry and revitalize manufacturing.

    In addition to workforce development and technology, Stevens also prioritized health care, the environment, and equality during her first term in Congress. She was selected, alongside Colin Allred, to be co-presidents of the House Democratic freshman class of the 116th U.S. Congress.

    More recently, Stevens voted to protect the U.S. Postal Service during a time when mail-in voting will be at an all time high, and called for greater transparency in the government.

    Stevens is endorsed by three of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, and Michigan Education Association.

    Stevens’ opponent is Mark Ambrose, who supports anti-voter laws and Donald Trump. Ambrose is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan.

    Rep. Stevens is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://haleystevensforcongress.comm/

    Haley Stevens

    Rep. Haley Stevens is running as the Democratic candidate for her third term in Congress in the new 11th Congressional District.

    Haley Stevens

    Rep. Haley Stevens is running as the Democratic candidate for her third term in Congress in the new 11th Congressional District.

  • Rep. Rashida Tlaib is running as the Democratic candidate for her third term in the 12th Congressional District. Tlaib is one of the first two Muslim women ever elected to Congress and was previously the first Muslim woman elected to the Michigan House of Representatives, where she served for six years.

    Rep. Tlaib has spent her career and her term in Congress working for social, economic, environmental, and housing justice and standing up to wealthy special interests. Despite being new to Congress, she has already secured funding to prevent water shutoffs and keep vital services in operation during the COVID-19 crisis. She also opened four neighborhood service centers throughout her district.

    Rep. Tlaib is endorsed by two of our partners: American Federation of Teachers Michigan and Michigan Education Association.

    Tlaib’s opponent is Steven Elliott. Elliott supports views on the LGBTQ+ community and schools rooted in right-wing disinformation, and holds irresponsible right-wing views on guns.

    Tlaib is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://rashidaforcongress.com/

    Rashida Tlaib

    Rep. Rashida Tlaib is running as the Democratic candidate for her third term in the 12th Congressional District.

    Rashida Tlaib

    Rep. Rashida Tlaib is running as the Democratic candidate for her third term in the 12th Congressional District.

State Senate

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below State Senate races on your ballot.

  • Stephanie Chang is an incumbent Democrat running for her second term to the Michigan State Senate. Prior to serving in the State Senate, she served two terms in the Michigan House of Representatives, where she was on the leadership team for the House Democratic Caucus for both terms. Chang was the first Asian American woman to be elected to the Michigan Legislature and was a co-founder of the Asian Pacific American Legislative Caucus.

    Chang’s priorities include air quality protection, education, criminal justice reforms, reproductive rights, and fighting for affordable and safe drinking water. She will fight for an economy that works for everyone by pushing to raise the minimum wage, protect collective bargaining rights, and ensure paid sick days for all workers. Chang has passed bipartisan legislation on a range of issues including female genital mutilation, nitrous oxide “whip-its,” re-entry services for wrongfully convicted individuals who were exonerated, and more.

    Chang is endorsed by eight of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Clean Water Action, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    Stephanie Chang is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.stephaniechang.com/

    Stephanie Chang

    Stephanie Chang is an incumbent Democrat running for her second term to the Michigan State Senate. Prior to serving in the State Senate, she served two terms in the Michigan House of Representatives, where she was on the leadership team for the House Democratic Caucus for both terms.

    Stephanie Chang

    Stephanie Chang is an incumbent Democrat running for her second term to the Michigan State Senate. Prior to serving in the State Senate, she served two terms in the Michigan House of Representatives, where she was on the leadership team for the House Democratic Caucus for both terms.

  • Mary Cavanagh is running for the Michigan State Senate for the 6th District. She currently serves as the Democratic vice caucus chair in the Michigan House of Representatives as a representative for the 10th District.

    Cavanagh’s priorities include fighting for equitable and quality education, providing funding for universal PreK, expanding access to affordable health care, and lowering prescription drug costs. She will work to protect reproductive rights, expand paid sick-leave, and champion legislation for universal and affordable childcare options. Cavanagh will also work to create good-paying clean energy jobs, replace lead service lines, protect voting rights, and pass common sense gun violence prevention measures.

    Cavanagh is endorsed by five of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    Cavanagh is running against Republican Ken Crider. Crider is anti-reproductive rights, calls himself a pro-gun advocate, and supports views on elections rooted in right-wing misinformation and conspiracy theories.

    Mary Cavanagh is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.maryformichigan.com/

    Mary Cavanagh

    Mary Cavanagh is running for the Michigan State Senate for the 6th District. She currently serves as the Democratic vice caucus chair in the Michigan House of Representatives as a representative for the 10th District.

    Mary Cavanagh

    Mary Cavanagh is running for the Michigan State Senate for the 6th District. She currently serves as the Democratic vice caucus chair in the Michigan House of Representatives as a representative for the 10th District.

  • Jeremy Moss is an incumbent Democrat running for his second term to the Michigan State Senate. He serves on the Economic and Small Business Development, Local Government, and Regulatory Reform committees.

    One of Moss’ main priorities is open and honest government. When he was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives he worked to pass 10 bills in the House that would open up government records to public scrutiny by subjecting the governor’s office and state legislature to the principles of the Freedom of Information Act. His other priorities include reforming the criminal justice system, protecting voting rights, expanding access to affordable housing, fully funding education and holding charter schools accountable, ensuring Michigan is prepared for climate change, protecting reproductive freedom, passing common sense gun violence prevention measures, and ensuring equality for all Michiganders.

    He has also been working to restore the harsh cuts to local governments and school districts that have impacted the lives of working families, retirees and students.

    Moss is endorsed by eight of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Clean Water Action, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    Moss is running against Republican Corinne Khederian.

    Jeremy Moss is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://votejeremymoss.com/

    Jeremy Moss

    Jeremy Moss is an incumbent Democrat running for his second term to the Michigan State Senate. He serves on the Economic and Small Business Development, Local Government, and Regulatory Reform committees.

    Jeremy Moss

    Jeremy Moss is an incumbent Democrat running for his second term to the Michigan State Senate. He serves on the Economic and Small Business Development, Local Government, and Regulatory Reform committees.

  • Mallory McMorrow is an incumbent Democrat running for her second term to the Michigan State Senate. She serves on the Economic and Small Business Development, Energy & Technology, and Insurance and Banking committees. McMorrow gained worldwide praise in 2022 when a video of her impassioned response to a heinous attack from a colleague went viral.

    McMorrow’s priorities include ending gun violence by passing real common-sense reforms including safe storage and emergency risk protection order legislation, defending reproductive rights, and protecting the right to vote. She believes access to safe, affordable water is a human right and will fight to protect our water by replacing lead service lines, and fight climate change by transitioning to electric vehicles and better preparing Michigan’s infrastructure for extreme weather. McMorrow will also work to increase school funding and support teachers, and empower workers and families.

    McMorrow is endorsed by four of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    McMorrow is running against Republican Brandon Simpson.

    Mallory McMorrow is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.mcmorrowformichigan.com/

    Mallory McMorrow

    Mallory McMorrow is an incumbent Democrat running for her second term to the Michigan State Senate. She serves on the Economic and Small Business Development, Energy & Technology, and Insurance and Banking committees.

    Mallory McMorrow

    Mallory McMorrow is an incumbent Democrat running for her second term to the Michigan State Senate. She serves on the Economic and Small Business Development, Energy & Technology, and Insurance and Banking committees.

  • Padma Kuppa is a current Democratic representative in the Michigan House of Representatives in the 41st District, and she is running for Michigan State Senate in the 9th District. Kuppa currently serves on the Energy and Local Government Committee and the Municipal Finance Committee. She also belongs to the Education and Labor Caucuses, is the Co-Chair of the Asian Pacific American Caucus, and a Co-Chair to the Equal Pay Task Force.

    Kuppa believes that everyone should have access to affordable health care and prescription drugs, and our seniors should be taken care of. Her other priorities include fully funding public education and accessible higher education, keeping corporations accountable for the pollution they cause, preventing gun violence, and strengthening transparency and accountability in the legislature.

    Kuppa is endorsed by eight of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Clean Water Action, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    Kuppa is running against Republican Michael Webber. Webber is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan and the DeVos-backed Michigan Freedom Network.

    Padma Kuppa is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: http://electpadmakuppa.com/

    Padma Kuppa

    Padma Kuppa is a current Democratic representative in the Michigan House of Representatives in the 41st District, and she is running for Michigan State Senate in the 9th District. Kuppa currently serves on the Energy and Local Government Committee and the Municipal Finance Committee.

