Issues in Schoolcraft County

Featured Issues for Schoolcraft County

Issues for Schoolcraft County

We're creating jobs and we'll keep fighting to get Schoolcraft County back to work!
COVID-19 has brought more challenges to us than just devastating effects on our health. While many people have adapted and found ways to survive and thrive, others still struggle to overcome and find their opportunities limited in this new virtual workforce environment. The Michigan Democratic Party believes everyone should have the education and training opportunies to find their way in this eco…

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Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter. We cannot remain silent as our fellow Americans are senselessly murdered based on the color of their skin. Being silent in the face of injustice means that we are contributing to deliberate and systemic violence against Black Americans. Black people in Schoolcraft County deserve to feel safe and protected in our communities. The experiences of Black Americans with the …

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Access to high speed internet is imperative to providing an equitable opportunity to everyone in Schoolcraft County.
High speed internet is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity. Yet approximately 31% of Michigan households still do not have an affordable, reliable high-speed internet connection that meets their needs. Democrats worked to secure $100 billion in funding for Michigan through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to bridge this gap in rural areas of our state. Soon, every household and business i…

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The lives of all Michiganders deserve to be treated equally under the law.
Incidents of police brutality have been overtaking headlines in America with increasing frequency, which should be a concern for all citizens. Michigan, like all states, is entitled to a police force that adheres to professionalism, safety, and respect for all Michiganders, and major reform of the police as an institution is necessary to achieve this goal. Michigan Democrats are committed to redu…

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The Michigan Democratic Party strives for an open and transparent government that works for the people while providing access to all levels of government.
Our government must be transparent and accountable to the people. Yet in 2015, under Republican leadership in Lansing, Michigan was ranked as the worst state in the nation for government accountability and transparency, the two most important things to prevent corruption. The government and its agencies must prioritize serving its people. The Michigan Dems are committed to creating a culture t…

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We fight to protect the right of every worker to collectively bargain. All Michiganders deserve to earn a fair wage.
Workers and working families are the reason for the long-term success of the American economy. Nowhere is that more evident than here in Michigan, especially Schoolcraft County. Hard work deserves a paycheck that will provide for their basic needs and opportunity to fulfill their dreams and those of their children. Workers should not be burdened with taxes that prevent them from living a …

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The Michigan Democratic Party understand that basic needs include affordable housing for all Michiganders and we will fight to deliver those needs.
Over 500,000 renters spend more than 30% of their income on rent, but homeownership is still out of reach for many families. Last summer, Governor Whitmer proposed using $550 million of Michigan’s funding from the federal American Rescue Plan Act to make critical, long-term investments in affordable housing. Here’s a look at the work done by Democrats through the Build Back Better initiativ…

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Access to affordable, quality, safe and secure child care for families and fair wages for child care workers are critical needs for a thriving economy in Schoolcraft County
In Schoolcraft County, paying for child care is a major financial strain for Michigan families and families with two kids end up spending over 20% of their income alone on child care over a year. The lack of affordable options make it difficult for typical families to make ends meet. Affordable child care options for Michigan families in Schoolcraft County is a must! The Michigan Democrati…

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It is the responsibility of this generation to take care of the planet for the next generation, we believe in science.
We must address the existential threat of climate change. Our children’s futures depend on us. We must take action now. The effects of climate change aren’t just felt in higher temperatures. Michigan experiences many extreme weather events, including in NAME County, which cost up to $5 billion in damages in the last 10 years. Instead of just investing resources to deal with the effects of …

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The Michigan Democractic Party fights to provide access to a high-quality education from pre-school, high school and beyond regardless of geography, income or who they are.
In Schoolcraft County, there are children that need access to K -12 education. Every child deserves access to high quality education, no matter where they live. Here’s a look at the work done by Democrats that we helped elect and continue to support through the 2022 School Aid Budget: Provided $240 million over 3 years for additional school counselors, psychologists, nurses, and social worker…

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The Michigan Democratic Party is determined to fight for all students and their right for equal opportunity and resources in our classrooms
As we embrace new challenges in our classrooms in the wake of COVID, the Michigan Democrats committed to a safe return to in person learning while ensuring every student has the resources they need to succeed. Schoolcraft County schools received millions in federal stimulus funding from the American Rescue Plan, directly impacting students in the county and helping students and teachers carefull…

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Adequate education funding includes resources that allow classroom teachers and educational support staff the best opportunity to perform their critical function. This includes a salary that reflects the importance of the work they do for our children.
One of the hallmarks of a functioning democracy is access for every child to high quality public school. Our public school system only functions effectively because of the dedicated, hardworking teachers and support staff in our schools. As we continue making improvements to public education, including increased funding for schools, we must also give teachers the resources they need to best se…

