The midterm elections are just one month away. Democrats in Michigan are hoping for a wave election that will spell the end of complete Republican control of state government, which has lasted the better part of a decade.
Now, Henderson speaks with the Democrats’ choice for that position. Jocelyn Benson is currently the CEO of the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) and the former dean of Wayne State University’s law school.
Benson talks about her platform, her goals, and about a statewide ballot proposal — Proposal 3, spearheaded by the group Promote the Vote — that seeks to increase voter access and participation in elections in Michigan.
“I think they’re all good ideas having seen the fact that most other states already have these things in place,” says Benson.
“It’s an important initiative,” she continues. “And if it passes, it’s even more important to have a secretary of state in place who has the expertise and knowledge that I do to make sure it’s implemented effectively and securely.”
Click on the audio player above to hear the full conversation.