    Padma Kuppa

    Padma Kuppa is a current Democratic representative in the Michigan House of Representatives in the 41st District, and she is running for Michigan State Senate in the 9th District. Kuppa currently serves on the Energy and Local Government Committee and the Municipal Finance Committee.

  • Rosemary Bayer is an incumbent Democrat running for her second term to the Michigan State Senate. She serves on Appropriations, Appropriations - K-12/MDE, Appropriations - Natural Resources and Environmental Quality, Transportation, and Environmental Quality committees.

    Bayer’s priorities include fighting for increased funding for childcare programs, equity in funding for K-12 schools, and making sure the needs of all students are met. She will work to address poverty and homelessness, fight for paid sick and family leave, pass gun violence prevention measures, protect access to clean water, and ensure Michigan’s infrastructure is prepared for extreme weather. Bayer will also fight to protect civil rights and reproductive freedom.

    Bayer is endorsed by eight of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Clean Water Action, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    Bayer is running against Republican Jason Rhines. Rhines is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan.

    Rosemary Bayer is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.rosemarybayer.com/

    Rosemary K. Bayer

    Rosemary Bayer is an incumbent Democrat running for her second term to the Michigan State Senate. She serves on Appropriations, Appropriations - K-12/MDE, Appropriations - Natural Resources and Environmental Quality, Transportation, and Environmental Quality committees.

    Rosemary K. Bayer

    Rosemary Bayer is an incumbent Democrat running for her second term to the Michigan State Senate. She serves on Appropriations, Appropriations - K-12/MDE, Appropriations - Natural Resources and Environmental Quality, Transportation, and Environmental Quality committees.

  • Jordan Genso is a Democrat running for the Michigan State Senate for the 49th District. He works as a real estate agent and has served on numerous local boards in his community including Brighton District Library Board of Trustees, Brighton City Zoning Board of Appeals, and Livingston Reappointment Committee. 

    Genso supports raising teacher salaries, increasing the Earned Income Tax Credit, protecting voting rights, and putting the cost burden of protecting the environment on corporations. Genso also believes we need to address the harm still being caused by a history of redlining in Michigan and will work to pass common sense gun violence prevention measures.

    Genso is endorsed by two of our partner organizations: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan and the American Federation of Teachers Michigan.

    Genso is running against Republican Lana Theis. Theis is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan and the DeVos-backed Michigan Freedom Network, and has repeatedly attacked the LGBTQ community. 

    Jordan Genso is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://jordangenso.com/
     


     
  • Democrat

    Una Hepburn

  • Una Hepburn is a Democrat running for the Michigan State Senate for the 23rd District. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and has worked in public relations for a prosecuting attorney’s office.

    Hepburn believes we should raise teacher salaries, increase the minimum wage, provide more funding for childcare, protect voting rights, hold corporations accountable for pollution, address systemic racism and inequality, and pass gun violence prevention measures. She also supports reproductive freedom.

    Hepburn is endorsed by two of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan and the American Federation of Teachers Michigan.

    Una Hepburn is running against Republican Jim Runestad. Runestad has supported education bills rooted in right-wing misinformation and conspiracy theories. Runestad is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan and the DeVos-backed Michigan Freedom Network.

    Una Hepburn is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Una Hepburn

    Una Hepburn is a Democrat running for the Michigan State Senate for the 23rd District. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and has worked in public relations for a prosecuting attorney’s office.

    Una Hepburn

    Una Hepburn is a Democrat running for the Michigan State Senate for the 23rd District. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and has worked in public relations for a prosecuting attorney’s office.

  • Theresa Fougnie is a Democrat running for the Michigan State Senate for the 24th District. Fougnie became a political activist in the wake of the 2016 election. 

    Fougnie’s priorities include investing in local libraries, prioritizing care for our veterans, sustainable environmental policies for the future of Michigan, civil discourse, separation of church and state, affordable health care, investing in infrastructure, equal rights for all Michiganders, reproductive rights, common sense gun reform, and voting rights.

    Fougnie is endorsed by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan. 

    Fougnie is running against Republican Ruth Johnson. Johnson has been a vocal supporter of restricting voting rights. Johnson is endorsed by the DeVos-backed Michigan Freedom Network.

    Theresa Fougnie is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.electtheresafougnie.com/
     


     

State House

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below State House races on your ballot.

  • Natalie Price is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 5th District. Price comes from a long line of strong women and community organizing. She is a former high school teacher and served her community as a Berkley city council member.

    Price’s priorities will include fighting to increase funding for Michigan schools and ensure it is equitable, with resources going to where they are needed most. Price will work to support investments in renewable energy while creating high-quality jobs, protect abortion access, fight for fair wages and affordable health care, work to protect LGBTQ Michiganders, and address gun violence.

    Price is endorsed by five of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    Price is running against Republican Paul Taros. Taros espouses right-wing views on social justice, clean energy, and also supports school vouchers. He also holds irresponsible views on guns.

    Natalie Price is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.votenatalieprice.com

    Natalie Price

    Natalie Price is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 5th District. Price comes from a long line of strong women and community organizing. She is a former high school teacher and served her community as a Berkley city council member.

    Natalie Price

    Natalie Price is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 5th District. Price comes from a long line of strong women and community organizing. She is a former high school teacher and served her community as a Berkley city council member.

  • Regina Weiss is an incumbent Democrat running for her second term to the Michigan House of Representatives. Before running for office she was a public school teacher with Detroit Public Schools Community District and served on Oak Park’s City Council.

    Weiss is running for re-election because she believes educators should be in Lansing shaping education policy, that we need to reinvest in local communities, and that we need to support working families and make sure corporations pay their fair share. Weiss’s priorities include fighting to make sure that our public schools are fully funded, holding corporate polluters accountable while investing in renewable energy sources, and pushing for criminal justice reform and common sense gun violence prevention legislation. She believes health care is a human right and supports creating a public health care option and reproductive rights.

    Weiss is endorsed by eight of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Clean Water Action, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    Weiss is running against Republican Charles Villerot.

    Regina Weiss is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.reginaweissforstaterep.com

    Regina Weiss

    Regina Weiss is an incumbent Democrat running for her second term to the Michigan House of Representatives. Before running for office she was a public school teacher with Detroit Public Schools Community District and served on Oak Park’s City Council.

    Regina Weiss

    Regina Weiss is an incumbent Democrat running for her second term to the Michigan House of Representatives. Before running for office she was a public school teacher with Detroit Public Schools Community District and served on Oak Park’s City Council.

  • Helena Scott is an incumbent Democrat running for her second term to the Michigan House of Representatives representing the 7th District. Before running for office, Scott was an organizer and long-time labor and social justice community activist. Scott has a steady history of fighting for the people of Michigan, including organizing for the One Fair Wage and Earned Paid Sick Time campaigns, and serving on the Restaurant Opportunities Center Protect and Defend Steering Committee, advocating for fair wages for restaurant workers.

    During her first term, Scott sponsored or co-sponsored over 500 bills to benefit her constituents. Her priorities include increasing funding for public education including for wrap-around services, making college more affordable, prioritizing public safety by improving infrastructure, increasing funding for water testing, and ensuring that anyone is able to find a good job with a liveable wage. She also supports reproductive freedom.

    Scott is endorsed by five of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, and Michigan Education Association.

    Scott is running unopposed.

    Scott is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://votehelenascott.com/about/

    Helena Scott

    Helena Scott is an incumbent Democrat running for her second term to the Michigan House of Representatives representing the 7th District. Before running for office, Scott was an organizer and long-time labor and social justice community activist.

    Helena Scott

    Helena Scott is an incumbent Democrat running for her second term to the Michigan House of Representatives representing the 7th District. Before running for office, Scott was an organizer and long-time labor and social justice community activist.

  • Mike McFall is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 8th District. McFall grew up in a blue-collar, union family just outside of Flint. He worked his way through college and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Community Development and Public Administration and has worked most of his career in the nonprofit sector. McFall currently lives with his husband in Hazel Park, where he is a member of the Hazel Park City Council and mayor pro tem.

    McFall’s priorities include working to expand access to affordable health care, fighting to protect abortion access, and destigmatizing mental illness while working to shore up mental health resources. McFall will also fight for affordable or free child care and preschool, work to upgrade our infrastructure with climate resiliency in mind, push to expand public transportation options, and fight for an economy that works for everyone. As a gay man, McFall will also fight for LGBTQ equality and civil rights, including opposing every effort to place barriers between voters and the ballotbox.

    McFall is endorsed by five of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, and Equality Michigan.

    McFall is running against Republican Robert Noble. Noble has leaned into various right-wing extremist viewpoints rooted in disinformation on LGBTQ equality in schools, mask policies to prevent the spread of coronavirus, and the teaching of systemic racism in schools.

