Vote Melanie Macey for State Representative

Welcome!

I’m excited to announce that I’m running for State Representative in Michigan’s newly-drawn 7th District, representing residents of Detroit, Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Royal Oak, and Royal Oak Township!

I have loved representing 60,000 Royal Oak neighbors over the last four years, and I am eager to take on the critical issues facing the 93,000 residents in the 7th district at the state level. In Lansing, I will fight for higher wages, strong and safe public education, an equitable justice system, and immediate action on climate change. 

I will work tirelessly to defend our democracy and guarantee everyone can exercise their right to vote. And I will stand strong to protect a woman’s right to choose in Michigan, even if an increasingly political Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.

I am looking forward to meeting as many residents as I can to learn their concerns so we can work to make a great place to live even better! Follow me on Facebook (see below) and consider volunteering or donating

 

 

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Melanie Macey for State Representative

Melanie Macey for State Representative

Candidate page for Melanie Macey, candidate for the Michigan State Legislature for the newly-drawn 7

On the last day of Pride Month, I want to say how thrilled I am to have received the endorsement from Equality Michigan Action Network! The fight for LGBTQ+ rights is far from over, and the Dobbs ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court opens up new horrifying fears about attacks on Obergefell (freedom to marry for same-sex couples) and Lawrence (right to form intimate relationships). I’m ready to stand at the forefront to protect these rights and ensure our LGBTQ+ neighbors are empowered "to live in safe communities, take care of our families, and create positive impact by improving our social, cultural, and economic lives and wellbeing." — from Equality Michigan‘s website, check out their work: equalitymi.org/about/ See MoreSee Less
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This afternoon and evening, I attended abortion rights rallies in Detroit and Ferndale. The powerful rhetoric and rhythmic chants and cheers were a major mood and outlook boost after a rough morning. WE ARE FURIOUS AND WON’T STAND FOR IT. One chant was particularly pithy: “F*ck SCOTUS.”But I was also thinking that in another part of town, some people were celebrating. Some people have been working towards this day for decades, methodically laying the groundwork, putting the pieces in place, raising and distributing money, and adjusting the dialogue incrementally. Despite overwhelming national support for abortion care, we just lost a right that had stood for 49 years. This was a masterstroke by the Republican party. And now it’s time to get our act together, friends. Those rallies felt great and were just what we needed today. But tomorrow we need to ask ourselves how WE will lay the groundwork, put the pieces in place, raise and distribute money, and adjust the dialogue back towards truth and equality. Don’t lose momentum. Stay focused like the Republicans stayed focused. Step one for us in Michigan: sign the petition to get reproductive rights on the ballot in November ASAP. Then take a training so you can go collect 12 signatures from your friends. Time is running out on this. Do it now. www.mobilize.us/mireprofreedom/ See MoreSee Less
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It’s time. Past time. We rally. Palmer Park at 5:00 today. Also Woodward & 9 Mile. Also the federal courthouse in Detroit. Also the Capitol in Lansing.#SCOTUS has overturned nearly half a century of precedent and completely undermined our constitutional right to abortion. This is devastating and outrageous.This decision removes protections we have had for nearly 50 years and takes away the power to control our own bodies – allowing state governments and politicians to interfere with our most personal medical decisions. But this isn’t over. We’re fighting back. Join us today to rally and sign the Reproductive Freedom for All petition. bit.ly/rallyjune24 See MoreSee Less
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Today was my 20th wedding anniversary! Last night, around the campfire in Oscoda with friends, they asked for our best marriage advice. Ned (my husband) said “Once you get married, it’s basically too late,” which generated many laughs. But what he meant was that you either picked someone compatible with you or, maybe, you didn’t. And it seems we did, and I’m so grateful for that. I don’t take for granted what it means to have a partner who loves and supports me. He makes me feel that any dream is within reach. Ned shares the same belief that a better world is not only possible but probable, as long as we are working toward it relentlessly and teaching the next generation to do the same. This is what we are here to do, and there is no one whose hand I’d rather hold while we do the work. Happy 20 years to my love. See MoreSee Less
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Music, hugs, and joy at Ferndale Pride. You are loved. You belong. No exceptions. Gorgeous day in Ferndale! See MoreSee Less
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