State of Michigan Archives: on Families & Children
Invest in Detroit to keep millennials in Michigan
El-Sayed said millennials will have a large impact on this campaign, "Nobody has as large a stake in our future as students do," El-Sayed said. "They have been very involved in my campaign and its message that we have to take back our future."
In order to mobilize millennials, El-Sayed said more investments need to be made into economies like Detroit's in order to keep millennials in Michigan. Additionally, he mentioned sustaining the political activism seen by young voters.
Source: MI Daily Staff on 2018 Michigan Gubernatorial race
Mar 13, 2017
Adoption rate in Michigan is up 25 percentage points
We've done an outstanding investment in preschool education in the state of Michigan to make it so every Michigan child will have the opportunity to have a preschool education. And we're leading the nation in the investment in our young.
The adoption rate in the state of Michigan is up 25 percentage points, and we're now supporting young foster kids in higher education. We've gone from being the bottom to being a leader, and we should be proud of helping those in need.
Source: State of the State address at 2015 Michigan Inauguration
Jan 20, 2015
Healthy Kids Dental: coverage for 440,000 kids in need
One area we did that I am really proud of is Healthy Kids Dental. It's about giving kids in need better dental coverage. We now have over 440,000 people in Michigan in this program. But, I am proud to say in this current budget year we are adding another
90,000 and we should just continue until we get all the kids in Michigan covered in some fashion, because materially, it affects their life. But, thank you for adding those extra 90 thousand kids. It will make a difference in their lives.
Source: 2013 State of the State Speech to Michigan Legislature
Jan 16, 2013
Save kidsí souls-they donít need free speech
Q: In free-speech terms, do people have the right under the First Amendment [to view anything on the Internet, or] should they be kept from that right on these computers? A: I donít think itís a free speech issue. Itís an issue of public decency.
Anyplace you let our children into ought to be subject to standards of public decency that make it clear that they are not going to be polluted with garbage. Donít use the First Amendment as some excuse to destroy our childrenís lives and souls.
It doesnít have to be -- itíd be easy as pie to put a few computers off in a room you donít let children in and let adults have access to them? You can solve the problems if you want to. The libraries right now are egregiously ignoring their
responsibility to our kids, trying to claim free speech rights. Iíve got to tell you something. My kids donít have the right to free speech. And they donít need to have it until they grow older.
Source: GOP Debate in Michigan
Jan 10, 2000
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