    Mike McFall is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.votemcfall.com

    Mike McFall

    Mike McFall is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 8th District. McFall grew up in a blue-collar, union family just outside of Flint.

    Mike McFall

    Mike McFall is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 8th District. McFall grew up in a blue-collar, union family just outside of Flint.

  • Jason Hoskins is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 18th District. Hoskins grew up as the son of two union members, graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor’s in Political Science and a Master’s in Public Administration, and earned a law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy. He has served as vice president for the Michigan Metro-Detroit Branch of the ACLU and worked as a staff member for a state representative and state senator. Hoskins currently serves as the chair of the Legislative Committee on the Southfield City Council.

    Hoskin’s priorities include fighting for a results-driven agenda that includes a fairer tax system, raising the minimum wage, paid sick leave, equitable funding for K-12 schools, and affordable college and skilled trades schools. Hoskins will advocate for holding utility companies accountable, enacting common sense gun violence prevention measures, fighting voter suppression efforts, and supporting immediate solutions that address climate change. He will also fight to end the school to prison pipeline, eliminating bail systems that prey on the poorest citizens, ensuring LGBTQ citizens are equally protected under the law, protecting abortion access, and improving Michigan’s healthcare system by making prescription drugs more affordable, expanding mental health care, and addressing the rise in substance abuse.

    Hoskins is endorsed by six of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    Hoskins is running against Republican Wendy Webster Jackson. Webster-Jackson is anti-reproductive freedom and has espoused right-wing views on the LGTBQ community and the accurate teaching of history in schools.

    Jason Hoskins is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.votejasonhoskins.com

    Jason Hoskins

    Jason Hoskins is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 18th District.

    Jason Hoskins

    Jason Hoskins is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 18th District.

  • Samantha Steckloff is an incumbent Democrat seeking re-election for her second term in the Michigan House of Representatives. After high school, while obtaining her degree from Purdue University in political science, Steckloff served as the youngest city youth advisor in the country. Later, she was elected to the Farmington Hills City Council twice, where she promoted sustainable building practices in the city, created the Community Health Commission, and expanded recycling programs.

    Steckloff’s priorities include standing up to polluters and corporations to protect our air and water, investing in both traditional schools and trade schools, apprenticeships and other skills training programs, and standing alongside marginalized communities for equality in our state. As a cancer survivor, Steckloff’s priorities also include fighting for a public insurance option that helps Michiganders get the health care coverage they need and protects those with preexisting conditions.

    Steckloff is endorsed by seven of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    Steckloff is running against Republican Anthony Paesano. Paesano is endorsed by the DeVos-backed Michigan Freedom Network and Great Lakes Education Project organizations.

    Sam Steckloff is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.samanthasteckloff.com/

    Samantha Steckloff

    Samantha Steckloff is an incumbent Democrat seeking re-election for her second term in the Michigan House of Representatives. After high school, while obtaining her degree from Purdue University in political science, Steckloff served as the youngest city youth advisor in the country.

    Samantha Steckloff

    Samantha Steckloff is an incumbent Democrat seeking re-election for her second term in the Michigan House of Representatives. After high school, while obtaining her degree from Purdue University in political science, Steckloff served as the youngest city youth advisor in the country.

  • Noah Arbit is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 20th District. Arbit was born and raised in West Bloomfield. He first began a path of advocating for and pursuing justice for others when he was only 18, testifying against a sexual predator who had assaulted Arbit and others. Arbit has since served on Governor Whitmer’s staff in Oakland County and founded the Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus. He currently serves as the director of communications for the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office.

    Arbit’s priorities, if elected to office, are expansive and detailed. He will fight to protect abortion access, ensure LGBTQ Michiganders are protected equally under the law, implement campaign finance reforms, and protect the right to vote. Arbit will advocate for expanding access to mental health care—especially for underserved communities, making prescription drugs affordable, holding utility companies accountable, and sustainably increasing public school funding. He will also fight to make Michigan a national leader in combating hate crimes.

    Arbit is endorsed by six of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    Arbit is running against Republican Albert Mansour. Mansour is anti-reproductive rights and holds irresponsible views on guns.

    Noah Arbit is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://noahformi.com

    Noah Arbit

    Noah Arbit is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 20th District. Arbit was born and raised in West Bloomfield.

    Noah Arbit

    Noah Arbit is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 20th District. Arbit was born and raised in West Bloomfield.

  • Kelly Breen is running as an incumbent Democrat for re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives for the 21st District. Breen was an attorney, a community activist, and served on the Novi City Council. Currently, Kelly Breen serves on the insurance and judiciary House committees, and the Governor’s Task Force on Child Care and the School Safety Task Force.

    Breen’s priorities include child care access and affordability, increasing access to health care and mental health care, environmental protection and sustainability, preventing gun violence, and criminal justice reform.

    Breen is endorsed by eight of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Clean Water Action, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    Breen is running against Republican David Staudt. Staudt is anti-reproductive rights and is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan and the DeVos-backed Michigan Freedom Network.

    Kelly Breen is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://kellybreen.com/

    Kelly Breen

    Kelly Breen is running as an incumbent Democrat for re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives for the 21st District. Breen was an attorney, a community activist, and served on the Novi City Council.

    Kelly Breen

    Kelly Breen is running as an incumbent Democrat for re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives for the 21st District. Breen was an attorney, a community activist, and served on the Novi City Council.

  • Jason Morgan is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives to represent the 23rd District. Morgan grew up in a small town in Northern Michigan and was the first in his family to graduate from college. He has been a Washtenaw County commissioner since 2016, was elected chair in 2019, and served as the county’s first LGBTQ chair. Morgan has a strong history of community service and leadership in a variety of areas.

    Morgan’s priorities, if elected to office, will be protecting Michiganders’ right to vote, equitable funding for K-12 schools, free community college, and improving our infrastructure while protecting our air, water, and climate. He would also fight for affordable and accessible health care, strengthen and partner with our labor unions to improve wages and working conditions, protect the LGBTQ community, undo inequitable and racist policies, support common sense gun violence prevention measures, and protect reproductive rights.

    Morgan is endorsed by eight of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Clean Water Action, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    Morgan is running against Republican Richard L. Sharland.

    Jason Morgan is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.votejasonmorgan.com

    Jason Morgan

    Jason Morgan is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives to represent the 23rd District. Morgan grew up in a small town in Northern Michigan and was the first in his family to graduate from college.

    Jason Morgan

    Jason Morgan is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives to represent the 23rd District. Morgan grew up in a small town in Northern Michigan and was the first in his family to graduate from college.

  • Christina Kafkakis is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 49th District. Kafkakis received a Bachelor's of Science degree from Michigan State University and was the first woman in her family to graduate from college. She currently runs her own photography business and is very involved in a variety of community organizations.

    Kafkakis’s priorities would be to increase public school funding and expand vocational and technical education programs, lower the cost of prescription medications and expand access to affordable health care. She will also fight to hold polluters accountable and protect our environment, advocate for living wages and collective bargaining rights, and push to expand access to high-speed and affordable internet, as well as protect reproductive rights.

    Kafkakis is endorsed by five of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    Kafkakis is running against Republican Ann Bollin. Bollin does not believe in reproductive freedom, has pushed unfounded doubts about Michigan’s elections, and is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan and the DeVos-backed Michigan Freedom Network.

    Christina M. Kafkakis is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://christinakformichigan.com

    Christina M. Kafkakis

    Christina Kafkakis is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 49th District. Kafkakis received a Bachelor's of Science degree from Michigan State University and was the first woman in her family to graduate from college.

    Christina M. Kafkakis

    Christina Kafkakis is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 49th District. Kafkakis received a Bachelor's of Science degree from Michigan State University and was the first woman in her family to graduate from college.

  • Sarah May-Seward is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 51st District. May-Seward is a lifelong Michigan resident who has lived in the 51st District for three decades. She has worked in the service industry for over 25 years and has been involved in advocating for the expansion of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and helping people apply for unemployment as the volunteer Michigan Unemployment Lead for One Fair Wage. May-Seward is also a member of Little Lobbyists, which works to ensure children and adults with disabilities are protected.

    May-Seward’s priorities include fighting for government transparency, ensuring all Michigan children have the resources they need for their education, keeping the government out of people’s bedrooms and doctors’ offices, ensuring wealthy corporations pay their fair share of taxes, and investing in our local communities.

    May-Seward is endorsed by three of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, and Michigan Education Association.

    May-Seward is running against Republican Matt Maddock. Maddock is a Trump loyalist who was kicked out of the House GOP caucus for his extreme views. He supported efforts to overturn the 2020 election and regularly pushes extreme right-wing views and conspiracy theories. Maddock is also against protecting reproductive freedom and is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan.

