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"In the wake of the 2016 election I, perhaps like many of you, was issued a wake-up call. Our government has been overrun by those bent on bleeding the life out of the working classes and accumulating a level of wealth too obscene to be mentioned. Our state level is no different. Michigan’s economy continues to decline, our schools are now among the worst in the nation, and Flint still lacks potable water. Our representatives do not represent us, instead we are represented by puppets of the DeVos family and their personal interests. Our government is no longer one that responds to the will of the average person, but one that is beholden to private interests and auctioned to the highest bidder.

We are at a tipping point. Global climate change is accelerating, the wealth and poverty gap is the widest it has been in over a century, and the echoes of Jim Crow ring louder than ever. Winning this fight means winning at every level. We need a Legislative branch that will hold the Executive branch accountable . We need a Michigan Governor who cares about more than numbers on a balance sheet and acts in the interests of the people of our state. We need a state legislature that responds to the grassroots level, the people they represent, and has the will to build a better future.

In order to do this we have to compete and win everywhere. We have to win in districts like this that have not elected a Democrat to the Michigan House in 60 years. And to do that we need to work together to build a new vision of Michigan. Something modern, something powerful, and something that will allow us to take control of the state this year and implement the types of changes that will fix what is broken. So I am launching a campaign here with you today, but I am also launching something more than that. Together we are launching the future of the political party in this district and this state. Together we will turn this seat blue, but then we will ensure that it stays blue, so after my term limit is up we continue to fill this seat with a member of this community who truly cares about the people that live here.

We will ensure that every level in Berrien County is filled with representation that responds to the cares and concerns of real people regardless of their net-worth, race, or background. Politics is more than election years, and elections are more than a singular event. As we are seeing, politics is every aspect of our lives, it impacts the air we breathe and the water we drink and the food we eat. It is our health care, our retirements, our wages. So please, join with us, supply us with your energy and your resolve, help us, and every Democrat you can, to win in 2018. Let that victory be more than just an end result, let it be the beginning."


Monday, July 16, 2018 11:43 PM

Exciting bill to create single-payer healthcare in Michigan

The Detroit Metro Times has reported on Representative Yousef Rabhi's exciting new bill to finally bring a moral and sensible healthcare system to our state. Here's some of the report:

"The MiCare plan unveiled today by Rep. Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) would provide state residents with comprehensive care, including dental, mental health, and prescription drug coverage while eliminating health care premiums, co-pays, and deductibles."

Our campaign emphatically support Rep. Rabhi's legislation; it is a breath of fresh air in a political climate that treats healthcare as a privilege, not a right. No one should be punished for slipping and falling, and this bill is a huge step in the right direction. It also will introduce $40 billion dollars in savings for our state, money we can invest in repairing our roads and educating our children. 

Check out this exciting opportunity to bring Michigan into the 21st century. We're excited to support this legislation in Lansing next year.

Monday, June 4, 2018 6:23 PM

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan Endorse Joey Andrews for 79th

I am honored and humbled to receive the endorsement of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan.
I trust mothers, women, and the LGBTQ community to make their own choices about reproductive care and family planning. ReproductiveJustice is necessary for EconomicJustice. I am a proud progressive Democrat, and as such, I will unequivocally fight alongside you to ensure that your rights and your privacy is protected regardless of your race, martial status, or income level.
Tonight, we want to say thank you to the tireless advocates who lift up the voices of working families and ensure that the government supports your decisions about parenthood and that people receive accurate information and resources on reproductive health, including access to safe and legal abortion.

Saturday, April 28, 2018 12:20 AM

Joey and Staff Attend 2018 Spring Into Action


Today we stopped by the #SpringIntoAction to kick off the primary season with a great event by Jon Hoadly's Campaign.Our bake sale was a huge success, thank you to all who participated, chipped in, and joined our team.


Thursday, April 12, 2018 12:29 AM

Joey Andrews Officially on the Ballot

Our campaign is pleased to announce that we are officially on the ballot! Here is a message from Joey:

This is an exciting moment for our campaign. We are now officially on the ballot for the 79th district!

I could take a lot of time and write about the road that led us to this moment, but I think instead I will just say thank you. From the bottom of my heart, from every member of our amazing team, thank you. For every door you have already knocked, every phone call you have already made; for yourgenerous donations, for all of the time spent volunteering, for your emotional investments in this campaign, thank you.

The best part of this moment is that it is only the beginning. There is a long road ahead of us, but I truly believe that if we keep fighting, we will win. Because this campaign is so much more than a name on a ballot. It is a movement for change, to bring community values to Lansing, and to make the 79th District and the state of Michigan work for everyone who lives here, not just the wealthy and powerful few.

Will you come join our movement for change? Everyone has a role, and we need your help. Help us celebrate this milestone! Share this website and donation link with your friends in the 79th!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 11:48 AM

Joey Declares His Candidacy

On Saturday, February 3rd, Joey Andrews announced his bid to run for the 79th District seat. 

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