Tag: Gary Peters

[PODCAST] What is Betsy DeVos hiding? – With special guest U.S. Senator Gary Peters

[PODCAST] What is Betsy DeVos hiding? – With special guest U.S. Senator Gary Peters

U.S. Senator Gary Peters on Twitter: @SenGaryPeters Sen. Peters’ website: Peters.senate.gov Gary Peters Senate reelection website: PetersForMichigan.com Sen. Peters’ response to Betsy DeVos attempting to fire the Education Department watchdog: Peters, Colleagues Press Secretary DeVos for Information on Attempts to Improperly Remove Department of Education Watchdog Sen. Peters’ response to Betsy DeVos weakening civil rights protections: Peters & Stabenow Press […]

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Thousands gather at Michigan rally to tell Congress: ‘Save our healthcare’

Thousands gather at Michigan rally to tell Congress: ‘Save our healthcare’

This was one of 70 rallies across the country today — and the first of many actions to come to protect and improve the Affordable Care Act. This was more than a great turnout. The response to the “Save Our Healthcare” rally in Warren, Michigan, was so overwhelming the event had to be moved to a larger venue than the […]

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GUEST POST: Pipeline safety legislation introduced by Sen. Gary Peters passes Senate

GUEST POST: Pipeline safety legislation introduced by Sen. Gary Peters passes Senate

The following guest post was written by Denny Green from Clean Water Action – Michigan. Enjoy Protest of Enbridge Line 5 pipeline in Mackinac City, summer 2015, photo by Anne C. Savage The U.S. Senate has just unanimously passed bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) through 2019, and improve pipeline safety and oversight. Introduced […]

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BREAKING: Senator Gary Peters will vote to support Iran nuclear deal – read his statement here

BREAKING: Senator Gary Peters will vote to support Iran nuclear deal – read his statement here

This morning, U.S. Senator Gary Peters released an announcement saying that he will reluctantly be voting to support President Obama and the nuclear deal his administration negotiated with Iran to prevent them from obtaining a nuclear weapon. His statement is thoughtful and brings up important points to consider as we move forward. Despite my serious concerns with this agreement, I […]

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UPDATEDx3: Obama administration and diplomacy score major victory, still waiting for Sen. Gary Peters to do the right thing

UPDATEDx3: Obama administration and diplomacy score major victory, still waiting for Sen. Gary Peters to do the right thing

Last month, Republicans in the U.S. Senate introduced a formal resolution of disapproval of the historic deal brokered by the Obama administration that will prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon for the forseeable future. Despite millions of dollars being spent by pro-war groups, yesterday Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) became the 34th senator to come out in support of […]

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Leelanau County Democrats call on Senator Gary Peters to support Iran nuclear deal

Leelanau County Democrats call on Senator Gary Peters to support Iran nuclear deal

The Leelanau County Democratic Party up in the “pinky” of Michigan has sent a letter penned by their County Party Officers and Leadership Team, on behalf of their membership, urging Democratic Senator Gary Peters to join with Sen. Debbie Stabenow in supporting the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration (a position we have also taken here at Eclectablog.) […]

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Michigan Senator Gary Peters joins 32 other Dems on “Raise the Wage Act” to increase minimum wage to $12 by 2020

Michigan Senator Gary Peters joins 32 other Dems on “Raise the Wage Act” to increase minimum wage to $12 by 2020

Today, Senator Gary Peters from Michigan joined 32 other Democrats in introducing the Raise the Wage Act. The legislation would increase the federal minimum wage to $12/hour by 2020. The so-called Raise the Wage Act, which will be introduced in the House of Representatives and Senate, will slowly boost the current $7.25 rate over the next five years, with the […]

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Newest Democratic Senator Gary Peters cosponsoring anti-bullying legislation to protect LGBT kids

Newest Democratic Senator Gary Peters cosponsoring anti-bullying legislation to protect LGBT kids

As religious groups across the nation lobby to have new laws passed to ensure their right to discriminate against the LGBT community, Democrats and even some Republicans are moving to ensure the LGBT kids, at least, are protected from bullying and violence. The only new Democrat in the U.S. Senate after the 2014 election is Michigan’s own Gary Peters. Peters […]

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Why the right messaging is essential to a winning campaign strategy

Why the right messaging is essential to a winning campaign strategy

First, you need to be clear on what you stand for. Then you need to make sure everyone knows exactly what that is. While LOLGOP was posting an excellent piece on how Democrats fell short of making the best possible case for voters to elect them (and if you haven’t read it yet, you really should), I was posting along […]

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Guess which Michigan candidates had 6,000+ people rally for them yesterday. HINT: it wasn’t the Republicans.

Guess which Michigan candidates had 6,000+ people rally for them yesterday. HINT: it wasn’t the Republicans.

While Michigan Republican Party chair Bobby Schostak, the man behind “The Worst Campaign Ad That Human Beings Actually Paid for This Year”, tells anyone who will listen that President Obama’s visit to Michigan yesterday is going to harm the election chances of Mark Schauer, Gary Peters, and all of our Democratic candidates, over 6,000 people showed up to see him […]

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New PPP poll has Peters up by 14 points over what’s-her-name and Schauer tied 48-48 with Snyder

New PPP poll has Peters up by 14 points over what’s-her-name and Schauer tied 48-48 with Snyder

Photo by Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog I always look forward to Public Policy Polling (PPP) polls because they are one of the most accurate pollsters in the country. They have a new poll out, done for the League of Conservation Voters, that has some very good news for Democrats. First, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate is crushing his […]

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