If we will not endure a king as a political power, we should not endure a king over the production, transportation, and sale of any of the necessities of life. If we would not submit to an emperor, we should not submit to an autocrat of trade, with power to prevent competition and to fix the price of any commodity.
— U.S. Senator John Sherman, 1890

rooting out political corruption

Transparency and Conflicts of Interest

Honesty, transparency, and accountability are absolutely necessary for a government that represents the People. Right now, those traits are missing from Lansing.

Campaign Finance and Education

We must keep corporate money out of our elections and political system in order to protect our democracy and institutions like the public education system.

gerrymandering and voting rights

Voters should choose their politicians, not the other way around, and every citizen should have the right to vote.

fighting corporate and wall street power

Reinvigorating Unions

Labor unions are the first line of defense against corporate and Wall Street greed. It's time we made sure they can protect the working class again.

Protecting Small Business

Small business is the lifeblood of the Michigan economy. Large, multinational corporations want to push them out. Defending our small business owners must be a priority.

Expanding Workers' Rights ANd taking care of our families

We should be able to take paid sick leave and see a doctor when we're sick. We should also be able to take care of our newborns and put food on the table. They're common sense and yet we don't have them.

Taking back our water

Corporations profit off Michigan water while kids in Flint can't drink water. We must take control of our most precious natural resource.

pharmaceutical price gouging

Time and again, pharmaceutical companies jack up the prices of the life-saving drugs Michiganders depend on. Let's hold them accountable.


A Canadian company spilled 20,000 barrels of oil into Michigan's rivers in 2010. Now, their lies and inaction regarding a major oil pipeline endanger all of the Great Lakes. It's time to hold them accountable.

Net neutrality

Internet service providers like Comcast pumped millions of dollars into lobbyists to gut the rules protecting a free and open internet in order to nickle and dime us. Push back.

Innovative policy solutions

AMazon and education

The rejection by Amazon taught us that we can't just demand jobs. It's clear that in order to prepare for the economy of the future, we need an educated and adaptable workforce.

Municipal Broadband And a 21st century economy

Monopolies like Comcast block competition, driving your prices up. We can open up the market, drive competition, innovate and spur economic growth.

Unemployment reform

The company laying off hundreds of workers is squarely to blame for that lay-off. The taxpayer shouldn't be there to bail them out.

Roads, Education and Marijuana

Our inadequate infrastructure is crumbling and students are falling farther behind, it's time to boost their funding by legalizing, regulating, and taxing marijuana.