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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

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    Getting To Know Your Michigan Candidates: State Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) 12th House District

    By steve, Section News
    Posted on Mon Sep 06, 2010 at 11:12:41 AM EST
    Tags: Detroit, Michigan, progressives (all tags)

    "I believe we need comprehensive immigration reform that reflects our nation's values and restores the rule of law. Instead we have an immigration system that leaves families in limbo, deports people based on frivolous principles, allows for worker abuse and says to immigrants that you truly will never belong. The lack of action from the federal government is irresponsible and continues to negatively impact local communities."

    Rashida Tlaib, 2007 Michigan Political Leaders Fellow

    Don't let the warm smile of Democrat State Rep. Rashida Tlaib fool you, she is a prototypical Progressive Democrat.

    Its not like Detroit and Michigan could use the jobs, or the increase in economic activity, the expansion of the refinery would bring. Another Environmental Justice initiative Mrs. Tlaib is involved with is "We Have the Right to Breathe" campaign. Form Rashida Tlaib's Michigan Democrat web page:

    I hope you will join the "We Have the Right to Breathe" campaign - a grassroots, environmental justice movement to improve Detroit's air quality, hold businesses accountable and help slam the brakes on the thousands of trucks that rumble through our neighborhoods. This is a chance for you to speak up against these companies, tell them that they are destroying our quality of life and ensure they are held accountable for the damage they cause.

    Together with the Delray Community Benefits Coalition, Bridgewatch Detroit and community advocates, we can educate our community and increase awareness about air quality issues in our neighborhoods.

    Rashida Tlaib is also advocating progressive style immigration reform advocated by the Progressive States Network. She has signed on to the PSN version of Immigration Reform. A few of their ideas are:

    • For America to be a land of opportunity for all, our policies must recognize our common human rights and shared responsibilities. Our focus should be on raising wage standards for all workers and ending illegal economic exploitation across the economy, not punishing a small subset of immigrant workers.

    • Immigrant entrepreneurs and workers pay taxes and create jobs, businesses, and new technologies that propel American innovation. Since those taxes are paid disproportionately to the federal government, the federal government should return those revenues to state and local governments to provide necessary social and technical services including health care, education, and integration.

    • We reject the politics of anger and division and are working together across the states to promote policies that live up to America's core ideals and community values. Intrusive and unnecessary identification laws designed to divide communities actually hurt American citizens and prevent them from accessing necessary social services and fully participating in our democracy.

    Maybe I'm wrong, shouldn't a State Representative be more concerned with their district and not worrying about national immigration policy?
    It appears Democrat Democrat Rashida Tlaib is more interested in implementing a progressive national agenda working through our State Legislature rather than addressing the concerns (i.e. jobs) of her district.

    However, there is an opportunity stop the advance of progressivism in our state. If you live in Michigan's 12th district, vote for Darrin Daigle, Republican.

    *h/t John Carey @ The Current for the info about the PSN

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    Yep... (none / 0) (#1)
    by Corinthian Scales on Mon Sep 06, 2010 at 12:14:36 PM EST
    ...nothing really new here.  

    Rashida is just another fifth column Moo-slime that could cares less about America and its Western values and culture.  Steve, drive through Deartroitistan, err, Dearborn... you'll get the picture.

    Moo-slime Democrat State Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) on Thursday introduced legislation that would extend workers' compensation rights to illegal immigrants in Michigan?  Yep.

    Moo-slime Democrat State Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) lied about her residency in Detroit?  Her Moo-slime father says, "Yep".

    I need to work on my cutting and paste skills... (none / 0) (#3)
    by steve on Mon Sep 06, 2010 at 12:39:42 PM EST
    I missed a big slice of my post in the cut and paste operation when I posted here at RightMichigan- If you want to read the rest:

    Getting To Know Your Michigan Candidates: State Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) 12th House District

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    by Nick on Tue Sep 07, 2010 at 10:15:59 AM EST

    Southwest Detroit is chock-full... (none / 0) (#5)
    by KG One on Tue Sep 07, 2010 at 10:33:20 AM EST
    ...of illegal aliens. So her position doesn't really surprise me.

    Prior to Pres. B.O., the area used to get raided frequently by INS/ICE.

    It is also home to yearly protests for "immigration reform" (read: amnesty).

    And look at that date?

    Coincidence? I think not!

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