Michigan’s new political maps have changed the political strategy for many incumbent politicians. One district that could be a contested race is Michigan’s new 11th Congressional District, where Rep. Haley Stevens (D-Waterford Township) will be running against Rep. Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Township). Although the two candidates have similar voting records, they are both making the case for why they are the better person for the job.
“Voting rights, raising the minimum wage, paid family leave — that is what I’m running to do, and I want to bring reform back to the Congress.” — Rep. Haley Stevens (D-Waterford Township)
Listen: Why Stevens believes she’s the best candidate running for the 11th district.
Rep. Haley Stevens is a Democrat representing Michigan’s 11th Congressional District. Stevens says she’s the first female millennial to win her particular seat in Congress, and that she supports a broad range of policies she says would improve the lives of Michiganders. “Voting rights, raising the minimum wage, paid family leave — that is what I’m running to do, and I want to bring reform back to the Congress,” she says, including getting “dark money out of politics.”
Stevens says she and her political colleagues will use sanctions to put pressure on the Russian government and its people. Russia launched a wide-ranging attack on Ukraine on Thursday, hitting cities and bases with airstrikes or shelling. “Don’t look away,” Stevens says. “Because there were apartment buildings bombed last night. Men, women, children hurt and the like.”