Equality and human rights must be guaranteed to EVERY Michigan citizen. We have a responsibility to ensure that that our laws recognize the equal rights of all Michiganians, regardless of their race, gender or sexual orientation.
Despite advancements in women’s fight for equality, women are paid about 79 cents for every dollar a male worker is paid. As State Representative, I will fight for a Paycheck Fairness Act and support the addition of gender to the equal protection and non-discrimination provisions in Article I, Section II of the Michigan Constitution.
Black Michiganians, also suffer from wage discrimination, making it harder for them to save and build wealth. As District 1’s voice in Lansing, I will work with the Federal government to restore funding to programs that increase minority home ownership, like Step Forward Michigan and expand the Detroit Home Mortgage Initiative.
The youth unemployment rate is higher than ever. Once elected, I will work to create jobs for young Michiganians by expanding youth jobs programs, like Grow Detroit’s Young Talent.