State Sen. Jeremy Moss shares what the Democrats’ priorities are for Michigan
State Sen. Jeremy Moss (D) spoke with Detroit Today host Stephen Henderson about his party’s ambitions for 2023.
When next year begins, Michigan Democrats will control the state Senate and House, as well as the governor’s mansion, for the first time in 40 years. Republicans have held power in recent years, but they have done so with gerrymandering operating in their favor.
As an example, in 2014, a year when Michigan voters cast 30,000 more ballots for Democrats in the state House, Republicans held a 63-47 advantage. Similar results occurred in 2018 and 2020, with Democrats winning the popular vote, but Republicans retaining 58-52 majorities in the state House and a 22-16 majority in the 2018 state Senate.
Now with a Democratic majority in the state Legislature, what do Democrats want to accomplish?
“I think that our priorities are really outlined by the voters directly.” — Jeremy Moss, State Senator
Listen: What one Democrat wants to accomplish now that he’s in the majority
State Senator Jeremy Moss is representing the new 11th State Senate District. He says Democrats will want to follow up on proposals passed by Michigan voters and repeal the state’s 1931 law criminalizing abortion. He also says voting reforms are on the table for state representatives.
“In terms of voting reforms, I think we’ve seen ranked choice voting operate throughout the country, and how not voting for the lesser of two evils, people are actually (ranking) who they want their second vote to go to if the person who they primarily voted for just didn’t accumulate enough support,” says Moss.
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