    Sarah May-Seward is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.sarahmayseward.com

    Sarah May-Seward

    Sarah May-Seward is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 51st District. May-Seward is a lifelong Michigan resident who has lived in the 51st District for three decades.

    Sarah May-Seward

    Sarah May-Seward is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 51st District. May-Seward is a lifelong Michigan resident who has lived in the 51st District for three decades.

  • Robin McGregor is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 52nd District. McGregor has been a utility worker for more than three decades, has a history of community activism with schools and local youth, and is running for office to strengthen and take care of her community.

    McGregor’s priorities include fighting so every Michigander has equal rights under the law, pushing to ensure children and teachers have more opportunities in education, and working to revitalize our infrastructure not just to fix roads and bridges but to improve green spaces. She wants to improve access to high-speed internet, and work to ensure everyone has clean air and safe water. She supports reproductive freedom, labor rights, and ensuring access to affordable health care.

    McGregor ​​is endorsed by four of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    McGregor is running against Republican Mike Harris. Harris opposes abortion rights and is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan and the DeVos-backed Michigan Freedom Network and Great Lakes Education Project organizations.

    Robin McGregor is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://robinmcgregorforstaterep.com/

    Robin McGregor

    Robin McGregor is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 52nd District.

    Robin McGregor

    Robin McGregor is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 52nd District.

  • Brenda Carter is an incumbent Democrat running for her third term to the Michigan House of Representatives. Carter has an extensive history of public work that includes serving on many boards, including the Pontiac School District Board of Education, Michigan Association of School Board of Directors, and the Council of Urban Boards of Education. She’s the recipient of awards including the Michigan Chronicle’s Woman of Excellence in 2015. She also co-founded the now-historic Million Woman March.

    Carter’s priorities after re-election include securing funding for local roads, increasing the minimum wage, promoting equitable funding for all school districts and also promoting skilled trades. She is also fighting for government transparency and stricter lobbying rules, air and water quality, reproductive rights, and supporting union protected jobs.

    Carter is endorsed by six of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, and Michigan Education Association.

    Carter is running against Republican Anthony Bartolotta.

    Brenda Carter is the most progressive choice for this race.

    Learn more: http://www.brendajcarter.com/meet-brenda/

    Brenda Carter

    Brenda Carter is an incumbent Democrat running for her third term to the Michigan House of Representatives.

    Brenda Carter

    Brenda Carter is an incumbent Democrat running for her third term to the Michigan House of Representatives.

  • Shadia Martini is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 54th District. Martini immigrated to the United States in 1992 after receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Aleppo. She received her Master's of Business Administration from the University of Michigan in 1996 and now owns and operates several businesses in southeast Michigan. Martini is a human rights activist and volunteer aiding Syrian refugees for over a decade.

    Martini’s priorities include working to increase the competitiveness of Michigan’s economy, pass common sense gun violence prevention legislation, and updating Michigan’s roads and bridges. She believes abortion is a human right and that prescriptions and health care should be affordable. Martini will also fight for cleaner air and water and work to protect the right to vote.

    Martini is endorsed by four of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, and Equality Michigan.

    Martini is running against Republican Donni Steele. Steele is endorsed by the DeVos-backed organizations Michigan Freedom Fund and Great Lakes Education Project, and the anti-reproductive rights organization Right to Life Michigan.

    Shadia Martini is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://martini2022.com

    Shadia Martini

    Shadia Martini is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 54th District. Martini immigrated to the United States in 1992 after receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Aleppo.

    Shadia Martini

    Shadia Martini is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 54th District. Martini immigrated to the United States in 1992 after receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Aleppo.

  • Patricia Bernard is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 55th District. Bernard holds a Master's of Business Administration from Central Michigan University and a PhD in Strategic Leadership from Andrews University. She is a real estate broker and owns a trucking company.

    Bernard supports protecting access to abortion, reforming gun laws, and making sure public tax dollars only go to public schools. She believes health care is a basic human right and that includes mental health services and affordable prescription drugs. Bernard will also fight to protect voting rights and Michigan’s environment.

    Bernard is endorsed by three of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, and Michigan League of Conservation Voters.

    Bernard is running against Republican Mark Tisdel. Tisdel is endorsed by the anti-reproductive freedom organization Right to Life Michigan, and the DeVos-backed organizations the Michigan Freedom Network and the Great Lakes Education Project.

    Patricia Bernard is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://drpatbernard.com

    Patricia Bernard

    Patricia Bernard is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 55th District. Bernard holds a Master's of Business Administration from Central Michigan University and a PhD in Strategic Leadership from Andrews University.

    Patricia Bernard

    Patricia Bernard is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 55th District. Bernard holds a Master's of Business Administration from Central Michigan University and a PhD in Strategic Leadership from Andrews University.

  • Sharon MacDonell is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 56th District. MacDonell received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and has since worked in a variety of jobs, including as a journalist. She is currently the marketing and video manager at Lawrence Technological University and a community activist.

    MacDonell’s priorities include providing appropriate funding to public schools and not allowing public funds to be used for voucher schemes. She will fight to protect access to abortion, lower prescription drug prices, and increase mental health support for veterans and military families. MacDonell will also work to protect voting rights and the environment.

    MacDonell is endorsed by six of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    MacDonell is running against Republican Mark Gunn. Gunn has upheld right-wing extremist conspiracy theories on education and elections and is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan.

    Sharon MacDonell is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.electsharonmac.com/home

    Sharon MacDonell

    Sharon MacDonell is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 56th District. MacDonell received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and has since worked in a variety of jobs, including as a journalist.

    Sharon MacDonell

    Sharon MacDonell is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 56th District. MacDonell received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and has since worked in a variety of jobs, including as a journalist.

  • Aisha Farooqi is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 57th District. Farooqi grew up in Detroit after her family moved to the United States, and later earned a degree in law from the University of Detroit Mercy. She has worked in both public and private practice, including as a legal aid attorney. She currently works as a real estate attorney and is a member of the Macomb County Black Caucus and the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council of Detroit.

    Farooqi’s priorities include fighting to create an inclusive and fair Michigan by protecting civil, economic, and fundamental human rights. She will work to improve Michigan’s aging infrastructure, increase funding to public education, and invest in small businesses.

    Farooqi is endorsed by six of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Clean Water Action, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, and Michigan Education Association.

    Farooqi is running against Republican Thomas Kuhn. Kuhn is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan and the DeVos-backed Michigan Freedom Network.

    Aisha Farooqi is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.farooqifor57.com

    Aisha Farooqi

    Aisha Farooqi is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 57th District. Farooqi grew up in Detroit after her family moved to the United States, and later earned a degree in law from the University of Detroit Mercy.

    Aisha Farooqi

    Aisha Farooqi is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 57th District. Farooqi grew up in Detroit after her family moved to the United States, and later earned a degree in law from the University of Detroit Mercy.

  • Emily Busch is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 66th District. Busch has spent three decades enjoying a successful career in sales and management. She is also the mother to an Oxford High School freshman and, in the wake of the tragic school shooting, saw the need for a leader who could bring the community together.

    Busch’s priorities include working to address Michigan’s teacher shortage and ensure public schools get the resources they need. With her own experience dealing with mental health issues for herself and her loved ones, Busch will fight to end the stigma surrounding mental illness and ensure everyone has access to mental health care. Busch will also work to protect our environment and make Michigan a leader in renewable energy, fight to protect abortion access, and push for workers’ rights including paid family leave and paid sick days.

    Busch is endorsed by two of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan and American Federation of Teachers Michigan..

    Busch is running against Republican Josh Schriver. Schriver is a MAGA Republican with right-wing views who has pushed misinformation based in conspiracy theories and is anti-reproductive freedom. He is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan and the DeVos-backed Michigan Freedom Network.

    Emily C. Busch is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.emilyformichigan.com

    Emily C. Busch

    Emily Busch is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 66th District. Busch has spent three decades enjoying a successful career in sales and management.

    Emily C. Busch

    Emily Busch is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 66th District. Busch has spent three decades enjoying a successful career in sales and management.

  • Cheri Hardmon is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 68th District. Hardmon grew up in Belleville and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wayne State University. She has worked in broadcast news for over a decade.

    Hardmon’s priorities include fighting for a fair and living wage for all Michiganders, fighting to protect abortion access, and ensuring teachers have the support and tools they need to focus on educating students. She also supports affordable health care and will work to ensure all Michiganders have access to safe drinking water.

    Hardmon is endorsed by four of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, and Equality Michigan.

