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GretchenWhitmer's Profile

I'm the Michigan Senate Democratic Leader and proud Mom of two amazing girls.

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Diaries published: 24 (442 days since last diary on Thu Mar 13, 2014 at 12:49 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 26 (442 days since last comment on Thu Mar 13, 2014 at 12:49 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 1037

Total Comment Ratings: 0

Most Recommended Diary: A Message to NRA President Wayne LaPierre: How Dare You?, 144 comments, 337 recommends

People Following GretchenWhitmer: 40

GretchenWhitmer's Most Recent Diaries:

I wanted to share a speech I intended on delivering to my Republican colleagues on the floor of the Michigan Senate today as the offensive new "rape insurance" law they passed has now taken effect. ...
by GretchenWhitmer
Comment Count 92 comments on Thu Mar 13, 2014 at 12:49 PM PDT with 98 Recommends
After a tough and trying 2013 in which Michigan Republicans forced their half-baked agenda down our throats at every turn, 2014 should mark a fresh start in the Capitol, a time to start anew and try ...
by GretchenWhitmer
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Jan 01, 2014 at 09:09 AM PST with 31 Recommends
Last year, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder vetoed a proposal that would have required Michigan women to purchase a separate rider on their health insurance to cover abortion. At the time, he told his ...
by GretchenWhitmer
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Dec 06, 2013 at 02:23 PM PST with 19 Recommends
It seems that enough is never enough with Michigan Republicans. Despite the fact that they already control the Governor’s office, the Michigan House and the Michigan Senate, Republicans are now ...
by GretchenWhitmer
Comment Count 20 comments on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 12:46 PM PST with 37 Recommends
It was announced yesterday that Michigan’s unemployment rate for August rose to 9% . While a 0.2% increase from July's rate may seem minor, the pattern it is illustrating is not. August marks the ...
by GretchenWhitmer
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 11:45 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
As disappointing as it was to see the news of Detroit's bankruptcy filing, now is not the time for despair, nor is it a time to point fingers. Instead, it should be a time of hope and a time to look ...
by GretchenWhitmer
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 07:24 AM PDT with 4 Recommends

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