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Michigan National Organization for Women

1140 Abbot Rd. #860 Lansing, Michigan 48826 East (517) 485-9687 www.michnow.org

For Immediate Release September 22, 2012

Michigan NOW Announces Endorsements for the November 6, 2012 General Election
The Michigan NOW Political Action Committee and the Michigan NOW State Coordinating Council announce 95 endorsements for the November 6, 2012 general election. These include 23 additional candidates since the August 7 primary and two changes from Support to Endorse in the House 68th and 69th District races. Additionally, Michigan NOW urges voters to vote NO on Proposals 1, 5, and 6 and YES on Proposals 2, 3, and 4. We urge all voters to consider women rights issues and Michigan NOWs endorsed candidates and ballot proposals when they cast their votes in the general election, said Bobbie Walton, president of the Michigan National Organization for Women. In this election, the fundamental right of a woman to decide reproductive matters for herself is on the line. The candidates we have endorsed are respectful of womens rights and deserve every voters support. In accordance with Michigan NOWs Endorsement Guidelines, incumbent candidates voting record, answers to the candidate questionnaires, and personal knowledge of the candidates were considered in making endorsement or support decisions. Those candidates answering all questions correctly were eligible for a designation of Endorse and may receive a donation from the PAC. Those who answered all or most questions correctly were eligible to receive a designation of Support. In the table attached, E stands for Endorse and S stands for Support. Newly endorsed or supported candidates are designated in bold. Federal candidates are endorsed by NOW PAC, the federal PAC run by the national office of NOW. The state and local government candidate questionnaire forms are available at www.michnow.org/pac.

For More Information: Bobbie Walton, President, Michigan NOW, 202-497-6393 (cell) or Mary Pollock, Legislative Vice President and PAC Administrator, 517-351-7292 or 517-449-2386 (cell). NOWs purpose is to take action to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society now, exercising all privileges and responsibilities thereof in truly equal partnership with men.

Michigan NOW Endorsements As Of September 22, 2012 for General Election


E = Endorse; S= Support Federal Offices
U.S. President/Vice President Barak Obama/Joe Biden U.S. Congress District 5 Dan Kildee U. S. Congress District 8 Lance Enderle Sheila Johnson Connie Marie Kelley Bridget Mary McCormack U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow U.S. Congress District 11 - Syed Taj, M.D. U.S. Congress District 13 John Conyers E E E Michelle Facteau Mark Bernstein Kim Trent E E E Yes No No

Michigan Supreme Court

Boards of Education
State Board of Education University of Michigan Wayne State University Proposal 1 Emergency Manager Law Proposal 2 Right to Collective Bargaining Proposal 3 25% Renewable Energy District 2 5 6 10 11 18 21 22 23 25 26 27 28 32 39 40 42 43 45 48 49 50 52 Fred Durhal Rashida Tlaib Phil Cavanaugh David Knezek Sarah Roberts Dian Slavens Harold Haugh Tom Boritzki Henry Yanez Jim Townsend Ellen Cogen Lipton Jon Switalski Sheri Smith Pam Jackson Dorian Coston Shanda Willis Neil Billington Joanna VanRaaphorst Pam Faris Jim Ananich Charles Smiley Gretchen Driskell No Yes Yes

Statewide Ballot Proposals


Proposal 4 Quality Home Care Council Proposal 5 Required 2/3 for Tax Increase Proposal 6 Required Vote for Bridges City Detroit Detroit Detroit Redford Dearborn Heights St. Clair Shores Canton Roseville Trenton Sterling Heights Royal Oak Huntingdon Woods Warren Columbus Commerce Twnshp West Bloomfield Brighton Waterford Rochester Clio Flint Burton Saline E E E S E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E

Michigan House of Representatives


Candidate Alberta Tinsley Talabi

53 55 57 59 60 61 62 64 68 69 71 74 76 81 83 85 89 91 92 94 95 98 99 107 109 110 County Clerk and Register of Deeds 9 Register of Deeds 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 12 Clerk County Executive Clerk Prosecutor

Jeff Irwin Adam Zemke Jim Berryman Mike Moroz Sean McCann Michael Martin Kate Segal Barbara Shelton Andy Shor Sam Singh Theresa Abed Richard Edman Winnie Brinks Patrick Phelan Carol Campbell Paul Ray Don Bergman Collene Lamonte Marcia Hovey-Wright Judith Lincoln Stacy Erwin Oakes Joan Brausch Adam Lawrence Suzanne Shumway Tony Retaskie Scott Dianda

Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Adrian Dowagiac Kalamazoo Portage Battle Creek Jackson Lansing East Lansing Grand Ledge Grandville Grand Rapids Marine City Lexington Owosso Holland Montague Muskegon Saginaw Saginaw Midland Mount Pleasant Petoskey Marquette Calumet Calhoun Genesee Ingham Ingham Ingham Ingham Ingham Ingham Ingham Ingham Ingham Ingham Muskegon Oakland Oakland Oakland

E E E E E E E S E E E E E E S E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E

County Races
John Anthony La Pietra (Green) Pegge Adams Curtis Hertel Rebecca Bahar-Cook Sarah Anthony Debbie DeLeon Jim Dravenstatt-Moceri Kara Hope Penelope Tsernoglou Carol Koenig Brian McGrain Deb Nolan Manda Miteer Kevin Howley Lisa Brown Jessica Cooper

Treasurer 9 18 2 3 Trustee Trustee Trustee Trustee 3rd 3rd 3rd

Andy Meisner Gwen Markham Helene Zack Jewel Ware Martha G. Scott

Oakland Oakland Oakland Wayne Wayne Delta Township Ingham County Meridian Township Ingham County Saginaw Township Saginaw County West Bloomfield Township Oakland County

E E E E E E E S E E E E E E E E E

Local Government
Travis Radina Angela Wilson Mark Gorney Steven Kaplan

Judicial
Non-Incumbent Race Non-Incumbent Race Incumbent Race Kelly Ann Ramsey Brian L. Morrow Deborah Thomas Lawrence Talon Carol Kuhnke Mark Meadows William (Bill) Seikaly Herman Marable Circuit Court Wayne Co. Circuit Court Wayne Co. Circuit Court Wayne Co. Circuit Court Wayne Co. Circuit Court Washtenaw Co. District Court Ingham Co. District Court Wayne Co,. District Court Genesee Co.

3rd 22nd 46th

Incumbent Partial-Term Non-Incumbent Race Non-Incumbent Race

54B Non-Incumbent Race 68th Incumbent Race