    Hardmon is running against Republican David Martin. Martin is anti-reproductive freedom and is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan and the DeVos-backed Michigan Freedom Network.

    Cheri Hardmon is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://voteforcheri.com

    Cheri Hardmon

    Cheri Hardmon is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 68th District. Hardmon grew up in Belleville and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wayne State University. She has worked in broadcast news for over a decade.

    Cheri Hardmon

    Cheri Hardmon is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 68th District. Hardmon grew up in Belleville and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wayne State University. She has worked in broadcast news for over a decade.

  • Stacy Taylor is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 72nd District. She worked for Marriott Hotels for over a decade, has run an arts and crafts business with her husband for 30 years, and is involved in a variety of community programs. Taylor is also a community activist for local environmental issues.

    Taylor supports reproductive freedom and believes everyone should have access to health care. She believes in fighting for the health and safety of Michiganders, protecting Michigan’s water, and addressing PFAS contamination.

    Taylor is endorsed by the American Federation of Teachers Michigan.

    Taylor is running against Republican Mike Mueller. Mueller is endorsed by Citizens for Traditional Values, a group that is anti-reproductive freedom and against gay marriage, as well as the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan and the DeVos-backed Michigan Freedom Network and Great Lakes Education Project.

    Stacy Taylor is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/groups/816701842635039

    Stacy Taylor

    Stacy Taylor is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 72nd District. She worked for Marriott Hotels for over a decade, has run an arts and crafts business with her husband for 30 years, and is involved in a variety of community programs.

    Stacy Taylor

    Stacy Taylor is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 72nd District. She worked for Marriott Hotels for over a decade, has run an arts and crafts business with her husband for 30 years, and is involved in a variety of community programs.

  • Two seats on the Michigan Board of Education are up for election this year. We recommend Democratic candidates Dr. Pamela Pugh and Mitchell Robinson as the progressive choices in this race.

    Dr. Pamela Pugh is an experienced leader who has proven herself willing to show up for Michigan students and educators. Dr. Pugh has dedicated her career to promoting public health and ensuring kids across the state grow up in safe communities where they can thrive. As a member of the school board, she’s continued to pursue those goals, being a consistent voice for safe and honest education for all.

    Over the past eight years, Dr. Pugh has worked to address systemic inequities that affect BIPOC children and other marginalized people in the public school system. Despite relentless attacks from MAGA extremists who want to stifle honest education, Dr. Pugh has consistently advocated for safe, inclusive classrooms where students can learn an accurate account of American history and current events.

    Mitchell Robinson says he’s running for the Board of Education this year because he feels a need to push back against misinformation and right-wing attacks on honesty in education. He has been an educator for more than 40 years, teaching students from kindergarten to doctoral programs.

    Robinson’s policy platform is focused on providing all kids with an honest, well-rounded education that will set them up for success. He also believes we must do more to support educators and improve retention, and address issues like child poverty that hold students back in the classroom.

    Both Dr. Pugh and Robinson are endorsed by three of our partners: Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, and Michigan Education Association.

    The two Republican candidates in this race are Tami Carlone and Linda Lee Tarver, both of whom have built their platforms on attacking honest education about history and making classrooms less safe and inclusive for LGBTQ+ students and educators.

    Dr. Pamela Pugh and Mitchell Robinson are the progressive choices in this race.

    Learn more:
    https://www.mitchellrobinsonforstateschoolboard.org/
    https://pamelalpugh.com/

    Mitchell Robinson

    Two seats on the Michigan Board of Education are up for election this year. We recommend Democratic candidates Dr. Pamela Pugh and Mitchell Robinson as the progressive choices in this race.

    Mitchell Robinson

    Two seats on the Michigan Board of Education are up for election this year. We recommend Democratic candidates Dr. Pamela Pugh and Mitchell Robinson as the progressive choices in this race.

  • Two seats on the Michigan Board of Education are up for election this year. We recommend Democratic candidates Dr. Pamela Pugh and Mitchell Robinson as the progressive choices in this race.

    Dr. Pamela Pugh is an experienced leader who has proven herself willing to show up for Michigan students and educators. Dr. Pugh has dedicated her career to promoting public health and ensuring kids across the state grow up in safe communities where they can thrive. As a member of the school board, she’s continued to pursue those goals, being a consistent voice for safe and honest education for all.

    Over the past eight years, Dr. Pugh has worked to address systemic inequities that affect BIPOC children and other marginalized people in the public school system. Despite relentless attacks from MAGA extremists who want to stifle honest education, Dr. Pugh has consistently advocated for safe, inclusive classrooms where students can learn an accurate account of American history and current events.

    Mitchell Robinson says he’s running for the Board of Education this year because he feels a need to push back against misinformation and right-wing attacks on honesty in education. He has been an educator for more than 40 years, teaching students from kindergarten to doctoral programs.

    Robinson’s policy platform is focused on providing all kids with an honest, well-rounded education that will set them up for success. He also believes we must do more to support educators and improve retention, and address issues like child poverty that hold students back in the classroom.

    Both Dr. Pugh and Robinson are endorsed by three of our partners: Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, and Michigan Education Association.

    The two Republican candidates in this race are Tami Carlone and Linda Lee Tarver, both of whom have built their platforms on attacking honest education about history and making classrooms less safe and inclusive for LGBTQ+ students and educators.

    Dr. Pamela Pugh and Mitchell Robinson are the progressive choices in this race.

    Learn more:
    https://www.mitchellrobinsonforstateschoolboard.org/
    https://pamelalpugh.com/

    Pamela Pugh

    Two seats on the Michigan Board of Education are up for election this year. We recommend Democratic candidates Dr. Pamela Pugh and Mitchell Robinson as the progressive choices in this race.

    Pamela Pugh

    Two seats on the Michigan Board of Education are up for election this year. We recommend Democratic candidates Dr. Pamela Pugh and Mitchell Robinson as the progressive choices in this race.

  • Two seats on the University of Michigan Board of Regents are up for grabs in this election, and we recommend Democratic candidates Michael Behm and Katherine White.

    Regent Michael Behm is a personal injury lawyer who has served on the board since 2014. His priorities for U of M include affordability, accountability, accessibility, and climate action. During his time on the board, he has been a vocal supporter of increasing the minimum wage for U of M employees to $15 and has consistently advocated for pro-climate changes on campus.

    Regent Katherine White is an experienced lawyer and law professor at U of M and was elected to the board in 1998, then re-elected in 2006 and 2014. One of her main priorities as regent is to build more relationships between the university and the broader community, a goal she has pursued for more than 20 years. She is also concerned about ensuring U of M provides a quality education while remaining affordable and accessible.

    The Republican candidates in this race are Lena Epstein and Sevag Vartanian. Epstein and Vartanian’s views on teaching accurate history and Epstein’s views on coronavirus are rooted in right-wing disinformation and conspiracy theories.

    Behm and White are endorsed by three of our partners: Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, and Michigan Education Association and are the progressive choices in this race.

    Katherine White

    Two seats on the University of Michigan Board of Regents are up for grabs in this election, and we recommend Democratic candidates Michael Behm and Katherine White.

    Katherine White

    Two seats on the University of Michigan Board of Regents are up for grabs in this election, and we recommend Democratic candidates Michael Behm and Katherine White.

  • Two seats on the University of Michigan Board of Regents are up for grabs in this election, and we recommend Democratic candidates Michael Behm and Katherine White.

    Regent Michael Behm is a personal injury lawyer who has served on the board since 2014. His priorities for U of M include affordability, accountability, accessibility, and climate action. During his time on the board, he has been a vocal supporter of increasing the minimum wage for U of M employees to $15 and has consistently advocated for pro-climate changes on campus.

    Regent Katherine White is an experienced lawyer and law professor at U of M and was elected to the board in 1998, then re-elected in 2006 and 2014. One of her main priorities as regent is to build more relationships between the university and the broader community, a goal she has pursued for more than 20 years. She is also concerned about ensuring U of M provides a quality education while remaining affordable and accessible.

    The Republican candidates in this race are Lena Epstein and Sevag Vartanian. Epstein and Vartanian’s views on teaching accurate history and Epstein’s views on coronavirus are rooted in right-wing disinformation and conspiracy theories.

    Behm and White are endorsed by three of our partners: Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, and Michigan Education Association and are the progressive choices in this race.

    Michael Behm

    Two seats on the University of Michigan Board of Regents are up for grabs in this election, and we recommend Democratic candidates Michael Behm and Katherine White.

    Michael Behm

    Two seats on the University of Michigan Board of Regents are up for grabs in this election, and we recommend Democratic candidates Michael Behm and Katherine White.

