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SAVE THE DATE!
Ending the War on Women & Children NOW
Michigan NOW Annual State Conference
May 30, 2015 • 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
University of Michigan Dearborn Campus
NOW national president Terry O'Neill is our keynote speaker.
Michigan NOW invites feminists and friends from across the state to network and learn about the latest issues.
Workshops, open discussion, skill building, and leadership training are all part of the NOW conference experience. Recognition awards, silent auction, and short business meeting for officer elections will occur.
Registration will open soon.
Michigan NOW Announces Endorsements for November 4, 2014 General Election
84 Well Qualified Candidates Endorsed or Supported
Including 42 Women Running for Office
The Michigan NOW Political Action Committee and the Michigan NOW State Coordinating Council announce their endorsements for the November 4, 2014 General Election.
“We reviewed over 140 requests for endorsement this election cycle and urge voters to cast their ballots for the 84 candidates we recommend” stated Danielle Troia, President of Michigan NOW. “We are fortunate to have a strong pool of candidates willing to make a difference in our legislature, judiciary and local political institutions and fully half of those we endorsed are women willing to step forward and make their voices heard particularly for women and our families”.
In accordance with Michigan NOW endorsement guidelines, incumbent candidates’ voting records, answers to the candidate questionnaires, and personal knowledge of the candidates were considered in making endorsement or support decisions. Those candidates meeting all criteria were eligible for a designation of “Endorsed” and may receive a donation from the PAC. Those who met most of the criteria were eligible to receive a designation of “Support”. In the table below, E stands for Endorsed and S stands for Support.
“All 84 candidates are worthy of a vote from those who support women’s rights issues. We need these candidates to win and stop the endless parade of anti-women and anti- progressive legislation and policy decisions that have dominated the Michigan legislative and judicial agenda” Troia continued.
|Mark Schauer/Lisa Brown|
|U. S. Senate|
|Michigan Attorney General|
|State Board of Education|
| ||Pamela Pugh Smith||Saginaw||E|
|Wayne State Board of Governors|
| ||Marilyn Kelly||Bloomfield Hills||E|
| ||Dana A. Thompson||Detroit||E|
|U of M Board of Regents|
| ||Mike Behm||Grand Blanc||E|
|4||Jeff Holmes, MD||Alma||E*|
|8||Eric Schertzing||East Lansing||E*|
|Michigan State Senate|
|1||Coleman Young II||Detroit||E|
|2||Bert Johnson ||Highland Park||E|
|13||Cyndi Peltonen ||Clawson||E|
|14||Bobbie Walton ||Davidson||E|
|15||Michael D. Smith||White Lake||E|
|18||Rebekah Warren||Ann Arbor||E|
|22||Shari Pollesch ||Brighton||E|
|23||Curtis Hertel Jr.||East Lansing||E|
|24||Dawn Levey ||Elsie||E|
|26||Jim Walters ||Lawton||E|
|32||Stacy Erwin Oakes||Saginaw||E|
|34||Cathy Forbes ||Hesperia||E|
|37||Phil Bellfy||Sault Ste. Marie||E|
|Michigan State House|
|9||Harvey Santana ||Detroit||E|
|11||Lisa Hicks Clayton||Dearborn Heights||E|
|19||Stacey Dogonski ||Livonia||E|
|22||John Chirken ||Roseville||E|
|23||David Haener||New Boston||E|
|24||Philip Kurczewski||Clinton Twp.||S|
|25||Henry Yanez||Sterling Heights||E|
|27||Robert Wittenberg||Oak Park||E|
|32||Pamela Kraft ||Chesterfield Twp.||E|
|37||Theresa Rich||Farmington Hills||E|
|39||Sandy Colvin||West Bloomfield||E|
|40||Mary Belden||West Bloomfield||E|
|47||Jordan Genso||Marion Twp.||E|
|49||Phil Phelps ||Flint||E|
|50||Charles Smiley||Grand Blanc||E|
|59||Mike Moroz ||Dowagiac||E|
|62||Andy Helmboldt ||Battle Creek||E|
|69||Sam Singh ||East Lansing||E|
|71||Theresa Abed||Grand Ledge||E|
|76||Winnie Brinks ||Grand Rapids||E|
|83||Marcus Middleton||Port Huron||E|
|91||Collene Lamonte ||Montague||E|
|98||Joan Brausch ||Midland||E|
|Michigan Judicial|| |
|Michigan Supreme Court||Deborah A. Thomas||Warren||E|
|Michigan Supreme Court||Richard Bernstein||Farmington Hills||E|
|34 District Court- Wayne||David Parrott||Belleville||E|
|45A District Court- Oakland||Jamie Wittenberg||Berkley||E|
|22nd Circuit Court- Washtenaw||Veronique Liem||Ann Arbor||E|
|"16th Circuit Court-
Macomb"||James Maceroni||Mt. Clemens||E|
|County Commission|| |
|#||Endorsed by National NOW’s Federal PAC|
|*||Recommended for National NOW endorsement|