News of the Week

May 1st: Lake Effect Tour, Out Center Benton Harbor Jay Kaplan Presentation

Another great day traveling the district and getting to know voters. After touring Lake Effect this morning, we headed to the Benton Charter Township Board meeting, dashed over to a powerful event hosted by the The OutCenter with an informative presentation by Jay Kaplan of the ACLU of MI on LGBTQ issues, then headed over to a local, small business Arclight Brewing Company to bring the evening to a close. I love this district and the amazing people that make it unique. I am running for Congress to be the representative that fights in DC for every one of you! #CreateTheChange

May 2nd: Farm Bureau

After leaving a meeting with the Michigan Farm Bureau this morning, I went home, took a moment to check on my bees, thought about growing up on a farm, the recent festivities of Earth Day, my volunteer efforts on environmental actions, and thought about nature, agriculture, and Congress. Protecting a healthy environment must be the bedrock of all policy decisions. Without bees doing their work we will have no food.

Excessive pesticide use in southwest China has left farmers forced to pollinate apple and pear trees by hand. In the US, scientists are trying to build robotic drones to replace bees (see link below). What kind of a dystopian future is in store for us if we don't act?

I will fight to protect our environment, ensure a supply of safe food for all Americans, and to create a sustainable agricultural and food system. Protecting bees and other pollinators means protecting us. #CreateTheChange

May 3rd: Voters Not Politicans Open House

Another great Voters - Not Politicians event this evening in Kalamazoo! Michigan is ready for real redistricting reform and Voters Not Politicians is leading the fight!

May 4th: Allegan Town Hall

Another great town hall at the Allegan District Library last night! Thank you to all who attended, ask questions, and brought treats! These town halls are vital to understanding the concerns of the district and we will continue to host them throughout the election and while in office!

Our 20th town hall will be in St. Joseph on May 24th-- mark your calendars!

May 5th: State Rep. Jon Hoadley's 4th Annual Burdick Block Party

Yesterday was another day of #TeamBenac getting out and meeting voters all across the 6th district! We started the day in Saint Joseph where we met voters on their doorsteps, then headed over to Kalamazoo to support State Representative Jon Hoadley and his incredible work with the District Service Office at the 4th Annual N. Burdick St. Block Party. We then finished out the day by bringing together advocates and small business owners working to bring medical marijuana to Michigan. This is how we build the party and a start movement that will #CreateTheChange!