All Super States / Michigan
SUPER STATE STRATEGY
Michigan’s 16 Electoral College votes are critical to winning the White House in 2020.
In 2016, we didn’t get enough voters in traditional Democratic strongholds. We also lost crucial votes in rural parts of Michigan. Gaining back support in these areas (and state-wide) will be essential to winning Michigan.
Plus, Michigan Democrats could take back the state’s House of Representatives from Republicans for the first time since 2010.
We need your help to win big in Michigan in 2020!
What's at stake
GerrymanderingIn 2018, Michigan voters approved two ballot measures putting a nonpartisan redistricting commission in charge of voting maps, ending gerrymandering.
But Michigan Republicans filed a lawsuit against the commission, an explicit move to overrule the will of voters.
This power-grab by Michigan Republicans only serves their own interests. Flipping the Michigan Legislature is the only way to fight back against these undemocratic tactics the GOP uses to stay in office.
Michigan is experiencing its biggest environmental crisis in 40 years: the cancer-causing chemical PFAS contaminating its water.
There are thousands of contaminated sites across the state — and Republican lawmakers have yet to do anything about it.
Since taking office in January 2019, Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer has proposed limits on seven types of PFAS. These limits would cover about 2,700 public water systems in Michigan.
The full scope of the problem is not yet known. And with Republicans showing they are not willing to address this problem and protect Michigan’s 11,000 lakes, creating a Democratic majority in the Michigan Legislature is the only way to start making Michigan’s drinking water safer.
Michigan students have consistently suffered because of chronic under-funding.
For the past four years in a row, third-graders in Michigan were considered ‘poor readers’ based on standardized tests.
And while the state added a 2.4% increase to the education budget, when taking inflation into account, the budget did not increase at all. This means Michigan currently ranks last in the country for increases to education funding.
Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently increased per-pupil funding for students in both charter schools and public schools in Michigan.
By flipping the Michigan House, we’ll give Democrats more power to keep increasing funding for education in Michigan.