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We think THERESA RICH, a global training manager for General Motors who also serves as vice president of the Oakland Schools Board of Education, brings a unique mix of expertise in taxation (she is a lawyer with a master's in tax law) and education (she was chosen by local school boards across the county to serve on the Oakland school board) that would make her a particularly valuable asset in the state Legislature.


In a district where Democratic voters can't go wrong, Rich deserves an opportunity to tackle the roads and education funding challenges voters have identified as their top priorities.



Region 1

The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implementation Workers of America (UAW) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in North America, with members in virtually every sector of the economy. The UAW has more than 390,000 active members and more than 600,000 retired members in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The UAW's commitment to improve the lives of working men and women extends beyond our borders to encompass people around the globe.


UAW Region 1 Director, Charles E. Hall, said of Theresa, "We know that by having [Rich] as a candidate, our members and the community will be well represented. With [her] vision, we know that working families and retirees will be well taken care of and when working families prosper this great state prospers.


National Organization of Women

Michigan NOW is a chapter of the National Organization of Women. It was established to provide coordination of local chapters and statewide advocacy to advance women's rights in Michigan. Michigan NOW's purpose is to take action to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society now, exercising all privileges and responsibilities thereof in truly equal partnership with men. NOW is the largest multi-issue feminist advocacy group in the United States and Michigan.


Building Trades And Construction Trades Council

The Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council supports the interests of nearly 100,000 construction workers in the State of Michigan. The Council pursues legislative action and awareness on matters that affect our members. This can include economic development and project funding; job training; retirement planning; and such day-to-day concerns as workplace health and safety, workers’ rights and the payment of prevailing wages.


Association of Police Organizations

MAPO is the largest group of certified law enforcement officers in Michigan. MAPO gives its members full representation delivering full-service negotiating and enforcing contracts, guarding all members' rights, helping members plan their future and protect their families, guaranteeing that the organizations' operating policy reflects the sum total of the membership's needs, objectives, and ideals.


Credit Union League

Organized in 1934, the Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL) has a proud tradition of innovation and leadership among the nation's credit union trade associations. Through membership in the MCUL, Michigan credit unions receive important services such as legislative, regulatory and media advocacy; a stream of timely and vital news and information; access to key education and training programs; and a host of other products, services and programs designed exclusively to meet the unique individual and collective needs of credit unions. The MCUL has focused exclusively on serving its members throughout its 80-year history.


Union #80

According to their constitution, the mission of the SMWIA is to establish and maintain desirable working conditions and thus provide for themselves and their families that measure of comfort, happiness, and security to which every citizen is entitled in return for their labor, from a deep sense of pride in their trade, to give a fair day's work for a fair day's pay. They have been training Sheet Metal Worker apprentices for the Detroit area for more than 65 years.


In September of 1892 a small group of plumbers calling themselves “The Plumbers’ Association of Detroit” met in a small hall, Jahns’ Hall at 222 Randolph Street, in Detroit. This group of working men realized that if they were to be successful in improving their wages and working conditions, they must be united in their efforts.The members of this fledgling organization had the wisdom and foresight to understand the concept of strength in numbers. On their third meeting, held on Thursday the 15th of September 1892, a motion was made to join “The United Plumbers’ Association”. A standing vote was taken and passed.In December of 1893 The Plumbers’ Association of Detroit was notified by the United Association that their application for membership into the U.A. had been approved. At this meeting a motion was made, seconded and passed that this organization be organized into the U.A. as Plumbers’ Local Union # 98.The first official meeting of Plumbers’ Local Union # 98 was held in January of 1894. Sixteen members were present out of a total membership of thirty-one. Currently Local # 98 has over 1700 members.


Union #98


Union #25

Heat and Frost Insulators Local #25 is a Skilled Trade Organization with 100+ years experience representing working families and our community partners. It is the mission of Heat and Frost Insulators Local #25 to continue our 100+ year tradition of creating career opportunities for working families from our local community. By training the next generation of workers from this area to be the most productive, safest, and most knowledgeable in the industry we can bring projects in on time and on budget. This allows us to create mutually beneficial business partnerships with the community and local businesses in the interest of helping to revitalize this area.


Union #149

In 1991, Roofers Union Local #149 Detroit merged with Roofers Union Local #192, then in 1997, Roofers Local #149 merged with Roofers Local #247 Marquette, it now encompasses 3/4 of the state of Michigan. Now in the 21st century, they strive to continue on, in the tradition of their founding fathers, to provide Michigan and the Nation the highly trained men and women who are able to install any and all types of roof systems. They are in demand across the country, receiving requests to perform work for customers in virtually every state. It was the principles set forth back then and carried on today that have set them apart from their competition.


and Allied Craftworkers Local #2

Out of the most basic elements of the earth: stone, granite, marble, sand, clay, brick and block, out of all of these they build with creativity, confidence and artisanship. They are part of a tradition as ancient as mankind's first buildings, yet as modern as an architect's dream. Since time began, Craftworkers have been a valuable asset, using the raw elements of the earth to shape the world in which we live.


This craft has always had a unique pride associated with its work. They have a special feeling when they build something that lasts and then have the ability to show it to their children and grandchildren.



Progressive Majority's mission is to elect progressive champions. We accomplish this by identifying and recruiting the best progressive leaders to run for office; coaching and supporting their candidacies by providing strategic message, campaign, and technical support; prioritizing the recruitment and election of candidates of color; and bringing new people into the political process at all levels.


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