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5 candidates you need to know - Rashida Tlaib

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State Representative District 6

In my first two terms as state representative I have been a strong advocate for Detroit and the concerns of my residents. I have taken on polluters, protected consumers, restored critical funding for before- and after-school programs, saved funding for senior health care and secured property tax relief in less than four years.

Legislation can only impact the lives of my residents so much, though. That is why I am the only Michigan legislator operating a fully staffed neighborhood service center where anybody can walk in or call up and get help with the issues they face every day. We have saved hundreds of families from foreclosure, provided free tax preparation services to thousands of residents and operate a myriad of other anti-poverty programs.

I believe legislation must go hand-in-hand with direct service and I am committed to making a difference in the lives of the people I serve. If re-elected, I look forward to expanding my service center to serve everyone in the new 6th House District, which includes Detroit, River Rouge and Ecorse.

I am working on legislation to stop scrap metal theft from further destroying our communities. Serious reforms are necessary in the scrap metal industry and I am committed to passing legislation that will make it harder for thieves to victimize our neighborhoods. I have also secured funding for Michigan’s first Community Court program, which will handle quality-of-life crimes that plague our neighborhoods and improve our public safety substantially. I will continue to operate my service center and fight to protect seniors, children and our most vulnerable citizens.

I believe there needs to be more effective cooperation between Detroit and Lansing. The consent agreement is a violation of the right of Detroiters to self-govern and I do not support stripping the ability of Detroit residents to control their government. I believe there are leaders emerging from across the city ready to make tough, effective decisions to move Detroit in the right direction and these difference makers should be supported by the state. There is no question that city government has been mismanaged in the past and we have to collectively determine how best to move forward in a way that works for all Detroiters.

I will continue to fight for quality public education for all. As the product of Detroit Public Schools, I have seen firsthand both the incredible things that a public education can do for a child and also the failures of many of our school systems to prepare students to do great things with their lives. An investment in education from the state level is the single best way to drive economic growth in Detroit and in Michigan, and our legislators and executives in Lansing have to understand this. By committing to providing a quality, free education to all Michigan children we are committing to building our economy and creating a stronger, healthier state.

 

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