Lansing Herald Endorses Stivers

Thanks to the Lansing Herald for this glowing endorsement and recognition of my efforts! I am humbled and honored by this amazing compliment:

Throughout the summer primary campaign we witnessed Emily continually grow in comfort as a leader in Meridian Township. We came to recognize the need and ultimately accepted her position as a strong leader in our community.

She is ingrained in the grass roots of Meridian Township and facilitated true and honest community discussions about the growth and direction of the people around her. Her concern for the people is not rhetoric or slogan – but an earnest and honest promise for their betterment and well-being.

IBEW Local 665 Endorses Emily

Thanks to the hardworking members of IBEW Local 665 for their endorsement:

“IBEW 665 enthusiastically endorses Emily Stivers for Ingham County Commissioner, District 11. Emily impressed us with her depth of knowledge about and detailed solutions to the county’s challenges, especially how to get our roads fixed and improve energy efficiency in county buildings. She is deeply committed to Union labor, and her background in communications will help improve the county’s transparency and accountability. We need her energy, ideas and experience on the County Board of Commissioners, and we hope you will join IBEW 665 in supporting Emily Stivers on August 7.”

– Aaron Pangborn, Assistant Business Manager, IBEW 665

LAHR-PAC Rating: “Positive”

Emily marched in the 2018 Lansing Pride Parade, along with Meridian Township Treasurer Julie Brixie and State Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr.

I’m honored to have received a rating of “positive” from the Lansing Association on Human Rights (LAHR) PAC, an organization that pursues justice and equality for LGBTQIA peoples through community-led advocacy, connection and education.

As a bisexual woman, my lifelong conviction is that we must fight for equal rights and protections at ALL levels of government. We can’t wait for the state to take action. We must stand up for and protect our vulnerable neighbors at any and every opportunity.

If elected, I will be the first openly bisexual woman to serve on the Ingham County Board of Commissioners. And as County Commissioner, I will make sure the County only contracts with companies that include LGBTQIA protections on their equal opportunity employment policies. I also have a plan to create a transgender bathroom policy for all our County facilities, so County employees — particularly at our public parks — are equipped with the training and policies they need to defend the rights of everyone to use the bathroom of their choice.

Change doesn’t start with the state. It starts with all of us. Thank you, LAHR-PAC, for your positive rating.

Stivers Pledge: “No Fossil Fuel Money”

I’m proud to have signed the Oil Change USA and Sunrise Movement “No Fossil Fuel Money” Pledge.

I’ll be honest, fossil fuel companies aren’t exactly lining up to donate to local campaigns such as mine. But part of my plan as County Commissioner is to invest Ingham County in renewable energy and conduct an energy audit of our County buildings to eliminate waste and save money.

I am passionate about reducing fossil fuel consumption, decreasing waste, and increasing renewable energy use in Ingham County, and I will carry this pledge with me through my entire career in politics.

Brixie & Opsommer Endorse Stivers

“Emily Stivers is the best choice to be our next County Commissioner! When the Great Recession hit, Emily helped families keep their homes. When her father became ill, Emily was his full-time caregiver. Since obtaining her master’s degree, Emily has devoted her career to lifting families out of poverty. As a mom with a passion for helping children, Emily volunteers her time mentoring students. And as a bisexual woman, Emily will fight for our marginalized populations and improve representation and visibility for the LGBTQ+ community.

We need Emily’s energy, experience and determination to fix our roads, protect our environment, complete our trail system and restore the County’s financial heath. We hope you’ll join us by voting Emily Stivers on Tuesday, August 7.”

– Julie Brixie, Meridian Township Treasurer, and Dan Opsommer, Meridian Township Trustee