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They are documenting and they are speaking their truths, and that I find a great deal of inspiration in. Nationwide, women hold 31 percent of legislative seats and only one state— Nevada — has a legislature with a female majority.
Whitmer said female elected officials face higher s of death threats — and she urged women to continue speaking out. Whitmer spoke hours after more groups — including a group of Catholic nuns — ed the calls for Weiser to re his elected position as a University of Michigan regent.
Fred Upton and Peter Meijer, Republicans who voted to impeach the former president for his role in the Jan. Schlissel have issued statements of condemnation. Lansing, meanwhile, is roiling from harassment claims against T. Bucholz, president of Vanguard Public Affairs, whose firm represented high-profile candidates including governor hopeful Andy Dillon, U. Bucholz worked for former Gov. Jennifer Granholm and employed younger women who now accuse him of harassment. Emily Dievendorf, an LGBTQ activist who worked with Bucholz on a gubernatorial campaign and went public on March 18, wrote on Facebook that he would regularly call her into his office and ask her to close the door behind her.
He also showed her pictures of his wife in a bikini and repeatedly suggested a threesome, Dievendorf claimed. She and other women speaking out this month say they want to end a culture that has been pervasive in Lansing. Bucholz has denied some accusations, suggested he did not recall others or was misunderstood.
Other employees left Vanguard last week en masse and Bucholz was removed from the Downtown Lansing Inc. Central Michigan University suspended two employees the school is now investigating to determine if they helped Bucholz recruit interns and employees. The power balance in Lansing is gradually shifting as more women are elected to office, including Benson, Nessel and Whitmer, who said the majority of her cabinet and staff is female. I think that in and of itself has had a big impact on culture.
Laurie Pohutsky, D-Livonia. Pohutsky, now serving her second two-year term, said she was personally harassed by a sitting state senator during an orientation event when she was first preparing to take office in December State Rep. Sue Allor, R-Wolverine, said she has not experienced any gender-based discrimination at the Michigan Capitol and is not aware of any female staffers who have. We're not just a news organization, we're also your neighbors. We report because the news impacts all of us. Will you please donate and help us reach our goal of 15, members in ?
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