On Labor Day, a Reminder of the Many Ways DeVos Sellout Tudor Dixon’s Wrong-For-Michigan Agenda Would Harm Working Families

As working families and union members celebrate Labor Day, DeVos sellout Tudor Dixon continues to tout a wrong-for-Michigan agenda that would target their paychecks, dissuade businesses from investing in Michigan, and undermine the robust economic recovery and growth that has occurred under Governor Whitmer’s leadership. 

Throughout her flailing campaign, Dixon has repeatedly shown Michigan workers, business owners, and consumers that her administration would put her dangerous agenda ahead of those that keep our economy strong. She has opposed major job-creating investments in the auto industry, referred to bipartisan efforts to keep fixing our infrastructure as “fake,” and pledged to slash resources that are educating future generations of Michigan’s workforce.

MDP spokesperson Rodericka Applewhaite issued the following statement:

“DeVos sellout Tudor Dixon is dangerous for Michigan working families.  Her wrong-for-Michigan agenda would threaten major job-creation efforts, undermine meaningful progress fixing Michigan’s infrastructure, and rip funding away from programs training our future workforce. Michiganders deserve leadership that will keep our economy first and honor the hardworking people serving as the backbone of its continued strength with solutions that better their lives.”

Dixon Panned GM’s 4,000 Job-Creating, $7 Billion Dollar Investment in Michigan and Cheered on the Ambassador Bridge Blockade

Tudor Dixon was dismissive of the GM $7 billion dollar investment in “making Michigan the ‘hub’ of electric vehicle development and manufacturing.” Dixon supporter and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey even praised the deal as a “historic” job-creator, as GM is expected to bring 4,000 new good-paying positions to Michigan. 

But Dixon’s disdain for the auto industry doesn’t end there. 

As “major international gateway” Ambassador Bridge was shut down due to an illegal blockade that impacted $356 million of goods daily, Dixon threw her support behind this major economic chokehold on Michigan and encouraged it to continue.

The auto industry suffered “$299.9 million in direct losses,” and assembly plants at GM and Ford were forced to cancel shifts due to a lack of parts traveling across the bridge, which resulted in workers weathering up to $51 million in lost wages.

Dixon Compared Michigan Workers Rallying for Rights to Violent Insurrection at the Capitol That Killed and Injured Law Enforcement

One year after the insurrection that killed five and injured 140 officers in Washington D.C., Tudor Dixon attempted to distract from the violence with a “massive stretch” claim that it was equal to a peaceful protest conducted by union workers demonstrating against right-to-work legislation.

Dixon Called Historic, Bipartisan Investments to Keep Fixing Our Roads and Bridges “Fake”

The bipartisan and historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is set to create thousands of good-paying union jobs for Michiganders, while delivering more than $10 billion for major improvements to Michigan’s infrastructure.

Yet despite this major win, Republican gubernatorial candidates like Tudor Dixon called the infrastructure bill “fake” – showing that no amount of good policy would deter her kneejerk hyperpartisanship.

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