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Move Up Michigan

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Michigan wants a bigger say in presidential elections, and one way to do that is to move up the state’s presidential primary election.

Michigan currently holds its presidential primary in March - far down on the list.

That’s why State Democratic leaders are pushing to make the state one of the first in the 2024 presidential primary season. Currently, Iowa is first, followed by New Hampshire.

In a letter to the Democratic National Committee signed by Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters (D – Mich.) and seven US House Members from Michigan said:

"We believe Michigan’s diversity, representation, and competitiveness make it the best choice to help America choose a President who represents our shared values and perspectives and will help move our nation forward. Michigan is the most racially diverse battleground state and a true microcosm of America. An early primary would be for both Democrats and Republicans."

“It’s an all-hands-on-deck moment for us, and so, we have the business community, the labor community, the political community, the faith community — we have everyone, really, reaching out,” said Sen. Stabenow. “Everyone in Michigan is excited to really be recognized for what we’ve known for a long time … we are the place to pick presidents.”

The Michigan Democratic State Central Committee also sponsors a signature campaign that can be found at Move Up Michigan.


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