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The lessons of the last 2 years have revealed the true value of our frontline workers and our first responders. These critical workers need the resources, working conditions and pay that reflects their value they provide to their communities.
In Schoolcraft County, we rely on frontline workers and first responders to provide life saving medical care to the county. When COVID hit, frontline workers and first responders stepped up for all of us in the midst of a public health crisis. Democrats recognized their sacrifices and initiated Futures for Frontliners, a state scholarship program for Michiganders without college degrees who w…

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The Michigan Democratic Party is fighting to make sure all of our residents have access to affordable healthcare no matter where they live.
We already knew that the gaps in our healthcare system were leaving Michiganders vulnerable, but we saw this play out in real time as COVID swept through our communities. No person should have to weigh the cost of seeking life saving care against the massive hospital bill. The Michigan Democrats will continue to fight for every person in our state to have access to affordable health care. The …

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The Michigan Democratic Party strives to improve the infrastructure of the state to guarantee clean water, safe roads, and promote urban redevelopment.
For far too long, our roads in Michigan have suffered from a systemic lack of investment under the previous administration. The American Society of Civil Engineers even gave Michigan a D+ on its infrastructure report card. The Michigan Dems know that unsafe roads lead to costly accidents. Poor road conditions are dangerous. Here’s a look at the initiatives supported by Democrats that we helped…

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We are opposed to discrimination or bullying in any form for any reason.
The Michigan Democratic Party vigorously supports the full civil rights of Michigan’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender citizens. We oppose discrimination in any form. Our LGBTQIA children deserve to go to school and learn in an environment free of bullying based on their sexuality or gender. Our LGBTQIA adults deserve to go to work without fear of harassment and discrimination. Their f…

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The Michigan Democratic Party knows that we must protect the most vulnerable and that is why we fight for access to quality mental health services for all Michiganders.
We must improve mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults struggling with mental illness. Since many mental health facilities have closed in Michigan, people have nowhere to turn for help. Getting care is incredibly challenging for those who need help and for their families. In Schoolcraft County, too many people do not have medical insurance, making it even more difficult t…

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Our seniors should have access to the resources they need including safe and secure housing, health care including access to necessary medications, and resources to allow them to age in place, a proven way to keep our neighborhoods stabilized.
From 2000 to 2020, the population of citizens over 65 increased over 30%, and the number of people aged 85 and older in Michigan rose over 28%. Caring for our elders is an increasing concern and financial challenge for Michigan families. Seniors deserve the opportunity to live independently with dignity, and they deserve to have a wide range of quality options for living when they need assistan…

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All veteran's deserve the grateful appreciation for their service and sacrifice on our behalf. Veteran's should have easy and barrier free access to health care needs, physical and mental, including medications. They should have available safe and secure housing. They should have access to education, for themselves and their children.
Those who served our nation are worthy of the highest respect and deserve our deep gratitude. Despite the promises made to our veterans, too many struggle with reentry into civilian life after returning from service. Studies show that veterans struggle to find stable employment, to get proper medical and mental care, and to find stable housing. We have a moral obligation to provide for our ve…

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The Michigan Democratic Party is fighting to stop all forms of voter suppression & increase access to voting.
The Republicans have made it clear that they don’t want to hear from every Michigander, only those who support their radical agenda. Their efforts to stop voters are focused on cities with active and vocal Black populations. They know their policies do not have your best interests at heart, and they’re afraid of your power. If they let you vote, they know you’ll take away their power. Last year,…

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The Michigan Democratic Party is a leading fighter for protecting The Great Lakes and all of our waterways while delivering clean water to all Michiganders.
Access to clean drinking water is a right that should be fiercely protected, but instead the Republicans put corporate interests over public health. They have failed the people of Schoolcraft County. Many counties across Michigan are affected by toxic PFAS, a chemical that can have lasting negative health effects. Here’s a look at the initiatives supported by Democrats that we helped elect…

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Tourism is a leading industry here in Michigan and the MDP is determined to protect that industry by ensuring we protect our beautiful waterways and making sure they stay clean.
The Michigan Democratic Party knows that tourism in our state is driven by the beauty of our Great Lakes, and we’re committed to protecting our precious water. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, supported by Democratic representatives in Michigan, gives over $14 million to critically important projects to strengthen our Great Lakes and help make our water infrastructure more resilient to climate…

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Every woman deserves the right to make decisions about her body and her health care without any interference.
Accessible, accurate, and affordable reproductive health care is essential to women. All Michigan women must have access to critical healthcare services including lifesaving cancer screenings, family planning, maternal care, and more- a woman's ability to live her best life depends on it. The Michigan Democratic Party knows that Michigan is stronger when we promote the advancement of every citize…

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