Working People in Michigan

You may hear from some sources that everything in Michigan is peachy!
However, a study published in June 2017 by Michigan Futures, states that 74% of Michigan workers are experiencing stagnating or declining wages. That is a very different picture and a very big percentage. What is your experience?

One thing that happens while campaigning is that you meet a lot of other candidates. I have been quite struck by the Democratic Candidates. A few candidates are retired workers, while others are currently working full time – then running campaigns outside of their jobs.

Many years ago, I talked to an acquaintance about my concerns for then candidate for Governor, Dick DeVos. I was concerned about how so wealthy of an individual would ever be able to understand having to make a decision about affording something like medicine or a visit to the Doctor. Have you or someone you know had to decline a prescription, Doctor visit, or medical test due to cost?

The Democratic candidates are hard working people, seeking to represent other hard working people.
That’s how it should be!

New Baltimore

Went on my first candidate canvas today in New Baltimore.

So, happy to get a chance to talk to people and hear their concerns.

Elected officials don’t seem to do enough listening.

Time to change that!

Let me know what you think:


Of the People

Most of my life I believed that elected officials, for the most part, represented their constituents. Currently, I do not believe this is true.

In recent years it seems that publicly elected positions go to the guy with the most money and that guy is then the hired hand of his big donors. The people, the constituents, are secondary at best.

That does NOT represent the notion of Government of, by and for the people that I grew up believing in.

Together, we can make changes.

But, that begins with one of  our basic rights, VOTING.

In the last Midterm Election (when we are not voting for President) only 41.6% of Michigan residents exercised their right to vote.
The Michigan Primary is on August 7, 2018.
The Michigan General Election is on November 6, 2018.

Here is a link for absentee ballot information:,4670,7-127-1633_8716_8728-21037–,00.html

VOTE & Help someone else Vote too!
Tell me what you think: