Friday, February 17, 2017
LANSING — House Democratic Floor Leader Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) has been named a Michigan state director of the Women Legislator’s Lobby/Women’s Action for New Directions (WiLL/WAND), along with state Sen. Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor). The organization networks female legislators around the country to prioritize families in the federal budget process, encourage women to run for office and limit the proliferation of weapons. WAND is a program of WiLL that supports women running for office who are committed to reducing violence and reducing violence and militarism.
“I have been actively fighting for women’s priorities since I came to Lansing in 2015, so it is an honor to be asked to help lead WiLL/WAND at the state level,” Rep. Greig said. “The Progressive Women’s Caucus and I are working hard to prioritize policies and spending that puts our families first, and I’m glad to be working with WiLL/WAND to accomplish similar goals at the federal level.”
Rep. Greig has also been named to the advisory board of Let America Vote, an organization challenging voter suppression laws being introduced around the country. Rep. Greig joins a 27-member advisory board that includes notable civil rights leaders and activists such as Martin Luther King III, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards and EMILY’S List President Stephanie Schriock.
“I’ve fought against voter suppression measures every time they were introduced in our state Legislature, and I’ll fight just as hard against attempts to disenfranchise voters nationwide,” Rep. Greig said. “I look forward to working with Let America Vote to energize and mobilize citizens against these anti-democratic measures, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to work alongside noted civil rights activists.”