LANSING, MI – Ron Bieber, President of the Michigan AFL-CIO, issued the following statement on tonight’s first Governor’s debate:
“Michigan’s citizens saw firsthand evidence tonight of Governor Whitmer’s outstanding record for delivering on the issues that matter most to Michigan’s working families – securing investment to create good paying jobs, improving education, and cutting costs for families to have a chance at a decent life.
“All Tudor Dixon showed tonight is that she will continue to carry the water for the billionaire DeVos’ dangerous plans to ban abortion, slash funding for public education, and promote failed policies that will only serve to put more money into the hands of the wealthy and well connected.
“This November, Michigan‘s working families will vote for Governor Gretchen Whitmer so she can keep fighting like hell for us.”
The Michigan AFL-CIO, Michigan’s largest labor organization, is a federation representing forty different labor organizations, eighteen different central labor councils, and eight constituency groups representing over 1 million union members and their families.