  • Voters will elect two candidates to the MSU Board of Trustees this year, and we recommend Democratic candidates Renee Knake Jefferson and Dennis Denno.

    Renee Knake Jefferson is currently serving on the Board of Trustees after being appointed for a partial term in 2019. Her main priority on the board is transparency and she believes honesty and accountability are the best way for MSU to continue to move forward. Jefferson also wants to ensure tuition is affordable and work to develop stronger partnerships between the university and community stakeholders.

    Dennis Denno says he is running because he views the Board of Trustees as a necessary check on the university president. After the impact past scandals have had on the MSU community, he plans to prioritize transparency and accountability. Denno also plans to increase the minimum wage for MSU employees.

    Knake Jefferson and Denno are endorsed by three of our partners: Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, and Michigan Education Association.

    The two Republican candidates in this race are Mike Balow and Dr. Travis Menge.
    Denno and Jefferson are the progressive choices in this race.

    Learn more:
    https://reneeknake.com/
    https://dennisdenno.com/

    Dennis Denno

    Voters will elect two candidates to the MSU Board of Trustees this year, and we recommend Democratic candidates Renee Knake Jefferson and Dennis Denno.

    Dennis Denno

    Voters will elect two candidates to the MSU Board of Trustees this year, and we recommend Democratic candidates Renee Knake Jefferson and Dennis Denno.

  • Voters will elect two candidates to the MSU Board of Trustees this year, and we recommend Democratic candidates Renee Knake Jefferson and Dennis Denno.

    Renee Knake Jefferson is currently serving on the Board of Trustees after being appointed for a partial term in 2019. Her main priority on the board is transparency and she believes honesty and accountability are the best way for MSU to continue to move forward. Jefferson also wants to ensure tuition is affordable and work to develop stronger partnerships between the university and community stakeholders.

    Dennis Denno says he is running because he views the Board of Trustees as a necessary check on the university president. After the impact past scandals have had on the MSU community, he plans to prioritize transparency and accountability. Denno also plans to increase the minimum wage for MSU employees.

    Knake Jefferson and Denno are endorsed by three of our partners: Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, and Michigan Education Association.

    The two Republican candidates in this race are Mike Balow and Dr. Travis Menge.
    Denno and Jefferson are the progressive choices in this race.

    Learn more:
    https://reneeknake.com/
    https://dennisdenno.com/

    Renee Knake Jefferson

    Voters will elect two candidates to the MSU Board of Trustees this year, and we recommend Democratic candidates Renee Knake Jefferson and Dennis Denno.

    Renee Knake Jefferson

    Voters will elect two candidates to the MSU Board of Trustees this year, and we recommend Democratic candidates Renee Knake Jefferson and Dennis Denno.

  • Voters will elect two members of the Wayne State University Board of Governors this November, and we recommend Democratic candidates Marilyn Kelly and Danielle Atkinson.

    Current board member Marilyn Kelly is a native Detroiter and Wayne State University alum and professor who has extensive experience in public service. A former Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, Kelly has also served on the Court of Appeals and was president of the Michigan Board of Education. Throughout her career, she has worked to promote justice and equality for all.

    Danielle Atkinson is a lifelong advocate for working families and the founder of Mothering Justice, an organization dedicated to ensuring mothers of color are represented in the political process and their concerns are part of policy decisions. Atkinson plans to continue her work to create stronger, more equitable communities as part of the Wayne State University Board of Governors.

    Kelly and Atkinson are endorsed by three of our partners: Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, and Michigan Education Association.

    Craig Wilsher and Christa Murphy are the Republican candidates in this race.
    Marilyn Kelly and Danielle Atkinson are the progressive choices in this race.

    Learn more:
    https://www.votemarilynkelly.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/AtkinsonforWayneState

    Danielle Atkinson

    Voters will elect two members of the Wayne State University Board of Governors this November, and we recommend Democratic candidates Marilyn Kelly and Danielle Atkinson.

    Danielle Atkinson

    Voters will elect two members of the Wayne State University Board of Governors this November, and we recommend Democratic candidates Marilyn Kelly and Danielle Atkinson.

  • Voters will elect two members of the Wayne State University Board of Governors this November, and we recommend Democratic candidates Marilyn Kelly and Danielle Atkinson.

    Current board member Marilyn Kelly is a native Detroiter and Wayne State University alum and professor who has extensive experience in public service. A former Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, Kelly has also served on the Court of Appeals and was president of the Michigan Board of Education. Throughout her career, she has worked to promote justice and equality for all.

    Danielle Atkinson is a lifelong advocate for working families and the founder of Mothering Justice, an organization dedicated to ensuring mothers of color are represented in the political process and their concerns are part of policy decisions. Atkinson plans to continue her work to create stronger, more equitable communities as part of the Wayne State University Board of Governors.

    Kelly and Atkinson are endorsed by three of our partners: Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, and Michigan Education Association.

    Craig Wilsher and Christa Murphy are the Republican candidates in this race.
    Marilyn Kelly and Danielle Atkinson are the progressive choices in this race.

    Learn more:
    https://www.votemarilynkelly.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/AtkinsonforWayneState

    Marilyn Kelly

    Voters will elect two members of the Wayne State University Board of Governors this November, and we recommend Democratic candidates Marilyn Kelly and Danielle Atkinson.

    Marilyn Kelly

    Voters will elect two members of the Wayne State University Board of Governors this November, and we recommend Democratic candidates Marilyn Kelly and Danielle Atkinson.

County Commission

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below county district races on your ballot.

  • David Woodward is a Democrat running for his ninth term on the Oakland County Commission. His colleagues elected him to chair the Commission in 2019. He works for the Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan, which focuses on economic justice and racial equity. He has also served six years in the Michigan House of Representatives, where he established a progressive reputation and voting record.

    The environment, economic opportunity, and equity are Woodward’s top priorities as County Commission Chair. Woodward is endorsed by two of our partner organizations: Michigan League of Conservation Voters and the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter.

    Woodward is running against right-wing Republican Chris Meister, who called the January 6 insurrection “peaceful” and has spread conspiracies about the 2020 election.

    David Woodward is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/chairmanwoodward

    Dave Woodward

    David Woodward is a Democrat running for his ninth term on the Oakland County Commission. His colleagues elected him to chair the Commission in 2019. He works for the Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan, which focuses on economic justice and racial equity.

    Dave Woodward

    David Woodward is a Democrat running for his ninth term on the Oakland County Commission. His colleagues elected him to chair the Commission in 2019. He works for the Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan, which focuses on economic justice and racial equity.

  • Penny Luebs is a Democrat running for her third term on the Oakland County Commission. She previously served 10 years as mayor of Clawson. Her priorities include funding for roads and improving the quality of life for residents.

    Luebs is endorsed by three of our partner organizations: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, and the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter.

    Luebs is running against Republican Ken Roberts.

    Penny Luebs is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/pennycpluebs/

    Penny Luebs

    Penny Luebs is a Democrat running for her third term on the Oakland County Commission. She previously served 10 years as mayor of Clawson. Her priorities include funding for roads and improving the quality of life for residents.

    Penny Luebs

    Penny Luebs is a Democrat running for her third term on the Oakland County Commission. She previously served 10 years as mayor of Clawson. Her priorities include funding for roads and improving the quality of life for residents.

  • Gary McGillivray is a Democrat running for his eighth term on the Oakland County Commission. He currently serves as chair of the Democratic Caucus on the County Commission. He has served the City of Madison Heights as a reserve police officer, city council member, and mayor. He writes and issues a periodic newsletter to make sure residents are informed about happenings in Oakland County.

    McGillivray is endorsed by the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter and the Michigan League of Conservation Voters.

    McGillivray is running against Republican Ronald Dwyer.

    Gary McGillivray is the best choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/votemcgillivray/

    Gary R. McGillivray

    Gary McGillivray is a Democrat running for his eighth term on the Oakland County Commission. He currently serves as chair of the Democratic Caucus on the County Commission. He has served the City of Madison Heights as a reserve police officer, city council member, and mayor.

    Gary R. McGillivray

    Gary McGillivray is a Democrat running for his eighth term on the Oakland County Commission. He currently serves as chair of the Democratic Caucus on the County Commission. He has served the City of Madison Heights as a reserve police officer, city council member, and mayor.

  • Brendan Johnson is a Democrat running for his first term on the Oakland County Commission. Johnson has worked as a legislative staffer for Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin and State Representative Samantha Steckloff. Johnson’s priorities include 21st century workforce training, increasing access to health care, and public transportation.

    Johnson is endorsed by partner organizations Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, and organized labor groups.

    Johnson is running against Republican Kevin R. McDaniel, who has a conservative background.

