As the daughter of a retired union president and a small business owner, I understand the challenges facing families in our district. As a young person faced with questions of where I’d like to raise my future family, I can’t imagine doing so anywhere other than right here in my home community. In order to ensure young people want to remain here in Southeastern Michigan, and all generations can continue to work and prepare for retirement with dignity, we need to invest in all Michigan families.

Michiganders deserve to have earned paid sick leave, so they can balance caring for themselves and their families without falling behind. I’ll stand firm against any measure that strips away the rights of workers to collectively bargain. I’m committed to fighting to close the gender pay gap so all Michiganders are paid equitably. We must enact policies that encourage affordable childcare and paid family leave, so people will be able to do their very best while at work, and raise their families.