Who am I?

I'm Nathan R. Morrish, candidate for the 34th Michigan State House of Representatives. I am employed by the National Association of Government Employees (NAGE)/International Association of EMT's and Paramedics(IAEP) as a National Representative for Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. I am also an EMT with Lapeer County EMS. I am the President of IAEP Local R7-664. I am a former Medical Examiner Investigator for the Genesee County ME's office, a former Lakeville Board of Education Member, I am a community CPR instructor, participate in Mott Park Neighborhood "Neat Street Program", after the death of a son, started and co-chartered a chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group devoted to grieving parents and grandparents.

Why am I running?

I have decided to enter this race to give the Residents of the 34th district and the City of Flint a voice in Lansing. Flint has been and continues to be on the top of the "Worst Cities" for crime and to live, I want to work aggressively at lowering the crime rate in the 34th district. Michigan is where the UAW began, and Flint is a strong Union town. I want a review and/or repeal of the "Right to Work" law that was forced through by Gov. Rick Snyder. The "Right to Work" law has failed to live up to its promises. I want to see education turned around. Our students deserve to be a priority again. With a diminishing tax base in the 34th District, our schools suffer. I want schools who are within the hardest hit areas to be assessed for needs from the State level. I want a change for the residents in the 34th district.

My Goals

My top 3 goals while in office are:

1. Crime Reduction. Flint, Michigan is a beautiful city with much potential. More officers are needed on the streets to reduce the crime. Tougher sentences need to be handed out to those who violated and continue to violate the law. I want to see the residents of Flint feel safe walking their streets, enjoying their parks, sitting in their yards.

2. A review of legislation that Gov. Snyder rushed through. Right to Work is Wrong for Workers. This law needs to be repealed and the Union Busting needs to stop. Unions fight for the fair treatment of all employees, fight for fair wages, and safe places to work. The bill had promises of "Job Creation" and "Lower Employment". This has not happened. Michigan is still higher than the national average in unemployment rates.

3. Marriage Equality. Michigan tax payers dollars are being spent to fight this battle within the US Court of Appeals. A Federal Judge ruled that the ban was unconstitutional. All Michigan Residents deserve to have equal rights. All persons who are of legal age should have the right to marry. Michigan government needs to step back from this fight and start issuing marriage licenses.

My DFA Values

My campaign is based strongly on the sense of Community, Security, and Liberty. My ambitions are to represent every single resident of my district and of the State of Michigan equally. I want to fight for every single student to secure a safe, strong education for them. They are our future, both economically and leadership, and I will feel better knowing they received the very best education. I envision the community rallying to see that the 34th district stands against crime. I want to see the 34th district rally behind the Liberty and the Equality of each and every individual. Marriage Equality is a very personal fight for me, as is the repeal of the
"Right to Work" law.

My Campaign is People Powered!

My Campaign is reaching out to all who believe in Equal Rights for all. My Campaign is reaching out to all who believe the "Right to Work" law is Wrong for Michigan. My Campaign is reaching out to the Residents of Flint who are ready to launch an aggressive battle on crime. My Campaign is reaching out to Residents of Flint who are ready for a Change. My Campaign is reaching out to those who desire and deserve a World Class Education. My Campaign is reaching out to those who will demand a Voice in Lansing.

Voice support

Supporters:

  • Lanette Bohinski
  • Deloris Proctor
  • John Morrish
  • Steven Major
  • Michelle Morrish
  • Barbara Davis
  • Nancy Przybylowicz
  • James Smith
  • Tari Patterson
  • Paula Kipper
...and 77 more.


About the Endorsement Process

The driving force behind all DFA endorsements is our members. We recognize that all politics is local and that what is considered progressive in Los Angeles may be very different from what's considered progressive in Louisville. For this reason, DFA does not have a litmus test of specific progressive positions for which a candidate must stand. Our endorsement is heavily weighted based on these questions:

• Will the candidate move the progressive movement forward in their community?
• Does the candidate have substantial support from our local members?
• Do the candidate's positions and policies fit into the broader progressive movement?
• Is the campaign people-powered and the candidate working to win?

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