    Brendan Johnson is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.brendanformichigan.com/

    Brendan Johnson

    Brendan Johnson is a Democrat running for his first term on the Oakland County Commission. Johnson has worked as a legislative staffer for Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin and State Representative Samantha Steckloff.

    Brendan Johnson

    Brendan Johnson is a Democrat running for his first term on the Oakland County Commission. Johnson has worked as a legislative staffer for Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin and State Representative Samantha Steckloff.

  • Justin Willcock is a Democrat running for his first term on the Oakland County Commission. Willcock is active in his community and he previously served as Secretary to the Village of Oxford’s Downtown Development Authority

    We cannot speak to the progressive bonafides of Willcock due to a lack of publicly available information. However, Willcock is running against Republican Mike Spisz, who is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan.

    Based on this information, we recommend voting for Willcock.

    Learn more: https://justinwillcock.com/

    Justin Willcock

    Justin Willcock is a Democrat running for his first term on the Oakland County Commission. Willcock is active in his community and he previously served as Secretary to the Village of Oxford’s Downtown Development Authority

    Justin Willcock

    Justin Willcock is a Democrat running for his first term on the Oakland County Commission. Willcock is active in his community and he previously served as Secretary to the Village of Oxford’s Downtown Development Authority

  • Sarah B. Pounds is a Democrat running for her first term on the Oakland County Commission. Pounds is committed to funding public education, supporting electric vehicle charging stations and environmental initiatives, and helping small businesses succeed.

    Pounds is endorsed by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan.

    Pounds is running against Republican Michael Gingell, who is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan.

    Sarah Pounds is the best choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.electsarahbpounds.com/

    Sarah B. Pounds

    Sarah B. Pounds is a Democrat running for her first term on the Oakland County Commission. Pounds is committed to funding public education, supporting electric vehicle charging stations and environmental initiatives, and helping small businesses succeed.

    Sarah B. Pounds

    Sarah B. Pounds is a Democrat running for her first term on the Oakland County Commission. Pounds is committed to funding public education, supporting electric vehicle charging stations and environmental initiatives, and helping small businesses succeed.

  • Kristin Watt is a Democrat running for her first term on the Oakland County Commission. She served as a trustee on the Holly Township Library Board and served as co-director of a community action organization.

    Watt promises to reach across the aisle to serve constituents, including supporting that working families have the resources they need amid the pandemic and inflation, tackling the mental health crisis, and helping small businesses thrive. Watt is endorsed by local labor organizations and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan.

    Watt is running against Republican Bob Hoffman.

    Kristin Watt is the best choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/kristinwattforocc7/about

    Kristin Watt

    Kristin Watt is a Democrat running for her first term on the Oakland County Commission. She served as a trustee on the Holly Township Library Board and served as co-director of a community action organization.

    Kristin Watt

    Kristin Watt is a Democrat running for her first term on the Oakland County Commission. She served as a trustee on the Holly Township Library Board and served as co-director of a community action organization.

  • Thomas J. Kurzyniec is a Democrat running for his first term on the Oakland County Commission. We could find little information about this candidate.

    Kurzyniec is running against Republican incumbent Karen Joliat, who has conservative credentials.

    Given the limited information we have about both candidates, we are unable to determine whether either candidate could be considered progressive to any degree, but at this time we are recommending voters consider Kurzyniec over Joliat based on the information we were able to find.

    Thomas J. Kurzyniec

    Thomas J. Kurzyniec is a Democrat running for his first term on the Oakland County Commission. We could find little information about this candidate.

    Kurzyniec is running against Republican incumbent Karen Joliat, who has conservative credentials.

    Thomas J. Kurzyniec

    Thomas J. Kurzyniec is a Democrat running for his first term on the Oakland County Commission. We could find little information about this candidate.

    Kurzyniec is running against Republican incumbent Karen Joliat, who has conservative credentials.

  • Angela Powell is a Democrat running for her third term on the Oakland County Commission. She has been an active volunteer in Pontiac since long before she was elected in 2018. She has worked as a community organizer for both the Oakland County Democratic Party and the Michigan House Democratic Caucus. She also worked on the staff of former House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel. Transportation, education, and voting rights are among Powell’s priorities on the County Commission.

    Powell is endorsed by two of our partner organizations: the Michigan League of Conservation Voters and the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter.

    Powell is running against Republican Gjyste Nuculaj.

    Angela Powell is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: http://voteangelapowell.com/

    Angela Powell

    Angela Powell is a Democrat running for her third term on the Oakland County Commission. She has been an active volunteer in Pontiac since long before she was elected in 2018.

    Angela Powell

    Angela Powell is a Democrat running for her third term on the Oakland County Commission. She has been an active volunteer in Pontiac since long before she was elected in 2018.

  • Kristen Nelson is a Democrat running for her third term on the Oakland County Commission. She is a board-certified behavioral analyst whose work focuses on young people with autism. She was previously a special education teacher for 15 years. Public health and safety, environmental justice, and community economic development are among Nelson’s priorities.

    Nelson is endorsed by three of our partner organizations: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, and the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter.

    Nelson is running against Republican Vincent Sitto.

    Kristen Nelson is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/kristennelsonforcc/

    Kristen Nelson

    Kristen Nelson is a Democrat running for her third term on the Oakland County Commission. She is a board-certified behavioral analyst whose work focuses on young people with autism. She was previously a special education teacher for 15 years.

    Kristen Nelson

    Kristen Nelson is a Democrat running for her third term on the Oakland County Commission. She is a board-certified behavioral analyst whose work focuses on young people with autism. She was previously a special education teacher for 15 years.

  • Marcia Gershenson is a Democrat running for her tenth term on the Oakland County Commission. Her priorities include services to seniors, families, and children. Gershenson is endorsed by three of our partner organizations: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, and the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter.

    Gershenson is running against Republican S. Dave Sullivan.

    Marcia Gershenson is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/people/Marcia-Gershenson-for-Oakland-County-Commission-District-13/100067818828225/

    Marsha Gershenson

    Marcia Gershenson is a Democrat running for her tenth term on the Oakland County Commission. Her priorities include services to seniors, families, and children.

    Marsha Gershenson

    Marcia Gershenson is a Democrat running for her tenth term on the Oakland County Commission. Her priorities include services to seniors, families, and children.

  • Mike Smith is a Democrat running for his first term on the Oakland County Commission. Smith has been a public servant for over 18 years, previously working for county government and local governments, and now works as assistant city manager for the City of Berkley.

    Workforce training, helping small businesses, and mental health funding are among his priorities. Smith is endorsed by two of our partner organizations: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan and Sierra Club Michigan Chapter.

    Smith is running against Republican Christine A. Long, who is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan.

    Mike Smith is the best choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Smith-for-County-Commissioner/100069020565893/

    Mike Smith

    Mike Smith is a Democrat running for his first term on the Oakland County Commission. Smith has been a public servant for over 18 years, previously working for county government and local governments, and now works as assistant city manager for the City of Berkley.

    Mike Smith

    Mike Smith is a Democrat running for his first term on the Oakland County Commission. Smith has been a public servant for over 18 years, previously working for county government and local governments, and now works as assistant city manager for the City of Berkley.

  • Jim Williams is a Democrat running for his second term on the Oakland County Commission. He retired after working for 24 years as a youth services caseworker and 16 years as a substitute teacher.

    Williams cites fighting PFAS contamination and making Oakland County carbon neutral among his priorities, if elected.

    Williams is running against Republican incumbent Phil Weipert.

    Jim Williams is the best choice in this race.

    Jim Williams

    Jim Williams is a Democrat running for his second term on the Oakland County Commission. He retired after working for 24 years as a youth services caseworker and 16 years as a substitute teacher.

    Jim Williams

    Jim Williams is a Democrat running for his second term on the Oakland County Commission. He retired after working for 24 years as a youth services caseworker and 16 years as a substitute teacher.

  • Ajay V. Rahman is a Democrat running for his first term on the Oakland County Commission. Rahman is a physician and small business owner. Infrastructure, public health and sustainability are among Rahman’s priorities.

    Rahman is endorsed by four of our partner organizations: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Michigan AFL-CIO, and the Michigan League of Conservation Voters.

    He is running against Republican Robert Smiley.

    Ajay Rahman is the more progressive choice in this race.

    Lean more: https://www.voteajayraman.com/

    Ajay V. Rahman

    Ajay V. Rahman is a Democrat running for his first term on the Oakland County Commission. Rahman is a physician and small business owner. Infrastructure, public health and sustainability are among Rahman’s priorities.

    Ajay V. Rahman

    Ajay V. Rahman is a Democrat running for his first term on the Oakland County Commission. Rahman is a physician and small business owner. Infrastructure, public health and sustainability are among Rahman’s priorities.

