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Why did Michigan Senate candidate Virgil Smith Jr. (District 4) vote against the interests of his primarily working class district?

Smith voted to shorten the time homeowners have to try to keep their homes in foreclosure.  He abstained from voting on the international bridge (effectively stopping the bill from going forward in the senate).  He introduced the insurance industry's bill to curtail no-fault auto insurance (with a huge payday for insurers).

Whose interests is he protecting? 

Learn more about his voting record and campaign donors.

 

Virgil Smith -- Does he vote for his constituents or big-money donors? sticky icon

Virgil Smith:  Candidate for Michigan Senate District 4

Virgil Smith Gets Elected, Doesn't Bother to Vote sticky icon

(State Senate Candidate, District 4)

The Justice Caucus Celebrates; Another Barrier Falls! Next Steps.

By: Rudy Serra

Past Co-Chair and Co-Founder, Justice Caucus

Founder and Former Chair, MDP Stonewall Caucus [now known as “LGBT Caucus”)

Attorney – Former Judge

The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”

ACTION ALERT: Join the Fight for Social Justice Saturday

On November 5th the community of Royal Oak is going to have the opportunity to adopt a human rights ordinance that bans discrimination based on a variety of categories.  The Royal Oak City Council approved the ordinance.   A vocal group or right-wing extremists collected a few hundred signatures to block it.  The ordinance will be adopted if it wins on the city election ballot.

The Justice Caucus supports this ordinance and wants to promote fairness and equality throughout the community by actively engaging and educating the people of Royal Oak to vote YES on November 5th. We will join One Royal Oak this Saturday, October 19th and next Saturday, October 26th reaching out to voters going door to door and phonebanking from 10am until 2:00pm.

ACTION ALERT: Join the Fight for Social Justice in Royal Oak

On November 5th the community of Royal Oak is going to have the opportunity to adopt a human rights ordinance that bans discrimination based on a variety of categories.  The Royal Oak City Council approved the ordinance.   A vocal group or right-wing extremists collected a few hundred signatures to block it.  The ordinance will be adopted if it wins on the city election ballot.

The ordinance will provide protection in employment, housing and public accommodation on the basis of real or perceived ethnicity, religion, color, sex, age, height, weight, pregnancy condition, marital status, physical and mental limitations, source of income, family responsibilities, educational association, sexual orientation, gender identity and HIV status.

JUSTICE CAUCUS ENDORSES ONE ROYAL OAK AND THE ROYAL OAK HUMAN RIGHTS ORDINANCE

On March 4, 2013, the City Commission of Royal Oak passed a Human Rights Ordinance that would ban discriminatory practices in employment, housing, and public accommodation on the basis of actual or perceived race, national origin, religion, color, sex, age, height, weight, pregnancy condition, marital status, physical and mental limitations, source of income, family responsibilities, educational association, sexual orientation, gender identity, and HIV status.

On Tuesday, November 5th, Royal Oak will be asked to vote on whether to uphold this Human Rights Ordinance.

ACTION ALERT: Medicaid Expansion Bill Goes to MI Senate

The Michigan Senate is poised to vote on Medicaid expansion on Tuesday (tomorrow).  The expansion would extend coverage to 400,000 Michigan citizens currently without healtcare -- at no cost to Michigan.

Call Your Senator Today!!

Please spread the word by forwarding this email.  For more information, go to www.justicecaucus.org/content/medicaid-expansion-should-trump-partisan-interests.

Medicaid Expansion Should Trump Partisan Interests

Michigan has a hostage crisis. Medicaid expansion is being held captive. Unlike the Iranian hostage crisis, in which 52 American diplomats were held by foreigners, this time 400,000 Michigan citizens are the victims. That’s how many of our uninsured neighbors would get health care if the expansion passes. Our own Republican State Senators are the perpetrators.

ACTION ALERT: Medicaid Expansion Bill Goes to MI Senate

Contact your Michigan Senator today and ask him or her to vote FOR Medicaid expansion. It will cost the state of Michigan nothing. For thousands of poor families it will mean seeing a doctor instead of waiting until a health problem escalates to an emergency.