Governor Gretchen Whitmer

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ISSUES: Governor Gretchen Whitmer

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Online Privacy

As technology advances, there is a rise in concern over how much private information should be given to organizations without the person’s consent.

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FOR Republicans

Republican cite the fourth amendment in keeping people’s private online information out of the hands of government and businesses. They call for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the Foreign Bank and Asset Reporting Requirements as warrantless search and seizure and contributing to overseas Americans having difficulty leading normal lives. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats seek to find ways to work with law enforcement while also protecting the privacy of innocent people against surveillance. They also seek to strengthen reforms with government data collection. source

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    Cryptocurrency

    Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are considered an asset and commodity rather than legal currency. There is a Bipartisan support for regulating cryptocurrency, though not as a legal currency. source

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    FOR Republicans

    Support regulating cryptocurrencies as a commodity and security. They also back using cryptocurrency as an election contribution source. source

    FOR Democrats

    Many house democrats want to regulate cryptocurrency and use it as a campaign contribution source. They also want to ban Big Tech like Facebook from providing their own cryptocurrencies, believing it would weaken US financial power. source

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      LGBTQ

      The LBGTQ community faces discrimination by some businesses and institutions based on traditional family ideals and religious views. These views have continued to evolve rapidly in the past decade, and there is a shift toward bipartisan support of protections of LGBTQ individuals among voters. source

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      AGAINST Republicans

      There is a rise in republican voter interest in protecting the rights of LGBTQ individuals. Over half support extra protections to avoid discrimination in workplaces, businesses, and attaining housing. The protection of businesses and institutions based on religious grounds is weakening as religious views evolve. source

      FOR Democrats

      Democrats feel a person’s identity should not interfere with their ability to work, vote, marry, attain housing, or other basic life tasks. They focus on equal rights in all areas of life, and do not feel religious beliefs should be a factor when businesses choose to hire or serve an individual. source

      LOBBYISTS:


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        Voting

        There are various aspects to voting that are in contention. Two popular topics are securing the ballots and if a popular vote should replace electoral votes.

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        AGAINST Republicans

        Against Popular vote. Republicans support greater transparency, stronger security, and a paper ballot. They strongly oppose a popular vote because they feel it would make ballot boxes and technology more vulnerable to exploitation. source

        FOR Democrats

        For popular vote. Democrats support further funding of HAVA and updating equipment to support more secure paper ballots. They believe everyone has a right to vote, including people who have already served their time for past legal transgressions. There is also a movement to push for a National Popular Vote instead of an electoral vote because it is more in line with the voice of those voting. source

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          Transportation

          Nearly one-fifth of the Highway Trust Fund is allocated to mass transit like city bus routes or light rails.

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          AGAINST Republicans

          Republicans want to cut mass public transit allocations from the Highway Trust Fund as they only serve a small local population rather than the larger infrastructure. They want to put the funding responsibility back in the hands of cities and relevant programs. They oppose an increase in raising the federal gas tax. source

          FOR Democrats

          Feel that government funded mass transport helps improve urban economies by giving low- and middle-class wage earners an alternative to get to work, school, and other essential locations. They also support an increase in the federal gas tax. source

          LOBBYISTS:


            FOR

            Online Privacy

            As technology advances, there is a rise in concern over how much private information should be given to organizations without the person’s consent.

            DETAILS:

            FOR Republicans

            Republican cite the fourth amendment in keeping people’s private online information out of the hands of government and businesses. They call for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the Foreign Bank and Asset Reporting Requirements as warrantless search and seizure and contributing to overseas Americans having difficulty leading normal lives. source

            FOR Democrats

            Democrats seek to find ways to work with law enforcement while also protecting the privacy of innocent people against surveillance. They also seek to strengthen reforms with government data collection. source

            LOBBYISTS:


              FOR

              Cryptocurrency

              Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are considered an asset and commodity rather than legal currency. There is a Bipartisan support for regulating cryptocurrency, though not as a legal currency. source

              DETAILS:

              FOR Republicans

              Support regulating cryptocurrencies as a commodity and security. They also back using cryptocurrency as an election contribution source. source

              FOR Democrats

              Many house democrats want to regulate cryptocurrency and use it as a campaign contribution source. They also want to ban Big Tech like Facebook from providing their own cryptocurrencies, believing it would weaken US financial power. source

              LOBBYISTS:


                FOR

                LGBTQ

                The LBGTQ community faces discrimination by some businesses and institutions based on traditional family ideals and religious views. These views have continued to evolve rapidly in the past decade, and there is a shift toward bipartisan support of protections of LGBTQ individuals among voters. source

                DETAILS:

                AGAINST Republicans

                There is a rise in republican voter interest in protecting the rights of LGBTQ individuals. Over half support extra protections to avoid discrimination in workplaces, businesses, and attaining housing. The protection of businesses and institutions based on religious grounds is weakening as religious views evolve. source

                FOR Democrats

                Democrats feel a person’s identity should not interfere with their ability to work, vote, marry, attain housing, or other basic life tasks. They focus on equal rights in all areas of life, and do not feel religious beliefs should be a factor when businesses choose to hire or serve an individual. source

                LOBBYISTS:


                  FOR

                  Voting

                  There are various aspects to voting that are in contention. Two popular topics are securing the ballots and if a popular vote should replace electoral votes.

                  DETAILS:

                  AGAINST Republicans

                  Against Popular vote. Republicans support greater transparency, stronger security, and a paper ballot. They strongly oppose a popular vote because they feel it would make ballot boxes and technology more vulnerable to exploitation. source

                  FOR Democrats

                  For popular vote. Democrats support further funding of HAVA and updating equipment to support more secure paper ballots. They believe everyone has a right to vote, including people who have already served their time for past legal transgressions. There is also a movement to push for a National Popular Vote instead of an electoral vote because it is more in line with the voice of those voting. source

                  LOBBYISTS:


                    FOR

                    Transportation

                    Nearly one-fifth of the Highway Trust Fund is allocated to mass transit like city bus routes or light rails.

                    DETAILS:

                    AGAINST Republicans

                    Republicans want to cut mass public transit allocations from the Highway Trust Fund as they only serve a small local population rather than the larger infrastructure. They want to put the funding responsibility back in the hands of cities and relevant programs. They oppose an increase in raising the federal gas tax. source

                    FOR Democrats

                    Feel that government funded mass transport helps improve urban economies by giving low- and middle-class wage earners an alternative to get to work, school, and other essential locations. They also support an increase in the federal gas tax. source

                    LOBBYISTS:


                      DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
                        • Company
                        • Amount
                        • Thompson Advisory Group
                        • $2.5k
                        • Association for Community Affiliated Plans
                        • $0
                        • PODESTA GROUP, INC.
                        • $0
                      Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.