Saturday, April 11, 2009

Second Great Speaker Confirmed for Winans!

Not one, but two, potential statewide candidates in 2010 are now confirmed for the Livingston Dems' 26th Annual Winans Dinner.

John Freeman, a possible candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, is joining Jocelyn Benson, a likely candidate for Secretary of State, in speaking at the Sunday, May 3, event at Lakelands Golf and Country Club.

Freeman served in the Michigan House from 1992 to 1998, representing Madison Heights, Hazel Park, and Royal Oak before being term limited. In the House he worked on bills creating a State Earned Income Tax Credit, expanding the bottle deposit law to cover juice and water drinks and amending the Clean Air Act to prevent new incinerators from being located near schools, neighborhoods, hospitals and nursing homes.

Freeman now is director of Health Care for America Now, which recently issued a report warning that health care costs are ruining Michigan’s manufacturing base and suggesting that national health care reform will boost the nation’s economy.

He has worked on other issues, too -- organizing home health care workers, fighting to raise the minimum wage, and working with the poor as a community organizer for ACORN in Louisiana and other states.

Make sure you hear what John has to say about health care reform -- and about 2010.

Call (810) 229-4212 or email for more information.

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