Michigan

Bipartisan Coalition of Michigan Leaders Unite in Support of Core Democratic Principles

Today, democracyFIRST announced that a bipartisan coalition of former Michigan elected officials joined together to publicly reinforce their commitment to uphold, defend, and strengthen the principles of democracy and law in our elections. These leaders and others have all agreed...

democracyFIRST Promise

As public officials who have sworn an oath to the Constitution, and who have the responsibility of overseeing elections in our jurisdictions, we commit to our fellow citizens that we will place our loyalty to our country, republic, and democracy first.

We commit to respecting the checks and balances defined in our Constitution, and preserving our electoral processes, democratic institutions, and norms, which protect the rights, freedoms, liberties, and opportunities guaranteed to all Americans.

In all cases, I will:

Support every eligible American citizen’s freedom to exercise their right to register and vote in free, fair, accessible, safe, and secure elections.

Denounce any attempt to intimidate, harass, threaten, or incite violence against election workers or against the opponents or supporters of any candidate for office.

Restore trust and faith in our democracy, and never undermine our electoral process by knowingly propagating falsehoods and misinformation

Accept the final election result and certify the results in accordance with the law after all ballots are counted. We will support the peaceful transfer of power and certification of the election. Any claims of election irregularities, or requests for recounts of election contests, will be reviewed in good faith under the law without intimidation, violence, undermining faith in elections through disinformation or other unlawful means.

We promise to partner, across partisan division and across the country, to support and defend these foundational principles of our democratic republic.

Michigan Coalition Leaders

Elected Officials

Incumbent

Debbie Dingell

U.S. Representative

MI-06

Incumbent

Haley Stevens

U.S. Representative

MI-11

Incumbent

Hillary Scholten

U.S. Representative

MI-03

Candidates

Former elected and community leaders

Former Michigan State Representative

Al Pscholka is a former member of the Michigan House of Representatives...

Former Detroit Mayor

Dave Bing served served as the 74th mayor of Detroit from 2009...

Former Michigan State Representative

Jack O’Malley is a former Michigan State Representative who represented District 101...

Former Michigan Senate Minority Leader

Jim Ananich formerly represented Michigan State Senate District 27 and served as...

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May 21, 2024

Bipartisan Coalition of Michigan Leaders Unite in Support of Core Democratic Principles

Today, democracyFIRST announced that a bipartisan coalition of former Michigan elected officials joined together to publicly reinforce their commitment to

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