Words matter. These are the best Gretchen Whitmer Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
If you don’t ask for money, people don’t think you are a serious candidate.
The goal is to make sure everyone has got their lead pipes replaced, and I know that’s moving forward in the city of Flint. My job is to make sure that we have accountability and ensure we are getting the job done.
And for government and a bunch of men in government, frankly, to get between a woman and her provider is downright dangerous, especially when most of them can’t even spell endometriosis, much less tell you what it means.
Michigan is a state that wants access for women to healthcare.
We have to make it easier to afford to go into education in the first place, so you don’t leave with crippling debt that you never have a chance to pay back because you’re not making enough money.
I know that when we deprive communities of their voice, it can be dangerous.
I grew up going to football games with my dad and we were just sports fanatics.
People don’t cut through Michigan the way they cut through Ohio and Pennsylvania and Illinois. So tolls are more complicated for us because we’re a destination state.
I wrote the Michigan 2020, which was a free college plan, before Bernie Sanders ever offered it on the national level.
My number one priority is keeping our kids safe and protecting the health of the people of Michigan.
I was considered the most progressive person the whole time I was in the legislature. I negotiated health care, I negotiated a minimum wage increase.
The people of Michigan deserve leadership in Lansing that will work to continue providing them with services they depend on every day.
People in Michigan don’t care about the president’s Twitter feed. We care about feeding our families.
The voices of the residents of Flint did not get heard by people that were making decisions and I think that’s the most important thing. I want to make sure those voices are answered in the future.
The budget is absolutely interlinked – our ability to fund our education system, to clean up drinking water, is linked with our ability to rebuild roads in this state. I’m not signing anything unless it’s all done together.
But over 20 years ago I was a victim of rape. And thank god it didn’t result in a pregnancy. Because I can’t imagine going through what I went through and then having to consider what to do about an unwanted pregnancy from an attacker.
Flint’s got so many hardworking, good people who just want a fair shake and it starts with making sure their government is responsive and protecting them and making sure everyone’s got access to clean water.
In an era when so many women are stepping up to lead, I’m hoping people will focus on our ideas and accomplishments instead of our appearance.
I’m a mom. I’m a lawyer. I’m a lifelong Michigander.
Kids in high poverty are much more expensive to educate and need much more support… When they’re packed into a classroom of 40 people, they don’t have the support they need, they’re lost. Schools are supposed to be the thing that levels the playing field.
You can be both progressive and want to get things done – they’re not mutually exclusive and that’s what I bring.
I’m not married to a 45-cent gas tax.
At a time when too many people want to separate us by building walls, we here in Michigan are going to get back to building bridges together.
I am proud to be a progressive.
People want leaders they can look up to, who can solve problems and actually deliver results for our people.
Our students are not broken. Our teachers are not broken. It’s our system that has been broken.
Let’s fix our roads, and be the state that’s not paralyzed by partisanship, but works together. And create the blueprint for rebuilding America’s crumbling infrastructure.
Together we can build the Michigan we believe in, because we still have what we need most – the strength, the talent, the vision and the grit of the incredible people of this state.
Michigan’s problems are not partisan problems. Potholes are not political. There is no such thing as Republican or Democratic school kids or drinking water. These challenges affect us all. They make Michigan a harder place to get ahead. A harder place to raise a family. A harder place to run a business.
Midwest elections have consequences.
I ran on fixing the roads… I ran on cleaning up drinking water.
Community colleges are in every district in this state, they serve Republican and Democratic families and non-partisan and non-political families as well.
I know that the DeVos agenda has absolutely devastated our public school system in Michigan.
Detroit’s really important to the success of our state. You know, you can’t have a successful Michigan if the biggest city isn’t a success as well.
Governor Granholm had all the right values but didn’t have the right background.
There have been too few women in leadership because they haven’t had the opportunities.
One way or another, we’re going to fix the roads in Michigan.
I believe you have a birthright to a good education.
The worst thing we can do is graduate kids who aren’t prepared for the real world.
But ultimately, at the end of the day, people want leaders who they respect and who they believe in and who can get things done.