  • Gwen Markham is a Democrat running for her third term on the Oakland County Commission. She has also worked as a manufacturing executive. As a member of the Novi City Council, Markham brought a progressive voice to a Council that was usually dominated by conservatives. She also served as chair of the Novi Planning Commission. The environment and equity are among Markham’s priorities on the County Commission.

    Markham is endorsed by three of our partner organizations: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, and the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter.

    Markham is running against Republican Michelle DiNardo, who is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan.

    Gwen Markham is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://gwenmarkham.com/

    Gwen Markham

    Gwen Markham is a Democrat running for her third term on the Oakland County Commission. She has also worked as a manufacturing executive. As a member of the Novi City Council, Markham brought a progressive voice to a Council that was usually dominated by conservatives.

    Gwen Markham

    Gwen Markham is a Democrat running for her third term on the Oakland County Commission. She has also worked as a manufacturing executive. As a member of the Novi City Council, Markham brought a progressive voice to a Council that was usually dominated by conservatives.

  • William Miller is a Democrat running for his third term on the Oakland County Commission. A certified crane operator, he has worked as an organizer and negotiator for the International Union of Operating Employees Local 324.

    Miller is endorsed by three of our partner organizations: the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan Advocates of Michigan.

    Miller is running against Republican Michael Mrozovich.

    William Miller is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: www.votewilliammiller.com

    William Miller

    William Miller is a Democrat running for his third term on the Oakland County Commission. A certified crane operator, he has worked as an organizer and negotiator for the International Union of Operating Employees Local 324.

    William Miller

    William Miller is a Democrat running for his third term on the Oakland County Commission. A certified crane operator, he has worked as an organizer and negotiator for the International Union of Operating Employees Local 324.

  • Yolanda Smith Charles is a Democrat running for her second term on the Oakland County Commission. She has served as president of the Southfield Board of Education and the Commission on Senior Adults. She is a web developer and a small business owner.

    Economic development, equitable access to county parks and recreation, and technology infrastructure are among her priorities. Charles is endorsed by two of our partner organizations: the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter and the Michigan League of Conservation Voters.

    Charles is running against Republican Aaron Tobin.

    Yolanda Charles is the best choice in this race.

    Learn more: http://voteyolanda.org/

    Yolanda Smith Charles

    Yolanda Smith Charles is a Democrat running for her second term on the Oakland County Commission. She has served as president of the Southfield Board of Education and the Commission on Senior Adults. She is a web developer and a small business owner.

    Yolanda Smith Charles

    Yolanda Smith Charles is a Democrat running for her second term on the Oakland County Commission. She has served as president of the Southfield Board of Education and the Commission on Senior Adults. She is a web developer and a small business owner.

  • Janet Jackson is a Democrat running for her eighth term on the Oakland County Commission. She currently serves as vice chair of the Democratic Caucus on the County Commission. She currently works in administration for AT&T and previously worked as a substitute teacher and real estate agent. She is a member of Communications Workers of America Local 4009 and an active community volunteer.

    Jackson is running against Republican Kat Phillips.

    Janet Jackson is the best choice in this race.

    Janet Jackson

    Janet Jackson is a Democrat running for her eighth term on the Oakland County Commission. She currently serves as vice chair of the Democratic Caucus on the County Commission. She currently works in administration for AT&T and previously worked as a substitute teacher and real estate agent.

    Janet Jackson

    Janet Jackson is a Democrat running for her eighth term on the Oakland County Commission. She currently serves as vice chair of the Democratic Caucus on the County Commission. She currently works in administration for AT&T and previously worked as a substitute teacher and real estate agent.

  • Charlie Cavell is a Democrat running for his second term on the Oakland County Commission. He is a social worker who has been involved in many organizations. His priorities include regional collaboration, innovative government, and inclusion.

    Cavell is endorsed by three of our partner organizations: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, and the Michigan League of Conservation Voters.

    Cavell is running against Republican Joseph Pucci, who is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan.

    Cavell is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.cavell4commission.com

    Charlie Cavell

    Charlie Cavell is a Democrat running for his second term on the Oakland County Commission. He is a social worker who has been involved in many organizations. His priorities include regional collaboration, innovative government, and inclusion.

    Charlie Cavell

    Charlie Cavell is a Democrat running for his second term on the Oakland County Commission. He is a social worker who has been involved in many organizations. His priorities include regional collaboration, innovative government, and inclusion.

  • VOTE YES

    Vote YES for Legislative Term Limits and Financial Disclosure

  • Proposal 1 will change term limits for state legislators from three 2-year terms (6 years total) in the state House and two 4-year terms (8 years total) in the state Senate, to 12 combined years in the state Legislature. It will also require elected state legislative and state executive officials to file annual financial disclosure reports on their income, assets, liabilities, gifts from lobbyists, positions held in certain organizations, and agreements on future employment.

    Vote YES on Proposal 1.

    Proposal 1 will change term limits for state legislators from three 2-year terms (6 years total) in the state House and two 4-year terms (8 years total) in the state Senate, to 12 combined years in the state Legislature. It will also require elected state legislative and state executive officials to file annual financial disclosure reports on their income, assets, liabilities, gifts from lobbyists, positions held in certain organizations, and agreements on future employment.

    Vote YES on Proposal 1.

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    Vote YES to Promote the Vote 2022

  • Proposal 2 is a pro-voter initiative aimed at increasing access to the ballot and ensuring transparency in our elections. The proposal will ensure voters can vote free from harassment, intimidation, and interference by enshrining a fundamental right to vote in the Michigan Constitution. This proposal will also modernize Michigan’s elections by creating nine days of in-person early voting; allowing voters to request an absentee ballot for all future elections; providing state funding for secure ballot drop boxes, postage for absentee ballots and absentee ballot tracking; counting ballots from military and overseas voters that are postmarked by Election Day and received within six days; requiring audits to be conducted in public by local election officials; and ensuring that the outcome of Michigan elections are determined solely by the votes cast.

    Vote YES on Proposal 2.

    Proposal 2 is a pro-voter initiative aimed at increasing access to the ballot and ensuring transparency in our elections. The proposal will ensure voters can vote free from harassment, intimidation, and interference by enshrining a fundamental right to vote in the Michigan Constitution. This proposal will also modernize Michigan’s elections by creating nine days of in-person early voting; allowing voters to request an absentee ballot for all future elections; providing state funding for secure ballot drop boxes, postage for absentee ballots and absentee ballot tracking; counting ballots from military and overseas voters that are postmarked by Election Day and received within six days; requiring audits to be conducted in public by local election officials; and ensuring that the outcome of Michigan elections are determined solely by the votes cast.

    Vote YES on Proposal 2.

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    Vote YES for Reproductive Freedom for All

  • Proposal 3 will ensure every individual’s right to reproductive freedom, including the right to make their own decisions about birth control, abortion, pregnancy, childbirth, prenatal care, and postpartum care is protected by enshrining these rights into the Michigan Constitution. It will also ensure no one can be punished for having a miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion and protects healthcare providers who assist with reproductive health care procedures.

    Vote YES on Proposal 3.

    Proposal 3 will ensure every individual’s right to reproductive freedom, including the right to make their own decisions about birth control, abortion, pregnancy, childbirth, prenatal care, and postpartum care is protected by enshrining these rights into the Michigan Constitution. It will also ensure no one can be punished for having a miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion and protects healthcare providers who assist with reproductive health care procedures.

    Vote YES on Proposal 3.

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  • This 0.95 mills for Oakland County Public Transportation will keep and maintain current public transit service, improve and expand transit by creating and extending routes—including expanding rural transit—and fund capital improvements and seize new opportunities to match federal, state, and other funding opportunities. The 10-year millage is estimated to generate over $66 million in the first year. This millage will improve mobility for seniors, people with disabilities, those without ready access to a car, and those who need or want options beyond driving and need reliable transportation to get to work, go grocery shopping, keep medical appointments, go to school, and go about their daily lives.

    Vote YES on the Oakland County Public Transit Millage.

    This 0.95 mills for Oakland County Public Transportation will keep and maintain current public transit service, improve and expand transit by creating and extending routes—including expanding rural transit—and fund capital improvements and seize new opportunities to match federal, state, and other funding opportunities. The 10-year millage is estimated to generate over $66 million in the first year. This millage will improve mobility for seniors, people with disabilities, those without ready access to a car, and those who need or want options beyond driving and need reliable transportation to get to work, go grocery shopping, keep medical appointments, go to school, and go about their daily lives.

    Vote YES on the Oakland County Public Transit Millage.